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Today's News

  • Bengals avenge regular season loss to beat PG for PeeWee title

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The Old Mill Bengals avenged a long losing streak to their Mount Washington rivals on Saturday as they turned the tables on a regular season loss and beat the Pleasant Grove Dolphins 27-18 for the PeeWee Division title in the Greater Bullitt County Youth Football League.

    The two teams came into the event with the top two seeds. Pleasant Grove was the top team after going through the regular season without a loss while the Bengals were the second-seeded squad.

  • A story about Mary Garrett

     Mary Melvina Garrett grew up in a military family, the daughter   of Waller Lunsford and Sarah Davis Garrett.  

    She was one of seven siblings.  She was born in 1832 in Kentucky.  Her father and mother were born in Virginia. 

    Her father, Waller Lunsford was born in 1793 in Essex Co., and her mother Sarah was born in 1794.  Waller’s parents were William Garrett and Elizabeth Taylor, both of Essex Co., Virginia.

  • Church shootings lead to step being taken locally

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A recent mass shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, wasn’t the first such event to occur in a house of worship.

    In fact, because of the number of shootings taking place in churches over recent years, safety precautions are being taken to keep congregations as safe as possible and discourage similar situations.

    For local church leaders, it means determining a fine line of adequate security measures at each location.

  • Woman faces murder charge

     PIONEER VILLAGE — A woman is dead and another has been charged for her murder in a DUI accident on Friday evening.

    According to Det. Jeff Carter of the Pioneer Village Police Department, Stephanie Lynn Coy, 35, of Shepherdsville, has been charged with murder, three counts of wanton endangerment, leaving scene of accident, assault and driving under the influence.

    Around 8 p.m. on Friday evening, a vehicle driven by Coy struck another near the intersection of Pioneer Trail and Preston Highway.

  • Rape case sent to grand jury for more consideration

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Two counts of rape against an 18-year-old will now be sent to the Bullitt County Grand Jury for possible indictment.

    But the attorney for Kenneth Wayne Monarch said that the public shouldn’t rush to judge his client as there is much more information yet to be discovered on the case.

    Bullitt District Judge Rebecca Ward found probable cause in a hearing on Monday to waive the two counts of rape to the grand jury.

  • Educators pose many questions; legislators have few answers

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  -- The current pension discussions in Frankfort have raised more questions than answers.

    And, before a crowd of around 250 educators, that was the message delivered by two members of the state House of Representatives.

    State Rep. Russell Webber and state Rep. Dan Johnson took questions during a forum sponsored by the Bullitt County Education Association.

    (State Rep. James Tipton, who was in a caucus meeting in Frankfort, and state Sen. Dan Seum were not present.)

  • Bullitt County gets high marks for role in JCTC success

     In a world of change in the post-secondary education field, Bullitt County is still a strong community.

    At least, in the eyes of the president of Jefferson Community and Technical College.

    Dr. Ty Handy was the keynote speaker at the recent Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce annual dinner.

    With 12,000 students enrolled in JCTC classes, the biggest growth remains in the dual credit courses.

    High school students take courses that will fulfill their graduation requirements, as well as earn college credits.

  • Title game truly Golden for undefeated East

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  — Coming into the championship game for the A Division of the Greater Bullitt County Youth Football League, veteran head coach Joe Sohm knew it would take a perfect game to defeat the unbeaten East Gold.

    Sohm was right as the East Gold rolled to a 30-6 victory in the finale of championship Saturday.

    On its first drive, the Gold marched 79 yards in 11 plays, taking over six minutes off the clock.

  • Vikings prove inches do matter in winning B title

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Who says a game can’t be determined by inches?

    Depending on which sideline you may have been rooting for on Saturday, the B division championship of the Greater Bullitt County Youth Football League may go down as one of the best battles of all time.

    The Cedar Grove Vikings scored on the opening kickoff and its defense had to stop the Pleasant Grove Dolphins on an extra point to secure the 7-6 victory.

    In between  the two scores, the defenses reigned supreme.

  • Knights sign Scott who will miss senior season

      MOUNT WASHINGTON – Bullitt East senior Kathleen Scott was all smiles on Wednesday during a ceremony in the school’s Media Center in which she signed to play basketball for the Bellarmine University Lady Knights.

    It had been late in her junior season that Scott had committed to coach Chancellor Dugan’s program.

    In fact, all Bellarmine had to do was offer and Scott was on-board.

    “When they asked, I knew,” the senior said following the signing ceremony. “I thought it was the best fit for me.”