Today's News

  • Survivors have stories of hope, pain after long battles with cancer

    HEBRON ESTATES – For 25 years, the Relay for Life has raised funding toward cancer research.

    At the Bullitt County Relay, each year brings new hope for the many participating survivors and their caregivers.

    Many of the survivors are now regulars, attending each year to celebrate life and to share their ongoing hope with others.

    Brenda Smothers

    Mount Washington resident Brenda Smothers went for her regular mammogram in 2005 when she received news every person dreads: the procedure revealed a lump in her breast.

  • McClintock has spent lifetime at Overdale School

    HILLVIEW - If Overdale Elementary is an example of a functioning body, Carolyn McClintock is the heart.

    The Overdale secretary has been with the school since its inception, a member of its first graduating class.

    “I was here the first year in sixth grade,” said McClintock. “Then the next year they built onto the school. They added seventh grade and then eighth grade, so we were the first ones.”

  • City again talks about insurance

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Don Cundiff has been talking for years about the government’s philosophy of providing full medical coverage for Shepherdsville employees.

    Each time the discussion is mentioned, it is normally around the time the Shepherdsville City Council is passing its new budget for the fiscal court.

    On the night when the council would unanimously approve the 2009-10 budget, Cundiff once again brought up the discussion.

  • First in state tennis tourney

    Bullitt East sophomore Makeala Knight played in her first Kentucky State Tennis Tournament last Thursday at the University of Kentucky.

    It was a good learning experience as Knight defeated Zunilda Lynch of Onieda Baptist Institute 6-2, 6-0 in the first round before losing to Anne Marie Lyon of Lexington Christian 6-0, 6-0 in the second round.

  • Baseball coaches have the toughest calls to make

    LEXINGTON - Like most of us, baseball coaches don’t have the ability to change the past.

    Hindsight might be 20/20, but picking a pitching rotation is part of the real world.

    No matter which way a coach goes, he will always wonder if the road not taken had better scenery. Meet up with one die-hard fan a day later and the coach will be told about the wonderment of the option he failed to take.

  • Walking to show support for the troops

    A special Troop Walk was held on May 30 to honor those who have served in the military, those who are still serving and those who have lost their lives.

    A group of about 50 people walked from the VFW Post 5710 all the way to the Bullitt County Courthouse.

    Once there, a crowd of about 100 listened to various speeches, songs and prayers.

    Included in the guest speakers were First Sgt. John Voccio of Fort Knox and Retired Chief Petty Officer Bob Devore of the U.S. Navy.

  • Crusade reaches record levels

    LOUISVILLE - It was a record setting year once again for the annual WHAS Crusade for Children.

    And it was a record setting year for Bullitt County fire departments who collected over $216,800 - all of which will stay be returned to local agencies.

    Overall, the Crusade collected over $5.2 million for special needs children in Kentuckiana.

    The leading department was Zoneton, which raised $101,252. This was the first time the department surpassed $100,000.

    Zoneton was also honored for reaching $1 million in collections for the Crusade for Children.

  • Overdale family reflects as old to make way for new

    HILLVIEW - A slideshow photo presentation was displayed on a large white piece of paper taped to a wall in front of a broken screen.

    The sound system involved a microphone balanced on a cracked stage floor, propped next to speakers from a laptop computer.

    Regardless, the Overdale Elementary community in attendance saw an aging school facility as purely golden. Past and present students and parents, former and current faculty and administrators all gathered to celebrate Overdale’s 50th anniversary.

  • Highway 245 rezoning bid delayed ‘til July 7 meeting

    CLERMONT - A rezoning request along Highway 245 will not be decided until July 7.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court members opted to table a vote on Tuesday and will hold another public hearing on Tuesday, July 7.

    The applicant, Leonard and Christopher Mattingly, are seeking rezoning of 3.7 acres from Conservation and R-1 Residential to B-1 Highway Business.

    The father and son want to expand a vehicle storage lot on the property; however, several entities concerned about the future of the Highway 245 corridor have opposed the request.

  • 11th Annual Kentuckiana Klash at Bluegrass Speedway July 11

    BARDSTOWN - After being rained out for the first time in 2009 on July 4, Bluegrass Speedway track promoters David and Anita Ferrell will present another evening of “Saturday Night Showtime” and it will be another Super Late Model special as the O’Reilly Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series Super Late Models visit for the fourth time this season for the 11th Annual Kentuckiana Klash, paying $5,000 to win.