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Today's News

  • Via knows need for organ donor program

    In spring 2011 Shepherdsville resident Jamie Via went to a regular check-up with his diabetes doctor. Or so he thought.

    The 35-year-old was told his keratin levels were too high in his blood and that he could be admitted there or go to the emergency room at Jewish Hospital.

    He was then diagnosed with renal kidney failure.

    “It was a shock. I wasn’t sick,” he said. “And I was an active guy always swimming at the pool and hanging out with my wife and family having picnics. I walked a lot and rode bikes.”

  • State Fair project to explore Constitution history

     LOUISVILLE – On April 19 in 1792, Kentucky’s first Constitution was adopted, as an independent government for the nation’s fifteenth state was about to be launched on the western frontier.

  • AG arraigns former caregiver for abuse

     FRANKFORT – Attorney General Jack Conway today announced the arraignment of a former direct support personnel for one count of knowing abuse or neglect of an adult, a Class C felony. A criminal summons was issued in June 2014.

    This afternoon 27-year-old Julienne Lesa of Louisville pleaded not guilty during her arraignment in Jefferson District Court.

  • Church continues efforts to find ways to help others

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A devastating tornado demolished the small town of Fairdale, Illinois, earlier this month.

    A local church has decided to do its part in assisting Fairdale residents with a truck full of donated and much-needed supplies.

    Family Day Ministries will be collecting items through Thursday, April 23, to assist the tornado victims.

    Pastor Mike Miller has been involved with similar collections in the past. From his experiences he has learned the types of items people in Fairdale may need most.

  • A long weekend for NB at Harrison County

     HEBRON ESTATES – A year ago, the North Bullitt Lady Eagles surprised themselves a little bit when they traveled to Harrison County for the Vernon Bibb Memorial Tournament and came home with three wins and the championship trophy.

    This spring, North Bullitt got another surprise at the same tournament. Unfortunately, this year, it was more a shocking surprise as the team came home with three losses and nothing to show for the weekend.

  • BC softball again losing injury battle

      SHEPHERDSVILLE – If it was not for bad news, Bullitt Central softball coach Mike Phillips would really have no news to report at all.

    For the second straight season injuries are playing a key role in the team struggling on the field. Already, Phillips and the Lady Cougars have lost their top two catchers this season as both Brooklyn Benefield and Bethany Mann are out with injuries. Benefield with a broken wrist that will have her on the sideline for up to six weeks while Mann will miss at least two weeks with a knee injury.

  • Lady Chargers split four in Florida

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – There were a couple of disappointing stretches for the Bullitt East Lady Chargers on their annual spring break trip to the Disney Spring Training complex in Florida.

    It was sort of a bad doughnut week for the red and gold. There were losses surrounding the week, but with two wins in the middle.

  • Open Arms supports grandparents who are raising their grandchildren

      MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Bullitt County has recognized a need and is taking action.

    Jacey Smothers, family resource center coordinator at Mount Washington and Roby Elementarys, said both of her schools have a lot of grandparents that are raising their grandchildren now.

    She said she thought Open Arms, a support group for grandparents and other relative caregivers, would be beneficial to her school communities and others.

  • ZOMBIE TRIPLE FEATURE

     HEBRON ESTATES - Sometimes high school students seem like zombies when they get up in the morning for school.

    North Bullitt Drama students appeared that way on purpose for a special zombie trilogy presentation of one-act plays known as the “Zombie Creature Triple Feature.”

    The plays included “10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse” by Don Zolidis, “Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Being a Zombie” by Jason Pizzarello, and “The Brainfest Club” by Drama Club director Adam Elliott.

  • Shepherdsville mayor aim of sheriff’s probe

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office is turning over information that could lead to the possible indictment of Shepherdsville mayor Scott Ellis.

    But Ellis maintains his innocence and will continue to serve in his capacity of mayor.

    According to Cpt. Mike Murdoch, public information officer for the sheriff’s office, no charges have been filed.

    However, the five-month probe has resulted in enough information of alleged offenses to turn the evidence over to the commonwealth attorney’s office.