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Today's News

  • Importance of public health highlighted this week

     Who could have anticipated the far-reaching consequences of the 1845 removal of a water pump from a contaminated well in Soho Square, London England, by Dr. John Snow?

    With this simple intervention he halted an epidemic of cholera and proved the well to be the source of infection before the days of bacteriology. 

    This was the birth of public health.

    Kentucky’s own public health began in a similar manner in 1875 during a response to a yellow fever outbreak. 

  • First 15 months been busy in county attorney’s office

     I immediately set out to assemble a staff that would make any County Attorney envious.  With the help and cooperation of these employees, in 2015, the Bullitt County Attorney’s office has accomplished the following:

     

    CRIMINAL COURT

    •Assembled a team of experienced attorneys with 195 years of accumulated knowledge & experience in the practice of law to handle the traffic flow generated through this office.

  • Grand Jury hands down indictments on drug charges

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A Lebanon Junction couple has been indicted for drug-related charges, as well as putting their three children in danger.

    The Bullitt County Grand Jury indicted Jonathan Wayne Knauer and Kelly S. Hensley.

    They were each charged with complicity to possess a controlled substance, three counts of complicity to controlled substance endangerment to a child and three counts of abandonment of a minor.

    In addition, Knauer, 32, was indicted as a persistent felony offender.

  • Henry proud of doctorate, his work with students

     Doug Henry has earned a doctorate from the University of Phoenix for his successful defense of his dissertation, The Effect of Public Military Academies on Africa-American High School Graduation Rates in Chicago: A Delphi Study.

    Dr. Henry is an eighth grade social studies teacher at Bullitt Lick Middle School.

  • Staples making bid for even higher regional seed for ‘16

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Jacob Staples’ quest to return to the state tennis tournament may have gotten a boost last week.

    Bullitt East lost 4-1 to Manual but Staples recorded a quality victory.

    The senior defeated Luke Sheridan-Rabideau 2-6, 7-5, 1-0 (13-11).

    Sheridan-Rabideau was the fifth seed in the Sixth Region tennis tournament a year ago.

    Bullitt East coach Dustin Armstrong said that once Staples began to go after his opponent’s backhand, things turned in the Chargers’ favor.

  • Salem Speedway 2016 seasom kicks off April 10

     SALEM, Ind. – Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery kicks-off it’s 70th year of existence on Sunday, April 10th, with five-divisions sharing the famed racing facility for an afternoon of on-track action.

    The season opening event features the Lucas Oil Great American Stocks and Midwest Thunder Roadsters on the half-mile high banks, with the O’Reilly Auto Parts Pure Stocks, Salem Front Wheel Drive Stocks and Midwest Legends Cars competing on the quarter-mile infield oval.

  • BE’s Hinkley looking to fill slot at Kentucky Christian

    MOUNT WASHINGTON – Sometimes it is darkest before the dawn when it comes to college athletic recruiting.

    Just ask Bullitt East senior Kameron Hinkley.

    Since the end of his high school season, Hinkley had been hoping to catch on with Lindsey Wilson University. As with any recruiting for sports, there was some give and take, but in the end, Lindsey Wilson was waiting for other players to make decisions before they went all in on Hinkley.

    As it turned out, the other players came through and Lindsey Wilson could not offer anything to Hinkley.

  • BC’s Taylor signs to join St. Catharine bowling

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – There is nothing wrong with being aggressive when it comes to the recruiting game.

    Bullitt Central senior Dallas Taylor did just that recently when she got the ball rolling, so to speak, when she contacted St. Catharine bowling coach Larry Luvisi about joining his program.

    Luvisi was impressed and answered the email. That was all it took and recently Taylor made it all official, signing the papers to attend St. Catharine in a ceremony at Bullitt Central in front of her teammates, coaches and family.

  • Downey, Sharpe tabbed for more high school games

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Good basketball news keeps rolling in even if the season is already past.

    Downey to Play in Ohio-Kentucky Game

    North Bullitt senior Katie Downey, the Sixth Region Player of the Year, last week was invited to play in the 25th annual Ohio-Kentucky All-Star Basketball series. This year’s two games will be played at Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Kentucky on Saturday night.

    The girls’ game is set for 5:30 p.m. with the boys’ game to follow at 7:30 p.m.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning April 3, 2016

     Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so the information below is strictly of an advisory nature and is subject to change with no notice.

     

    Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night.  Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis.