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Today's News

  • Thurman won battle to be in race for sheriff

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — For George Thurman, before he could win the Republican primary for sheriff, he had to win a race.

    In order for Thurman to be on the ballot this spring, he had to go to court.

    The sheriff’s deputy merit board, and state statute, does not allow deputies of his rank to seek any public office.

    Going to Bullitt Circuit Court, Thurman won a temporary injunction allowing him to run. The legal battle could resume at any time.

  • Alvey poised to continue as commonwealth’s attorney

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Everything she had done in her life was focused on some day becoming a chief prosecutor.

    Shelly Alvey has gotten a crash course feel of the commonwealth’s attorney office in Bullitt County as she was appointed last fall to the position vacated when Michael Mann retired.

    She is more than ready to secure a full term for the office she had been pointing toward for years.

    “I love it,” said Alvey.

    Even before Mann retired, Alvey had filed her intent to run for the office.

  • Johnson seeks special, primary election wins

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- During Dan Johnson’s first 11 months in office, his wife was a constant companion.

    She went to Frankfort. She attended meetings. She knew his passion to make Bullitt County and Kentucky better.

    So, when Johnson died last December, Rebecca Johnson quickly knew what she wanted to do.

    She announced within days that she would run in a special election to fill out his term. And she would file for a full two-year term.

  • Habib receives prestigious honor to attend West Point military academy

     HEBRON ESTAES - A North Bullitt student will make Bullitt County - and her country - proud when she begins leadership training at the United States Military Academy this summer.

    Kailah Habib has accepted an offer from West Point, where she will report July 2 following North Bullitt graduation.

    She is the daughter of James and April Habib. James works as a Deputy United States Marshal, while April is a Captain with Cadet Command at Fort Knox.

  • KSP arrests Louisville man for child sex crimes


     LOUISVILLE - Kentucky State Police Post 04 Detectives arrested a Louisville man for multiple Child Sex Crimes.

    William E. Seale (68) of Louisville was arrested after a complaint was filed by a foster mother involving Seale and her juvenile foster daughter.

    He was charged with Possess/View Matter Portraying a Sexual Performance By a Minor, as well as Distribution of Obscene Matter To a Minor 1st Offense, and Unlawful Transaction With A Minor Second Degree.

    Seale was lodged in Metro Corrections in Louisville.

  • LJ man part of couple wanted in Grayson County burglary

     ELIZABETHTOWN – Kentucky State Police Post 04 is asking for the public’s assistance in locating two wanted fugitives.

    Camryn Hope Cooper (19) of Hopkinsville and Charles Jeremy Keith (20) of Lebanon Junction, are both wanted in connection to a January burglary that occurred in the Iberia community of Grayson Co.

    Both suspects have active criminal warrants for Burglary 1st degree in Grayson County.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact KSP Post 4 at 270-766-5078 or your local Law Enforcement.

  • Medical marijuana talks in the air

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  -- The support for allowing medical marijuana in the state of Kentucky seems to be getting a little more support recently.

    And, in Bullitt County, two entities — the Hillview City Council and Bullitt Fiscal Court — are drafting resolutions to show their support.

    Dan Seum Jr., whose father has sponsored a bill in the state senate, wants to see that happen.

    But, he also wants the state legislature to go even further by allowing the “adult responsible use” of marijuana.

  • Lady Chargers keep NB at a safe distance

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – In a much-anticipated match-up between the third- and fourth-ranked teams in the Sixth Region this season, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers kept the North Bullitt Lady Eagles in the rear view mirror for the entire game in winning 73-67 on Friday.

    The game may have been more anticipated in the north end of the county as North Bullitt was trying to break a decade long losing streak to Bullitt East. The Lady Eagles have not beaten the Lady Chargers since Feb. 3, 2006 when they won 41-36 at home.

  • No jacket, no problem for BE’s Jason Couch

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – It wasn’t exactly a wardrobe malfunction but more an assist from a sports jacket that spurred Bullitt East to an 86-67 victory over arch-rival North Bullitt on Friday.

    As the Chargers left the floor at halftime, head coach Jason Couch angrily removed his jacket and out of sight of most fans but in full view of his team, threw it against the wall and then loudly directed his players into the locker room.

    At the time, Bullitt East was ahead 44-42, but Couch felt his team should have had a larger margin.

  • Work continues on budget, pension reform

      In Frankfort, diligent work continues on a pension reform proposal and a responsible budget. As those two issues consume much time and effort, there are also several other critical bills moving through the House.