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Today's News

  • Maryland brothers guilty of lottery scam wire fraud

     BOWLING GREEN – Two Maryland brothers pleaded guilty to multiple counts of wire fraud in United States District Court this week before District Judge Greg N. Stivers, announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman.  Victims were contacted by email and telephone and told that they had won a lottery, but needed to pay money up front to receive their winnings.

  • Nichols’ Allen awarded grant to attend literacy conference

     Nichols Elementary School Reading Recovery/Read to Achieve teacher Heather Brewer Allen has been awarded a $1,000 grant to attend the 2018 Reading Recovery Council of North America K-6 National Literacy Conference Feb. 17-20 in Columbus, OH.

  • Thornsberry steps down at Nelson County

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – After two years at Nelson County High School as the head football coach, former Bullitt East player and assistant coach Kenny Thornsberry recently stepped down from that position.

    It was a pair of very tough years for Thornsberry and the Cardinal program as they lost 19 straight games before winning the final game of this season, beating Marion County 26-6. The program struggled with low participation numbers in both of Thornsberry’s seasons.

  • Plenty of fun events to tackle in winter

     2018 is off to a cold, wintery start. 12 days so far where the high has been BELOW freezing. Definitely not my kind of traveling weather, and I am willing to bet not yours either. To make the most of the winter months let me recommend some books, cds and dvds for your enjoyment. Plus if you got gift cards for Christmas you might be able to put them toward picking up these true entertainment gems. 

  • LJ Junction officials asked to look at sidewalk between school, library

     LEBANON JUNCTION -- When the Lebanon Junction branch library was constructed over seven years ago, there was talk about finding a safe way for children to visit.

    Primarily, the talk was about building a sidewalk along Preston Highway from Lebanon Junction Elementary to the new library.

    The talk settled down and the project was not pursued.

    However, Tobee Taylor would like the sidewalk talk to be revised.

    A long-time library system employee, Taylor is now working out of the Lebanon Junction branch.

  • Painting Angels

     Just in time for the holiday season, a host of angels arrived in Shepherdsville during a painting night at the community center.

    Hosted by the Bullitt County Arts Council, teacher Cindy Rayhill, as well as Patsy Karr, Debbie Karr Shaw, LaVerne Arkenberg and Monica Rixman, guided over 20 local residents to explore their creative side and paint their own autumn-inspired angel. Each painter experimented with different colors and preferences, adding their own spin to each piece. The result was a host of colorful angels, each as unique as the painter.

  • Financing approved for radio project

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — With fiscal court approving a project to modernize its emergency radio communications system, the next step is how to fund the $4.5 million project.

    That answer was secured Tuesday and came with a savings of nearly $400,000 over the life of the 10-year financing.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court approved a financing package with Chase Bank for $4.6 million.

    Magistrate Gary Lawson recommended the county talk with Joe Lakofka, a financial adviser with Ross, Sinclair & Associates, to look at financing options on the project.

  • Teen indicted on two counts of rape against fellow students

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A student who attended Bullitt East High School has been indicted by the grand jury on two counts of rape.

    Kenneth Wayne Monarch, 18, of Shepherdsville, was recently indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury for rape charges.

    According to the indictment, Monarch allegedly had sexual intercourse through the use of force on Oct. 8, 2017, and Oct. 31, 2017.

    There were separate victims in each case.

  • Lawsuit filed against BCSD over failure of sewer plant

     HILLVIEW  -- When the Hunters Hollow treatment plant exploded, a pair of companies were brought in by Bullitt Utilities to maintain sewer service to 700-plus customers.

    When Bullitt Utilities told the state Public Service Commission that it could no longer provide service, Bullitt County Sanitation District was brought in as a receiver to the abandoned system.

    Now, Bullitt County Sanitation is being sued by the bankruptcy estate of Bullitt Utilities for breach of contract.

  • SNOW and ICE

     Winter has already sent cold weather to the county but on Friday it sent a little snow.

    While city, county and state workers were clearing streets on Saturday, it was a time for some sledding at the Shepherdsville City Park.

    Bullitt County Public Schools closed on Friday and again on Tuesday due to the severe weather (Monday was closed for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday).

    The cold snap will continue throughout the week, with temperatures in the single digits mid-week, accompanied by wind chills below zero.