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Today's News

  • County must work on way to avoid future scam jobs

    Let the finger pointing begin.

    Who is to blame for the theft of over $416,000 from the county’s payroll account? How did cyber crooks from the Ukraine target Bullitt County, Ky., to scam for such a large amount of money?

    Who knows?

    The facts are that over the course of six days, unauthorized transactions were made by hacking into the county’s computer system.

    The FBI is investigating.

    According to most sources, including a wonderful documentation of the situation by Brian Krebs of The Washington Post, it is a sophisticated scheme.

  • Storm water topic could heat up on Thursday

    You are a local official trying to make the budget balance without slapping on more taxes.

    Then, the federal government informs you that back in the 1970s something called the Clean Water Act was approved. However, until about six years ago, it really wasn’t enforced.

    But now you have to devise a plan for handling surface water. And, if you don’t, there’s a big fine coming your way. And, by the way, did I say this was an unfunded federal mandate?

  • Superintendent eager to get challenging year started Tuesday

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - As the clock ticks quickly, superintendent Keith Davis is really hoping it was already Wednesday.

    Over the weekend and on Monday, workers with the Bullitt County Public School System and with various contractors are busy... very busy.

    With two new schools to open and several others undergoing major renovations, Davis said it would be down to the wire but classes will begin on Tuesday, Aug. 11.

    “We’ll be open for classes,” said Davis. “We’ll be ready and the schools will be safe for our students and staff.”

  • Despite appearance, schools will be ready for class Aug. 11

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The staff members at the Bullitt County Public Schools Central Office probably keep hard hats at their desks.

    That’s because a large number of local schools are currently under construction.

    Summer work included two new school facilities (along with two demolitions), major renovations at four schools, updated technology, lighting and air conditioning units at many schools, and one more brand new facility in the plans.

  • BC, NB scrimmage on Friday

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Area football fans can get their first look at two teams on Friday as both Bullitt Central and North Bullitt take to the field for the first of two scrimmages.

    Bullitt Central will be playing at Moore High School starting at 7 p.m. Both Moore and DeSales will be there also. The teams have three hours to conduct the scrimmage and will run plays against both of the other two teams.

    This will be the first of two scrimmages for the Cougars. Coach Danny Leasor’s team will take the field next Friday on the road at Shelby County.

  • Frank Kimmel All-Star Challenge unofficial results

    Unofficial Results: FRANK KIMMEL ALL-STAR CHALLENGE

    Salem Speedway, Salem, Indiana, August 8, 2009

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    Frank Kimmel Street Stocks

     

    First Qualifying Race (30-Laps): 1. Todd Kempf, 2. Chuck Barnes Sr., 3. Tony Conway, 4. Chad Hall, 5. Doug Weiss, 6. Joe Williamson, 7. Mike Velotta, 8. Mike Sharp, 9. Jason Leatherwood, 10. Chris Evans, 11. Jeff Caudell, 12. Brent Tweten, 13. John Bennett.

  • Bluegrass Speedway Hosts Jerry Ross Memorial Aug. 15

    BARDSTOWN - After being closed last weekend, Bluegrass Speedway track promoters David and Anita Ferrell will return with “Saturday Night Showtime” on Saturday August 15 with a first-time event for the newly formed National All Star Racing Association, headed by legendary chassis builder C.J. Rayburn.  The event will be the Jerry Ross Memorial and will feature the NASRA Late Models in a 30 lap, $3,000 to win event.           

     

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Aug. 10

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of August 10:

     

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  • Blue Lick 12 falls few plays shy against Prairie Village

    OKOLONA - Different place. Same result.

    The Blue Lick 12 All-Stars came up a few plays short for a second consecutive tournament in falling to Prairie Village on Monday evening.

    After losing in the finals of the district tournament, Blue Lick fell to Prairie Village twice on Monday in the state tournament.

    While Prairie Village is guaranteed a spot in the Ohio Valley Regional tournament in Lexington this weekend, there is still a chance that Blue Lick will receive a wild card berth.

  • Thunderstorms, floods swamp area

    Heavy downpours Tuesday caused flooding issues in Bullitt County.

    Morning rains flooded creeks and streams, causing standing water in many areas.

    Some roads were closed in the county's north end for brief periods until water receded.

    At one point NWS reported 16 to 18 inches of swift moving water on Hillview Blvd. between Terry Rd. and Earlywood Way.