Today's News

  • Underage drinking town hall meeting

     New Hope Christian Fellowship is sponsoring a town hall meeting to discuss the issues surrounding underage drinking.

  • Salem Speedway to try again on Sunday to kick-off 2012 season with short-track festival

    SALEM, Ind. – Following a three week postponement due to inclement weather on April 1, Salem Speedway is set to open its 2012 season on Sunday afternoon with the Taco Bell/Pizza Hut Express Short-Track Festival.

    The O’Reilly Auto Parts Pure Stocks and Portland Recycling Front Wheel Drive Stocks are set to share the quarter-mile infield oval for a full slate of racing action.

  • 2012 All-Bullitt County Basketball Teams


    Player of the Year - Derek Willis, Junior, Bullitt East

    Rusty Troutman, Junior, Bullitt East

    Caleb Craddock, Senior, Bullitt Central

    Trey Rakes, Junior, Bullitt East

    Brandon Goeing, Senior, North Bullitt

    Ryan Schnellenberger, Senior, Bullitt Central

    Honorable Mention – Damon Shepherd, Senior, Bullitt Central; Ryan Collins, Senior, North Bullitt

  • Big season in 2012 could be tip of the iceberg


            SHEPHERDSVILLE - For the first time in history, all three Bullitt County girls’ basketball teams advanced to a regional tournament.

            That led into Bullitt East and North Bullitt meeting in the first round of the Sixth Region Tournament, another first for two local basketball teams.

  • BE's Troutman goes 185

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - Competing in the Jeffersonville Inferno Invitational on the Friday before taking a hiatus for spring break, Bullitt East senior Trevor Troutman went where few in Kentucky have ever gone before.

            In his speciality, the discus, Troutman uncorked a throw of 185-feet. That effort did win the competition by 24 feet.

  • Three winning squads made for a remarkable boys' basketball season

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - It doesn’t get much better for boys’ basketball fans in Bullitt County than it did this past winter.

            For perhaps the first time in history, all three local teams posted winning records.

  • Police investigating traffic fatality on Cedar Grove Road

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - Police are investigating the cause of an accident involving a fatality.

            The accident occurred Tuesday afternoon on Highway 480 at Interstate 65 involving a Ford Ranger truck and a tractor trailer.

            The Ford Ranger driver, Bernard Koester, 73, of Shepherdsville, was pronounced dead at the scene by Bullitt County coroner David Billings.

  • Individuals indicted for drug-related charges at grand jury

            SHEPHERDSVILLE - The following individuals have been indicted by the Bullitt Circuit Grand Jury panel for drug-related felony charges:

            *Nathan T. Houtchins and Michael Schrader - charged with complicity to manufacture methamphetamines, complicity to wanton endangerment and complicity to unlawful possession of a meth precursor.

            According to the indictment, the pair had equipment or materials needed to manufacture meth on Jan. 24, 2012.

  • Communication key part of county plan

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - As part of moving the county forward, a component is improving communications.
        The strategic planning commission listed communications as one of the goals in its list of recommendations to city and county leaders.
        Alex Wimsatt, a member of the committee, recently told Bullitt Fiscal Court members that the goal of the group was to unify the county and to create a vision.

  • Mount Washington's Ruth Ball reaches milestone birthday

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - While this week marks the 100th anniversary of the Titanic's sinking, it also marks a milestone for one Mount Washington woman.
     On Tuesday, longtime Mount Washington resident Ruth Ball will celebrate her 100th birthday.
     Though her century-birthday is certainly a rare feat, Ball said it's just another day to her.
     "I don't feel any different," she said with a smirk.