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Today's News

  • Man indicted on sex-related allegation

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A man has been indicted for deviate sexual intercourse with a minor under 12 years of age.

    The Bullitt County Grand Jury recently indicted Steven Sattich with sodomy in the first degree.

    According to the indictment, in the year of 1996, Sattich had unlawful contract with a male.

    The Class A felony is punishable by 20 years to life in prison.

    Det. Scotty McGaha of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case.

  • Suspects return to scene; get arrested

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Three men have been arrested for a road rage robbery incident.

    In this case, it was probably not wise to return to the scene of the crime too quickly.

    And, in another case, you might want to dim your bright headlights or it could lead to much more than a simple traffic violation.

    Last Wednesday, a man was driving when a vehicle with three men passed him in the 100 Block of North Buckman Street in Shepherdsville.

    After the men passed him, they stopped their vehicle in the roadway.

  • East’s Meredith signs for baseball at Ky. Wesleyan

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – It’s not often that you find the perfect fit, but Bullitt East senior Peyton Meredith feels that he did just that recently when he signed to play his college baseball with Kentucky Wesleyan.

    The two first made contact back in the summer when the Panthers watched Meredith play for his summer team, the Evansville Razorbacks. That was the start of a pretty quick getting to know each other relationship that was pretty much sealed before Labor Day rolled around.

  • BREAKING THE BAGUETTE

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — In keeping with tradition, Panera Bread opened in Shepherdsville with the breaking of a baguette.

    Panera representative Archie Karel explained that the company breaks the French bread rather than cutting a ribbon to open all its restaurants before inviting members of the city and chamber of commerce to take their own piece, too. 

    Along with their various breads, the café offers numerous soups, salads, sandwiches, pasta and dessert items as well as a variety of coffees, smoothies, teas and frozen drinks.

  • Holiday events are spectacular

     From all accounts, all four of the holiday events hosted by the cities of Hillview, Mount Washington, Lebanon Junction and Shepherdsville were record-setting events.

    Attendance estimates were all very high and the weather was spectacular the first weekend of December.

    (Hillview’s Winterfest was held indoors on the night in November when the storms came through the county.)

    As I was getting ready for the Shepherdsville festivities to begin, there were some thoughts which came to mind.

  • NB ‘s Andres headed to Midway for softball

     HEBRON ESTATES -- When Tripp Swisher saw Mary Andres play in the summer travel season, he saw someone who could play a variety of positions.

    He also saw someone who seemed to get along well with her teammates.

    And, he saw a player with a lot of potential.

    So when the Midway College softball coach made an offer, Andres was ready to sign on the dotted line.

    In making her decision, the senior at North Bullitt High had several things to consider.

  • BC reaches 4-0, but can’t make it to 5-0

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Only one thing went right for the Bullitt Central Cougars on Friday when the maroon and gray played host to an undefeated Collegiate squad.

    Fortunately, the one good thing for the Cougars on Friday was that they won the game, moving to 4-0 to start the season. Still, while it was a win, it wasn’t pretty as Bullitt Central claimed a 48-36 victory.

    First, the 48 points scored by the Cougars was 11 fewer than they had scored in any of the three previous contests.

  • TWO local state champs crowned

     LEXINGTON —  Bullitt County cheerleaders took Lexington by storm on Saturday.

    Local squads came home with two state Kentucky High School Athletic Association championships.

    In the All-Girls Super division, Bullitt East repeated as state champions as the squad defeated 10 other teams.

    In the Co-ed ‘A’ division, Bullitt Central won it’s first state championship since 2013 with the title over 12 other teams. Bullitt Central was a state runner-up last season. 

  • Lady Eagles fall from the ranks of the undefeated

     HEBRON ESTATES -- Following a 4-0 start, the North Bullitt Lady Eagles fell from the ranks of the undefeated on Saturday as they dropped a tough 59-51 decision to Perry County Central.

    The fourth straight win to open the season came on Friday when the green and gold traveled to Dixie Highway and recorded a 66-41 win over Sixth Region rival Holy Cross.

  • Barnes House needs your help

     About a week ago, I wrote another editorial about that old yellow house in Mount Washington at risk of destruction (formerly referred to as “the Barnes house”.)

    Unlike the first one I wrote back in September urging residents to care about the house, this one criticized the mayor and city council for, well, not caring.

    There is a group of residents, largely composed of the Mount Washington Historical Society, working to raise the necessary funds to ensure the city keeps a bit of its character in its downtown area.