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Today's News

  • County seeks crossing safety improvements

     BROOKS -- Residents living near the railroad crossing at Highway 1020 and East Blue Lick Road have become accustomed to emergency lights.

    Over the years, collisions between trains and vehicles have been common.

    Some have resulted in death, as recently as the past month.

    Magistrate Dennis Mitchell is hoping that more attention will be placed upon crossings throughout the county.

    However, his top priority is the East Blue Lick Road crossing.

  • Skate Park Honoring Prescott to open

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—The day before her 15-year-old son died in June 2012, Chrystal Goodman O’Bryan and her family passed by the skate park in Paoli, Indiana.

    “He wanted to stop,” she said. “We were on a family day trip and we were running behind. I wouldn’t stop. He just wanted to check it out and he didn’t understand why a small town like that had one and we didn’t.”

    The next night, Prescott Lee Goodman was hit while riding his bike on Bardstown Road across from Kroger.

  • BBB Warns: Beware of scams surrounding the death of Prince

     BBB is warning Prince fans to beware of scams that could pop up, surrounding his death. Yesterday, news broke that Prince Rogers Nelson was found dead in his home in Minneapolis at the age of 57.

    Scammers use celebrity deaths to con fans in a variety of ways. Whatever the scam may be, fans will end up with viruses or malware on their computers, or giving out personal information.

  • School Board upset that work done without approval

     PIONEER VILLAGE -- The work had to be done.

    And it had to be done while school was not in session.

    But should it have been done without notifying school board members?

    The consensus during a recent work session of the Bullitt County Public School Board was that the sewer line work at Maryville Elementary was necessary.

    However, board members were not happy to get a negotiated change order for $21,000 from its contractor, Parco.

  • Helping the Scouts

     The Lincoln Heritage Boy Scout organization held its annual fund-raising dinner at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    Organizers were John Snider, Jose Cubero and Gary McGruder.

    John Asher of Churchill Downs was the guest speaker.

    This is a major fund-raiser each year for the Boy Scouts.

  • Lady Cougar softball wins two

      SHEPHERDSVILLE – While still not world-beaters, the Bullitt Central Lady Cougars are showing some signs of being a competitive softball team after going 2-2 last week.

    Coach Mike Phillips team started this week with a 4-15 record.

    The most important win came on Wednesday when Bullitt Central mauled visiting Moore 16-1 in a district game that will be used to seed the post-season tournament. The Lady Cougars had beaten Moore earlier in the season.

  • East softball stays hot, wins two more

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – The loneliest position on the Bullitt East Lady Charger softball squad this spring might just be that of the back-up pitcher.

    With one of the state’s top pitchers, sophomore Taylor Roby, hurling lights out this season, there hasn’t been the need for anyone else to throw. Bullitt East head coach Ricky Hoffman has talked about the position, but through the first 13 games of the season, Roby has thrown every pitch.

  • Good compromise

     Once you get into the legal arena, seldom are things completed quickly. There are rules that must be followed and due process to both parties that must be guaranteed.

    We are pleased that the discourse over the selection of the mayor in Shepherdsville has moved from whether there can be a meeting due to a lack of a quorum to being able to handle the business at hand.

    We commend attorney Mark Edison for coming up with a solution to allow his clients -- councilmembers Larry Hatfield and Bernie Brown -- to attend meetings and make sure there is a quorum.

  • US Marshals warn of “arrest warrant phone scam”

     The U.S. Marshals Service has received several phone calls from residents who have received phone calls from a person stating they are a U.S. Marshal and threating arrest if a “fine” is not paid.

    If you have received a phone call from a person saying they are a federal law enforcement officer, sheriff or an attorney for the government and they have an arrest warrant for you if a fine is not paid. It’s a scam.

  • Miami man sentenced for cigarette warehouse burglary conspiracy

     OWENSBORO – A Miami resident was sentenced this week in United States District Court by Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr., to 57 months in prison and ordered to pay restitution of $1,486,164.45 - for conspiracy and theft charges stemming from the defendant’s participation in a warehouse burglary in Leitchfield, Kentucky, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.