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Today's News

  • Real Santa to deliver despite fake news

     Will he or won’t he?

    That was the question on the minds of most Americans as word began to spread that Santa Claus may skip the country this year during his annual Christmas gift-giving visit.

    A statement by Claus, through his attorney, Ixnay Heimerdinger, was officially released through the North Pole newspaper, the Kringler.

    In the statement, Claus said that negative actions by the United States of America in 2017 weren’t the only reasons there could be a country-wide naughty list.

  • Special 49th District election set for Feb. 20

     FRANKFORT — Voters in the 49th District of the state House of Representatives will have an opportunity to go to the polls on Feb. 20.

    The special election will be needed to fill the vacancy left by the recent death of state Rep. Dan Johnson.

    The deadline for the Republican and Democratic Party officials to announce a candidate to place on the ballot will be Jan. 2 at 4 p.m.

    Independent candidates can also file by that date with the required number of signatures.

  • Cheerleading is all the rage in Bullitt County

      SHEPHERDSVILLE – Rivalries are great things.

    More than anything, they set a bar for others to emulate. Sometimes one rival raises another. Other times two rivals push each other to the top.

    Make no mistake about it, Bullitt Central and Bullitt East are rivals when it comes to cheerleading. But the two programs have done it the right way. They don’t fight and scrap. Instead, they support each other.

  • Former Marion Co. resident guilty on multiple marijuana charges

     LOUISVILLE  – United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman today announced the guilty plea, by John Robert Boone, in United States District Court, before Senior Judge Charles R. Simpson III, to a single count of a Superseding Information on December 19, 2017.

    John Robert Boone a/k/a Johnny Boone, formerly of Marion County, Kentucky, has remained in the custody of the United States Marshals Service after being deported from Montreal, Canada in April of 2017.

  • Office of Highway Safety, KSP reminds motorists to ‘plan a ride’ this holiday season

      FRANKFORT – The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) and Kentucky State Police (KSP) is reminding motorists to be responsible behind the wheel as the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign continues through Jan. 1, 2018.

  • 10 seek superintendent’s job

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - A search committee is now in place to help select the next superintendent of Bullitt County Public Schools.

    Phil Eason, superintendent services representative with the Kentucky Association of School Administrators (KASA), said 10 applications were collected for the position, all of them from Kentucky, including three with previous superintendent experience.

    A screening committee was organized, featuring seven members to help select the best candidates from the applications based on the board’s suggested criteria.

  • Council gives OK to gravel lot despite hefty price tag

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The Shepherdsville City Council put into its budget a project to gravel a vacant lot off Second Street.

    However, with a projected $577,000 hit from increased city contributions to the retirement fund, councilman Mike Hibbard felt there might be a little more consideration before spreading the rock for a parking lot.

    “It’s a matter of priorities,” said Hibbard. “There might be something more pressing at the time.”

    The gravel work would be around $200,000.

  • Judge quickly dismisses drug charges

     SHEPHERDSVILLE --  It took less than a minute for prosecutor Doug McCann to announce that drug charges against five men would be dismissed without prejudice.

    While that means that future charges could be imposed, Glen Fleming wasn’t worried.

    He knew he did nothing wrong.

    Bullitt District Judge Jennifer Porter accepted the dismissal of charges against Fleming and four other men.

    There were plenty of hugs in the hallway as Fleming had over two dozen supporters in the courtroom.

  • Holiday Season 2017

     Family Day Ministries recently sent its final truckload of items for those in the Houston area who suffered from floods earlier this year.

    The relief effort started shortly after the flood hit.

    By the time the final M&M Cartage trailer left the Shepherdsville church, over $30,000 worth of new items were sent just in time for Christmas.

  • Lady Cougars grab elusive first win on Friday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- In high school basketball there are no ugly wins and no beautiful losses. The final score decides a winner and loser.

    Through the first three weeks of the 2017-18 season, the final scores have not been kind for the Bullitt Central Lady Cougars. The team had lost it’s first five games with each of the defeats coming by at least double-digit margins.