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Today's News

  • Police trying to solve mystery of lost ashes to return remains

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—When Mount Washington resident Elmer Newkirk told his wife he’d brought home another woman last fall, she wasn’t expecting that woman to be in a box.

    To be fair, Newkirk wasn’t expecting the box to be someone’s ashes when he first saw it either.

    “I was leaving my storage unit and saw a pile of discarded things in the lot,” he said. “That caught my eye because I thought it was a jewelry box.”

  • Driver ‘freaked out’; case to be sent to grand jury panel

     HILLVIEW – One minute, he was looking down to charge his phone.

    The next, he felt something strike his car.

    That was part of the testimony on Wednesday in a probable cause hearing against a man charged with the death of a teenager earlier this month.

    Bullitt District Judge Rebecca Ward sent the case against Troy Cannon, 38, of Louisville, to the next session of the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

  • 2017 Kentucky Miss Basketball

      LEXINGTON – It was a surprise of the best kind on Tuesday when Bullitt East senior Lindsey Duvall was announced as the 2017 Kentucky Miss Basketball during a banquet at the Lexington Center.

    Duvall was at the event as it also recognized the top players in each region this season. The Lady Charger senior was the co-Sixth Region Player of the Year along with Butler’s Jaelynn Penn. Following those awards, as voted on by members of the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches, there were two covered awards remaining on the stage.

  • Bullitt Lick renovation plans coming together

      SHEPHERDSVILLE— As the county grows, so do the schools.

    Bullitt Lick Middle is the latest to have plans drawn up for an expansion.

    Cate Noble Ward of Studio Kremer Architects presented to the school board the plans at a recent meeting.

    The front entrance has been designed to bring in more light to the front of the school. It will be angled toward Blue Lick Road to give the school more of a presence, Ward said.

    An upgraded administration suite will cover all staff and SBDM needs, as well as have additional storage. 

  • Bullitt man guilty of sex act with minor

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. today announced the guilty plea of a Bullitt County, Kentucky, man before District Judge David J. Hale, in United States District Court, on December 15, 2015, to a charge of enticing a minor to engage in sexual activity.

  • Bernheim students earn honors for work at Jr. Beta state convention

     Bernheim Middle School students Emma Maddox (eighth grade) and Virginia Boyle, Marissa Johns and Leah Johnson (seventh grade) earned honors at the Kentucky Jr. Beta Club convention last month in Lexington.

    Emma’s self-portrait garnered First Place in painting while Virginia, Marisa and Leah placed second in the Book Battle. They were among 38 Bernheim students with 7,000 other youth at the convention.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning March 19, 2017

     

    Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night.  Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis.

     

    Bullitt County:

  • ATF, KSP offer reward for information on armed violent felon

     LONDON — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Kentucky State Police (KSP) – have announced a reward of up to $1,500 for information leading to the arrest of Bobby Green.    

  • Unemployment office now mobile

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Times are changing and finding a job or managing unemployment insurance is no exception.

    On Feb. 28, the Bullitt County Career Services branch, commonly referred to as the unemployment office, closed its doors due to grant funding cuts.

  • Hillview sets up safe place for transfer of ‘items’

     HILLVIEW -- Say you have divorced parents who need a place to exchange your child at the end of your weekend of custody.

    Or say that you’ve purchased an item online and need to make your transaction with the seller.

    You might be afraid to go to a person’s home and would rather find more neutral ground.

    The city of Hillview recently joined a growing trend of governmental agencies designating a safe spot.