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Today's News

  • First inning uprising sends East past South Laurel

    LEXINGTON - Everybody thinks it and dreams it, but nobody expects it to come true.

    But the dreams did become true for the Bullitt East Chargers in the first round of the Forcht Bank/Kentucky State Baseball Tournament on Thursday when the red and gold sent 14 batters to the plate and scored ten runs in the first inning. It was smooth sailing from that point as Bullitt East beat South Laurel 16-5, advancing to Friday’s semi-finals against Owensboro.

  • Strange set to run for county judge

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - For the past 30 years, David Strange has been active in a number of organizations and activities.

    That intensified after he retired following 30 years of service at General Electric.

    He thinks of himself as a person who can not only dream but also work with others to get things accomplished.

    His most important mission may be to serve as the next Bullitt County Judge/Executive.

  • City, EDA pleased with ruling on fire suit

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - For some taxpayers, it could mean a second payment.

    For some potential businesses moving to the community, it could mean a major expense each year.

    But, for now, the requirement of some property owners who are in the corporate limits of Shepherdsville to also pay a fire district tax is over.

    Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress ruled on Tuesday afternoon that the city of Shepherdsville did have a regular fire department and against a 1999 lawsuit filed by Southeast Bullitt and Nichols fire taxing districts.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of June 15

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of June 15:

    Bullitt County:

  • Saturday is a special day to the Bullitt East seniors

    HODGENVILLE - You have to love it when baseball players make the most of a second chance.

    The post-season in 2009 has been filled with Bullitt East players not hanging their heads after making miscues in early situations. They kept their heads up and when the opportunity came around for redemption they were prepared.

    There isn’t a coach alive that hasn’t told his players, normally more than once, that you can’t change the past, you can only affect the future. Bullitt East players have done that consistently over the past two weeks.

  • Shepherdsville Sewer Expansion: Councilman believes savings possible

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - There was much excitement recently with the announcement that a major sewer extension and plant expansion would become reality in the city of Shepherdsville.

    The plan would take sewer lines south to Highway 245 and pick up various customers, including Jim Beam Distillery and the future home of a community and technical college.

    The existing treatment plant, which often runs at or over capacity during rainy periods, would be expanded.

    Between state and private funding, the financing made the deal possible.

  • To The BIG SHOW - BE heads to state

    HODGENVILLE - Not storms, nor cold bats, nor even a graduation could stop the Bullitt East Chargers from winning the Section III Baseball Tournament last week at LaRue County High School.

    The final piece of the puzzle came on Saturday night when the red and gold rode the pitching arm of Brandon Alphin to the title in the best-of-three series against Elizabethtown, winning the third game 6-0. The junior allowed only three hits and only one Panther runner reached third base.

  • Maryville pool to open; others wait

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Swimmers in the county will have at least one pool to use this summer.

    But the fate of the other three county-operated facilities looks bleak for 2009.

    Supporters seeking to open the pools, which were forced to not open next week due to federal safety legislation, had to literally hold their breath for over an hour as magistrates debated the subject.

    In the end, they were able to return to the surface and exhale as Bullitt Fiscal Court unanimously voted to spend the money needed to bring the pool behind Maryville Elementary into compliance.

  • 2009 BULLITT COUNTY FAIR: JUNE 15-20

    In trying economic times the Bullitt County Fair serves as affordable family entertainment close to home.

    The Fair Board hopes to include as many fun things to experience as possible during this year's event, scheduled June 15-20.

    Fair Board president Jimmy Anderson said some changes were made following last year's attendance drop. He added that the Fairgrounds' centralized location, free parking and special events for a $10 admission was a good deal.

    "Hopefully everybody will come out," said Anderson. "It's a good price for what you get."

  • Job applications taken as part of federal program

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - There are still plenty of opportunities for youth in the community to find a job for the summer through the SummerWorks 2009 program.

    Funded through federal stimulus dollars, KentuckianaWorks is coordinating with agencies such as the Bullitt County Adult and Community Agency program to provide jobs for 16-24 year-olds.

    Residents of Bullitt, Henry, Spencer, Shelby, Oldham and Trimble Counties are eligible for the summer jobs. There are some income requirements to be eligible for jobs.