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Today's News

  • Southern loop road on fast track as study out for bids

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A project to build a loop road from Interstate 65 to Interstate 71 is on the fast track to getting started.

    Gov. Matt Bevin’s budget included $2 million for a study on the road.

    Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts announced on Tuesday that a request for proposal for the study has been let and the deadline to submit quotes will be May 30.

    The notice to proceed will be given by Aug. 10, 2018, with the final report due by Oct. 2, 2019.

  • Eagles advance with 12-2 win

     OKOLONA — It was almost the perfect scenario for Brian Wise.

    While the start was a little slower than he would have wanted in a district tournament game, Wise couldn’t complain with the end result.

    That was a 12-2 win for the North Bullitt Eagles over the Moore Mustangs in the semifinals of the 23rd District tournament on Monday at Southern High School.

    The victory advanced the Eagles to the Sixth Region tournament, which begins on Monday.

  • BC vs. Southern put on hold

     OKOLONA — Bullitt Central was three outs away from winning its first district baseball game since 2013.

    However, leading 3-1 in the top of the seventh inning, Bullitt Central would have to return on Tuesday at 5 p.m. to see if it would advance to the championship game of the 23rd District.

    Bullitt Central was batting in the top of the seventh when lightning was seen in the skies. After a delay, it was decided to return on Tuesday.

    Southern would have its at-bats in the bottom of the seventh inning.

  • Chargers have no trouble winning opener

     FERN CREEK – To the surprise of no one, the Bullitt East Chargers had no trouble on Monday against Whitefield Academy in the opening game of the 24th District Baseball Tournament at Fern Creek High School.

    Bullitt East scored eight runs in the first inning and added seven more in the second before head coach Jeff Bowles pulled most of his regulars in a 17-0 victory. The Chargers had beaten the Wildcats 11-0 back on April 19 in one of just nine games Whitefield played during the regular season.

  • Temporary closure of Deatsville Road Wednesday

     LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists of the temporary closure of KY 1604 (Deatsville Road) in Bullitt County due to cross-drain replacement. Two new pipes are being installed prior to resurfacing of this roadway.

  • Summers, Sholar top winners in primaries

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — There will be new leadership in Bullitt County come January 2019.

    In what would become a theme for the night — close races — Jerry Summers defeated three-term incumbent Melanie Roberts of the Republican nomination for county judge/executive.

    Summers collected 2,687 votes and Roberts had 2,448.

    He will face Democrat Tony Thompson in the fall general election.

    In an eight-person primary for sheriff, former county attorney Walter Sholar was the victor.

  • BULLITT COUNTY 2018 PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS

     BULLITT COUNTY 2018 PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS

    (* - Incumbent) (# - Dropped out of the race)

     

    UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE, 2ND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT - DEMOCRAT

    - Hank Linderman, 1,455

    - Brian Pedigo, 833

    - Rane Eir Olivia Sessions, 805

    - Grant Short, 674


    STATE SENATOR, 38th DISTRICT - REPUBLICAN

    - *Dan Malano Seum, 2,617

    - Paul Wesley Ham, 2,254

  • LIVING HISTORY

     A special exhibit filled the gym of Old Mill Elementary recently.

    Visitors from throughout the city walked in to find 79 historical statues placed in multiple rows. The statues stood quiet until the guest stepped on their button on the floor, activating the figure to come alive and share a monologue about his or her life.

  • Hillview employees will take Hepatitis vaccinations

     HILLVIEW - With an outbreak of Hepatitis-A reported in Bullitt County, officials in the city of Hillview decided to take precaution.

    Mayor Jim Eadens announced that a mandatory Hepatitis vaccination event would be made available to all city employees, including members of the city council.

    According to Eadens, the city’s insurance would cover 100 percent of the costs for employees. Council members would need to check to see if their insurance covered the vaccinations.

  • Another city pays pension increase for Pioneer Village

     PIONEER VILLAGE - With state pension reform looming over Kentucky cities, Pioneer Village has already found one solution to the first wave of ongoing increases.

    The changes made by the Kentucky General Assembly now require cities to pay retirement pensions, with cities allowed to pay the increase over 10 years rather than a lump sum payment. Each payment would include a 12 percent increase, compounded annually.