Today's News


     This Saturday and Sunday are Crusade for Children days in Kentuckiana.

    Millions of dollars will be collected and turned in to help special needs youngsters in Kentucky and southern Indiana.

    Throughout the weekend, you will see firefighters from the local volunteer fire departments carrying boots and buckets asking for your change.

    Every dollar collected in Bullitt County will return to Bullitt County to help youngsters. Agencies such as the Bullitt County Public Schools and the YMCA are major benefactors.

  • Dave Marion named to take over Lady Eagle basketball

     HEBRON ESTATES - Late on Tuesday, North Bullitt athletic director Ryan Bringhurst announced that Dave Marion had been named to be the head coach of the Lady Eagle basketball program, replacing former head coach Amber Courtney who recently stepped down to take the top position at Bardstown High School.

  • Pleasant Grove secures Lowe’s grant

     The huge courtyard at the center of Pleasant Grove Elementary School will look a lot different in the future.

    Thanks to a $5,000 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant, the space will be renovated into an outdoor classroom.

    “It was a total surprise,” Principal Melissa Whicker said upon grant notification. “I just assumed when I opened the email it was going to tell me our project was not selected and to try again…like the other two times we applied. I’m so excited for our students.”

  • Clifton Ratliff enjoys celebrating his 90 years of life

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - He’s had many reasons to celebrate over the years, which is one of the best reasons to celebrate now.

    Bullitt County native Clifton Ratliff will be honored with a community birthday party to commemorate the 90th year of his birth.

    Ratliff’s family is hosting the party at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre on Saturday, June 7. Everyone is invited to stop by and greet the family patriarch.

  • One dead, four injured in Ky. 313 head-on collision

     LEBANON JUNCTION – Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown is investigating a head-on collision that occurred at approximately 10:36 EST on Ky. 313 approximately 1 mile North of I-65.

    At approximately 10:05 EST KSP received a complaint from the 3000 block of Wooldridge Ferry Rd. of a possible active kidnapping. Troopers responded to the scene and spoke with a female who alleged that she and her three minor children were abducted at knife point earlier in the night.

  • Hardin jailer says he will get his money

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Fiscal Court will not pay for the home incarceration fees charged for a felony offender.

    Citing a lack of authorization to incur the cost, Bullitt Fiscal Court voted unanimously to not pay a bill of $1,253 for the electronic monitoring of Misty Thompson.

    However, Hardin County jailer Danny Allen said he will get his money.

    Thompson was assigned HIP by Bullitt Circuit Court. 

  • Dirt moving as Wal-Mart will become reality in county seat

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Since permits were obtained last summer, mayor Scott Ellis was looking forward to the day when he could show everyone that Wal-Mart was indeed coming to his city.

    On Monday, equipment started on site preparation for the 189,000 square foot facility, which should open in March 2015.

    The super center is expected to employ 300 full- and part-time employees.

    Ellis will be able to watch construction from his office as the store is located across the street on Conestoga Parkway.

  • Davidson UMC fire

     No one was injured in a fire Sunday morning in the Davidson Memorial United Methodist Church education building.

    The call was made to Shepherdsville Fire just before 9 a.m. before Sunday School was to start.

    The building suffered extensive damage.

    Shepherdsville was assisted by Zoneton Fire.

  • Fate of school facility updates up in the air

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The fate of a pair of new or renovated elementary schools in Bullitt County remains a bit of a mystery.

    After the Bullitt County Public School Board voted 3-2 to reject a recommendation to build a new Maryville Elementary and to then build a new Mount Washington Elementary when funding allowed.

    That sent the issue back to the Local Facilities Planning Commission for a reconsideration of its recommendation.

    However, there was one problem.

  • Education can come in many ways, shapes

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - How do you grade a student’s education?

    Is it by the grades on the report card?

    Could it be by the scores on the ACT or other tests?

    Could it be by the manners a child shows in every day life?

    Could it be by the maturity gained and the common sense acquired to survive in life?

    Could it be by the number of friends a person has or the friends maybe on Facebook?

    Could it be that you really can’t grade a student until years after he or she has graduated from the school system?