Today's News

  • Four battle for Democratic nomination in District 3

    HILLVIEW - Incumbent Joseph Laswell will have an opportunity to sit back and watch as four Democrats are seeking the party nomination for the seat of magistrate in the Third District.

    Laswell, a Republican, will face the Democratic survivor in the fall general election.

    Dannye Allen has seen all the bickering the county judge and fiscal that he cared to witness.

    The long-time firefighter and employee with an environmental cleanup firm decided it was time to make his first bid for public office.

  • Two battle for coroner's nomination

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Incumbent Tommy Kappel will have a couple of contenders wanting to take his position as Bullitt County coroner.

        In the May primary, Kappel will face Tim Hasting in the Democratic primary. The winner of that race will face Republican David Billings in the fall general election.

        Tim Hasting said he has been interested in the coroner’s position for a number of years.

  • Candidates have their say in final Chamber of Commerce forum

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Candidates for county races were given an opportunity to meet a few voters and to express their platforms during Thursday’s Chamber of Commerce forum.

    Like most forums, candidates were talking to a few people not associated with a particular person on the ballot.

    In the race for state senate for the 20th District, all four candidates appeared.


    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of May 10:


    UPDATE: The Department of Highways District 5 Office announces the temporary closure of KY 1417 (Martin Hill Road) between mile points 0 and 1 in Bullitt County. The roadway is scheduled for closure from 8 a.m. Monday, May 24, until 5 p.m. Friday, May 28, to allow for slide repairs.


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  • BE's Knight making run at top seed in regional

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - After staying away from tennis for six months, Bullitt East junior Makaela Knight has returned to the sport with a vengeance.

        Knight has made the state tournament each of the past two seasons, but with defending state champion Lauren Kline in the same region, the Bullitt East stand-out has four her post-season route to wins limited. Now, with Kline playing in college, Knight is set to take the top spot.

  • BE hosts state's top teams

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - Four of the top baseball programs in the state will converge on Mount Washington this weekend for the ValuMarket Charger Challenge.

        This is the second year for the event and Bullitt East head coach Jeff Bowles is hoping for better weather than a year ago when action was completely washed out on Friday and then only a limited schedule was conducted on Saturday.

  • American Modified Series Comes to Bluegrass Speedway May 15

    BARDSTOWN - Bluegrass Speedway track promoters David and Anita Ferrell will again present racing action this Saturday May 15 as the American Modified Series presented by Force Fuel and Engine Conditioner makes its inaugural visit to the mile, high-banked Nelson County clay for the 10th Annual Mod Squad Bash, paying $1,500 to win for UMP Modifieds.

  • All-Bullitt County Track Championships Tuesday

    HEBRON ESTATES - For the first time in its 30-year history, the All-Bullitt County Track and Field Championships on Tuesday at North Bullitt will include a pair of former state champions.

    Of course, the nature of the beast in the sport means that Bullitt East’s Jackie Stevens and North Bullitt’s Helen Heines won’t be competing against each other. In fact, they won’t even get near each other on Tuesday as Stevens works in the field and Heines on the track.

  • Relay for Life Friday at North Bullitt

        HEBRON ESTATES - On Friday evening, Bullitt Countians will come together to raise the most money of the year all in the name of cancer research.

        Nationally, the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

        In Bullitt County, the 12-hour event will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday at North Bullitt High School with the survivor’s walk.

        Teams have formed throughout the county to generate over $200,000 in the name of cancer research.