Today's News

  • Ethington to make bid for jailer's office

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - With local jails across the state searching for ways to pay the bills while incarcerating a growing number of inmates, Larry Ethington believes he might be the person needed to help Bullitt County’s situation.

    Ethington, a 31-year law enforcement veteran, has thrown his name into the ring to be the next Bullitt County jailer.

    “I have some new ideas that will help the county,” said Ethington, who has been with the Bullitt County sheriff’s department the past eight years.

  • Fiscal Court to look at tax rate options

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Magistrates will have three options to look at when they assembly Tuesday morning to set tax rates for the upcoming billing cycle.

    The budget committee met Monday and looked at the options available to meet the legal requirements.

    Chairman Joe Laswell said the committee would make no recommendation to the full body of fiscal court. The purpose of delaying a vote at the previous fiscal court meeting was to get all the options on the table to consider.

  • MW man receives 5-year sentence for threat on judge

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - A man who was found guilty by a Bullitt Circuit jury of making threats against a district judge received a five-year sentence Monday.

    Special Circuit Judge Stephen Ryan went along with the jury’s recommendation of a five-year sentence against Terry G. Hayes, 50.

    He was found guilty of retaliation against a participant in a legal proceeding and being a persistent felony offender.

    The one-year sentence on the retaliation charge was enhanced to five years.

  • BC's defense steps up and saves the Cougars... again

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A pair of goal-line stands midway through the second half saved the Bullitt Central Cougars on Friday as they managed to hang on to beat former district rival Southern 21-14.

    All of the points in the game were scored in the first half.

    The victory was the second in a row for the Cougars heading into this Friday’s showdown with county rival Bullitt East in Mount Washington. Still, it was the second week in a row where the defense had to pull the decision out of the fire as the offense struggled with consistency.

  • Lebanon Jct. paddling upstream to bring in greater water revenue

    LEBANON JUNCTION ee" A water rate increase seems to be inevitable for Lebanon Junction residents.

    Just how much that increase might be is still a mystery, but city attorney Mark Edison informed council members in August that if rates weren’t increased quickly the city could risk losing its bonds which funded construction of the city’s existing sewer system.

    Edison told the council that the past several years the city failed to comply with its bond issue by failing prove it could fund repayment.

  • Newton treating first six games as a warm-up to prepare for a big finish

    HEBRON ESTATES - After one of the most successful runs in the program’s history, the North Bullitt Eagles are going to have to step back and rebuild under veteran head coach Brett Newton.

    The past three seasons have produced winning records and two consecutive trips to the Class 4-A regional finals, but the Eagles have suffered heavy graduation losses each of the past two seasons. It will just take some time to refill the coffers.

  • Swine Flu strikes Bullitt County

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - There’s hardly anywhere you can go without hearing about it. The H1N1 influenza ee" commonly referenced as the Swine Flu ee" has arrived in Bullitt County according to school officials and the county health department.

    But that’s no surprise to doctors and health educators in the area. The Center for Disease Control has predicted since the spring that more cases, hospitalizations and deaths associated with the H1N1 virus would be reported in the United States throughout the summer, fall and winter months.

  • Ray Cook Rolls in LOLMDS 9th Annual Bluegrass Classic

    BARDSTOWN - The racing superstars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series made Bluegrass Speedway in Bardstown, KY home on Saturday evening and Ray Cook of Brasstown, NC would lead all 60 laps and grab a $10,000 payday in route to winning the 9th Annual Bluegrass Classic in front of the cameras of SPEED TV. Other feature winners for the evening included Shane Lafollette of Hodgenville, KY in Street Stocks and Robbie Settles of Bardstown, KY in WBRT 1320-AM Sportsman.

  • Redistricting a hot issue at school board meeting

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - It was a night of listening for members of the Bullitt County Public School Board on Tuesday.

    And they had plenty of comments to listen to as residents offered their opinions on why the proposed redistricting plan of well of 1,000 students should be altered.

    Final approval of the redistricting plan, originally scheduled for September, may not occur for several months as board members have over two hours of comments and an on-line survey to consider.

  • Salem Speedway Family Fun Night Sep. 12

    SALEM, Ind. – The quest for 2009 Salem Speedway track championships continues on Saturday, Sept. 12th, as the Lucas Oil Super Stocks and Dave & Deb’s Winner’s Circle Street Stocks return to the super-fast, half-mile oval for the First Harrison Bank Family Fun Night, presented by The Salem Leader.


    Championships are still up for grabs in both Salem divisions, as just 13 points separate the top three drivers in the Super Stock division and a 16 point differential exists between first and third place in the Street Stock standings.