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Today's News

  • BROOKS: Getting his life back

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - Since the day Jessica Dishon disappeared on Sept. 10, 1999, the worlds of two families changed forever.

    One would spend the next 15-plus years wondering who would brutally assault and then murder the Bullitt Central High School student.

    Another would feel the stares of those believing that David “Bucky” Brooks was the person responsible.

    On Thursday, the parents of Jessica Dishon would sit in a Nelson County Courthouse as Stanley Dishon would enter an Alford plea for his role in the death of his niece.

  • Regionalized sewage treatment plan too rich for blood of communities

     LOUISVILLE - While a luxury car might be preferred, a consulting firm looking at possible sewer facilities in a tri-county area has recommended something similar to what is now being driven.

    Strand Associates Inc. made its recommendation to members of the Salt River Regional Wastewater work group recently.

  • Southeast Bullitt Fire Department: Lawsuit filed to stop termination of contract

     CLERMONT - Before bids could be received from fire agencies interested in serving the Southeast Bullitt Fire territory, a lawsuit has been filed asking to halt the proceedings.

    And a counter-claim has been filed by the board of trustees.

    The Southeast Bullitt Fire and Rescue Department Inc. filed the lawsuit Thursday in Bullitt Circuit Court.

  • Tribunal returns teacher to classroom

     BROOKS - Although an independent tribunal of individuals outside Bullitt County felt that a Brooks Elementary educator had engaged in conduct unbecoming of a teacher, an administrator, teacher and lay person did not believe Ashley Silas should be fired.

    After listening to testimony, including a video of Silas dragging a student from the classroom to the office, the tribunal overturned the teacher’s termination.

    The penalty imposed by the tribunal was suspension without pay from Oct. 29-Dec. 19.

  • Valentine Gala tickets on sale; basket tickets available

     The American Red Cross in Bullitt and Spencer counties will host their annual Valentine Gala on Saturday, Feb. 14.

    The 17th annual event at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre will include music by Wulfe Pack.

    Tickets are $55 per person or $110 per couple. A table of eight is available for $440.

    Cocktails begin at 7 p.m. with dinner at 8 p.m. featuring music by Hans Sander.

    The dance runs from 9 p.m. until midnight. The Wulfe Pack will perform.

    Tickets may be purchased by calling 955-6259.

  • Social media helps track down who stole charity collection jars

     Unfortunately, the new year started out with an uncharitable act in Mount Washington.

    The Mount Washington Police Department was recently called to investigate a theft inside the Circle K. The stolen item was a collection jar for March of Dimes.

    Officials reviewed the video but we were not able to identify the suspects so they took to social media for help.

    “Within 41 minutes we had the suspects identified,” said Sgt. Tim Morris.

  • Louisville man died in Monday accident on Hwy. 245

     CLERMONT - A Louisville man died on Monday when his VW Jetta traveling toward Bardstown on Highway 245 was struck by an oncoming vehicle.

    Aaron D. Miles, 25, of Louisville, was pronounced dead at the scene.

    A woman, approximately 40 years of age, was ejected from her vehicle and taken to University of Louisville Hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office.

    The accident happened around 8 a.m.

  • Paroled felon facing new charges after raid by local police officers

     BROOKS -- A man already a federal parolee who is facing additional charges has been arrested once again.

  • After 15 years, Jessica's uncle admits role in her 1999 death

    BARDSTOWN -- It was on a Friday morning on Sept. 10, 1999, that Jessica Dishon would be seen for the final time.

  • Suit filed over fire department contract

     CLERMONT -- The Southeast Bullitt fire board voted on Jan. 2 to terminate the existing contract for fire protection.