Today's News

  • Joe B. Hall Avenue: Shepherdsville to rename Second Street in honor of coach who got his start here

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The name who had maybe the toughest coaching job in college basketball in 1972 will soon be honored in the city where he had his first coaching job.

    Joe B. Hall was selected to replace the legendary coach Adolph Rupp at the University of Kentucky. Rupp was one of the all-time top coaches in America and didn’t particularly want to leave his job at the mandatory retirement age of 70.

    But Hall followed his mentor and won one NCAA title, an NIT title and eight Southeastern Conference crowns.

  • Hailey loses battle with rare disease

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A girl who won the hearts of the community, the state and the nation lost her battle to a rare genetic disease on Sunday evening.

        Hailey Brianne Goranflo, the seven-year-old daughter of Miranda and James "Neil" Goranflo of Shepherdsville, passed away on Sunday night at her home after suffering from late infantile Batten disease.

  • Hurry, hurry don't be late to file papers

    The deadline is approaching to those who wish to throw their hats into the political ring.

    The county clerk’s office will close at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26. Unless you plan on participating in select non-partisan races, your opportunity to join the process will be over.

    So many people will gripe about government but will fail to do anything about it. Some won’t even go to vote on election.

    The best way to be part of the solution is to be part of the system. However, that is not always possible for a person to do that.

  • New Year Baby Barr hopes you find something to believe in for 2010

    The holiday season is at the mid-way point.

    Christmas has come and gone and the New Year is quickly approaching.

    Since Santa Barr was rooted out of his normal newsprint space by the clever, but windy, Stephen Thomas, there were no “gifts” handed out to local officials.

    Instead, it will be New Year Baby Barr who will have to recap the past year and make a few resolutions for the upcoming year.

    Most should be taken with a proverbial grain of salt, although there are probably a few pieces of truth in many of them.

  • Davis gets statewide attention, more books in his quest

    HEBRON ESTATES -- Bullitt County resident Jim Davis has made the difference he had hoped.

    The former tractor-trailer driver decided to start a book drive, collecting 100,000 books for libraries in Eastern Kentucky. Davis said the idea came from watching a television special about kids in rural Appalachia dropping out of school.

    With half the goal already collected, Davis was officially honored for his efforts by the Commonwealth of Kentucky and First Lady Jane Beshear.

  • Election fields start to fill at deadline

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The clock is ticking toward Tuesday's 4 p.m. deadline and election fields are growing. As of Monday afternoon, here are the lasted contestants:

        The largest field for a single position remains the race for jailer.

        With incumbent Danny Fackler not running for re-election, the field numbered eight as of Friday afternoon.

  • Wife accused of killing husband

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A domestic dispute has led to the death of a man and his wife has been charged with the murder.

        Shepherdsville police officers were called to 168 South Shore Drive off Beech Grove Road around 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

        When officers arrived, they found the body of Ross A. Harder, who had a single gunshot wound to the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Investigation continues in fatal accident where two local women killed

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Police are awaiting toxicology reports before deciding if charges will be filed in a traffic accident that took the life of two women.

    Capt. Ken Bernardi of the Shepherdsville Police Department said that on Dec. 12 two women died after their vehicle was struck by a car driving by Micah D. House of Brooks.

    However, no charges have been filed as investigators wait for the toxicology reports from the Kentucky State Police lab. Once those results are available, the matter could be taken to the county attorney’s office for possible charges.

  • Recent re-inspection fees concerns local builder

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - It’s been on the books since the code enforcement division of county government was formed in 2002.

    However, the provision of charging a fee for re-inspections by staff members has not always been implemented.

    Builder John Holt would like to know if it was becoming standard to charge the $35 fees on each re-visit to a new structure.

    If so, he would be able to plan for that cost when pricing a custom-built home.

    “I didn’t know it was getting ready to happen,” Holt said of the recent re-inspection fee he was charged.