Today's News

  • LJ looks for way to pay for flood wall repair work

        LEBANON JUNCTION - For some time now the city’s floodwall between Railroad Avenue and Highway 434 has sat damaged and while the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was supposed to begin repairing the floodwall’s separating tiles late last month, the project has hit a snag.

        During the November regular meeting of City Council, Mayor Butch Sweat said the corps put the project on hold after bids came in higher than the $300,000 estimate the corps had originally anticipated for repairing the roughly mile-long section of the floodwall.

  • Scouting for Food to be in collection stage this Saturday in the county

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts from several units in Bullitt County will be collecting canned goods and other non-perishable food items on Saturday, Nov. 20.

        Scouts walked neighborhoods and distributed informational flyers in may neighborhoods this past Saturday.

        This coming Saturday, scouts will be visiting homes to pickup food donations.  Residents are asked to place items in a grocery bag, box, or sack on their front porches by 9 a.m.

  • Recount could start Tuesday

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - With many of the details worked out, the actual process of recounting each of the paper ballots in the county jailer’s race could start as soon as Tuesday morning.

        After two days of hearings, attorneys worked with Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress to determine the process of the recount, which was requested by Paul Watkins, who lost by 55 votes to Martha Weaver Knox.

        Before any recount could begin, Watkins must post a surety bond for $13,000, which is the estimated cost of the process.

  • Lady Cougars finish strong season well

    LEXINGTON - A second straight strong season by the Bullitt Central Lady Cougars was capped with an impressive performance Saturday at the Class AAA Kentucky State Cross-Country Championships at the Kentucky Horse Park.

    Led by junior Rachel Thacker and sophomore Alyssa Shifflett, the Lady Cougars finished 19th as a team on Saturday. That effort was particularly pleasing and the maroon and gray defeated Meade County 490 to 512. The two teams had tied for second place in the regional meet a week earlier.

  • East's Big Day - Girls' 8th; Boys tie NB in 10th

    LEXINGTON - Bullitt County’s impressive improvement in cross-country bore more sweet fruit on Saturday at the Kentucky State Cross-Country Championships at the Kentucky Horse Park.

    In the Class AA Girls’ race, Bullitt East, a program that had never even qualified for the state championships, finished eighth overall. Freshman Jessica Prell turned in the best finish at state ever for a Lady Charger when she crossed the line 20th.

  • Belcher survives; Hornback, Paul win big

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - One Democrat survived in state races.

        Linda Belcher narrowly defeated Russell Webber to return for a second term as state representative of the 49th District.

        Belcher had 7,878 votes while her Republican candidate had 7,777.

        In the state Senate race, Paul Hornback defeated Democrat David Eaton 13,858 to 9,146 in Bullitt County. He also carried Shelby and Spencer counties.

  • Time to prove you really care about county

        Next Tuesday is what democracy is all about.

        You have the opportunity to make your voice heard on how you would like your local and federal government to be driven for the next few years.

        There is much discussion about how many people are disenchanted with government. This is nothing new.

  • Police, BBB warn of roof, paving scam

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The buyer should always beware.

    That is the message sent out by the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department and the Better Business Bureau.

    After a local couple was scammed by a roofing and paving contractor, Det. Scotty McGaha of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department said his investigations, along with the BBB, has resulted in five scam operations.

  • MW part of ride across country on horseback

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - Growing up in New Hampshire Linny Kenney loved horses.

        “My first words were “go go horse,” Linny said smiling.

        She got her first horse when she was a young child and she began to dream of one day riding across the United States.

        Linny couldn’t say when or how this lofty goal popped in her head, but it stuck with her.

        Two years ago Linny told her mom and step dad that she was going to go through with it.

  • Grad's return highlights NBHS veterans' salute

        HEBRON ESTATES - It was a special Veterans Day observance at North Bullitt High School.

        One of its own had come back to be recognized.

        Lt. Col. Stacy M. Bathrick walked the graduation aisle as a member of the Class of 1989. Two months later, she would be taking the oath to join the U.S. Army.   

        Over the course of the last 17 years, Bathrick has had the opportunity to enjoy “an absolutely incredible” experience.