Today's News

  • Hillview looking forward to prescription assistance

    HILLVIEW - Although it might take a little while to get the program started, Hillview officials are excited about a way to help those who might be having trouble affording medical prescriptions.

    Mayor Jim Eadens expressed his excitement about the city’s Prescription Assistance Program.

    Two city clerks were sent to Elizabethtown for what Eadens called “very detailed, intense training.”

    The program assists city residents in acquiring prescription medication at lower prices.

  • 2009 Regional Track and Field Championships: BE's Stevens and Young go 1-2 in girls' shot

    LOUISVILLE - Bullitt East junior Jackie Stevens was such a big favorite to bring home two titles from Friday’s Kentucky State Track and Field Championships that it put added pressure on her to live up to the high expectations.

    Just put it down as mission accomplished.

    Stevens won both the girls’ Class AA discus and the shot put at the University of Louisville, giving Bullitt East its first state track titles since 1988. The junior had top three finishes in both events last season.

  • Hillview looks at criteria for police probationary period

    HILLVIEW - Academy training is different from working the streets as a police officer.

    In the City of Hillview, future officers could now receive both during their probation time.

    City attorney Mark Edison introduced an ordinance establishing a separate probationary period for untrained individuals employed as police officers during the city’s May business meeting.

  • First inning uprising sends East past South Laurel

    LEXINGTON - Everybody thinks it and dreams it, but nobody expects it to come true.

    But the dreams did become true for the Bullitt East Chargers in the first round of the Forcht Bank/Kentucky State Baseball Tournament on Thursday when the red and gold sent 14 batters to the plate and scored ten runs in the first inning. It was smooth sailing from that point as Bullitt East beat South Laurel 16-5, advancing to Friday’s semi-finals against Owensboro.

  • Strange set to run for county judge

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - For the past 30 years, David Strange has been active in a number of organizations and activities.

    That intensified after he retired following 30 years of service at General Electric.

    He thinks of himself as a person who can not only dream but also work with others to get things accomplished.

    His most important mission may be to serve as the next Bullitt County Judge/Executive.

  • City, EDA pleased with ruling on fire suit

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - For some taxpayers, it could mean a second payment.

    For some potential businesses moving to the community, it could mean a major expense each year.

    But, for now, the requirement of some property owners who are in the corporate limits of Shepherdsville to also pay a fire district tax is over.

    Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress ruled on Tuesday afternoon that the city of Shepherdsville did have a regular fire department and against a 1999 lawsuit filed by Southeast Bullitt and Nichols fire taxing districts.


    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of June 15:

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  • Saturday is a special day to the Bullitt East seniors

    HODGENVILLE - You have to love it when baseball players make the most of a second chance.

    The post-season in 2009 has been filled with Bullitt East players not hanging their heads after making miscues in early situations. They kept their heads up and when the opportunity came around for redemption they were prepared.

    There isn’t a coach alive that hasn’t told his players, normally more than once, that you can’t change the past, you can only affect the future. Bullitt East players have done that consistently over the past two weeks.

  • Shepherdsville Sewer Expansion: Councilman believes savings possible

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - There was much excitement recently with the announcement that a major sewer extension and plant expansion would become reality in the city of Shepherdsville.

    The plan would take sewer lines south to Highway 245 and pick up various customers, including Jim Beam Distillery and the future home of a community and technical college.

    The existing treatment plant, which often runs at or over capacity during rainy periods, would be expanded.

    Between state and private funding, the financing made the deal possible.