Today's News

  • Mom concerned over slow police response to sex act on street

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A woman upset with the lack of police action got even more concerned when her comments moved into a different direction.

        Crystal Lyons presented her concerns to the Shepherdsville City Council on Monday. The problem arose on Sept. 6 when a number of children, including her’s, were playing in the Hickory Acres subdivision off Highway 44 West.

        After seeing a strange car driving slowly through the neighborhood, Lyons said she sent all the kids home.

  • Officials get second round of viewpoints

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - While health officials received plenty of negative comments on a proposed countywide smoking ban during their first public hearing held early last week, Thursday night’s forum was much more balanced.

    The Mount Washington City Annex was the scene of the second public forum hosted by the Bullitt County Health Department and Partners in Prevention.

  • NCLB targets being met in Bullitt

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - It is certainly not where Bullitt County school officials want to be. However, they are pleased that the district schools are making progress in meeting the federal No Child Left Behind standards.

        Even with higher marks to meet, Bullitt County schools saw an increase in the number of targets being met, according to results released on Thursday.

  • Baking contest to be decided Friday night

    LEBANON JUNCTION - Put on your aprons and bring your sweet tooth, because the second annual Old Fashion Days Bake Off is this weekend.

    After last year’s inaugural Bake Off proved to be a resounding success, the Old Fashion Days Committee decided to bring it back for an encore.

    “This year we expect a lot of good home cooking from our contestants,” said event organizer and committee member Marsha Puckett.

  • BE girls go to 8-0-1 in win over BC

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt East Lady Chargers have rocketed out of the starting gate this soccer season and they showed their heels to Bullitt Central last Wednesday with a 10-0 victory in the only regular season meeting between the two rivals this fall.

        Coach Britney Orme’s team scored five times in the first half and then added another five goals in the second half before the contest was stopped with 19 minutes remaining on the clock.

  • Lot of fiddlin' around expected as LJ josts first-time competition Oct. 2

    LEBANON JUNCTION - If you love the sweet sound of an old fashion fiddle you won’t want to miss the first-ever Old Time Fiddle Contest at the Old Fashion Days Festival.

    On Saturday, Oct. 2, fiddle players from miles around will descend upon Lebanon Junction to join local talent for the inaugural event.

    Old Fashion Days has never hosted a fiddle contest and organizer Tobee Taylor is hoping for a good turnout of competitors and spectators.

  • Public forums set up to talk about smoking

          SHEPHERDSVILLE - Do you have an opinion - pro or con - regarding a possible smoking ban in public places in Bullitt County?

        If so, the Bullitt County Health Department and Partners in Prevention will hold a series of public forums to hear what you think.

        Recently, an air quality survey was conducted by the University of Kentucky.

        At the forums, those results from the January/February 2010 testing will be shared with the public.

  • Man pleads to manslaughter; could get 20 years

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - A man has entered a plea to spend 20 years in prison following a traffic accident last year that took the life of a Taylorsville man.

        Kevin Sterling Sullivan, 23, entered a guilty plea to manslaughter in the second degree and five counts of wanted endangerment.

        According to Nick Raley, assistant commonwealth attorney, a plea agreement was reached earlier this month after a five-hour mediation session was conducted by Senior Status Judge Julia Adams.

  • Eagles' rushing game continues to impress

    SHELBYVILLE - The North Bullitt Eagles are not flying very high right now...and that is just fine with head coach Brett Newton and the green and gold fan base.

    North Bullitt (3-2 overall, 1-0 in the district) picked up its third straight win on Friday, beating district rival Shelby County 40-18, by keeping the ball on the ground. The Eagles and quarterback Dalton Hadley put the ball in the air just three times, completing two for 63 yards.

  • ARCA Truck series, season championship at Salem

    SALEM, Ind. - Season championships will be on the line when racing returns to the high banks of Salem Speedway on Sunday afternoon. The Scott County Visitors Commission Season Championship presented by Salem True Value Hardware is the final race of the year for both the Lucas Oil Super Stocks and Dave & Deb’s Winner’s Circle Street Stocks.

    Joining the Super Stocks and Street Stocks on Sunday will be the ARCA Truck Series, plus the Salem Speedway Pure Stock ovals, Pure Stock figure 8s and Front Wheel Drive Stocks.