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Today's News

  • Two familiar faces battle for District One magistrate

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - It will be a battle between a current and a former officeholder in the First District race for magistrate in the Republican primary.

    And the winner would face unopposed Democrat Michael G. Thomas in the fall.

    Ruthie Ashbaugh, who is completing her first term on Bullitt Fiscal Court, will be challenged by Dennis Mitchell, who served 13 years previously as magistrate of the First District.

    Ruthie Ashbaugh

  • GREASE JR. at HEBRON

     The Hebron Middle School Drama department prepared students for high school - 1950s style.

    A middle-school-friendly version of the musical “Grease,” featuring the T-Birds, Pink Ladies and other Rydell High School characters, was presented by the department.

    Performers sang and danced to live music while taking patrons back to the past with songs from the era. Props included an actual working 50s street rod made from the hull of a golf cart.

  • Lane closures on Interstate 65 in Bullitt County May 2-5

     Louisville, KY (April 30, 2014) - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists of lane closures on Interstate 65 this weekend in Bullitt County.

    Recently, the roadway has been reduced to one lane in each direction on weekends as part of the concrete replacement project.  However, this weekend two lanes of traffic will be open in each direction.

  • NB softball comes up just short of top district seed

      HEBRON ESTATES – After beating Bullitt Central two days earlier, the North Bullitt Lady Eagles had a chance to wrap up the number one seed for the 23rd District Tournament in three weeks, but at Southern on Wednesday the green and gold dropped a 5-3 decision.

    A day later, coach Mike Nally’s team rolled over Moore 15-0 in four innings to finish district play with a 2-1 record. That will give them the number two seed for the 23rd District Tournament, which will be played at Bullitt Central the week of May 19.

  • Toughest stretch ever comes to an end for BE girls

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Few softball teams in the state had a tougher two-week stretch than the one the Bullitt East Lady Chargers just went through.

  • 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.