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Today's News

  • Couple runs in all 120 counties after Bullitt dash

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Fourth of July celebrations aren’t just fireworks and hot dogs.

    For one Midway couple, this Independence Day was about celebrating the completion of a bucket list item the size of Kentucky.

    Ambrose and Karen Wilson ran in their 120th 5K in their 120th Kentucky county.

    Inspired by Lexington-based friend Liam McNealon, Ambrose, 66, and Karen, 59, teamed with their runner friends to complete the same task.

    “After he did it, we all just thought we should do it, too,” Debbie Biddle, 58, said.

  • BIG PURPLE... Drug awareness event Saturday

     PIONEER VILLAGE - If you have a loved one who is battling a drug addiction, or if you are personally battling an addiction, then The Big Purple Event is something to consider attending.

    The second annual event will take place Saturday, July 29, at the Zoneton Fire Station on Preston Highway.

    The event is co-hosted by the Bullitt Opioid Addiction Team (BOAT) along with Break the Chains of Addiction, a group formerly known as Walking for Wellness Bullitt County.

  • Officials look to tell story about county’s success

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When Kenny Hester brings in applicants for major jobs in his company, he finds there is a bit of a surprise.

    And the biggest surprise is the quality of the education system.

    “That’s a huge blessing,” said Hester.

    That was part of the discussion of the Bullitt County Economic Authority during a recent meeting.

    Not only did the discussion talk about the county’s strides, it also outlined several accomplishments highlighted in the  June edition of Southern Business Development magazine.

  • NO TURN ON RED

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—After repeated attempts, the state has finally allowed the city of Mount Washington to place a “No Turn on Red” sign at the bypass…but it comes with a catch: the sign is only in operation three hours a day.

    Councilmember Greg Gentry first asked about the sign over a year ago, stating that the traffic coming from Louisville tends to back up the rest of the Bardstown Road and Highway 44 East intersection by continuing to turn right.

  • Kindergarten kickoff set for Tuesday at Paroquet Springs

     SHEPHERDSVILLE-How about a free dental check-up before starting kindergarten?

    Kids attending Kindergarten Kickoff Tuesday, July 25th at 5:00 p.m. at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre can see Dr. Johnathan Mitchell and Dr. Allison Geary of Generations Family Dentistry.

    County agencies such as public health, pediatrics and the county library program will also be onhand. Plus, there will be free eye exams for children starting kindergarten at this annual free event sponsored by the Bullitt County Public Schools Family Resource Centers.

  • Students in Grades 6-8 Receiving Chromebooks this School Year

     To prepare middle school students for learning in the technology age for both college and their future, BCPS students in grades 6-8 are receiving Chromebooks for the 2017-2018 school year.

    Chromebooks are simply laptops that connect wirelessly to the Internet and used mainly web based applications including Google Classroom.

    District Technology Coordinator Jim Jackson described the value of adding more grades.

  • Pioneer Village has best budget ever

    PIONEER VILLAGE -- Gary Hatcher and several of the current council members can remember the days when money was tight.

    There was a tremendous debt to pay off from the 1996 tornado.

    But, over the years, city officials have taken necessary steps, sometimes painful ones, to put Pioneer Village in solid financial shape.

    As the Pioneer Village City Council considered the second reading of its 2017-18 budget, Hatcher proudly stated that 10 years ago, the coffers had $10,000 in the bank.

  • Fulton Co. jailer sentenced in detention center kickbacks scandal

     PADUCAH – Retired Fulton County Jailer Ricky Parnell was sentenced today in United States District Court by Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, to serve 97 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to the defraud Fulton County, Kentucky, citizens through kickbacks and inflated costs associated with the $3.3 million 2015 Fulton County Detention Center expansion, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. There is no parole in the federal prison system.

  • Mixed reaction to MW road decision

    MOUNT WASHINGTON— The city of Mount Washington is tired of waiting.

    Since 1962, the city has asked to have Highway 44 widened.

    Now, in 2017, the road is worse off than ever.

    “I’m sick and tired of waiting,” mayor Barry Armstrong said. “That’s all we’ve been doing.”

  • Drug indictments handed down by grand jury

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The following individuals were recently indicted on drug-related offenses by the Bullitt Circuit Grand Jury:

    *Diana R. Collins and Scottie R. Perkins — both charged with complicity to trafficking in a controlled substance.

    The indictment alleges that on Aug. 22, 2016, the pair had oxycodone that they intended to sell.

    This is a Class C felony, which is punishable by 5-10 years in prison.

    In addition, Perkins faces felony charges of possession of a controlled substance and being a persistent felony offender.