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Today's News

  • Mannequin gives students better perspective on head trauma

     A mannequin is being used in high school Early Lifespan Development (ELD) courses as a teaching tool to demonstrate the devastating effects of shaken baby syndrome, or abusive head trauma.

    The $950 Real Care Shaken Baby Simulator Program with doll and curriculum was funded by the Bullitt County Foundation for Excellence in Public Education. The doll is equipped with sensors that signal when trauma is inflicted.

    North Bullitt High School teacher April Roberts wrote the proposal and has used the simulator in her class.

  • Pay close attention to issues in Frankfort

     This is my last newspaper report as your state representative for district 49. 

    A summary of my December committee meetings follows.

    1.  LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE. 

    KACO gave their report for 2017 County Legislative issues. The issue that will affect Bullitt County the most (if passed) is changing the road formula. Another concern raised involves a strain on our jails.

    2. TASK FORCE FOR PREVENTING CHILD ABUSE AND EXPLOITATION.(Which I chaired). 

  • North Bullitt boys get back in the win column

     HIGHVIEW – Forget that his North Bullitt Eagles have only come home with five victories this season. 

    Head coach Korey Craddock is pleased with the strides his inexperienced team is making.

    On Saturday, the Eagles avoided an early hole and held on for a 55-50 victory over Christian Academy of Indiana.

    “”We’re getting better,” said Craddock.

  • Lady Cougars fall just short

      SHEPHERDSVILLE — The two teams will face once another in the first round of the 23rd District tournament.

    But, in their regular season encounter, the Moore Mustangs played a little better down the stretch to take home a 41-37 victory over the host Bullitt Central Lady Cougars.

    Bullitt Central evened the score at 33 with 3:06 to play when Chloe Phillips scored.

    The home team drew to within 38-37 with 1:09 to go as Brooke Ewing scored on a rebound.

  • Mustangs just out-mature BC

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When you lose by 34 points and your coach is not unhappy, you have a good hold on reality.

    But, Bullitt Central coach Jessie Curry was actually very pleased with his team’s play on Friday against a very talented Moore Mustang team.

    That optimism stems from the fact that the young Cougars were within 13 points of Moore early in the third quarter.

    “They battled for three quarters,” Curry said of his players. “We’re young and tonight we played against grown men.”

  • Bullitt County Woman’s Club helps local organizations

     The Bullitt County Woman’s Club, which is the oldest civic club in the county, recently made donations to two local organizations.

    Tammy Ott accepted a check for $1,437.50 for the renovation of Bowman’s Valley School. This doubles the club’s organization of the previous year.

    The club presented CASA of Bullitt County a check for $879.50. These funds were proceeds from the annual bake/talent auction held by the organization.

    Both organizations are very grateful for the continued support from the Woman’s Club.

  • Old Business

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Today starts an occasional column that I’ve called OLD BUSINESS.

    Why?

    Because we seem to forget as elected officials things that we’ve talked about. In other words, I’ll keep certain topics on the list until something is done.

    In the inaugural list, what about:

    *The city of Shepherdsville has a garbage contract. In that contract there is some contention that the city is responsible when Eco-Tech is unable to collect the bills.

  • Two arrested as over $5,500 in crystal methamphetamine seized

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The first major drug bust of the new year came just two days into 2017.

    The Bullitt County Sheriff’s Drug Task Force seized around $5,500 worth of crystal methamphetamine in an investigation that concluded on Jan. 2.

    According to Col. Mike Murdoch, public information officer for the sheriff’s office, detectives with the task force stopped Jonathon Wayne Ernspiker Sr.

    Ernspiker, 34, of Shepherdsville, was wanted on a parole violation at the time of the traffic stop.

  • Callie’s Cats provides better chance animals can live their full nine lives

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — While most college students are planning spring break trips or knee-deep in textbooks, Shepherdsville native Callie Wells has taken a slightly different route.

    With the help of the Kentucky Humane Society, Wells founded Callie’s Cats last July, an organization dedicated to rescuing cats and kittens from kill shelters and the wild, nurturing them to health and provided necessary care until a forever home is found.

  • Good or bad, things sure did happen fast in legislature

     Whether the bills approved on Saturday in Frankfort were good or bad, they sure happened fast.

    Kind of like showing you that you can do something and there isn’t anything you can do about it.

    But, with the majority, couldn’t you take your time and still get the same result in a few weeks?

    Maybe the folks on the other side of the aisle did the same thing for 100 years. Maybe we just didn’t know the speed in which very important pieces of legislation was passed.