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Today's News

  • COYLE'S CORNER
  • Scholarship Donation

    North Bullitt boys’ basketball coach Lee Barger accepts a check from Depp Rasner of Deppster’s Studio for the Sarah Major Barger Memorial Scholarship Fund which the coach set up to honor his mother.

    The scholarship will be awarded to the Eagle student who best exemplifies a commitment to achieve excellence in academia, athletics and community service.

    Anyone wishing to contribute to the scholarship fund can contact Barger at North Bullitt High School,  957-2186.

  • Budget solutions need to be long-term answers

    FRANKFORT – The Kentucky General Assembly convened its 2009 Regular Session last week, with more than 200 bills already filed and more on the way.

    During this odd-year “short” session, legislators will meet for 30 days.

    Already, I have been awarded a position as the Chairman on the Senate Licensing, occupations, and Administrative Regulations Committee.

  • Educators sing praise of monthly early release days

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Any rumblings board members or superintendent Keith Davis may hear about the monthly two-hour early release of students might be alleviated after Tuesday evening.

    For an hour, educators from around the district trumpeted the successes seen in just the first four two-hour blocks where teachers have uninterrupted time to work on providing students better educations in Bullitt County.

    Part of the first quarterly educational assessment meeting of the new year dealt with the results of the early release days, which are the second Wednesdays of each month.

  • Attorney seeks to have charges on youth president dismissed by judge

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The charges that Shelly Strong improperly took money belonging to the Shepherdsville Raiders football program should be dismissed.

    That is the request defense attorney Angie Etherton has made of Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress.

    However, the matter, which is set for a Feb. 3 trial date, is being taken under consideration by Burress.

    During a recent hearing, Etherton said the charge of theft by unlawful taking should be dismissed against Strong because of various issues.

  • January is reminder to test for radon levels

    January is National Radon Month. The purpose of the month is to draw attention to radon as a serious public health issue and to motivate Americans to take action to protect themselves from radon health effects. In the state of Kentucky, Bullitt County is located in ZONE 1, which has the highest potential for exposure.

  • Man charged in rape, sodomy of family babysitter

    HILLVIEW - A Bullitt County man is in jail after being charged with rape and sodomy against a teenage girl.

    Jeremy M. Frank, 28, of northern Bullitt County, was arrested Wednesday afternoon and charged with first-degree rape and sodomy.

    He is being held in the Bullitt County Detention Center on a $75,000 cash bond.

    According to Det. Scotty McGaha of the Bullitt County Sheriff's Department, a 15-year-old girl was babysitting for Frank's children in November and December 2008.

    On two occasions, the victim alleged that Frank raped and sodomized her.

  • Trial for Bennington delayed until March

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Perry Bennington will have a few more weeks before a jury decides his fate on allegations dating back to the 1970s.

    Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress granted a request Tuesday morning for a short continuance in the case.

    Bennington, 59, was arrested in April 2007 after allegations were made of rape and sodomy of minor females over 30 years ago. After the initial reports were made, two other victims came forward.

    On Tuesday, defense attorney Jamal Wooldridge and commonwealth attorney Mike Mann both agreed to the continuance.

  • HOLIDAYS: JANUARY 2009

    In China people celebrate a new year this week, one they refer to as the Year of the Ox.

    In the United States a different celebration begins this week, culminating in a holiday only this country could conceive: Super Bowl Sunday,

    It's east to celebrate the Super Bowl. Many people will host parties in conjunction with the event. You can even celebrate on the lighter side by getting your party supplies and just watching the game at home (especially the silly commercials).

  • Jury finds man guilty of robbing woman at home

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A Louisville man faces up to 20 years in prison for an attack on a Bullitt County woman.

    The seven-man, five-woman jury found Charles D. Oakes guilty of robbery in the second degree, which carries a 10-year sentence.

    However, due to numerous prior felonies, Oakes was also found guilty of being a persistent felony offender, which enhanced the sentence to 20 years.

    That would be automatically appealed to the state Supreme Court for review.