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Today's News

  • Sen. Hornback to serve as co-chair of Tobacco Committee

     Frankfort –State Senator Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) has been appointed by his colleagues to serve as Senate’s Co-Chair for the Tobacco Settlement Agreement Fund Oversight Committee.  The influential committee is empowered to review matters pertaining to the Agricultural Development Board, including requests to the board for grants and loans.  The Committee also oversees investments that will assist farmers and the administrative, financial, and programmatic activities of the board. 

  • Kaitlyn McKnight recognized by Stossel in the Classroom for her Essay

     Kaitlyn McKnight's essay American Identity on What's Great About America received an Honorable Mention by Stossel in the Classroom. The contest was sponsored by the Sandra and Lawrence Post Family Foundation.

         Kaitlyn was awarded a Certificate of Recognition and $50.

         "It's pretty cool," said the 16 year-old daughter of Kathy and Kenny McKnight.

  • BBB Warns: Don’t Fall for Osama Bin Laden Scams

     Scam artists stay on top of the news and regularly seek to exploit “the top stories of the day.” Today, BBB is warning consumers to watch out for a slew of cyber scams that have popped up in the past few days after Osama Bin Laden’s death.

    According to Kaspersky Labs, an Internet security firm, malicious Web sites and links have been proliferating on Google Images search, Facebook, and other social media sites.

  • Firefighters salvage Nichols home

     NICHOLS - Firefighters saved most of a western Bullitt County residence after a garage fire caused damages.

    Nichols Fire units responded to a house fire at the 10200 block of Highway 44 West about 11 a.m. Wednesday morning.

    NFD Chief W.D. Coy said the fire likely started in a garage area of the house near a riding mower.

    Firefighters had control within about 20 minutes. Coy said the garage and a nearby kitchen received heavier damage, while the rest of the house experienced heavy smoke.

  • Controlled release from Taylorsville Lake; Salt River to crest again

    Shepherdsville – Bullitt County Emergency Management has been notified that the Corps of Engineers began a controlled release from Taylorsville Lake Tuesday afternoon.

    Emergency Management officials expected the Salt River in Shepherdsville to begin rising Tuesday and continue to rise throughout the night.

    The Corps of Engineers has assured Bullitt County Emergency Management that the river will not rise any higher than it did last week.

  • Co. Judge threatens to remove magistrates from room

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The fiscal courtroom got a little unruly on Tuesday morning and the teacher almost escorted a few of the “students” out into the hallway.

  • Accreditation provides reason to celebrate at BC

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Getting your papers graded is tough, whether you are a student or whether you belong to an entire school.

  • Pioneer Village to appeal decrease in Census

     PIONEER VILLAGE - How you simply lose 525 people?

  • Man indicted for sexual allegations dating back to ‘01

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A 63-year-old Bullitt County man has been indicted for alleged sexual offenses dating back to 2001 and a conviction could result in him serving 20 years to life in prison.

  • Taste of Bullitt County 2011

     The Bullitt County Foundation for Excellence in Public Education hosted its first fund-raiser Friday and it was a tasty affair. 

    Chef Terry Hope displayed to the crowd how to make the featured meal at the Taste of Bullitt County. 

    The night was full of fun as guests had a chance to show off their favorite Derby hats, taste of the finest beverages and shop at various vendors. 

    The proceeds from the dinner will go to the foundation that will provide grants for teachers in the local school system.