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Today's News

  • BC’s Phillips can see better times

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Despite the fact that the team has won just three games this season, first-year Bullitt Central softball coach Mike Phillips believes that he sees the light at the end of the tunnel – and it is not an oncoming train.

    Finally, it looks like the Lady Cougars could return to the line-up that defeated Fern Creek (a team that beat Bullitt East last week) in the first week of the season. Phillips has not seen that team since a rash of injuries sidetracked the season.

  • Substitute teacher fired as investigation on text to student continues by policy agency

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A substitute teacher has been terminated from employment and the Shepherdsville Police Department is investigating a possible inappropriate relationship between a student and the instructor.

    Suzanne Bickers, 33, of Shepherdsville, was terminated of her duties as a substitute teacher with the Bullitt County Public School System on April 15 by superintendent Keith Davis.

    According to board attorney Eric Farris, Davis learned of text messages between Bickers and a student which were deemed to be inappropriate.

  • Business would need variance to fit its niche

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Get your brushes ready Mount Washington, The Tacky Palette might be coming to town soon.

    The Palette offers sip-and-paint entertainment. They currently have a location in Elizabethtown, which has been “very successful.”

    Recently, co-owner Deborah Koch addressed the Mount Washington City Couuncil about her dilemma.

    “We want to open one up in Mount Washington, but we need a variance,” she said.

  • County budget reaches $22.7M

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A healthy county budget could get a little healthier in the 2014-15 fiscal year.

    Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts presented her budget to the magistrates on Friday with a 10 percent increase over the current year.

    The total appropriations for the next year would be $22.7 million, as opposed to the current $20.7 million.

    The first reading of the budget will be presented on May 20 with final adoption required by June 30.

    During a brief special meeting, Roberts detailed some of her plans for the budget.

  • Local trainer gets first shot at Derby roses

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - Along the backstretch at Churchill Downs in Louisville, everyone knows him as Bronco Billy. At home in Shepherdsville, they call him Dad.

    Veteran horse trainer Billy Gowan will bring his family to the Twin Spires on Saturday to watch his three-year-old colt, Ride On Curlin, compete in the 140th Kentucky Derby.

    Ride On Curlin qualified as a Derby participant after solid showings in major stakes races, most recently a second-place finish at the Arkansas Derby.

  • Nursing home employee indicted for stealing drugs

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A former employee of a local nursing home has been indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

    Laura Morrow, 36, has been charged with several drug-related offense after an investigation by the Bullitt County Drug Task Force.

    Morrow was indicted for three counts of attempting to obtain a controlled substance by fraud, false statement or forgery.

    She was also indicted for a single count of theft of a controlled substance.

    And she faces nine counts of forgery.

  • E. coli found in Brooks Run; advisory issued

     HILLVIEW - The failure of a sewage treatment plant last month has led to the state Department of Public Health and the Department of Environmental Protection to issue a public advisory.

    Due to high levels of E. coli in the unnamed tributary of Brooks Run and in Brooks Run itself, the state has advised the public from having any contact with those waters.

    Also, contact should be avoided with any sediments or the stream banks. The tributary runs behind the South Louisville Logistics Industrial Park and past the Jewish Hospital Medical Center South.

  • Show hospitality to our guests for Derby Week

      Over the course of this week, thousands of visitors will be in the Bullitt County area as Kentucky Derby festivities are held.

    Some will be stopping off to get some of that expensive Kentucky gasoline. Others will be staying in local hotels.

    Some may be eating at our local restaurants and others may be doing a little shopping.

    Or maybe partake in some Kart Kountry go-kart racing.

    Some may stop down at Jim Beam Distillery and take a tour and visit the Stillhouse, especially for Friday’s pre-Derby festivities.

  • What local flavor will win the Kentucky Derby?

     A long, cold winter finally broke through to a beautiful spring, but heavy rains this week made a sloppy track at Hall of Famer Mike Farner Downs for the annual Bullitt County Derby.

    Among popular entries this year is the Bullitt Fiscal Court colt Smoking Suit, son of former Derby favorite Smoking Ban and the mare Whowearsthepants.

    Another favorite is School Cop, the Shepherdsville entry. School Cop comes from School Safety and Copper WIre.

  • BC baseball sets up showdown at North

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Central baseball coach G.J. Moore has been waiting for it most of the season.

    On Tuesday, he finally saw it.

    His Bullitt Central Cougars put together its best all-around game of the season - at the right time.

    The Cougars went to 2-0 in 23rd District play with a 10-0 victory over the Southern Trojans.

    The victory set up a winner-take-all game on Monday at North Bullitt for the top seed in the district tournament.