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Today's News

  • Fire chief pays funds back due to training shortage

     CLERMONT - A long-time fire chief will have to repay money provided by the state as incentive pay for training.

    The Kentucky Fire Commission Board in Versailles recently notified Julius Hatfield, the long-time chief of the Southeast Bullitt Fire Department, that from January 2008 through December 2013 he did not meet the standards required to receive incentive pay.

    Hatfield must repay $18,600 to the state commission by April 6. He said that the issue has been settled and there would be no appeal.

  • Who is Spying on Whom at North Bullitt High?

     HEBRON ESTATES - The North Bullitt Drama Club presented “Spy School,” a comedy play by Don Zolidis.

    The story is based in 1961, featuring “a typical house, a typical high school, a typical CIA training facility.”

    The main character, Priscilla, a.k.a. Jane Doe (played by Ali Tilford), is taken from her regular home and family, trained by the CIA and then placed into a similar school, with a family of CIA agents in disguise at home.

    “Spy School” was produced by North Bullitt instructor Adam Elliott.

  • Bid to relocate Bowman Valley closer

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - For the past three years, Tammy Ott and a small group of volunteers have been trying to do the “right thing.”

    The mission has been to relocate and preserve the Bowman Valley School House.

    Since 1916, the two-room schoolhouse educated African-American students until its closure in 1957 after the end of segregation.

    The dream is to have the last remaining known schoolhouse for African Americans to be relocated next to the Woodsdale one-room schoolhouse on Highway 44, next to the Bullitt County Board of Education.

  • Best of Paul Coyle

     Some things never change: A Paul Coyle panel from 2011 in regards to increasing gas prices.

  • Sometimes what is said isn’t always what you may mean

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Sometimes we just get a little confused in life.

    When the column submitted by state Rep. Russell Webber’s staff in Frankfort came through the e-mail, I was admittedly confused.

    (The column can be found here)

    The basis of the article is that local communities had road projects stricken from the governor’s new transportation plan submitted to the legislature last week.

  • Kentucky deserves better than petty partisanship

     FRANKFORT– We are nearing the end of the 2014 Regular Session, and, much like the week, before controversy hangs over the House because of procedures used to pass Kentucky’s road plan and how to pay for it.

    On Tuesday, members of the House Committee on Appropriations and Revenue received a revised version of Governor Beshear’s proposed road plan and budget less than 15 minutes before the start of the meeting, meaning legislators had only a few minutes to review a document more than 220 pages long before a vote was called.

  • Lady Chargers turn errors into runs against NB

     HEBRON ESTATES – After winning 32 games a year ago and with seven returning starters, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers were expected to be a powerhouse this spring.

    On Friday, the softball team at North Bullitt couldn’t argue that point after Bullitt East rolled to a 9-2 victory in the only meeting this spring between the two rivals. The Lady Chargers scored twice in the top of the first inning and never looked back in rolling to the program’s sixth straight win to open the season.

  • Dishon trial date still in air; attorneys will meet in May

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Whether the trial in the 1999 death of Jessica Dishon will be held this September is yet to be determined.

  • Lane closures on Interstate 65 in Bullitt County the week of March 25

    Lane closures on Interstate 65 in Bullitt County the week of March 25

     

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists that work will begin next week for pavement improvements on I-65 in Bullitt County.  The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) recently awarded a contract for the removal and replacement of various sections of concrete pavement across a 20-mile section of the interstate. 

     

  • Two indicted for attempted murder in separate cases

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A woman allegedly took a handgun from her sister's purse and fired a shot in her direction.