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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.

  • 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.

  • Former Monroe Co. deputy charged with stealing from Defense Department program

     BOWLING GREEN – A former Monroe County Deputy Sheriff was charged this week by felony Information with wire fraud for devising a scheme to sell and/or give away surplus military property, obtained from a Department of Defense program, including a camper and ATV, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

    Larry Dale Martin, 34, of Glasgow, Kentucky, was charged Wednesday with a single  count of wire fraud. A date for his initial appearance and guilty plea has not been scheduled with the court.

  • Man charged with assault in park

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A man has been charged with improper sexual contact with a woman on Monday evening in the Shepherdsville City Park.

  • KSP charges Louisville man with child sex exploitation

     LOUISVILLE On July 26, 2017, at approximately 3:30 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested James T. Skaggs, 35, on charges related to possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

    Skaggs was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect uploading images of child sexual exploitation online.  

  • Beshear: Louisville man arrested for child porn possession

     FRANKFORT – Attorney General Andy Beshear and his Cyber Crimes Unit announced today that a Louisville man was arrested for possession of child pornography.

    Jeremy D. Summarell, 44, of Louisville was charged with four counts of possession of child pornography, a Class D felony.

    This investigation began when Summarell uploaded several exploitative photos of a minor family member to a foreign file sharing website and requested others to share similar images with him.

  • Bullitt County continues to prosper thanks to tourism-related activities

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Tourism isn’t all billboards and brochures.

    In Bullitt County, tourism means jobs, outsider spending, tax spending and community growth.

    A study conducted by Certec, Inc. of Versailles reported that tourism supported 1,746 jobs in Bullitt County, down 155 from last year. However, daily, $91,226 is generated from those jobs to worker paychecks, up from $86,116 last year.

  • 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.

  • Principals attend leadership academy

     Several Bullitt County Public School administrators from each grade level have been selected to participate in the Kentucky Chamber Foundation’s Leadership Institute for School Principals.

    Matthew Treadway of Freedom Elementary School, Annemarie Landry of Nichols Elementary School, Katie Stephens of Bernheim Middle School and Chris Mason of Bullitt East High School are four of only 48 Kentucky principals picked to attend an executive-level training session in July at The BB&T Leadership Institute in High Point, North Carolina.