Today's News

  • Indictments for drugs still on rise

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - With the Bullitt County Drug Task Force far exceeding the pace set last year in arrests, the number of indictments in circuit court continues to increase.

    Twenty-nine individuals were recently indicted on drug-related charges. An indictment does not mean guilt or innocence but only that at least nine of the 12 jurors felt there was enough evidence to continue with a criminal trial.

    Those indicted include:

    *Larry Luttrell and Grace M. Metcalf - indicted for complicity to manufacture methamphetamine.

  • Budget carryover exceeds $1M

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A final tweaking of the county's 2009-10 budget will be under consideration on Monday afternoon.

    If approved, Bullitt Fiscal Court will have its work finished. If not, they must approve a final budget prior to the end of June.

    While budget committee chairman Joe Laswell couldn't promise deputy judge Billy Roy Shepherd that the changes made after Thursday's committee meeting would be the last, he hoped the full court would accept the recommendations presented.

  • Annual B.A.R.S. amatuer radio field day this weekend

    The Bullitt Amateur Radio Society (B.A.R.S.) will be participating in our 31st consecutive Radio Field Day Saturday, June 27, through Sunday, June 28.

    On the air start time will begin approximately 2 p.m. Saturday and end 2 p.m. Sunday. Setup begins 9 a.m. Saturday.

    The Field Day will be located at Becknell Hall, 4700 Summitt Dr., in Pioneer Village, located off Preston Highway about one mile south of the Jefferson County line. (Directions and club info at www.ky4ky.com)

  • BLUEGRASS SPEEDWAY: June 20 results and June 27 upcoming events

    Jewell Wins Clayton Homes/Hagan Wins Shorty Gardner Memorial at Bluegrass Speedway

  • District sells $64 million in bonds for 2 schools, renovations

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - When you are $167 million in debt, what’s another $64 million among friends?

    While that may sound bad, it’s not as bad as the national debt.

    And, in reality, not bad for the Bullitt County Public School System.

    With projects revenues over the next 20 years, the district would have no problem paying its current bond commitments or the new ones to be sold in July.

  • Final buzzer could be near for basketball goals on city streets

    HUNTERS HOLLOW - The shot clock will soon run out on basketball goals in the city of Hunters Hollow.

    The city council discussed what actions they would take pertaining to portable basketball goals left along city streets.

    The city has an ordinance that does not allow unattended goals next to right-of-ways. The ordinance was created for both traffic and safety issues.

    Notification of the ordinance was previously distributed throughout the city, with the problem decreasing.

  • Two juveniles charged in vandalism incidents

    MOUNT WASHINGTON ee"Police are investigating a disturbing string of vandalism incidents targeting the Autumn Glen subdivision between Armstrong and Bleemel Lanes.

    Mount Washington police received a call about the incidents shortly after 5 a.m. Tuesday. The vandalism included graffiti on several homes, a vehicle and some street signs.

    Officer Tim Morris responded to the scene and found that one targeted residence housed an African American family upon which the graffiti appeared to be racially derogatory.

  • Unoffical results: Casey's General Store Spring Speed Fest

    Unofficial Results


    Presented By Salem True Value Hardware

    Salem Speedway, Salem, Indiana

    Saturday, June 6, 2009


    O’Reilly USA Modified Series


    Fast Qualifer: Scott Tomasik, 17.755

    Dash (6-Laps): 1. Jones, 2. Johnson, 3. Tomasik, 4. Foster, 5. Carroll, 6. Axsom.

    Heat Race (10-Laps): 1. Poole, 2. Scott, 3. Skaggs, 4. Aguill, 5. Coyer, 6. Dager, 7. Popielarz.

  • Ing's fight with cancer ends

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Two years ago a five-year-old boy dreamed of becoming a superhero and was thrilled to appear in the newspaper.

    To his family, friends and the Bullitt County community, the young man fulfilled his dream.

    Nathan Ing, a 7-year-old Shepherdsville resident, died Tuesday, June 16, 2009, due to complications from severe cancerous brain tumors.

  • David Webb Wins 8th Annual June Jam at Bluegrass Speedway

    BARDSTOWN - The O’Reilly Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series presented by Graphic Impressions invaded Bluegrass Speedway in Bardstown, KY for the second time in 2009 and David Webb of Nicholasville, KY would start 15th, but finish first and would collect the $3,000 payday at the David and Anita Ferrell promoted venues 8th Annual June Jam.  Other feature winners for the evening included Shane Lafollette of Hodgenville, KY winning his first-ever Street Stock main event and Jason Wheatley of Loretto, KY winning his third Modified feature of ’09 at the ½ mile clay ova