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Today's News

  • Online hunter education registration goes statewide

     FRANKFORT – Online registration for Kentucky’s hunter education programs is now statewide.

    The new system, which was tested in various regions of the state last fall, will help speed up the delivery of hunter education cards to participants.

    “This is part of an overall effort by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources to improve services to the public,” said Jamie Cook, the agency’s mentor hunting coordinator. “Online registration makes the process much more efficient.”

  • Court affirms $11M judgment vs. city

     HILLVIEW - The state Court of Appeals has ruled that an $11 million verdict in favor of a local trucking company was correct.

    And, now, one of the attorneys for the company is looking for the city of Hillview officials to stand up after eight years and do what is right for his client.

    On Friday, the three-member panel of the Kentucky Court of Appeals issued its opinion affirming a Bullitt Circuit jury decision last year awarding Truck America Training and its owners James Carter and Deborah Carter a total of $11 million in damages.

  • Man pleads guilty to making threats to judicial facility

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - On a bright sunny Monday in October 2013, Robert J. Pronovost II had plenty of things he wanted to do.

    But one of them was not to go to prison.

    So, instead, he called into Bullitt County Central Dispatch on Oct. 21 and said that there was a weapon of mass destruction in the judicial center or the sheriff’s office.

    For a second time in a matter of months, buildings in the courthouse square were shut down and employees evacuated.

    On Thursday, Pronovost entered a guilty plea for his involvement in the incident.

  • SISTER ACT: Local girls get national attention for performance

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - What do you really see when you look into the mirror?

    Gracie Latkovski sees herself dancing ballet. Thanks to her sister, Quincy, so can everyone else.

    The sisters recently won at the JAMfest Super Nationals dance competition for their special performance, one that has gone worldwide through social media.

    The special dance shows a special bond between the sisters. It also shows that, despite Gracie’s physical condition, anyone can achieve anything if they believe it in their minds and hearts.

  • Senate tries to make government more efficient

     Although we did not have session on Monday due to the wintery weather conditions, the Senate continues to work on bills to make governmental processes more efficient, clean up statutes and save taxpayer money. 

    Off of the floor, the members and staff of the Majority Caucus have been busy reviewing the budget situation in preparation for the House’s budget bill. Although we do not have an actual piece of legislation to work with, we still anticipate certain requests and appropriations, and can be ready to work quickly when the bill comes out of the House.

  • Magical season ends in frustration for BE

     SHIVELY – Bullitt East’s magical season of rebuilding and reinvention went down to the final seconds on Monday against Pleasure Ridge Park in the championship game of the Class Act Boys’ Sixth Region Tournament at Valley High School.

  • Bearettes get the best of East in regional opener

     LOUISVILLE – Perhaps the Bullitt East Lady Chargers just shouldn’t play the third quarter in post-season games.

    For the second straight game, the red and gold were badly outplayed coming out of the halftime break and they paid for it each time. On Tuesday, it was Butler that turned the game around with a 26-11 run that included four three-pointers.

  • North takes the fight to Mercy, but comes up short

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Lady Eagles are flying under the radar no longer.

  • Hunt wants to eliminate waste, be a voice

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- If he was selecting a person to represent himself on Bullitt Fiscal Court, Bob Hunt would vote for someone with the ability to stand up for the people, be able to speak his mind and be able to work with others. 

  • Farmer's Market in Mount Washington earned state recognition for its events

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--Even though the growing season’s over, the Mount Washington Farmer’s Market is still continuing to reap benefits.

    Last month they were awarded runner up in the small category for the best farmer’s market in the state by the Kentucky Farmer’s Market Association.

    “I think it’s been an asset to our downtown district,” said Lori Puchino, market manager and director of the Main Street program.

     “I’m happy we were able to fill a need it seems the community had,” she said.