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Today's News

  • Kentucky Flu Activity Level is Widespread for 9th Consecutive Week

     FRANKFORT – Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) officials are reporting “widespread” flu activity to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the ninth consecutive week. Widespread activity is the highest level of flu activity, which indicates increased flu-like activity or flu outbreaks in at least half of the regions in the state. The activity levels for states are tracked weekly as part of the CDC’s national flu surveillance system.

  • BBB Hot Topics: April 2016

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    1.    Looking for last-minute Kentucky Derby and Oaks tickets? Deal with a reputable business. Check out the company at bbb.org. Also, while websites like Craigslist may have legitimate sellers, some of them are scammers. Remember, the site offers no guarantees. Tip: If you are asked to wire money, it is almost guaranteed to be a scam.

  • Sheriff’s office investigating shooting at woman’s home

     HUNTERS HOLLOW -- The Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating an incident on Wednesday evening where a homeowner was shot.

    According to Cpt. Mike Murdoch, spokesman for the sheriff’s office, a call came into dispatch around 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday from a home on Hillview Boulevard.

    The initial call was that a woman in her 40s had been shot in her stomach by a male intruder who broke into her home.

    She was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

  • Guthrie visits schools

     U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie visited local schools and brought his discussion on the U.S. government.

    Among the schools he visited on the latest trip was Zoneton and Eastside Middle and Cedar Grove Elementary.

    Normally Guthrie visits elementary classes but he had a special invitation to visit the middle school.

    Cierra Williams, an eighth grader at Zoneton, wrote to Guthrie several months ago and asked him to share his experience as a congressman. Students were able to listen and then ask questions.

  • Barbagallo inducted into National Honor Society

     BOWLING GREEN, -- The Western Kentucky University chapter of Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society inducted 15 at its Spring 2016 Induction Ceremony on March 28 at WKU’s Downing Student Union.

    The oldest and largest freshman honor society, Phi Eta Sigma encourages and rewards academic excellence among freshmen in institutions of higher learning. To be eligible for membership, full-time freshmen must earn a cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 in at least one semester and rank in the upper 20 percent of their class.

  • Lady Chargers undefeated heading into spring break

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Another week, another no-hitter.

    For the third time this season, Bullitt East sophomore Taylor Roby threw a no-hitter as the Lady Chargers rolled past Garfield Heights, a team from Ohio, in a one day doubleheader at Butler County, by a 10-0 score in six innings.

  • Defense continues to haunt Central

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – After the first two weeks of the season, Bullitt Central softball coach Mike Phillips was marveling at how many games his team had played despite some ‘iffy’ weather.

    Well those times are catching up with the maroon and gray as they got to play just one game last week. Over the last two weeks, the team has played just three games heading into spring break.

    On Tuesday, the Lady Cougars did get to play at home, but they came out on the short end of a 6-1 decision to Christian Academy.

  • War on Heroin: Standing-room only crowd listens to new approach to solving issue

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It will not be a problem that law enforcement officials can solve.

    And it won’t be a situation that medication is the answer.

    Most certainly, counseling alone will not alleviate the country of this growing cause of death.

    However, a multi-faceted approach has begun in Bullitt County to combat the issue of heroin abuse.

    Officials with Seven Counties Services unveiled a new comprehensive recovery approach before a standing-room only crowd on Thursday.

  • MW wants to get control of signs

     MOUNT WASHINGTON-- Sometimes you just need a sign and, for the city of Mount Washington, Homearama was the sign that it needed to clean up its signs.

    According to Community Planning and Development Director Lori Puchino, the city has a lot of work to do in preparation of the estimated 15,000 visitors expected to come through town this July.

  • Runners get ready to have your own facilities

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Runners… take your mark.

    By next spring, track and field competitors in Bullitt County should once again have a place to call home.

    After some negotiating with the two low bidders, a price was reached to repair and rubberize the three high school track facilities that the Bullitt County Public School Board could accept.

    The board unanimously approved the low bid of Corbett Construction Co.