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Today's News

  • AG indicts online computer store owner

    Attorney General Jack Conway and his Office of Consumer Protection today announced that the owner of an online computer and electronics store has been indicted on four counts of theft by deception less than $10,000, three counts of theft by deception less than $500, and a persistent felony offender charge.

    A Russell County grand jury returned the indictment on 32-year-old Jonas L. Snow Monday morning.

  • Indiana man pleads guilty in exploitation case

     FRANKFORT - Attorney General Jack Conway and Jefferson County Commonwealth’s Attorney Tom Wine today announced that an Indiana man has pleaded guilty to 20 felony counts related to the selling of pre-need caskets, grave markers, and burial vaults to multiple Jefferson County residents.

  • College, board trying to get on same page for facility

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - You can’t have a winning team if everyone is not on the same game plan.

    For members of the Bullitt County Education Foundation and officials with the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, the time to regroup and discuss the local situation will come on Friday.

    A recent meeting of the local education foundation, which is taking steps to generate a way to build a community college campus, turned a bit acrimonious.

  • Longest day of play set for Friday at Hillview center

     HILLVIEW - With the most daylight, June is the month to be physically active outdoors.

    The Bullitt County Coalition for Recreation, Education and Wellness (C.R.E.W.) believes that, hosting its third annual Longest Day of Play event.

    This year’s play date is Friday, June 27, 5-8 p.m. at the Hillview Community Center.

    C.R.E.W. director Daniel Crum said the community center’s location gives the event an indoor option in case of inclement weather.

  • Trio of local players compete in Coaches’ East/West Junior All-Star contests

     LOUISVILLE - A trio of Bullitt County players took part Saturday in The Kentucky High School Basketball Coaches Association East/West Junior All-Star Game at Bellarmine University.

    The game matched some of the top seniors-to-be from the Fifth and Sixth Regions against their counterparts from the Seventh and Eighth Regions.

    In the girls’ game, North Bullitt players Rachel Badgett and Megan Goeing got the call to start the third quarter as their West team went on a 25-7 run that reversed a 29-28 halftime deficit.

  • Repairs for high school tracks still a hot topic

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - You can’t have track without field.

    And you can’t have field without track.

    Members of the Bullitt County Public School Board listened to the latest estimates on bringing the three track and field facilities up-to-par.

    The problem is that estimates presented by Steven Ward of Studio Kremer Architects were missing a piece of the puzzle.

    Ward told members that the challenge with the existing high school tracks was that there was existing surface cracks and other damage that must be fixed.

  • Budget worries must be talked about earlier in process

     It is like studying for a final exam. You knew the date months ago when you received the syllabus from the teacher. 

    Yet, you procrastinate.

    Procrastination is pretty common. Writers do it all the time.

    However, when you are an elected official who is in charge of the taxpayers’ purse strings, procrastination can be an ugly thing. 

    More than anything, it can be very unpredictable.

  • Budget showdown set for Wednesday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The budgetary clock is counting down for Bullitt County officials.

    With a deadline of Monday, June 30, looming for passage of a budget, county officials will gather on Wednesday.

    On the table is a $22.7 million budget.

    Magistrates, who have traditionally provided changes in advance of the final reading, offered nothing concrete at the June 17 regular meeting.

    Magistrate Bob Hunt, who said he would have his changes in by the June 11 deadline, said he had none.

  • Bullitt County Welcome Center claims title

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When the hundreds of thousands of people who drive through Bullitt County every year need to make that stop in their trip, you want to make a good first impression.

  • Smoking ban snuffed out

    FRANKFORT -- Years ago, the Bullitt County Health Department staff knew that something must be done to combat the affects of smoking and second-hand smoke in the community.