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Today's News

  • Ex-teacher indicted again on sex charges

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Just two weeks after charges were dismissed against a former Bullitt Central High teacher, Crystal D. Chappell is once again facing six felony allegations.

    When Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress dismissed the six charges of third-degree rape on July 14, defense attorneys Karen Faulkner and Julie Kaelin knew that there was a good possibility that the allegations would again be considered by the grand jury panel.

    On Tuesday, the grand jury issued an indictment on six counts of rape.

  • Leave it to Beavers to Cause Problems for Homeowners: Residents suffer damage due to pesky invaders

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- The beaver population in Mount Washington has caused local homes to suffer.

    Kay Stansberry, who has lived in her house across from the Woodlake subdivision in Mount Washington for six years, has had two trees knocked over by beavers in the past month.

    Her husband first noticed the smaller trees deeper in their land had been chewed on, but didn’t see any harm until a pear tree went down. A few weeks later, a cherry tree closer to the couple’s house was targeted.

  • East golfers make run at own tourney title

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Finishing with four scores in the 70s normally means great things during a high school golf match.

    While certainly not disappointed with the opening results of the seasons, the Bullitt East Chargers found they still have some work to do this season after shooting an impressive 303 in The Charger Open Presented by Schmid Funeral Home only to finish 11 strokes behind Franklin County for the top spot overall.

  • Area schools think alike with new football schedules

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Happy Halloween.

    If it seems like a good idea to a few, then others will follow suit.

    That was how the three high area high schools approached football scheduling under the new alignment that goes into affect starting this season.

  • Former lending company owner guilty of fraud

     LOUISVILLE - The former owner of an Orange County, California mortgage lending company pleaded guilty to bank fraud today, in U.S. District Court, for devising a scheme to defraud National City Bank of $12,744,678 of money under its control, by submitting fraudulent funding requests for nonexistent mortgage loans announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Former high school football coach faces further child porn charges

     LOUISVILLE - A Louisville man previously employed by a parochial high school located in Jefferson County, Kentucky, as a high school teacher and assistant coach with the school’s athletics department, was charged in a felony Information, filed on July 31, 2015, with violating child exploitation laws, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • East hosts volleyball camp then gets down to business

     Before getting down to business with their own practices this summer, the Bullitt East Lady Charger volleyball team recently hosted a camp for young players in the area.

    For two nights the elementary and middle school players worked on fundamentals and played games under the direction of Bullitt East head coach Ed Fisher and the members of his team.

    After conducting the camp, Bullitt East got down to business with practice for the upcoming season. This past weekend the team played in the Bluegrass State Games in Lexington.

  • Action doesn’t stop even when the Sports Editor goes on summer vacation

     SHEPHERDSVILLE –Back and ready for action!

    That is the feeling here as the Sports Editor is back from vacation and ready for the fall sports season to begin for the area high schools.

    Actually, the high school golf season started on Friday with Bullitt East hosting the Charger Open at Heritage Hill Golf Course. You can see the results from that event in Wednesday’s edition.

  • HELPING CASA

     The Mount Washington Lions Club presents another check to the Bullitt County Court Appointed Special Advocates program.

    The local club has made a habit to annually support the organization that provides assistance and guidance to children who are in the court system.

    CASA salutes the Mount Washington Lions Club for its continued assistance.

  • Holiday celebration

     When the Mount Washington AARP chapter gathered for its July meeting, there was plenty of explosive excitement.

    From fancy July 4 attire to some dancing in St. Francis Xavier to some singing by Jonathan Rideout, it was a festive time.

    The local AARP chapter meets on the first Thursday of each month at St. Francis.