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Today's News

  • McConnell visits Bullitt County

     In what has become almost an annual event, U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell addressed the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce on Monday.

    The discussion centered on the happenings in Washington.

    The Senate leader said he enjoyed being the offensive coordinator now in Washington as he is able to call the plays and that gives him a better chance to help the GOP to score in Congress.

  • Three area teams compete in Ohio Valley Regional

     FERN CREEK – A trio of Bullitt County All-Star teams competed last week in the Ohio Valley Regional Softball Tournaments at Fern Creek Park.

    This was the second Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth event for all three of the squads. Two weeks earlier, the teams had taken part in the West Kentucky State Tournament in Glasgow (including additional teams from the Blue Lick league) with mixed results.

  • KYTC: I-65 lane closures July 22-23

     LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists of lane closures on Interstate 65 in Bullitt County to core drill for pavement samples. This work is located between mile points 117 and 123.

    The two right lanes of I-65 North will be closed this evening, Wednesday, July 22. Work will move to the two right lanes of I-65 South on Thursday evening, July 23. Lane closures are scheduled from 7:00 p.m. each evening until 5:00 a.m. the following morning.

  • Court: LJ chief should get job back

     LEBANON JUNCTION -- The city of Lebanon Junction currently has a vacancy for police chief and the state Court of Appeals might have just the candidate.

    In a ruling last week, the three-member Court of Appeals panel ruled that Darrell Paul should be returned to his position of police chief.

    Paul was fired on July 31, 2008, as chief of police by then-mayor James “Butch” Sweat.

  • Former local teacher found guilty of misdeeds

     LOUISVILLE -- A former Bullitt County school teacher has been found guilty of sex charges relating to a former student.

    A Jefferson Circuit Court jury took almost five hours to find Scott Quisenberry guilty of seven counts of rape and sodomy.

    On Tuesday, the jury was in the midst of the sentencing phase of the trial.

    Quisenberry could appeal the verdict. He could face up to 20 years in prison.

    While Quisenberry testified that the relationship with the girl, who is now 19, was not sexual, the prosecution had a different story.

  • Church flooded with help for area struck

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Family Day Ministries in Shepherdsville bought a delivery truck for the purpose of community outreach.

    Pastor Mike Miller called the truck a symbol of the Shepherdsville community’s generosity, a representation of local residents helping others.

    The truck will be heading to Johnson County this week, where locally-donated items will be distributed to flood victims.

  • Blue Lick U-18 All-Stars win Babe Ruth state

     OKOLONA -- For 11 innings, there really hadn’t been too much excitement in the championship game of the West Kentucky Babe Ruth 18 and under tournament.

    Both teams had already earned the right to advance to the Ohio Valley regional tournament later this week in Sauk City, Wisc.

    But if you are going to play extra innings on a very hot day, you might as well win the big trophy. Blue Lick came home with the 1-0 victory over Fern Creek.

    With two outs in the 12th inning Sunday, Ryan Henson decided to finish it.

  • Blue Lick and MW U-10 Stars in Metro State event

     JEFFERSONTOWN – A pair of Bullitt County U-10 Baseball All-Star teams finished out the summer season last week competing in the West Kentucky Metro State Tournament at Skyview Park in Jeffersontown.

    As it turned out, the teams from Blue Lick and Mount Washington did not get to compete against each other and both bowed out fairly early in the eight-team, double-elimination event.

    The Blue Lick U-10 All-Stars, a team that failed to win a game in the district tournament two weeks earlier, did pick-up a win in this event before eventually falling.

  • BE’s Taylor wins junior golf season championship

     SHEPHERDSVILLE –The high school golf season will be starting in less than two weeks, but for some local players the summer has already been filled with play on the links.

    Last week, the Musselman-Dunne Junior Golf Tour, part of the Kentucky Junior Golf Foundation, held its championship tournament at Big Spring Country Club in Jefferson County. The MDGT Championship capped off four months of golf for the junior players.

  • BEAT the DRUM

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Shepherdsville Elementary Music Department, in association with the school’s Family Resource Center and the Bullitt Lick Middle Youth Services Center, hosted a West African Drum and Dance summer camp.

    Instructors Greg Acker and Hamidou Koivogui, assisted by high school student volunteers, led campers through a glimpse of drum history as well as African culture and the continent’s musical importance.

    Students provided a live performance at the end of the camp.