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Today's News

  • SOFTBALL: NB can be regional contender

     HEBRON ESTATES – After one season as an assistant coach in the program, Chad Laswell have moved up one seat with the North Bullitt softball program, taking over as head coach.

    Laswell replaces Neal Hornback who was with the team for just one season. The Lady Eagles went 8-24 last spring, but did beat Bullitt Central and then Southern to claim a third straight 23rd District title.

    When the head coaching position opened, Laswell thought about it and he got a lot of encouragement from the girls.

  • Pension bill not solution in current form

     FRANKFORT -- The transportation bill passed the House last week and is on its way to the Senate.

    Bullitt County did better than many other districts.

    Current projects retained funding and several new projects were added.

    Our hope is that the Senate makes no changes to the road plan for Bullitt County.

    On a related transportation issue, the House approved a bill last week dealing with disability placards for parking.

  • TENNIS: Kruse poised for return to state

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With one team already having a match on the books, tennis players — like most spring sports — are battling through the normal weather issues this year.

    In terms of players looking to advance to the state tournament in May, Bullitt East’s Savannah Kruse is looking to make a return to the big show, something she did as a freshman.

    The North Bullitt girls’ appears to have another deep lineup with experience and look to return as one of the top teams in the Sixth Region.

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  • Huge week for Roby, Wyatt in college athletics

     LOUISVILLE – Former Bullitt East standout Meghan Roby continues to be one of the top track athletes in the NCAA Division II after earning All-American honors for Bellarmine University this past weekend at the Indoor Track Championships in Pittsburg, Kansas.

    Already, Roby has been named the Great Lakes Valley Conference Female Track Athlete of the Year three times – twice indoors and once outdoors (with on outdoor season still ahead of her this spring).

  • Medical Marijuana: Fiscal Court changes mind, drops support

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Government officials can always change their minds.

    Right?

    A couple of weeks after passing a resolution to endorse legislative action to approve medical marijuana in Kentucky, Bullitt Fiscal Court members decided to change their minds.

    With Dr. Lee Watts, chaplain to the state capitol but is not a state employee, giving a presentation and with several local ministers in the audience, court members voted 4-1 to rescind its prior resolution.

  • Local man indicted by AG for child sex charges

     FRANKFORT -- A Shepherdsville man has been indicted in Franklin Circuit Court for allegedly soliciting sex from children.

    Attorney General Andy Beshear and his Department of Criminal Investigations Cyber Crimes Unit has announced the arrest and indictment of John Marvin Nix.

    The 57-year-old man was arrested at his Shepherdsville home on March 5. He was indicted on 15 counts in Franklin Circuit Court on  Feb. 27.

  • KIDSFEST 2018

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - KidsFest 2018 may have hosted more kids this year than any other in the event’s history.

    A full crowd gathered at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre for the free event hosted by the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce with contributing sponsor Kosair Charities.

    Bike safety riding, train riding, cow milking, game playing, book reading, arts and craft doing, bounce house bouncing, dancing and overall merriment was had by all.

    For more information on that annual event, contact the Chamber of Commerce, 543-6727.

  • Johnson drops out of primary race for 49th District seat

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — The dream of following her late husband in his state representative seat has come to a close for Rebecca Johnson.

    On Monday, Johnson withdrew her candidacy for the 49th District seat.

    She was to have a contested Republican primary in May with Thomas Huff.

    Instead, she has withdrawn her candidacy. Huff will now face Democrat Linda Belcher.

    On Feb. 20, Johnson and Belcher squared off in a special election to fill the seat vacated with the death in December of state Rep. Dan Johnson.

  • Illinois resident sentenced one year for producing, selling Tramadol capsules

     OWENSBORO – A Champaign, Illinois, resident was sentenced today in United States District Court, by Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley, to one year in prison, ordered to pay $950.00 restitution and ordered to pay a $5,000 fine for distribution of Tramadol, a Schedule IV controlled substance, introduction of misbranded drugs, and wire fraud, announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman. There is no parole in the federal system.

  • High-scoring Andres headed to play for Southern Indiana

     HEBRON ESTATES – North Bullitt senior Katlyn Andres never saw a shot on the soccer field that she didn’t think she could get past the goalie.

    That confidence carried over to the Lady Eagle standout scoring 158 goals in 91 games in her four years on the North Bullitt varsity.

    With numbers and talent like that, colleges come calling and that was certainly the case for Andres who recently signed to play at college soccer at NCAA Division II Southern Indiana University in Evansville.