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Today's News

  • NB ‘s Andres headed to Midway for softball

     HEBRON ESTATES -- When Tripp Swisher saw Mary Andres play in the summer travel season, he saw someone who could play a variety of positions.

    He also saw someone who seemed to get along well with her teammates.

    And, he saw a player with a lot of potential.

    So when the Midway College softball coach made an offer, Andres was ready to sign on the dotted line.

    In making her decision, the senior at North Bullitt High had several things to consider.

  • New Hope expands as needs continue to grow

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Just like a growing family needs a bigger home, a growing center needs more space.

    For A New Hope Pregnancy Resource Center, the new space has provided new hopes for a larger outreach and a more professional feel.

    The nonprofit organization works to educate both women and men on pregnancy and provide resources to those who ask for it.

    Heading into its seventh year, A New Hope was previously housed in a home-turned-office off Highway 44 in Shepherdsville.

  • State Rep. Dan Johnson has died

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Just after posting a somber Facebook message, the Bullitt County sheriff's office discovered the body of state Rep. Dan Johnson Wednesday evening.

    Johnson, who learned on Monday of a renewed investigation into allegations of sexual molestation of a former church member, committed suicide, according to Bullitt County Sheriff Donnie Tinnell.

    The gun used in the incident has been recovered.

    The sheriff's office learned of the posting and began work to possibly locate Johnson through his cell phone around 6:30 p.m.

  • Hart Co. resident faces multiple drugs, firearms charges

     BOWLING GREEN – A Hart County, Kentucky, resident was charged today by grand jury indictment with intentionally possessing methamphetamine for the purpose of distribution, being a convicted felon in possession of multiple firearms and ammunition, and carrying a firearm during a drug trafficking crime announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman.

    Tonya Nickson, 42, of Cave City, was arrested at her home on July 27, 2017, by the Metcalf County Kentucky Sheriff’s Department and is currently out of custody on bond.

  • Beam to invest millions into warehouses; schools work

      CLERMONT — A major expansion is planned which could mean that up to 15 new warehouses would be built to store and age Jim Beam bourbon.

    The investment could be as much as $585 million.

    Normally, that would be a tremendous increase in taxable property assessments, which would mean high dollars for governmental agencies such as the school district.

    However, under an agreement with Bullitt Fiscal Court, the county will actually lease the property to Beam Suntory through an industrial revenue bond issue.

  • Teen charged in May 13 death of motorcyclist

     PIONEER VILLAGE -- On May 13, Aaron Jennette and a passenger Tiffany Banules were riding on his motorcycle westbound on John Harper Highway.

    It was around 11:15 p.m. when Jennette was stopped to make a left-hand turn into Running Creek Drive in Bullitt County.  He was struck from behind by a vehicle driven by Michelle Wyatt.

  • BC reaches 4-0, but can’t make it to 5-0

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Only one thing went right for the Bullitt Central Cougars on Friday when the maroon and gray played host to an undefeated Collegiate squad.

    Fortunately, the one good thing for the Cougars on Friday was that they won the game, moving to 4-0 to start the season. Still, while it was a win, it wasn’t pretty as Bullitt Central claimed a 48-36 victory.

    First, the 48 points scored by the Cougars was 11 fewer than they had scored in any of the three previous contests.

  • TWO local state champs crowned

     LEXINGTON —  Bullitt County cheerleaders took Lexington by storm on Saturday.

    Local squads came home with two state Kentucky High School Athletic Association championships.

    In the All-Girls Super division, Bullitt East repeated as state champions as the squad defeated 10 other teams.

    In the Co-ed ‘A’ division, Bullitt Central won it’s first state championship since 2013 with the title over 12 other teams. Bullitt Central was a state runner-up last season. 

  • Lady Eagles fall from the ranks of the undefeated

     HEBRON ESTATES -- Following a 4-0 start, the North Bullitt Lady Eagles fell from the ranks of the undefeated on Saturday as they dropped a tough 59-51 decision to Perry County Central.

    The fourth straight win to open the season came on Friday when the green and gold traveled to Dixie Highway and recorded a 66-41 win over Sixth Region rival Holy Cross.

  • Barnes House needs your help

     About a week ago, I wrote another editorial about that old yellow house in Mount Washington at risk of destruction (formerly referred to as “the Barnes house”.)

    Unlike the first one I wrote back in September urging residents to care about the house, this one criticized the mayor and city council for, well, not caring.

    There is a group of residents, largely composed of the Mount Washington Historical Society, working to raise the necessary funds to ensure the city keeps a bit of its character in its downtown area.