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Today's News

  • Lehenbauer ready to help new Lutheran church in Georgia

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Divine Savior Lutheran Church pastor John Lehenbauer said there are three types of people: starters, finishers and continuers.

    Lehenbauer is a starter, leading him in accepting a new position to help establish Christ Lutheran Church in Perry, Georgia.

    The Divine Savior congregation is saying goodbye to its pastor of 13 years. It's a farewell with an impact not only on the church but the entire Bullitt County community.

  • Fatality in I-65 weekend accident

    LEBANON JUNCTION - An Indiana man was killed in an accident on Interstate 65 late Friday evening.

    Kentucky State Police reported that the accident occurred just before midnight Friday about three miles north of Lebanon Junction.

    Charles E. Chesher, 52, of Jeffersonville, Ind., was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Mistrial ruled in Hardin County on St. Clair; new trial in August

    ELIZABETHTOWN ee" Prosecutor Todd Lewis was telling of Michael St. Clair and Dennis Reese’s cross-country crime spree when one detail too much was revealed, causing a mistrial in the second trial for the 1991 abduction of Frank Brady.

    Early in his opening statement, Lewis told of St. Clair and Reese’s September 1991 Oklahoma jail break, where they overpowered a guard and stole a deputy’s pickup.

    Lewis said Reese and St. Clair then stole another truck from a farm in a part of Oklahoma where rural residents carry guns in holsters around their waists.

  • Safety needed as more motorcycles are on road

    Spring is here and again our Governor, County Judge Executives and Mayors across Kentucky have proclaimed May as Motorcycle Awareness Month.

    The majority of motorcycle fatalities and injuries are caused by a motorist violating the right of way of a motorcycle.

    That means that you cross the center line in front of them, you pull out in front of them or you make a lethal left hand turn in front of them.

  • Budget passed unanimously by fiscal court

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - With the recommendations of the budget committee in place, Bullitt Fiscal Court approved its $16.7 million spending plan for the 2009-10 year.

    And the vote was a unanimous 5-0 count, something that has not occurred over the past couple of years.

    Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts was pleased that the current fiscal year would end with a carryover of $1 million and that the cuts she proposed in her draft budget could be restored.

  • Chronic asthma biggest problem with children

    Asthma is a chronic breathing disorder and is the most common chronic health problem among children.

    Children with asthma have attacks of coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath, which may be very serious.

    These symptoms are caused by spasms of the air passages in the lungs.

    The air passages swell, become inflamed, and fill with mucus, making breathing difficult. Many asthma attacks occur when children get respiratory infections, including infections caused by common cold viruses. Attacks can also be caused by:

    * Exposure to cigarette smoke,

  • Pretty good day to be in Bullitt County...But no joy in MW

    You learn to relish the good days and try to overlook the bad ones.

    For leaders in Bullitt County, last Thursday ranks as a pretty good day.

    Gov. Steve Beshear was in town last week to first cut the ribbon on Sabert Corp. in Hillview and bring confirmation that Shepherdsville would receive $3 million for its sewer expansion and line extension program.

    The opening last June of the Sabert plant off East Blue Lick Road was not a smooth one. Litigation remains over the rezoning, annexation and sale of the property.

  • Bullitt Lick to keep name; change other things for year

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - There is already a new attitude at Bullitt Lick Middle School.

    But, after much discussion, there won’t be a new name attached to the 32-year-old school.

    The Bullitt Lick school-based council reached a consensus to not change the name of the facility after concerns over nicknames and perceptions seemed to be on the rise.

    Instead, the discussion moved toward finding ways to prove to the community and to others that things are changing for the positive at Bullitt Lick Middle.

  • Never too early to think about end

    At 24 years old, people still tell me that I have my whole life ahead of me. But is that really true, or is it just a clich that people use to help one another feel like they’ve always got more time when, in fact, the next breath is not promised to us?

    A bit depressing, I know. But it is true. Thousands of people in the United States die each week much younger than I. If you don’t believe me, check out our local obituary pages for a few consecutive weeks and see those connected with Bullitt County communities that die at what most would consider a young age.

  • Bomb threat shuts down government

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Employees and visitors to several Bullitt County governmental buildings were forced to go outside and enjoy the cool, summer breeze for a few minutes on Monday.

    A bomb threat called in forced the evacuations.

    Bullitt County Chief Deputy Larry Coy said Bullitt County Dispatch received a phone call around 12:30 p.m.

    Coy said the caller didn’t specify which complex building, and had a silly laugh at the end of the message.