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Today's News

  • Has Turkey Flu returned to Bullitt County?

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Countians have found themselves in one smorgasbord of a mess pertaining to this year’s Thanksgiving holiday festivities.

    In recent weeks fears of the H1N1 Swine Flu virus have dominated headlines. In the past few days, however, reports surfaced about a possible return of the Bullitt County Turkey flu.

    In 2005 an original Turkey Flu scare hit the area. Jake Turkey, official spokesturkey for the organization Turkeys United For Freedom (TUFF), claimed that scare along with the recent scare were both hoaxes.

  • Officer had been disciplined in the past

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Whether or not criminal charges were filed, Shepherdsville police chief Doug Puckett felt that officer Brent Dawson was in violation of the agency’s standard operating procedures.

    And Puckett revealed that Dawson’s involvement in an alleged gambling operation in northern Bullitt County was not the first time the veteran officer had been disciplined.

    Those revelations were part of the second evening of testimony in Dawson’s appeal of a 30-day suspension before the Shepherdsville Civil Service Commission.

  • Both North teams nab early wins

    HEBRON ESTATES - First-year North Bullitt head coach Amber Courtney got off to a winning start on Friday as her Lady Eagles jumped on top early and then rolled past Louisville Collegiate 79-27.

    This one was over early as North Bullitt raced out to a 21-7 lead in the first quarter and then never looked back. North Bullitt pushed the lead to 36-15 by halftime and then outscored the home team 43-12 in the second half.

  • Wheels of Justice: Bullitt circuit closes most cases in state

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - On a normal motion day in Bullitt Circuit Court, a spectator may view the activities as chaos.

    But those who are part of the system might rather refer to it as organized chaos.

    With over 300 criminal cases being opened for each of the past five years and another 800-plus civil cases started during the same period, things can get a bit chaotic.

  • Charger All-Stars finish second in tourneys

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - You take three competitive youth football programs and combine them into one squad.

    You take them into other areas for competition against new teams.

    What do you have?

    A very good football team of 8-year-olds.

    When they reach high school, all of the football players will be at Bullitt East. But as members of the Greater Bullitt County Youth Football League, they compete for the Old Mill Bengals, the Mount Washington Colts and the Pleasant Grove Dolphins.

     

     

  • Local 2009 Coaches’ All-District Football Selections

    Local 2009 Coaches’ All-District Football Selections

     

    Class 5-A District 3:

    Offense

    QB    Damion Wibbels    JR.    Central

    RB    Jeremaie Bennett    SR.    Central

    TE    Chase Cline    SR.    Central

    WR    T.J. Flener    SR.    Central

  • Salmon eager to help MW revitalize downtown district

    MOUNT WASHINGTON ee" As the city continues its work to revitalize Main Street, a person to manage those efforts has been named.

    Mayor Joetta Calhoun recently introduced Dale J. Salmon to the city council as the Main Street Manager. Salmon has resided in the Mount Washington area for more than 20 years.

    He is a U.S. Air Force veteran and in 2007 retired after 17 years at UPS where he served as Manager of Flight Simulators. While at UPS he was also heavily involved with Louisville’s Metro United Way campaign.

  • Helping Hands

    For the sixth straight year, the Bernheim chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will make the Thanksgiving holiday a little brighter for 30 families.

    With the help of the American Red Cross and the Dollar General Store in Shepherdsville Square, families in the community who have been hit by fires will receive a free turkey with all the fixins’.

    The Bernheim chapter supplies the turkeys and Dollar General in Shepherdsville Square raised over $600 to provide the fixins’.

  • A Night at the Chamber

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Chamber members jockeyed for position in the food line at the 2009 Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce annual dinner.

    This year’s guest speaker was Hall of Fame jockey Pat Day, who spoke about horse racing as well as being a born-again Christian.

    Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts swore in new directors as part of the ceremonies.

  • Publishers Clearing House has ‘real’ prize for LJ woman

    LEBANON JUNCTION " Lilly Cobble was in complete disbelief when two Publishers Clearing House representatives "  holding a $10,000 check with her name on it " showed up at her door Wednesday morning.

    She was enjoying a late breakfast with family when prize patrol agents Sheryl Schlameuss and Al Guerra came knocking. A gasp, followed by a few tears, welcomed the agents, who were holding a large check with her name on it. Upon opening the door Cobble couldn’t take her hand away from her mouth.