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Today's News

  • SELF-DEFENSE: Life-saving skills on display

     HILLVIEW — There’s no re-dos in real life. When faced in a dangerous situation, there is often only one opportunity to get free. That’s where knowing what moves to rely on comes in handy.

    To Louisville Metro Police Officer Allan Manganello, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu offers the best options.

    “As an officer, I wanted to know techniques that were sure-fire ways to help me and my partner,” he said.

    Having studied martial arts growing up, Manganello began studying Gracie Jiu-Jitsu 25 years ago.

  • Request made to extend time to sell alcohol in county seat

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- For a small business owner, losing a potential revenue stream of $31,000 is a tough pill to swallow.

    But that is what Tom Chamberlain, owner of Lights Out Bar and Grill, estimates he has lost due to the current selling hours for alcohol.

    The current alcohol sales stop at midnight on Friday and Saturday and start at 2 p.m. on Sundays.

  • Voice of Baseball: Former Bullitt County man preserves sport’s history

     MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The golden tones of Major League Baseball have played an intregal role in the sport’s rich history.

    Most fans know the names that lend their voice to the unique branch of Americana: Vin Scully, Marty Brenneman, Mel Allen… and Curt Hart.

    Maybe you haven’t heard of Curt Hart, or at least not in a baseball sense, but the former Bullitt County resident currently plays an integral part in maintaining baseball’s rich history.

  • AAA offers traffic safety tips for the “Great American Eclipse”

     Interest in the biggest coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in the U.S. has been growing leading up to the big event on Monday, August 21st!

    Fourteen states -- from Oregon to South Carolina -- lie in the “totality zone”, a 70-mile-wide, 3,000-mile-long arc where the moon will appear to completely blot the sun.  With all the buzz surrounding this celestial event, AAA East Central cautions those seeking an ideal location to view the eclipse to be mindful of traffic congestion and distracted driving. 

  • Lakes’ summer piano recital success

     On July 31, 2017, Shirley Lakes presented her annual summer piano recital at Vine Hill Baptist Church in Clermont.

    Volunteers participating included: Allie Montgomery, Mattie Montgomery, Anna Burmley, Maddie O’Brien, Van Huff, Malia Christman, Kaleb Farris, Jacob Greenwell, Hannah Simpson, Brian Simpson, Isabella Cape, Anthony Lichtsteiner, Jazmin Colville, Christel Scholtz, Lilah Cash, Emily Bickel, Tatum St. Clair, Rachel Hasty, Hannah Hatfield, Rich Higgs, Travis Ray, Riley Delk and Caroline McCrorey.

  • Hospital real priority for Bullitt County

     I have heard from many constituents throughout Bullitt County and the western portion of Jefferson County concerned that we do not have a hospital in our district, and I share that concern. 

    Bullitt County, currently at a population of 80,000 people, is projected to grow to a population of over 100,000 people in the next ten years. 

    The county is the fastest-growing in our state, and yet, we do not have a hospital in the vicinity to serve these ever-growing needs. 

  • Youth football set to start 46th season on Saturday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Sometimes change is good, but there are also times where staying the course is the best option.

    That is the way that long-time Greater Bullitt County Youth Football League president Joe Downs sees the 2017 campaign. Major changes have been put on the back burner while small tweaks in what was working have moved forward.

    This is Downs’ 13th year at the helm of the county-wide league that has nine individual programs that conduct not only football games, but also oversee cheerleading and dance teams.

  • Football kicks-off this weekend

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Friday Night Lights will kick off with a full slate of three games this weekend for the area high school teams.

    The only team playing at home is Bullitt East and they will play host to Butler on Friday at 7:30 p.m. The Bears posted a 4-7 record a year ago, losing to Lexington Lafayette in the first-round of the Class 6-A play-offs. Butler replaces Eastern, the team that Bullitt East opened with each of the two previous seasons.

  • Convicted felon sentenced for carrying firearm

     LOUISVILLE – A convicted felon was sentenced in United States District Court today, by Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, to 51 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release, for unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • McCracken Co. attorney guilty of defrauding clients

     PADUCAH – A licensed Kentucky attorney pleaded guilty in United States District Court today, before Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, to various charges including devising a scheme to defraud numerous clients of insurance settlements totaling at least $550,000 announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.