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Today's News

  • County still faces issues over facilities

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - If snow falls in Shepherdsville, it might not be a good idea to park or walk too close to the county courthouse or the judicial center.

    You might wind up with some snow crashing down upon you.

    Justin Howlett of Garland Industries said many of the plastic snowguards placed atop the judicial center had already popped off.

    And the courthouse never had any type of safeguards installed.

  • Football honors are rolling in for area standouts

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The 2008 high school football season is in the rear view mirror at this point, but awards from the most successful season ever for local football keep rolling in.

    Back in December, North Bullitt senior Dalton Cissell was named to the Associated Press All-State Football Team. He is the first, first-team All-State selection in Eagle history. In the past, both Kevin Crisp (1996) and Nick Valadez (2001) were selected second-team All-State honors (in the coaches’ voting).

  • Pharmacy suffers third break-in; police have new video photos

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Police continue to investigate a series of robberies at a local pharmacy.

    The Medica Pharmacy, located at 181 Highway 44 East, was robbed on Jan. 18. It was the third robbery at the location since Dec. 8.

    Shepherdsville Police Sgt. Ken Bernardi said investigators believed the break-in’s were committed by the same perpetrators.

    “The methods are pretty close,” he said.

  • Lady Chargers set to face state's top-ranked squad

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - The Bullitt East Lady Chargers, winners of eight of their past nine games, will face the ultimate challenge on Tuesday when they travel into Jefferson County to take on Iroquois, the state’s top-ranked girls’ basketball team.

    (It is hoped that the two teams will play, but it will only happen if both school systems are back in class that day.).

  • Hallman trial: Jurors listen to evidence in shooting death

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A 12-member jury panel will have the task of determining whether Steven Hallman murdered his wife or whether the two were wrestling with a gun that discharged and killed the 22-year-old woman.

    The two scenarios were set up by attorneys representing the prosecution and the defense Wednesday as the murder trial against Hallman began. The jury may get the case to decide by the end of this week.

    On Oct. 13, 2007, Kimberly Ann Hallman died of a gunshot wound to her brain at the couple’s town home on Miles Drive off Beech Grove Road.

  • New school in MW worries residents of Wilchar Estates

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - The construction of a new school is normally a time of excitement, especially for students and teachers attending the new facility.

    However, if the school is built literally in your backyard, there may be reasons for concerns.

    Such was the case Tuesday as over a dozen residents of Wilchar Estates off Highway 44 East voiced their concerns to members of the Bullitt County Public School Board.

    The board is looking to construct its newest elementary school on property it owns behind Mount Washington Middle School.

  • Holiday Helpers: Operation Santa

    HILLVIEW - The Hillview Police Department donates toys and gifts to area children with assistance from local elementary students.

    This year's Operation Santa program provided food and gifts for over 400 families and children.

    Hillview elementary schools always donate items for the collection. The schools include Brooks, Freedom, Maryville and Overdale Elementary.

    Hillview Police and mayor Jim Eadens visit each school in person to collect the donated items.

  • Holiday Helpers: American Legion Post 157

    The American Legion Post 157 and its Ladies Auxiliary hosted its annual Christmas party for youngsters in the community.

    The kids were treated to something to eat for lunch and then got to meet with Santa Claus.

    There were presents for all at this annual event.

  • Local efforts to help Wounded Warriors at Fort Knox for holidays

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Once a staple of the military, USO tours provided much-needed entertainment to troops away from home during the holidays.

    Shepherdsville resident Vina Leslie hopes to bring that Christmas spirit to today's soldiers. With help from many local businesses and organizations, including the American Legion Post 157, the "Wounded Warriors" stationed at Fort Knox were recipients of holiday cheer.

    Leslie's efforts began last year when members of her Kentuckiana Red Bells group decided to help soldiers at the base celebrate the season.

  • Hillview has some special friends at holiday time

    HILLVIEW - The Hillview Friends helped drive Christmas to Bullitt County.

    The group prepared Christmas gifts for up to 750 children, distributed during their second annual community Christmas party.

    Hillview Friends member Pam Watkins said the group distributed 250 gifts at aits inaugural party. Three years ago the group started by collecting gifts for 30 children in seven families.

    “Alone we couldn’t help the families as much, but together we can really do a lot,” Watkins said.