Today's News

  • Sewer users get news on higher rates next billing

        PIONEER VILLAGE - An upcoming change in sewer rates left many Pioneer Village residents with questions and concerns.

        Bullitt County Sanitation District, the organization responsible for the changes, hoped to answer questions and calm concerns during a public forum.

        Jerry Kennedy, district manager, addressed the new wastewater situation facing the city.

        BC Sanitation purchased the city’s current wastewater treatment plant from owner Jim Walser at a cost of $400,000.

  • Recount puts Boggs back in race for seat on city council

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - On election night, Tim Boggs lost out to fellow incumbent Harry Cooper by five votes for the sixth and final Democratic nomination slot for the fall city council race in Hillview.

        On Friday, action by Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress allowed a recount in the Brooks 12 precinct, reversing the final standings.

  • City hopes to get some solution to foreclosures

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The problem is not unlike one being faced by communities across the nation.

        With the growing number of homes falling into foreclosure, finding a legal process to allow local governments to have the properties properly maintained without the possibility of financial burdens has been a problem.

        The Shepherdsville City Council is looking toward its attorney, Bill Wilson, for a solution.

        And code enforcement officer Jim McAuliffe hopes that solution is soon.


    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of June 14:


    Bullitt County:

    KY 1494 (Beech Grove Road): Roadway is closed at the bridge over Long Lick Creek (mile point 5.5) for bridge replacement. Motorists should detour the area via KY 61.


    Jefferson County:

  • North Bullitt starts fast but cannot hold off Butler

        LOUISVILLE - The magical late-season run of the North Bullitt Eagles came to a close on Tuesday afternoon.

        In Jim Patterson Stadium on the University of Louisville campus, the Eagles fell 9-4 to the Butler Bears in the semifinals of the Sixth Region baseball tournament.

        The loss came 24 hours after North Bullitt pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the season by defeating Pleasure Ridge Park, the state’s second-ranked team, in the regional opener.

  • MES' Hutchins reads over 143 new books

        PIONEER VILLAGE - Sam Hutchins likes to read.

        In fact, he likes to read a lot.

        As a participant in the Maryville Reader program, the second grader has accumulated 146 points.

        And those points represent earning one point for every book the 8-year-old has read.

        Yes, that means he has read 146 books this year.

        “It helps you learn more words,” Hutchins said was one reason he likes to read.

  • Chargers easily defeat Central in regional opener

        LOUISVILLE - Some baseball victories are spectacular and others more mundane.

        But in the post-season, any victory is to be cherished no matter the intensity level. It is win and move on.

        That was the case Monday night in the final opening round game of the Sixth Region Baseball Tournament at St. Xavier. Bullitt East was supposed to mow down a Central team that had won just six of 28 contests to this point in the season.

  • Recanvass results in no election changes

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Two candidates wanted to make sure final election figures were correct ask for a recanvass.

        And, at the end of the process, the numbers did not change.

        First District magistrate hopeful Dennis Mitchell and county judge/executive candidate David Strange each ask the Bullitt County Board of Elections to look once again at the precinct totals.

        Upon adding up all the numbers once again, the results did not change.

  • Return to regional scene ends for BE with 5-4 loss to PRP

    LOUISVILLE - Seniors Jenna Simms and Erin Manns never expected to be standing in Ulmer Stadium playing for the right to advance to the state softball tournament.

    After struggling through a trio of sub-par seasons, Bullitt East came within two innings of making one of the most improbable tournament runs in the state of Kentucky.

    Despite the 5-4 loss on Thursday to Pleasure Ridge Park, first-year coach Ricky Hoffman was full of smiles.

  • Perfect Storm: Eagles eliminate No. 2 PRP

        LOUISVILLE - It was the perfect storm for the North Bullitt Eagles on Monday as they upset the state’s second-ranked PRP Panthers to open the Sixth Region baseball tournament.

        Behind the solid pitching of Cody Montgomery, timely hitting and a tight defense, the Eagles upset the Panthers 3-2 to advance to the semifinals on Tuesday against the Butler Bears.