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  • Eastside to represent U.S. in Olympic style Junior Worlds

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — If cheerleaders cheer for their team, then who cheers for the cheerleaders?

    At Eastside Middle, it’s the entire school.

    What started off as a normal Tuesday for students at Eastside ended in an auditorium chanting “USA” after it was announced that the Eastside cheerleaders will represent the United States as the junior cheerleading team in the upcoming Olympic-based World Championship competition.

  • Community food boxes continue to grow in locations with schools

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The boxes are going up and the need is hopefully going down.

    Minister Rob Burkett, representing the Shepherdsville First Church of the Nazarene, placed two more Shepherdsville Pantry community food boxes at the Shepherdsville Elementary and Nichols Elementary school campuses.

    The church placed its original box in front of its own facility, a 3’x3’ red box designed as a temporary outdoor food pantry. The idea is for people to conveniently donate non-perishable items or to take items as needed.

  • Guest selected as new director of Bullitt YMCA

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — The new year began with a new leader, though this one was a bit more local than D.C.

    Justin Guest is the new director of the Bullitt County YMCA. He replaces June Daugherty who retired in December after serving as the only Bullitt County YMCA director ever for 30 years.

    Although he may be new to Bullitt County, Guest is no stranger to working for the YMCA. In 2000, he began teaching swim lessons at the northeast YMCA in Louisville. During summers, he refereed and worked the camps.

  • Man charged with sex crime

     HILLVIEW-- A northern Bullitt County man is now facing sec-related charges.

    On Thursday, Jan. 26, the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Mark A. Raeber.

    Raeber, of Hillview, was charged with a crime related to the distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

    Accoring to a release by Les Williams, public information officer for the KSP, the agency’s Internet Crimes Against Children conducted an undercover investigation.

  • KSP charges Bullitt man with child sexual exploitation offenses

     HILLVIEW On January 26, 2017, at approximately 8:24 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Mark A. Raeber, 35, on a charge related to distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

    Raeber was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect uploading images of child sexual exploitation online.  

  • Police seek Wal-Mart burglar i.d.

     The following is a statement released by the Shepherdsville Police on Friday, Jan. 27:

    The Shepherdsville Police Department needs your assistance in identifying this person.

    On January 14, 2017 at about 6:50am the person in the photo is alleged to have entered a car and stole several items in the parking lot of Wal-Mart.

    Should you have information on who this person is please call (502) 921-1000.

  • Grants to provide two additional CASA workers

     Through grant funds the CASA Program for Bullitt County has hired two additional staff members to work as Volunteers Coordinators. 

    We welcome Laurie Dye and Victoria (Tori) Wildt, who will be working to assist in serving additional abused and neglected children in the court system, who are without an advocate.  

    There are approximately 500 children in the Bullitt County Family Court System due to abuse and neglect.  CASA is currently serving on cases involving 140 of these children. 

  • Family, friends show their loves as Daugherty retires from YMCA

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It was over 30 years ago when a small group of individuals had a dream of starting a YMCA branch in Bullitt County.

    Once all the parts came together, the branch was formed.

    Rose Haley remembers the next step was to find someone to lead an agency with no facilities, a small office and a budget of $25,000.

    They would find June Crenshaw, who was working in Lexington after graduating from Eastern Kentucky University.

    “We took a chance on her,” said Haley. “And she took a chance on us.”

  • State Police investigating local death

     The following is a statement released by the Kentucky State Police Thursday morning, Jan. 19:

    Kentucky State Police Post 04 Trooper/Detectives are conducting a death investigation in Bullitt County.

    On January 18, 2017 at approximately 11:24 PM EST, the Shepherdsville Police Department responded to a report of a burglary in progress at a residence on Landmark Ct. in Shepherdsville.

    Shortly after, Shepherdsville Police Officer Matthew Johnson saw a man matching the description that was given, walking in the vicinity of the initial call.

  • New Hope looking for new facility in Bullitt

     SHEPHERDSVILLE—A big move will bring big advances for local pregnant women. For four and a half years, A New Hope Pregnancy Center has worked diligently out of a formerly foreclosed house to bring pregnancy resources to those who asked for it. This spring, the organization will move to a spot in the Cedar Grove Center off Cedar Grove Road in Shepherdsville.