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Today's News

  • 2009 BULLITT COUNTY FAIR: JUNE 15-20

    In trying economic times the Bullitt County Fair serves as affordable family entertainment close to home.

    The Fair Board hopes to include as many fun things to experience as possible during this year's event, scheduled June 15-20.

    Fair Board president Jimmy Anderson said some changes were made following last year's attendance drop. He added that the Fairgrounds' centralized location, free parking and special events for a $10 admission was a good deal.

    "Hopefully everybody will come out," said Anderson. "It's a good price for what you get."

  • Job applications taken as part of federal program

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - There are still plenty of opportunities for youth in the community to find a job for the summer through the SummerWorks 2009 program.

    Funded through federal stimulus dollars, KentuckianaWorks is coordinating with agencies such as the Bullitt County Adult and Community Agency program to provide jobs for 16-24 year-olds.

    Residents of Bullitt, Henry, Spencer, Shelby, Oldham and Trimble Counties are eligible for the summer jobs. There are some income requirements to be eligible for jobs.

  • Big Blast - Whitmer's HR lifts East to title

    LOUISVILLE - Dreams really do come true.

    A thousand times before, Bullitt East junior Josh Whitmer had dreamed about stepping to the plate at the end of a big game. Each of those times, the big left-handed hitter came through in the clutch.

    On Thursday, it was the real deal. Bottom of the ninth, two outs and the game tied at 6-6 in the championship game of the Sixth Region Tournament. No problem.

  • Highway 245 zoning request grows heated

    CLERMONT - Representatives of Bernheim Research Forest and Arboretum and the Jim Beam Distillery are excited about some of the changes proposed for the Highway 245 corridor near Interstate 65.

    And they want to protect it from unsightly development.

    But Leonard and Christopher Mattingly don’t feel their plans would hurt the area in the least.

    And the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission agreed - with conditions.

    The Bullitt County Fiscal Court was asked to either deny the request or place more restrictions on the property.

  • Spainhour considers run at state Senate

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - With state Sen. Gary Tapp’s announcement that he would not run for re-election to the General Assembly, Bullitt County officials began to talk about possible candidates for the position.

    Tapp threw his support to fellow Shelbyville Republican Paul Hornback in the District 20 state senate race.

    There appears to be one candidate in Bullitt County who is seriously looking at making a run at the position.

    John Spainhour, a long-time attorney, is exploring the possibility of seeking the Democratic nomination next spring.

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  • NB's Cissell to play in East/West game

    HEBRON ESTATES - Former North Bullitt football standout Dalton Cissell will play on Friday in the Kentucky East-West All-Star game at L.T. Smith Stadium at Western Kentucky University.

    There was some confusion back in March when the original rosters were announced. Cissell, the ninth-leading rusher in Kentucky history, was not part of the team. That oversight was corrected and Cissell will wear number 21 on Friday in his final high school football game before heading to the University of Louisville as a preferred walk-on.

  • Bullitt Lick may change name to get fresh start

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Heather Terrell said there is no reason to be ashamed to say that you attended Bullitt Lick Middle School over the past 33 years.

    But, if the school’s name is changed, she said it is a slap at the institution that has educated many fine students over the past four decades.

    With each passing comment at the school-based council meeting in May, opinions seemed to sway.

    The question was whether the council should recommend the Bullitt County Public School Board to allow a change to the Bullitt Lick name.

  • Water, sewer shortfall still causes LJ officials concern

    LEBANON JUNCTION - Lebanon Junction could be facing some major financial trouble if an estimated $57,593 shortfall in the city’s water and sewer operations and maintenance budget isn’t solved.

    The city had the first reading of its water/sewer and general fund budgets in May with the second reading and a vote scheduled for this evening’s meeting at 7 p.m.

    During the first reading no one questioned the deficiency but some personnel have since started to take notice.

  • Transit plan has big hopes for future roadways

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Could you envision a new route from Highway 44 to the Gene Snyder Freeway in Jefferson County?

    Or what about a new bridge over Floyds Fork to have a connector road from Highway 61 to Highway 44?

    And what about a new bridge over Salt River with a connector road between Highway 44 West and Highway 61?

    These are just some of the preliminary thoughts behind a comprehensive transportation study plan for Bullitt County.