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Today's News

  • Play to premiere on Thursday night

    SHEPHERDSVILLE — There is a magical world premier taking place in Shepherdsville this week and it could mark the beginning of a local community theatre legacy.

    This Thursday, the Bullitt County Arts Council’s Bullitt County Theatre Company will perform its first-ever performance of playwright Bill Breuer’s The Faery’s Kiss, a romantic comedy fairy tale.

    The performance is taking place at the Bullitt Central High School auditorium with showings March 5-8 and March 12-15.

  • Grand Slam promotion: Over 900 take advantage of free breakfast at local Denny's

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Normally a grand slam causes a stir during the World Series, not the Super Bowl.

    Because of a nationally televised commercial during the third quarter of the Super Bowl XLIII broadcast, Bullitt Countians almost tackled the Shepherdsville Denny’s Restaurant.

    The commercial announced that all Denny’s locations nationwide would offer a free Grand Slam breakfast the Tuesday following the game from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    The offer included the Bullitt County location, which remained crowded during those hours last Tuesday.

  • Lee, 11th, scores NB's first state swim points

    LOUISVILLE – With an 11th place finish in the 2009 Parnell Swim Shop/Kentucky Swimming and Diving Championships, North Bullitt sophomore Caroline Lee became the first Eagle swimmer to score points in the state finals.

    In fact, Lee is the first North Bullitt swimmer to advance to the final meet of the high school season.

    Lee, competing in her first Kentucky Swimming and Diving Championships after moving to the area from Texas, had the 12th fastest time on Friday in the preliminaries of the Girls’ 100-yard breaststroke. That time was 1:09.27.

  • Walls, Bennett come up just short of goals

    FRANKFORT - When your hopes and expectations rest solely on one prize, anything else is a disappointment.

    That was the situation Bullitt Central wrestlers Jeremiah Walls and Akeem Bennett found themselves in Saturday at the Kentucky State Wrestling Tournament in Frankfort.

    Each of the seniors had medaled a year ago and were ranked amongst the top wrestlers in their weight classes this season.

    But, the ultimate prize eluded both wrestlers before they could get to Saturday night’s championship matches.

  • Artists honored for their work

    During the monthly meeting of the Visual Artists of Bullitt County, winners were selected.

    Carole Powell and Jeannie Bailey were tied for first place honors. Gail Bagwell was second for her still lilfe painting.

    The meeting was held Jan. 27 at the Ridgway Memorial Library with Ruth Chowning of the extension office speaking on the Barn Quilts project. Eight people were present.

  • Grandmother claims missing granddaughter could be in Bullitt County

    A Louisville teen has been reported missing and could be in Bullitt County, according to her grandmother who resides in Mount Washington.

    Fifteen-year-old Jessica Bara of Louisville was last sighted March 2 near a McDonald's and Domino's Pizza on Preston Highway in the Okolona area, said Bara's grandmother, Mount Washington resident Vicky Beatty.

    Beatty said Bara attends Southern High School and has been missing from her home since Feb. 24.

  • Fairdale stuns Lady Cougars; North battles East to the end

    HEBRON ESTATES - There was nothing but heartbreak for the Bullitt Central Lady Cougars on Wednesday as their dream season came to a premature end when they were upset by Fairdale by a 62-58 count in the semi-finals of the 24th District Tournament which was being played at North Bullitt.

    The Lady Cougars had beaten Fairdale twice during the regular season, although, both games were decided by less than nine points.

  • 24th District Basketball Tournament: Lady Chargers pull away late to beat Fairdale

    HEBRON ESTATES - When the season began, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers had a lot of goals. The most pressing of those goals being to win the first Girls’ 24th District title by a Bullitt County team.

    Coach Chris Stallings’ squad got that check mark out of the way on Friday as they pulled away late from three-time defending champion Fairdale for a 58-41 victory.

    Bullitt East (22-8) seemingly had control of the game from the outset, but it wasn’t until the last four minutes that the team could take a deep breath and start celebrating.

  • Wine festival proposed as possible tourist attraction; Winery wins top regional honors

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County may be part of the Bourbon Trail but it might also be part of a new wine festival.

    Members of the Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission listened to an intriguing presentation.

    Although he wasn’t looking to organize the event, award-winning wine grower Jim Wight felt Bullitt County was ripe to host a festival devoted to those fruits that grow from the vine.

    Vineyards in Kentucky are relatively new but Wight said most are growing in popularity and most are doing an excellent job.

  • National FFA week being observed; Bullitt Central has chapter

    INDIANAPOLIS -- The National FFA Organization will celebrate National FFA week Feb. 21-28, 2009.

    Step Up, Stand Out is the theme this year, challenging FFA members to step up to responsibilities, stand out from the rest of the crowd and reach for success.

    Nearly half a million FFA members across the nation will participate in National FFA Week activities at the local and state levels.

    “Step Up, Stand Out is not only a way of life for FFA members, but it is also a call to action for all students,” said Paul Moya, national FFA president.