Today's News

  • School tax to increase by 4 percent plex proposed

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Gary Wooldridge favored a compromise agreement on the proposed increase in the school property tax on Tuesday.

        However, as chairman with the tie-breaking vote, Wooldridge was placed in what he considered not a very tough position.

        While he didn’t want to see taxes increase by the proposed amount, he also realized that the school district couldn’t keep moving forward with some additional revenue.

  • Bluegrass at its finest

        The Bullitt County Fairgrounds recently played host to the seventh annual Bluegrass 101 festival.

        The event featured a variety of country and bluegrass music from acts such as Cumberland River, Town Mountain, Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen, Driving Rain, Kentucky Wind and of course, Bluegrass 101.

  • Powerful rushing attack pushes BC to first district win

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - In Dan Leasor’s 150th victory as a high school coach, his Bullitt Central Cougars took care of business.

        Behind a 235-yard performance from running back James Johnson, the Cougars cruised to a 34-6 victory over the winless Waggener Wildcats.

        “It was pretty much a blue collar job,” Leasor said of his 67th victory at the Cougar coach. “With three defensive starters still out, an offensive starter out and a quarterback injured, we played pretty well.”

  • Lady Charger CC team ranked sixth

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - On Tuesday, the Bullitt East girls’ cross-country program got some big news when they were ranked sixth in Class AA in the first Kentucky Track and Cross-Country Coaches Association rankings of the season.

  • Maraman steps down from council; Samuels to fill seat until January

        LEBANON JUNCTION - For the first time since 1995 the people of Lebanon Junction will not have Ozzie Maraman representing them on city council...at least not for now.

        When Maraman retired from Lebanon Junction Elementary School on June 1 after 28 years of service on the janitorial staff, he was told that he wasn’t allowed to hold public office for at least three months after retirement, according to Kentucky statute.

        With his hands tied by the state, he was forced to submit his resignation to the council.

  • All clear after NB gas leak

        HEBRON ESTATES - North Bullitt High School received an all clear following a brief evacuation Thursday morning.

        Principal Tracey Lamb said students were evacuated due to a gas smell within the building.

        Zoneton Fire units responded to the school. No gas leaks were detected upon an investigation.

        Students were evacuated approximately 15 minutes, Lamb said.

  • Man charged in apartment bomb incident

    UPDATE: 09/13

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A resident in a local apartment complex has been charged in an incident Friday night.

        Jason Napper, 38, of Shepherdsville, was charged on Monday with seven counts of wanton endangerment.

        According to a release from the Shepherdsville police department, Napper was treated for injuries occurring when an explosion occurred at LaPort Apartments.

  • MW teen hospitalized after being struck on 44

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - A local teenager was taken to the hospital this morning after he was struck by a car while crossing Highway 44.

        The incident occurred around 7 a.m. near Bullitt East High School when police said the 15-16 year-old victim was crossing the street on his way to school.

        Officer S.D. Hill of the Mount Washington Police Department said witnesses claimed he darted in front of two cars, missing the first car before being hit by a vehicle traveling in the westbound lane.

  • Plenty of Down Home Old Fashion Celebration to go around this weekend

    LEBANON JUNCTION - It’s that time of year again.

        Time to let loose and have some good ole fashion fun at the 61st annual  Old Fashion Days Festival in downtown Lebanon Junction.

        This year’s event is sure to please, offering the same great family friendly attractions that folks have come to love, as well as a few new favorites.

  • Emergency at jail solved as panel to be repaired

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Being trapped inside a pair of jail doors is not a pleasant experience, whether you are the inmate or the employee.

        And not being sure if the cell doors are locked or not is definitely a dangerous situation for the deputies.

        Feeling that the security of the jail was at a state of emergency, Bullitt Fiscal Court was able to purchase a new control panel Tuesday.