Today's News

  • Partnership with parks gets second public forum

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Members of Bullitt Fiscal Court want to hear more input from the public over the possible partnership with the Bullitt County YMCA.

        But YMCA officials want to make sure the proper message is getting out.

        June Daugherty, executive director of the Bullitt County YMCA, talked with Bullitt Fiscal Court members about the proposal to partner with the county’s parks and recreation department.

  • Ball fields coming along in Shepherdsville park plans

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - While the activities have slowed due to the winter weather, things have been busy along the Salt River.

        Shepherdsville’s First Street Park has been a beehive of activity - from the public and from construction crews.

        Engineer Rob Campbell said a lot of work has been done at the Shepherdsville Park over the past year.

        Recently, the city hosted a luncheon to show off the improvements from some of the contributors and to talk about plans for the future.

  • Bitter Finish - Chargers stuble at end to Butler

        LOUISVILLE - Bullitt East’s magic carpet ride of a season came to a frustrating end Saturday night in the semi-finals of the Sixth Region Tournament.

        Leading 57-49 with 2:10 remaining against Butler, the Chargers failed to close the deal, turning the ball over three times during the next 90 seconds. The Bears would end the game on a 13-1 run as they won 62-58 before an overflow crowd at Knights Hall on the campus of Bellarmine University.

  • End of basketball means spring sports next

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - While most of the sports focus this past weekend was on Bullitt East having a pair of teams in the Sixth Region basketball semi-finals, a small contingent of local track athletes was having a big day at the 50th annual Mason-Dixon Games in Broadbent Arena.

    The Mason-Dixon Games serve as the official/unofficial Indoor State Track and Field Championships.

  • Mass transit taking different paths

        LOUISVILLE - Jerome Vessels of Mount Washington has been riding the Transit Authority of River City’s Bullitt County Express to and from work for over 22 years.

        When he discovered that TARC officials were considering eliminating the route, he was in disbelief.

       “When I first heard about it, I thought it was just the worst case scenario. I didn’t think they would seriously consider it,” Vessels said. “I’m going to do whatever I can to save route 66X.”

  • Rayhill wants to bring projects to his district

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - For several years, Joe Rayhill had talked with his wife about running for public office.

        Finally, she had heard enough and told him to put his name into contention. And he did.

        Rayhill is running for the Republican nomination for magistrate of the Fourth District.

        “I want to get involved,” said Rayhill, 40.

  • NB's Lee goes low in breaststroke final

    LOUISVILLE - Swimming her best time ever, North Bullitt junior Caroline Lee finished third on Saturday in the Girls’ 100-yard breaststroke at the Kentucky State Swimming and Diving Championships at the Ralph Wright Natatorium on the University of Louisville campus.

    Lee struggled just a little in the preliminaries on Friday, finishing fourth in a time of 1:06.52. Still, that was plenty fast enough to move into Saturday’s championship race which had eight swimmers.


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



    KY 1494 (Beech Grove Road): Roadway is closed at the bridge over Long Lick Creek (mile point 5.5) for bridge replacement. Motorists should detour the area via KY 61.


    Jefferson County:

  • Three wins go to locals at state wrestling event

    FRANKFORT - Bullitt County wrestlers picked up three victories last week at the Kentucky State Wrestling Championships at the Frankfort Convention Center.

    This was truly a year of transition for local wrestling.

    Bullitt Central graduated two medal-winning wrestlers from the past two years and also has a new coach. Bullitt East’s program is being built from the ground up starting this winter.

    Bullitt East finished with six points with two victories.