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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Male pulls away late to beat East in final

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – The Queen of the Commonwealth Tournament last week at Bullitt East got just the final everyone was expecting, but a hot-shooting Male squad pulled away late to record a 74-53 victory over the host team to claim the tallest trophy.

    Just three weeks earlier, Bullitt East had traveled to Preston Highway and played the state’s pre-season number five squad to within an 81-78 final.

  • Lady Eagles lose the battle to illness at BE tourney

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – A virus that moved through the North Bullitt Lady Eagle basketball team side-tracked any hopes the squad had of making a strong showing in the Queen of the Commonwealth Tournament at Bullitt East.

    Already facing a loaded bracket of teams, the Lady Eagles had absolutely no chance in Monday’s opening game of the 16-team event when the illness sidelined North Bullitt’s two best players – senior Lauren Deel and junior Hailey Free.

  • Christmas at Pleasant Grove Elementary

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—Pleasant Grove Elementary had no shortage of singing and dancing and wishing to Christmas to be near at their annual Sweets with Santa event.

    Santa landed his sleigh in the library to provide a photo opportunity for grandparents everywhere.

    Students were able to buy Christmas gifts in the Santa shop while local booths filled the lobby for the parents. 

  • Ugly Sweaters at Nichols

     One of the more unusual Christmas traditions has made its way to Nichols Elementary this year.

    The school hosted an ugly Christmas sweater day as part of a week-long celebration of the holiday season.

    Many students and staff brought out their best - or their worst - in seasonal garments.

    Some wore Christmas ties, while others created their own homemade sweaters and shirts.

    Some sweaters were actually nice, but some were as ugly as could be. Either way, spirits were high and fun was had by all.