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Today's News

  • Plenty of activities during winter at Bernheim

     CLERMONT -- Winter is the perfect to come to Bernheim and explore the forest. 

    That’s why Bernheim’s January calendar is full of exciting nature-related events and activities for all ages. 

    From exploring naked trees, to hiking to watch the winter raptors or attending the annual Rock Swap and Lithic Art Show, there is no shortage of winter wonders at Bernheim. 

    ECO Kids Discovery Days 

  • Jamie’s Cakes and Pastries offers sweet treats in Shepherdsville

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Downtown Shepherdsville is in for a real treat with the addition of Jamie’s Cakes and Pastries.

    The new business opened in October at 341 S.Buckman Street, in the former Country Cupboard location.

    Co-owners Jamie Buskirk and her niece, Cortney Burden, run the family-owned establishment, with assistance from family employees including Buskirk’s mother and family matriarch Barbara Norris.

    Buskirk grew up in the Shepherdsville area and wanted to create a place where locals could relax and enjoy themselves.

  • CHRISTMAS: Cedar Grove Elementary

     CEDAR GROVE - A pirate theme for a Christmas concert?

    Choir and Orff students from Cedar Grove Elementary hosted a Christmas-themed concert while shaking their pirate booty.

    Students performed songs to a pre-recorded pirate story including their own voices. They also performed on various percussion instruments, including ukuleles.

    The school was recently awarded 40 new ukuleles from Kana, one of the largest ukulele companies in the United States.

    The choir and Orff students were directed by Rebecca Dennis.

  • Coming Soon -- Talks on Charter Schools

     Charter schools.  

    We have all heard the statistics and the arguments.  Forty-three states have approved charter schools in one form or another.

    I have written about charters in this space before and my position is and has always been that I am not in favor of any particular organizational structure to educate kids; I am in favor of educating our kids, period.  

    Now that no legislative barrier blocks the passage of a charter school law, our attention needs to turn to the particulars. 

  • Former Ballard Co. treasurer guilty of fraud

     PADUCAH – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr., announced today a guilty plea by the former Treasurer of Ballard County, Kentucky, for participating in a scheme that involved obtaining approximately $450,000 in bank loans using a $500,000 Ballard County Certificate of Deposit as collateral, all without authorization from the Ballard County Fiscal Court; guilty pleas were also entered due to her theft of at least $27,000 in fraudulent medical reimbursement payments while employed as the County’s treasurer.  

  • Dishon case on national TV

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It was March 2015 when one of the most heinous crimes came to a close in Bullitt County.

    It involved murder and sexual abuse. It involved family members being violated by another family member.

    It was the stuff that the members of the Dishon family would like to put behind them.

    However, the story of Jessica Dishon’s death in 1999 will be told to a national television audience.

    Not once but twice.

  • Hillview’s Mahoney selected as PIP partner of the year

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - He has been an officer for a number of years and, in his second stint with the Hillview Police Department, he is serving as chief.

    But, recently, the Bullitt County Partners in Prevention named Hillview Police chief William Mahoney as its 2016 Partner or the Year at its annual member’s appreciation luncheon.

    The award was presented by PIP chairperson Sarah Smith, who also serves as the Bullitt County Public Schools Safe and Drug-Free Schools coordinator.

  • Two juveniles act like Grinch in MW thefts

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — There’s a Grinch every Christmas and, this year, he showed up in two minors to steal packages from porches.

    Two juveniles, both 15, were charged with theft by unlawful taking after taking packages off the porches of residents’ homes in the Bethel Branch neighborhood in Mount Washington.

    According to Det. Dan Kelty, the minors would wait until UPS, FedEx or USPS would drop off the package to see if anyone immediately picked it up.

    The total value of the items taken equaled less than $500.

  • Mt. Washington educators earn MAC grants from McDonald’s

     Bullitt County teachers have much more joy than usual to share with their students this holiday season. Four teachers throughout the county have been named recipients of a 2016 MAC Grant from McDonald’s® Restaurants of Kentuckiana.

    For the fourteenth consecutive year, Kentuckiana middle school teachers have shared their ideas on how to “Make Activities Count” in the classroom in hopes of receiving a McDonald’s MAC Grant.  

  • County will be part of national look at Dishons

     From the day of the mass search for a missing teenager to the final sentencing of the uncle who would admit heinous crimes against family members, there was probably only one media member who was there.

    At every one of the painful hearings. At the jury trial of another individual. At the press conferences when a family was desperately seeking help.

    Little did they, or the world, know that the person responsible for the death of Jessica Dishon in 1999 was also responsible for the sexual abuse of others, including family members.