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Today's News

  • Election filing deadline next Tuesday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The calendar is quickly nearing the filing deadline for candidates seeking office in 2018.

    Less than a week remains until the Tuesday, Jan. 30, deadline in the county clerk’s office. No paperwork will be accepted after 4 p.m.

    As the deadline approaches, a few more names have jumped into the various elections.

    COUNTY RACES

    The top race on the ticket remains the quest for Bullitt County Judge/Executive.

    Incumbent Melanie Roberts is being challenged by Jerry Summers.

  • Four indicted for separate sex-related incidents

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Four individuals have been indicted for unrelated sex offenses involving victims who were minors.

    Leonard L. Corbin has been indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury on the charges of rape in the first degree and two counts of sexual abuse.

    According to the indictment, between April 9, 2016, and July 12, 2017, Corbin allegedly had sexual intercourse with a minor less than 12 years of age.

    During that same period, he subjected the same victim to sexual contact.

  • BE girls split two in mid-season ‘scrimmages’

     LOUISVILLE – Can high school basketball teams play ‘scrimmages’ in the middle of the season?

    Technically the answer is no, at least not in Kentucky. But, after not playing a game for 21 days, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers treated two games last weekend in the Raatz Fence/O’Shea’s Basketball Classic at Mercy Academy pretty much as glorified scrimmages as the red and gold worked to get back into game shape.

    The results were positive as Bullitt East split the two games against top-level competition.

  • Chargers have a tough weekend

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – After not playing for nine days due to inclement weather, the Bullitt East Chargers finally got to play at home over the weekend, but the results were a pair of tough losses.

    Back early in the season, the Chargers had some trouble winning the close games, losing to Kentucky Country Day and Waggener by two and seven points, respectively. However, over the holidays, the team seemed to correct that problem, winning five of seven contests decided by eight points or less.

  • Hillview police contracted to provide help in Fox Chase

     FOX CHASE - Police protection in a city without a police department can lead to issues.

    The City of Fox Chase recently employed constable James Scrogham to perform speed patrols within city limits.

    However, mayor Owen Taylor announced that Scrogham was resigning his duties due to health issues.

    Taylor informed the city council that an agreement was reached with the city of Hillview, allowing its police department to provide patrols within Fox Chase.

  • Salt Salon brings a little bit of Florida back to MW business

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— A new top-notch salon and spa in Mount Washington hopes to save their neighbors a trip to Louisville when a looking for a day of relaxation.

    Located in Suite 300 at 327 Eastbrooke Pointe Drive, Salt Salon and Spa offers everything from haircuts to facials to permanent makeup, co-owner Maryanne Newkirk-Salleng said.

  • CHEER FUN FOR ALL AGES

     It is the season for cheer competitions.

    Recently, several local teams competed in the Battle of the Bows in southern Indiana.

    Members of the Cheer Bling Sports Ministry team competed.

  • NICHOLS PROVES TO BE A CUT ABOVE

     NICHOLS - They were all wigging out at Nichols Elementary, but for a good cause.

    Two teachers, two students, and two relatives all had their long hair cut as donations for Locks of Love, an organization devoted to making wigs for young people dealing with cancer.

    Also, the school collected donations for the annual Bullitt County Relay for Life with a contest between teacher Amy Ferrell and and volunteer coordinator Cheri Mattingly.

  • Four finalists named in hunt for next school superintendent

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The field has been narrowed from 10 to four candidates in the hunt for the next superintendent for the Bullitt County Public School System.

    The school board released the names as part of its January meeting on Monday night.

    Two of the candidates are very familiar with the local district and two candidates are from out in the state.

    Those named as finalists include:

    *Becky Sexton, who is currently the assistant superintendent for support services. She is a long-time employee of the district.

  • Cheering against the odds

     SHEPHERDSVILLE— On a Friday night in the fall, she’s on the sideline getting the crowd excited about the game on the field.

    That doesn’t mean she shouldn’t be excited for herself, either.

    Bullitt Central junior Kirsten Mitchell looks like a normal cheerleader on game day but she’s a cheerleader with the odds stacked against her.

    Mitchell was born with cystic fibrosis: a genetic disease that targets the lungs, making it difficult to breath and leaves the person prone to lung infections.