Today's News

  • Fate leads Jasper to teach music for 26 years at BE

    MOUNT WASHINGTON " Having a career other than working in the family business never really crossed M.D. Jasper’s mind, until his father’s untimely death.

    When Jasper was a freshman in high school, he lost his father, J.R. Jasper. Up until that time, Jasper always assumed he would pitch in at the family’s farm machinery and auto dealership.

  • Play for life with Lung Book

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The American Lung Association has the perfect remedy for golfers feeling the pinch of a tight economy. It’s the 2009 Kentucky Golf Tour Book (“Lung Book’) which offers reduced rates at over 400 courses, practice ranges and indoor facilities.

    There are 181 courses in Kentucky alone, plus additional courses in Indiana, Tennessee and several other states.

  • Alphin stays red, commits to the Louisville Cardinals

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Bullitt East baseball standout Brandon Alphin won’t have to make major changes in his clothes closet when he heads off to college.

    Playing in red and gold for the Chargers, Alphin will be wearing red and black in college after committing recently to the University of Louisville.

    It was a dream come true for Alphin when he visited with Cardinals assistant coach/recruiting coordinator Chris Lemonis and was then asked to meet with Louisville head coach Dan McDonnell. By the end of the meeting, Alphin was sold and he gave his commitment.

  • POLICE ALERT: Reward offered for stolen backhoe

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Shepherdsville Police Department is looking for a stolen Kubota backhoe that was stolen from the Old Preston Hwy South area.

    The attached picture is of a like item. A reward has been offered if found.

    If you have any information regarding this theft or the location of the stolen item please contact Sgt. Jeremy Meyer at the Shepherdsville Police Department, 502-921-1000 ext 1113.

    You may also give information about this crime or any crime by using the anonymous tip line, 502-215-1588.

  • Jordy, Shepherdsville K-9, dies over the weekend

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The city of Shepherdsville unexpectedly lost a member of its police department over the weekend.

    According to Cpt. Ken Bernardi, K-9 Lt. Jordy died over the weekend at home.

    Jordy joined the Shepherdsville Police Department in 2006 and worked with various handlers — Jeff Schank, Mark Riley and Jason Rives.

    Anytime an officer is hurt or dies, Bernardi said the rest of the department takes it very hard.

    “In my 25 years as an officer, I’ve never seen a drug dog work so hard,” said Bernardi.

  • Charger Basketball Camp

    The summer basketball camp that started it all some 15 years ago was back for another week long run as the Charger Basketball Camps filled Bullitt East with over 200 campers in the morning (girls) and afternoon sessions (boys).

    The camp is still under the direction of former Bullitt East Lady Charger head coach Jerry Troutman and present Lady Charger head coach Chris Stallings.

    Past and present Bullitt East players helped conduct the camps which were filled with fundamental work as well as knock-out, 3-on-3 and 5-on-5 games.

  • Cougar Basketball Camps

    Basketballs were bouncing at Bullitt Central recently with both the Cougar and Lady Cougar basketball camps being held.

    Coach Joe Pat Lee’s Cougar camp was held in the mornings had almost 100 players taking part.

    The group got a lot of basketball as well as a talk from University of Louisville football player Doug Beaumont who played basketball at Male when Lee was the freshman coach.

    The Lady Cougar camp was run under the direction of Bryan Bates and he had a almost 80 girls taking part.

  • Swannie Jett eager to take health department to next level

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - When told about the changes to the Bullitt County Public Health Department over the past 23 years, Swannie Jett is amazed.

    But as the new director of the public health agency, Jett is looking forward to continuing the growth experienced in the past three decades.

    Jett, who was recently introduced as the new director, said the challenges he faces are not the same as those experienced by retired leader Ned Fitzgibbons.


    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of July 13:

    Bullitt County:

    KY 1442 (Ridge Road): Closed between mile points 1 and 2 on Wednesday, July 15, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. for culvert replacement. Local access will be allowed, but not through traffic.

  • Eagle Basketball Camp

    HEBRON ESTATES - Basketball was the name of the game last week at the annual Eagle Hoops Camp at North Bullitt under the direction of Lee Barger. The morning and afternoon sessions totaled 155 campers for four days filled with shooting, dribbling and games.