Today's News

  • County will seek help from summer jobs program

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - With a federal summer jobs program available to put hundreds of young people to work, Bullitt County government hopes to take advantage of the free offer.

        Worknow Kentucky is a federal program for income-eligible young people ages 16-24.

        With a recommendation from the Bullitt County parks board to find some summer assistance for assistant director Ed Etherton, fiscal court members said they were all in favor of seeking help.

  • Civil service to be eliminated for new hires to Hillview Police

        HILLVIEW - The first municipality in Bullitt County to enact a civil service ordinance for its police department may soon drop that plan.

        The Hillview City Council listened Monday as a repeal of its 1985 civil service ordinance was presented. A vote could some during a special meeting, which may be held within the next week or so.

        However, those who are currently employed by the city would continue to be protected under the ordinance.

  • Major roads slated for repairs

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Two major roads will receive attention this summer thanks to funds made available through the state’s Rural Secondary program.

        Matt Bullock, chief engineer for District Five of the state transportation cabinet, made the annual presentation to Bullitt Fiscal Court.

        With the roughly $900,000 available to do work in the county, the state is recommending resurfacing of two major thoroughfares, as well as another on the Spencer County line.

  • Field fire taken under control quickly

        Shepherdsville firefighters were busy on Saturday afternoon battling this field fire off Cedar Grove Road at Buffalo Run Road.

        No one was hurt and the firefighters were able to contain the fire to grass area north of Ridgeview Greenhouse and on what used to be the Buffalo Run golf range.

        The fire may have been sparked by a hay baler that was working in the area.


  • Property owners can vote for fire board in Zoneton, Mount Washington

        ZONETON - Residents who live in the Zoneton or Mount Washington Fire Protection Districts will have an opportunity to play a role in who will serve on the board of directors.

        One position for the residents will be open on Saturday, June 26, in both fire districts.

        For the Zoneton Fire Board seat, two men have filed for the office.

        Thomas Jean, who formerly served on the board as an appointment of the county judge and fiscal court, will seek to return to the fire board.

  • LJ budget has few changes

        LEBANON JUNCTION - It’s official; Lebanon Junction has an annual budget for the 2010-2011 fiscal year.

        During the June meeting, councilmembers voted unanimously to adopt the city budget ordinances for the coming fiscal year, which begins on July 1.

        City attorney Mark Edison, who prepared the water and sewer, and city annual budgets, said there were no surprises in the new budgets, adding that there were no spending cuts. However, he did say there was no new spending.

  • Salem Speedway: Results for June 27


    Salem Speedway, Salem, Indiana, Sunday, June 27, 2010

    International Outlaw Figure 8

    Fast Qualifier: Gary Bedell, 19.798

    Heat 1(8 laps): 1. Butch Winters  2. Charlie Hargraves  3. Chris Green  4. Doug Greig  5. RJ Norton Jr.  6. Corey Turner  7. Gary Bedell  8. Rich Fenwick

  • Class AA, Region 3 Track & Field Championships

    Class AA, Region 3 Track & Field Championships At North Oldham HS

  • Transportation Cabinet launches enhanced traffic information site

    FRANKFORT - Just in time for the vacation travel season the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has launched an enhanced traffic information website with a number of new features.

    The new site, at the same Web address of 511.ky.gov, operates on a Google Maps-based system, which will be familiar to many users.

    “Our enhanced 511 reflects an effort to provide more tools to the traveling public but also to make our information more meaningful,” said Acting Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock.

  • Note to district coaches - Alphin, Bowles did graduate

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - There is no truth to the recent rumor that local baseball coaches Brian Wise and Tommy Alvey attended Bullitt East’s graduation ceremony last week to make sure that Charger seniors Brandon Alphin and Matt Bowles did pick-up diplomas.

        Still, you couldn’t blame the North Bullitt and Bullitt Central head coaches for making a day out of it and presenting each of the players with a personal gift. The two could have taken up a collection and gotten donations from the coaches at Southern and Fairdale as well.