Today's News

  • Lady Cougars beat Fairdale to salvage long weekend; Too much Bulldogs for BC boys

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt Central Lady Cougars picked up a key 24th District victory on Friday, but that was the highlight of the weekend as both the boys’ and girls’ teams lost other games.

  • Chargers come up flat in big game against Fairdale; BE beats Manual

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Wednesday night’s Bullitt East-Fairdale match-up had lost some of its luster the night before when the Bulldogs lost to Southern, giving the Trojans the number one seed for the upcoming 24th District Tournament.

    Still, that didn’t change the fact that Bullitt East head coach Troy Barr expected his team to play well, especially after they had beaten Manual 66-62 the night before.

  • Hotel evacuated due to fire, no injuries

    HILLVIEW - Occupants at the Fairfield Inn evacuated into icy conditions Tuesday morning following a small fire inside the hotel.

    Firefighters responded to the scene on Brenton Way at 10:37 a.m. Zoneton Fire chief Rob Orkies said the fire was confined to one room, though smoke filled the third floor.

    Orkies said the fire began in a trash can in the corner of a room. He said the sprinkler system had the fire out by the time firefighters reached the scene.

  • Bullitt County Swimming: Three teams equals one high school program; NB's Lee swims regionally

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - High school swimming is still in its infancy in Bullitt County, but for the third straight year there is an overall program that encompasses all three schools.

    Under the direction of Laura Flischel, the 27 local swimmers practice and compete in the same meets. It is in the meets that the swimmers break down and compete for their own schools.

    This year, 17 of the swimmers represent Bullitt East while North Bullitt and Bullitt Central each have five team members.

  • Snow and ice send local teams into hibernation

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The week that never happened.

    That is pretty much the way last week will be remembered by area high school sports fans.

    Other than a single game last Monday with the Bullitt East Chargers beating North Oldham 76-73, there were no games played in Bullitt County. The ‘no school, no games’ rule was put into affect because of the ice and snow as well as the lack of electricity.

  • Chargers too hot for Eagles

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The word ‘ugly’ is often used in the vernacular of sports.

    After watching Bullitt East and North Bullitt play on Friday, you might have to come up with a word uglier than ‘ugly’ to help describe an overly long game that involved 66 fouls and 85 foul shots. Other than Bullitt East fans pleased with the 87-67 victory, nobody was throwing around words like ‘beautiful’, ‘graceful’ or even ‘workmanlike’ after this boring contest.

  • Rezoning would allow more industrial development

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Another phase of the Cedar Grove Business Park is closer to becoming a reality.

    Salt River Development LLC received a favorable recommendation from the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission to rezone over 115 acres to Light Industrial and another three acres to B-2 Central Business.

    The property, which is part of the city of Shepherdsville, would be adjacent to the current business park.


    The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for Bullitt County in effect through 10 p.m. Wednesday.

    Winds 25 to 40 MPH blew through the Bullitt County area Wednesday afternoon. The second wave of strong winds began around 4:30 p.m., with some gusts reported as high as 70 MPH.

  • Committee tries to save sewer plans

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - In its current state, the planned sewer plant expansion and sewer line extension isn’t passing the smell test for Shepherdsville city officials.

    But instead of throwing the planned $18 million project out with the trash, a committee will hope to salvage the project.

    Meeting in executive session for the past couple of months, Shepherdsville officials addressed rumors that the planned expansion of its sewer plant and extension of a line to southern Bullitt County was dead.

  • Let the games begin for 2010 political races

    In its wisdom in the 1990s, the state legislature decided that the voters of Kentucky needed a year off every once in a while from the election process.

    The legislators wisely decided to make every fourth year an “election free” one.

    Of course, the real lovers of the system know that politics never end. And the off year, which falls before the “big” local elections is hardly one void of political maneuvering.