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Today's News

  • Langley knew early that he wanted to play at Spalding

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Unlike a lot of high school seniors, Bullitt East’s Mitchell Langley knew where he was going to college way back last fall.

    In fact, Langley recalls the exact day that he contacted Spalding University head coach Matt Downs and committed.

    “It was back on Oct. 8,” the outfielder recalled. “I never wavered from that.”

  • Man charged with assault in park

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A man has been charged with improper sexual contact with a woman on Monday evening in the Shepherdsville City Park.

  • Couple runs in all 120 counties after Bullitt dash

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Fourth of July celebrations aren’t just fireworks and hot dogs.

    For one Midway couple, this Independence Day was about celebrating the completion of a bucket list item the size of Kentucky.

    Ambrose and Karen Wilson ran in their 120th 5K in their 120th Kentucky county.

    Inspired by Lexington-based friend Liam McNealon, Ambrose, 66, and Karen, 59, teamed with their runner friends to complete the same task.

    “After he did it, we all just thought we should do it, too,” Debbie Biddle, 58, said.

  • BIG PURPLE... Drug awareness event Saturday

     PIONEER VILLAGE - If you have a loved one who is battling a drug addiction, or if you are personally battling an addiction, then The Big Purple Event is something to consider attending.

    The second annual event will take place Saturday, July 29, at the Zoneton Fire Station on Preston Highway.

    The event is co-hosted by the Bullitt Opioid Addiction Team (BOAT) along with Break the Chains of Addiction, a group formerly known as Walking for Wellness Bullitt County.

  • Officials look to tell story about county’s success

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When Kenny Hester brings in applicants for major jobs in his company, he finds there is a bit of a surprise.

    And the biggest surprise is the quality of the education system.

    “That’s a huge blessing,” said Hester.

    That was part of the discussion of the Bullitt County Economic Authority during a recent meeting.

    Not only did the discussion talk about the county’s strides, it also outlined several accomplishments highlighted in the  June edition of Southern Business Development magazine.

  • Summer fun at Bullitt East Soccer Camp

     Coming off the high school ‘dead period’ recently, Bullitt East hosted its annual summer soccer camp.

    This year, the four-day event was under the direction of girls’ soccer coach Steve Gentry who took the reins from boys’ head coach Mike Brangers.

    Gentry and his Lady Charger players had over 50 elementary and middle school age players despite some warm temperatures.

  • Unofficial results: Salem Speedway Summerfest 2017

     Unofficial Results: SUMMERFEST 2017 Presented by ACE Hardware of Salem, Salem Speedway - Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery - Salem, Indiana, July 22, 2017:

    LUCAS OIL GREAT AMERICAN STOCKS

    Fast Qualifier: Brian Bayer, 19.955

  • Fulton Co. jailer sentenced in detention center kickbacks scandal

     PADUCAH – Retired Fulton County Jailer Ricky Parnell was sentenced today in United States District Court by Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, to serve 97 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to the defraud Fulton County, Kentucky, citizens through kickbacks and inflated costs associated with the $3.3 million 2015 Fulton County Detention Center expansion, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. There is no parole in the federal prison system.

  • Students in Grades 6-8 Receiving Chromebooks this School Year

     To prepare middle school students for learning in the technology age for both college and their future, BCPS students in grades 6-8 are receiving Chromebooks for the 2017-2018 school year.

    Chromebooks are simply laptops that connect wirelessly to the Internet and used mainly web based applications including Google Classroom.

    District Technology Coordinator Jim Jackson described the value of adding more grades.

  • Pioneer Village has best budget ever

    PIONEER VILLAGE -- Gary Hatcher and several of the current council members can remember the days when money was tight.

    There was a tremendous debt to pay off from the 1996 tornado.

    But, over the years, city officials have taken necessary steps, sometimes painful ones, to put Pioneer Village in solid financial shape.

    As the Pioneer Village City Council considered the second reading of its 2017-18 budget, Hatcher proudly stated that 10 years ago, the coffers had $10,000 in the bank.