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Today's News

  • Weekend effort aims to make waterways safer

     FRANKFORT — Boaters can feel safer during the upcoming holiday weekend as conservation officers with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources join other law enforcement agencies for Operation Dry Water June 30-July 2. 

    Operation Dry Water is a national campaign to educate the public about boating under the influence. The increased law enforcement presence around Kentucky’s lakes and rivers will serve as reminders for people not to boat impaired - the leading contributing factor in recreational boating deaths.

  • Plans tweaked for renovations to Bullitt Lick Middle School

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Plans were made, then plans were tweaked, and the plans will continue for the potentially-renovated Bullitt Lick Middle School.

    Scott Kremer, president of Studio Kremer Architects, discussed plan design upgrades with the Bullitt County Public School Board, with an effort to cut the plan’s cost.

    Superintendent Keith Davis said the current renovation designs would put the project an estimated $2.3 million over budget.

  • All-Star games in many sports this weekend

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – There will be All-Star games of just about every spectrum you can think of this weekend.

    On Saturday, the annual Kentucky High School Coaches’ Association Junior All-Star game will be played at Bellarmine University’s Knights’ Hall. There will be a pair of Bullitt County players taking part in the two games.

  • Two charged with drug user's death after distribution

     LOUISVILLE – Two Calvert City residents were charged by grand jury indictment this week with intentionally distributing U-4770 commonly known as U-4 or by its street name, “Pink”, a Schedule I controlled substance, to a person known as “T.M.” whose death and serious bodily injury resulted from the use of such substance, and serious bodily injury to K.M. resulted from the use of such substance announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Kentucky allergists pay to resolve false claims

     LOUISVILLE – Kentucky allergists Bruce Wolf and Kiro John Yun, have agreed to pay $740,578 to resolve alleged violations of the False Claims Act, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

    Wolf and Yun, P.S.C. (W&Y) is a medical practice group of otolaryngologists specializing in allergy, asthma and immunology with offices located in Bardstown, Elizabethtown and Leitchfield, Kentucky. The government alleged that W&Y submitted false claims when billing Medicare, TRICARE and the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP).

  • Team working on fire contract loses member at end of month

     CLERMONT — As the two parties grow closer to a contract agreement, there will be a new player on the Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District Board in July.

    Despite a request to reappoint current chairman Marty Brown, Bullitt Fiscal Court voted unanimously to appoint Frank Hettinger to the fire board.

    After several years of conflict, an agreement could happen within the next month on a contract between the fire district board and the Southeast Bullitt fire department board.

  • Dishon story to air on A&E

     A second show this year will tell the story of Jessica Dishon’s tragic death in 1999.

    A&E network will show another perspective of Dishon’s death at the age of 17.

    After years of no answers in the murder, the victim’s uncle, Stanley, was finally targeted as her killer.

    He would enter a guilty plea on sexual abuse charges for his actions against other individuals. He would enter a manslaughter charge in Dishon’s death.

    He would be sentenced to 18 years on the various charges.

  • Central’s Metcalf headed to Brescia for track

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Having friends in the right places can pay off in a lot of ways.

    That was certainly the situation for Bullitt Central track athlete Colton Metcalf this spring as a well-placed suggestion to Bresica University track coach Luke Stoffel got the ball rolling for Metcalf to join the Bearcats. The push came from former Lady Cougar track athlete Kassi Gilbert who was a freshman with the Brescia track team this past spring.

  • Local Democrats oppose DC shooting

     The following is a statement released by the Bullitt County Democratic Party following the shooting that occurred in Washington, DC, on the morning of June 14:

     

    The Bullitt County Democratic Party adamantly condemns the shooting of GOP US House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, Staffers and Police Officers this morning while playing baseball.

    Whatever the reason is behind this action, this type of violence is unacceptable. We ask for prayers for their healing.

     

    Rebekah Witherington

  • GOP wants investigation into dispatch

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — The Bullitt County Republican Party is asking for the resignation of the director of Central Dispatch or an internal review of the actions taken which lost access to NCIC information.

    After infractions by the Central Dispatch operations caused the Kentucky State Police to pull NCIC access to the county, Bullitt Fiscal Court turned over the operations to the sheriff’s office in April.

    The hope is that with the sheriff’s office in charge of the department, NCIC access will return in a more timely manner.