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Today's News

  • Teen arrested for alleged rapes

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- An 18-year-old senior at Bullitt East High School is currently in the Bullitt County Detention Center on a pair of $100,000 cash bonds.

    Kenneth Wayne Monarch, 18, was charged on Thursday with two counts of first-degree rape.

    The alleged assaults on the two teenage girls did not happen on school property, according to Det. Scotty McGaha of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office.

    But the investigation continues to determine if there are more victims.

  • Council will get look at findings in special audit within week

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  -- Within the next few days, city officials might get a peak at the findings from an accounting firm hired to do a more extensive inspection at the 2015-16 fiscal year.

    Carol Richards, a member of the committee working on the audit of the Shepherdsville books, said that his contact with the accounting firm of Jones Nale and Mattingly led him to understand that the city council would get a copy of the findings by Nov. 13.

  • Cougars have a chance to face the best Friday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – You can’t beat the best if you don’t play the best.

    That is the mantra the Bullitt Central Cougars will take into Friday’s Class 3-A, Region 2 semi-final when they travel to northern Kentucky to take on Covington Catholic, the top-ranked team in the state in many polls no matter the classification and that includes Trinity and St. Xavier.

  • Four arrested in separate incidents

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Four individuals now face charges, all related to drug or alcohol offenses.

    On Nov. 1, the Shepherdsville Police Street Crimes unit stopped a vehicle on a traffic violation. The driver, Clifton Rowland, 37, of Shepherdsville, was operating on a suspended license. Further inspection of the vehicle found two syringes and a small baggy with a residue inside. The suspect stated it was either heroin or methamphertamine.

  • Hebron Estates motorists have smoother sailing with no debt

     HEBRON ESTATES  -- The bill has been paid for recent paving work.

    The Hebron Estates City Commission approved spending over $156,000 with Hall Contracting to do resurfacing work on Burkland Boulevard and several other spots.

    That work has been done and the payment from the road fund and general fund has been made.

    During the October meeting of the city commission, little was on the agenda.

    Pioneer Village police chief D.J. Reynolds reported that very few speeding tickets had been given to students racing to get to school.

  • Traffic stop results in drug arrest

    SHEPHERDSVILLE  — The Streets Crime Unit of the Shepherdsville Police Department has been busy.

    On Oct. 26, a traffic stop was conducted in the 200 Block of North Joe B. Hall Avenue.

    K9 Diego was present and indicated on the vehicle.

    A search led officers to find methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

    Dustin Stinnett, 24, of Litchfield, was arrested on charges of trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.

  • Aloha Coffeehouse opens its doors

     HILLVIEW—As the weather gets colder, a coffeehouse in Hillview provides an oasis retreat.

    Aloha Coffeehouse, located at 5219 Mount Washington Road, offers an assortment of lattes, frappes, hot and iced teas, desserts, sandwiches and snacks.

    “We have some really cool specialty drinks,” owner Brittney Wilkerson said. 

  • Hillview Operation Santa receives check

    The Hillview Operation Santa program recently received a significant contribution.

    Joey Hutchins of Dents, Dings and Colors presented Terri Bohannon and Mayor Jim Eadens with a check for $1,000.

    The money will go to help fund Operation Santa. Each holiday season, over 400 food baskets and toys are distributed to less fortunate families in northern Bullitt County.

    The organization also does things to help families throughout the year.

    Dents, Dings and Colors is located off Bells Mill Road.

  • Happy Halloween!

     There was plenty of fun activities over the past week as Halloween was celebrated all over the county. Zoneton Fire Department hosts its annual event. This youngster enjoyed the festivities at Little Flock Baptist Church. A little fun and games at the Wall Street Park in Lebanon Junction. And this young man was seeking candy at Mount Washington Firehouse.

     

    For more pictures from throughout the county, click here

  • Top-ranked Cov. Catholic too much for BE

     COVINGTON -- On a cold, breezy November night, the Bullitt East Chargers learned a valuable lesson.

    No matter the effort, it is hard when a team has been riddled with injuries to go onto an opponent’s field and come out the victor.

    And, when that opponent is the top ranked team in at least one poll, that task borders on the impossible.

    Covington Catholic displayed why many think the Colonels is the best team in Kentucky with a 56-14 victory.

    This came in the first round of the Class 5A post-season tournament.