Today's News

  • BE’s football woes not deadly

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – The news last week that Bullitt East had self-reported itself to the Kentucky High School Athletic Association didn’t really come as a huge surprise.

    The whirlwind romance of getting senior soccer player Christian Foster into uniform and onto the field was quick. Many wondered aloud if all the details had been worked out.

    Obviously, it worked on the field as in her first game Foster kicked eight extra points in eight tries. She also recovered an on-sides kick.

  • Computer coding new art at CES

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — A new foreign language is being taught in elementary schools: the language of computer programming. 

    Coding is the language designers use to instruct a computer program what to do. Through coding, a video game character knows when to jump or when to turn the corner. Coding is also used in website design. A link changes colors when clicked or a drop down menu drops when the mouse hovers over it because of the code written behind it.

  • Interim is still busy time

     During the interim our committees continue to meet on a monthly basis usually in Frankfort. I am a member of the following committees: Appropriations and Resources, Education, Veterans affairs and Public Protection, County Government, Labor Industry, Administration Regulations, Education Assessment, budget subcommittee on Secondary Education an Women Veterans issues. We are also given two days a month to use for individual meetings and paperwork so I am in Frankfort frequently. 

  • Vibra Healthcare to pay $32.7 million for false claims

     WASHINGTON - Vibra Healthcare LLC (Vibra), a national hospital chain headquartered in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, has agreed to $32.7 million, plus interest, to resolve claims that Vibra violated the False Claims Act by billing Medicare for medically unnecessary services, the Department of Justice announced today.

  • Fall Festival Fun in Lebanon Junction

     The weather was beautiful, although a bit warm, for a fall festival.

    The Wall Street Park Lebanon Junction Festival drew big crowds on Friday and Saturday.

    The highlight of the annual event is the Saturday morning parade. Many lined the streets of downtown Lebanon Junction.

    The center of the festival was the Wall Street Park. Many activities were held on both days, including music from local entertainers.

  • LAWSUIT LIVES... Chapeze residents have standing

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Some of the residents in the area along Chapeze Lane have a right to protest and have a legal say in how property is annexed by the city of Shepherdsville.

    That is the ruling of Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress.

    In his ruling on Sept. 16, a number of residents protesting the annexation of property owned by George Miller along Chapeze Lane do have a right to be heard.

    More importantly, they have “standing” in the case as it now moves forward to discuss other merits.

  • Three indicted for bomb device at motel

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Three individuals have been indicted for their roles in a pipe bomb incident at a local motel.

    Mark A. Cundiff, 25, and Pashence Hoffman, 20, both of Shepherdsville, along with Charles Keith, 18, of Lebanon Junction, were recently indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

    Each have been charged with complicity to wanton endangerment (three counts) and complicity to possession of a destructive/booby trap device.

  • Hatfield to ask for forensic audit in Shepherdsville

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Councilman Larry Hatfield has been a part of city government in Shepherdsville for a long time.

    Serving one term as mayor and numerous others as a councilman, Hatfield has seen a city that has had money and a city that has not.

    As his final term is coming to a close, Hatfield said he will be asking for a forensic audit of the city’s finances.

  • Mayor selection duty of members who sit in office

     Let’s hope this is one of those editorials written that is no longer relevant because after deadline, the powers that be took care of the matter.

    But, for a little lack of confidence, let’s just ponder the craziness surrounding the mayor’s vacancy in Shepherdsville.

    Yes, Circuit Judge Rodney Burress’ ruling on the legal question in Shepherdsville probably caught a few people by surprise.

  • Lady Chargers get the best of Central 9-0

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Getting four goals from senior Christian Foster, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers had no trouble on Tuesday turning back Bullitt Central 9-0 in girls’ soccer action.

    Foster, who by the end of the week had scored 42 goals in 16 games, was all over the field a night after scoring three times in a 4-3 loss to district rival Mercy.