Today's News

  • Safety tips offered for actions both on, around school buses

    FRANKFORT – Summer break ends for thousands of Kentucky students this week as they head back to school. For many children, getting to and from school will take place on a school bus.  Unfortunately, every year children are injured and even killed in school bus related crashes.

    Last year, Kentucky had 1,627 school bus related crashes resulting in 506 injuries and five deaths. With school starting in many communities, KSP Spokesman Tpr. Michael Webb is urging motorists to be alert for loading and unloading school buses.

  • Spring cleaning results in finding postal regulation book from 1948 with next stop at Smithsonian

        CLERMONT - Even the US Postal Service has skeletons in the closet, so to speak.
        Clermont postmaster Sandy Perkins found one, of sorts, in the form of a 1948 Postal Laws and Regulations manual.
        Perkins was cleaning out a closet in a spare room of the Clermont Post Office, which is leased by Jim Beam. The former farmhouse was home to may Beam Family members over the years.

  • IV drip right meds for cantaloupe

            Mount Washington resident Benny Hill recently pulled something unusual from his garden—a two and a half-foot banana cantaloupe.
            Even more unusual than the cantaloupe itself was how it was grown.
            The seventy-seven year-old spent weeks nurturing the cantaloupe on his 14-acre property on Ellis Cook Road intravenously.

  • Attorney General warns about scams against senior citizens

    FRANKFORT – Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway wants to make sure Kentucky’s senior citizens are armed with the latest information to protect themselves against fraud, identity theft and scams targeting the elderly.

  • Plenty of Challenges are ahead for BCPS

     Editor’s Note: Second of a two-part commentary. Read part one, including a recap of the previous school year, here.

  • Election memory cards ends up in tie vote

         SHEPHERDSVILLE - Kevin Mooney is in charge of holding elections in Bullitt County.

         As county clerk and chair of the Bullitt County Board of Elections, Mooney is the focal point when issues arise over election activities.

         With the county now using paper ballot scanners and the eSlate machines, Mooney is concerned about the lifespan of the memory cards used by both systems.

  • Interest continues but JCTC out of room in Bullitt

         SHEPHERDSVILLE - There is no room at the inn.

         The Jefferson Community and Technical College Inn, that is.

         With classes ready to start today, there is not a vacant seat in the house.

         Bullitt County campus director Donna Miller said that every seat is full and her quest now it to look for additional space for additional students when the winter semester begins in January.

  • Dream still alive for Leach as he will play college hoops

         LOUISVILLE - Call it a bit untraditional but Calvin Leach is fulfilling a dream.

         The Bullitt County native didn't play basketball at Pleasure Ridge Park and he is 22 years old.

         But his dream of playing college hoops led him to follow his heart.

         This fall, Leach will be attending Trinity Baptist College in Jacksonville, Fla., to play basketball.

  • Tuesday last day to file for election

         SHEPHERDSVILLE - Activity picked up a little as candidates filing for office in November have just a few days to throw their names into the hat.

         The filing deadline is at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 14, in the Bullitt County Clerk's office.

         In the past week, a number of candidates have placed their names on the ballot, especially in the municipal races.

         As of Friday afternoon, the most crowded field is in the city of Fox Chase.

  • Ray to take consistency to Asbury pitching staff

     BARDSTOWN - When Roger Robinson’s Bethlehem baseball squad gets back to practice in a few months, he’ll be without stalwart southpaw Brandon Ray for the first time in a long time.