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Today's News

  • Short season, long effort for local swim team

     HILLVIEW – In Kentucky, the summer swim season is never long enough.

    However, this summer, with the end of the school year pushed back into second week of June, the summer swim season for the Dolphins Swim Team was really short in 2014. Veteran team coach Kathy Abell had her swimmers for only five total weeks this summer compared to as many as eight or nine weeks in the past.

  • Grant sought to improve safety for law enforcement

     HILLVIEW - The problem has been present for years.

    But emergency responders found ways to compensate.

    However, that never reduced the dangers of responders being inside a building and not being able to communicate effectively.

    When the city of Hillview came up with a possible solution, a funding source may now be available to make it happen.

    For the past year, discussions have been held between city officials and county emergency management services officials on a way to improve the radio communications.

  • Sleeping Beauty to be county’s first summer musical

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County Public Schools hopes to awaken the sleeping beauties within its students by offering a new theatrical initiative.

    A summer musical version of “Sleeping Beauty” will be presented Thursday through Saturday at the Bullitt Central auditorium by the BCPS Summer Musical Organization.

    The musical presents a cast and crew of up to 25 BCPS students representing the three area high schools and four middle schools.

  • Father, son knocking down pins in national bowling competition

     HILLVIEW - They both enjoy knocking them down and getting the most pins.

    One of them is a wrestler, the other a bowler.

    The Eric Dezarn team, senior and junior, make for a powerful twosome, one that will compete against other parents and children at the International Family Tournament presented by the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America (BPAA).

    Eric S., the son, will attend seventh grade at Zoneton Middle School. However, he is already a member of the North Bullitt bowling team.

  • Musical skills to be on display

     Sometimes you just have to take a chance.

    Over the past few years, the Bullitt County Public School System has not been afraid to try new things.

    This summer, knowing that the district is full of very talented youngsters who are interested in the performing arts, the district tried a new program.

    The goal of this program was to produce a summer musical for the public to see.

    The work of staff and students will be put on display this week as Sleeping Beauty will be performed at the Bullitt Central auditorium.

  • Improved radio communication must occur as soon as possible

      It is a scary story to hear.

    Police officers and firefighters talk about the inability at times to communicate with each other or with central dispatch.

    Over the course of the past year, the major complaint has come from those first responders in northern Bullitt County.

    It seems that if officers or firefighters are inside buildings, such as schools, radio transmission with the outside world is spotty, at best.

    This is disturbing.

    More importantly, it could be fatal.

  • Big swing eliminates Blue Lick in state tourney

     OKOLONA - With one swing of the bat, the season ended for the Blue Lick 16-18 All-Stars.

    In the top of the fifth inning, Ben Parker hit a long two-run homer to propel Okolona over Blue Lick 5-3 in the quarterfinals of the state Babe Ruth baseball tournament.

    The host Okolona team would go on to win the state title and advance to the Ohio Valley regional tournament later this week in Wisconsin.

  • Local All-Star squads taking part in state tourneys this week

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – A number of local baseball All-Star teams will be taking part in Kentucky Babe Ruth State Tournaments this week.

    The team playing closest to home will be the Mount Washington Under-15 All-Stars who will be playing at Germantown in Louisville. That team is coming off a third-place finish in the last week’s combined district tournament at St. Matthews.

  • Highway 44 to be affected by resurfacing work

     Motorists using Highway 44, especially in the Mount Washington area, should be warned.

    Work is slated to begin on July 18 to mill off the top portion of the roadway.

    Resurfacing is set for July 20-29, depending on weather.

    According to county road foreman Jimmy Stivers, work is supposed to be done from 7 p.m. through 5 a.m.

    Even if the work is being done at night, Stivers said to expect traffic issues.

    Work continues on Interstate 65 and on Highway 61.

  • Man pleads guilty to producing child porn

     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A Louisville man pled guilty to violating federal child exploitation laws today, announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

    Craig Ian Elliott, age 47, pled guilty to a single charge of producing child pornography.  Senior United States District Court Judge Charles R. Simpson, III, accepted the guilty plea.