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Today's News

  • Bad luck is the only luck for BC

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – It has been written many times before, but for the 2014 Bullitt Central softball program, it is still true that ‘if it wasn’t for bad luck, there would be no luck at all.”

    That is the way that first-year head coach Mike Phillips is seeing this season unfold. On a trip this past weekend to the Play It Again Classic in Clarksville, Tenn. the team’s two seniors both suffered injuries that severely limited the Lady Cougars’ ability to compete against some strong teams.

  • Man pleads guilty to sex offenses

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A man could spend the next 20 years in prison and he will definitely be a lifetime member of the sex offender registry in Kentucky.

    David Harkins, 38, entered a guilty plea Tuesday in Bullitt Circuit Court for his sexual involvement with three victims under the age of 12.

    Harkins admitted his guilt to the following charges:

    *possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor

    *three counts of use of a minor in a sexual performance under the age of 16

  • Officers volunteer time to be part of local honor guard

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Having been a member while serving as a police officer in Tennessee, Charles McWhirter mentioned he had an interest in starting an Honor Guard in Bullitt County.

    The idea was bounced around among the police chiefs and sheriff in the county for several months.

    Recently, the first steps to putting a Bullitt County Honor Guard in place were taken as a group of 12 individuals went through a week’s training.

    While there is much to be done before the volunteer group of 12 law enforcement officials are on display, it is a start.

  • City won’t put delays on items to be voted on by council

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Shepherdsville City Council debated on how they will handle future debates.

    By a 3-2 vote, an ordinance seeking to prohibit voting on an issue, unless it had been submitted for the agenda by the Wednesday prior to the agenda preparation, failed.

    The matter arose after an issue listed as discussion on new school resource officers became a matter in which council members were asked to cast a vote.

  • Fun, sun and wins for Eagles on spring break

     MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - It’s a business trip with a little fun mixed in.

    After after five days of sun and fun on the shores of Myrtle Beach, North Bullitt head coach Brian Wise was pleased with the play of his Eagles.

    The Eagles returned to the spring showers of Bullitt County sporting a 5-5 record on the young season.

  • Charger baseball has perfect Florida vacation

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – The Bullitt East Chargers had such a good time on their spring break trip to Florida that they came home a day early.

    True story.

    Actually, the Chargers did come home a day early. Well, at least some of the group did. That was because that after four straight wins, the team they were supposed to play on Friday at the ESPN Wide World of Sports begged out of playing another game that week, saying that they had some injuries and were short on pitching.

  • Can’t get hoops season out of your head yet?

     Having troubles shaking off the losses by Kentucky and Louisville in the NCAA tournament?

    I understand.

    Maybe a trip this weekend to the Knob Creek Gun Range in western Bullitt County might take your might off things.

    With a little space to fill, think about the importance we place on the hoops game.

    Some people are so excited they will decide to upgrade their living room by burning a couch.

    For some, the NCAA is something worth betting on. It can be silly things between governors or it can be important things like money.

  • Fox Chase will look at tax rates for new year

     FOX CHASE - Taxes for Fox Chase residents will remain the same for another year.

    The council unanimously approved three tax rate ordinances at their March business meeting, maintaining the same rates that have been set for the past few years.

    The real property ad valorem tax rate remains at 13.88 cents per $100 of real property value.

    City attorney Mark Edison informed the council that decreases in taxable property, including a decrease due to Homestead exemptions, would lead to  a slight decrease in taxable income for the year.

  • Area track teams full speed ahead after break

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The high school track and field season will kick into high gear this week after the teams return to school from spring break.

    In fact, the North Bullitt Eagles will be back in action after making a trip to Florida over spring break, a first for a local track program.

  • Salem Speedway unofficial results: April 6, 2014

     Unofficial Results: ICA DUMPSTERS SHORT-TRACK FESTIVAL at Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery, Salem, Indiana, Sunday, April 6, 2014:

    O’Reilly Auto Parts Pure Stocks

    Fast Qualifier: Travis Rogers, 16.730

    First Heat Race (8-Laps): 1. Jamie Goodman, 2. Jeremy Hopper, 3. Todd Whitfield, 4. Nick Wilkerson, 5. Richard Huffman.