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Today's News

  • Work continues on MW park, sports complex

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — The ground is broken and the project is moving along on the new Mount Washington Community Park.

    According to Parks Director Sheryl Paxton, current plans for the park to be finished in the fall of 2018 are still on schedule.

    The $5.65 million contract with Woodbine Construction was approved in March by the city council. Work on leveling the land has already started and Park View Avenue (the connecting road between Landis Lane and Wales Run Road that will also serve as the entrance to park) is open for drivers.

  • Former LaRue Co. sheriff charged with embezzlement

     BOWLING GREEN –  A  former LaRue County Sheriff was charged in a felony information this week with a single count of embezzling money, that was under his care and custody, and belonged to Larue County, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

    Bobby Carlton Shoffner, 58, of Hodgenville, Kentucky was the LaRue County sheriff in 2011 and 2012 and during that time was responsible for collecting and remitting franchise tax payments and property tax payments.

  • Weekend effort aims to make waterways safer

     FRANKFORT — Boaters can feel safer during the upcoming holiday weekend as conservation officers with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources join other law enforcement agencies for Operation Dry Water June 30-July 2. 

    Operation Dry Water is a national campaign to educate the public about boating under the influence. The increased law enforcement presence around Kentucky’s lakes and rivers will serve as reminders for people not to boat impaired - the leading contributing factor in recreational boating deaths.

  • All-Star games in many sports this weekend

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – There will be All-Star games of just about every spectrum you can think of this weekend.

    On Saturday, the annual Kentucky High School Coaches’ Association Junior All-Star game will be played at Bellarmine University’s Knights’ Hall. There will be a pair of Bullitt County players taking part in the two games.

  • Central’s Metcalf headed to Brescia for track

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Having friends in the right places can pay off in a lot of ways.

    That was certainly the situation for Bullitt Central track athlete Colton Metcalf this spring as a well-placed suggestion to Bresica University track coach Luke Stoffel got the ball rolling for Metcalf to join the Bearcats. The push came from former Lady Cougar track athlete Kassi Gilbert who was a freshman with the Brescia track team this past spring.

  • Local Democrats oppose DC shooting

     The following is a statement released by the Bullitt County Democratic Party following the shooting that occurred in Washington, DC, on the morning of June 14:

     

    The Bullitt County Democratic Party adamantly condemns the shooting of GOP US House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, Staffers and Police Officers this morning while playing baseball.

    Whatever the reason is behind this action, this type of violence is unacceptable. We ask for prayers for their healing.

     

    Rebekah Witherington

  • Despite not playing, it was a great week for Duvall

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – It wasn’t the start to the summer that Lindsey Duvall had dreamed about, but the ultimate week of being Kentucky’s 2017 Miss Basketball turned as well as could be expected under the circumstances.

    Duvall had become resigned to the fact several weeks ago that she would not be cleared to play for the Kentucky All-Stars following surgery on April 30 because of infection in a knee that she had twice in the past 18 months had surgery on because of a non-cancerous growth that was removed back in November of 2015.

  • Fox Chase members listen to variety of concerns raised by city resident

    FOX CHASE – In the past decade, various cities within the county have discovered that they may not be receiving all of their due tax collection payments.

    Some cities, primarily smaller cities in the county’s north end, have residents with official addresses reading Shepherdsville or Louisville, despite being in their own incorporated boundaries.

    Many cities have tried alerting residents to check their insurance premiums and contact their providers regarding such a situation.

  • Bullitt County preschools all earn top 5-star ratings

     Parents of preschool age children should be pleasantly aware that all 13 elementary schools have earned a 5 STAR rating for their preschool class from the Kentucky Department of Education.

    “You have been diligent in providing the evidence needed and I applaud you for your efforts,” said Jenny Chance of the Division of Program Standards. “Thank you for the work you, your faculty, and staff put forth each day to benefit the youngest Bullitt County students.”

  • LIONS SUPPORT

    The North Bullitt Lions Club presented a check for $644 to Girl Scout Troop 1040. Members Maddy Raney and Haley Jo Greenwell accepted the check after making a presentation on its effort to raise money for benches at the new city of Hillview splash park.

     

    The North Bullitt  Lions supported a bench so that parents can sit and watch their kids p lay in the water.

     

    The club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays at 200 Cathy Way in Hillview.