Today's News

  • Team approach needed to solve addiction issues

    Alcoholism and other addictions are treatable diseases, and when they are properly treated, those affected can lead productive, healthy lives.

    Years of scientific research and science-based treatment shows that addiction is a medical condition that should be treated like any other chronic illness.

    The 2008 expansion of the Mental Health Parity Act of 1996, which requires equal treatment for insurance coverage of mental health and addiction disorders to that for physical ailments, shows that the majority of our elected officials understand this.

  • Caring adults do make great leaders

    If you enjoy working with young people, volunteering as a 4-H club leader may be an exciting and fulfilling experience for you.

    In 4-H, caring, enthusiastic adults are always needed to assist young people in achieving their goals.

    Club leaders can positively impact a 4-H’ers life. It is very rewarding for them to watch young people build self-confidence and self-worth and develop new interests as they accomplish goals in various projects and activities.

    Club leaders can either organize a community club or a project club.

  • Hebron Estates man makes bid to collect over 100,000 books

    HEBRON ESTATES - Maybe one day someone from Bullitt County will donate a biography about Jim Davis.

    The Hebron Estates resident is attempting to begin a book collection drive with a lofty goal of attaining 100,000 books.

    A retired truck driver for the military and former motivational speaker, Davis developed his idea while watching a television show about schools needing more books in rural eastern Kentucky.

    “The kids didn’t have any school books or libraries,” he said. “I thought this would be something to benefit them.”

  • North’s Goeings just short of state

    LOUISVILLE - Over the past several weeks, North Bullitt boys’ golf coach John Hunt has been telling anyone who would listen that his top two players - Brandon Goeings and Matt Bloom - were the verge of knocking down some low scores.

  • Set clocks back this weekend

    Daylight Savings Time officially takes place Sunday morning at 2 a.m.

    All clocks should be set backwards one hour, allowing for an extra hour of time (2 a.m. will become 1 a.m.).

    Fire officials always recommend that homeowners check smoke alarm batteries in conjuction with resetting clocks.

  • This Week in Sports...


    Friday, October 30:

    **North Bullitt at Bullitt Central. 7:30 p.m.

    **Nelson County at Bulitt East. 7:30 p.m.



    Saturday, October 31:

    **Bullitt East will compete in the Kentucky Track and Cross-County Association Meet of Champions at Masterson Station Park in Lexington. This event will be for the programs elementary through high school runners.

  • Breast Cancer awareness event at post office

    In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the creation of the Breast Cancer Research Stamp, the staff at the Shepherdsville Post Office has been dressing in pink each Friday.

    The public is invited to come out on Friday, Oct. 30, to join the staff for a Pink Out in the front lobby. The attempt is to fill the front lobby with pink.

    Since July 1998, the first-class stamp has been on sale. A special rate can be offered on this stamp with funds going to research. Since the creation of the stamp, over $69 million has been raised for research.

  • Busy week at Bernheim Forest

    Beyond The Dripline:  Ecology For Green Design Professionals - Wednesday, October 28

    This program, presented by Bernheim in cooperation with the Kentucky Chapter of the USGBC, examines the ecological design principles that connect the built environment to the natural environment.  Discussions include the challenges and successes of Bernheim’s LEED Platinum Visitor Center, the recent American Life and Accident Insurance Company Green Roof Project and The Green Building.

  • Drug court proves right tonic for area

    Tougher than probation. More rewarding than prison.

    Bullitt County joined the vast majority of counties in Kentucky to offer drug court programs for non-violent felony offenders.

    The program has been a wonderful success.

    Has everyone placed in the program remained drug-free? No. A number of them will appear before Circuit Judge Rodney Burress trying to explain why they didn’t conform to the strict set of rules placed on them by the drug court.

  • Making Halloween Fun for Diabetic Children

    Today, candy is the central focus of the spookiest holiday of the year.  In fact, the average American consumes 24 pounds of candy in a year, most of which is eaten right after Halloween according to the U.S. Census Bureau.   But for children with diabetes, it can be difficult to enjoy the festivities when all their fellow goblins are in a frenzy to get their hands on mounds of sweet treats.