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Today's News

  • Disaster plan has few stormy moments at Fox Chase

            FOX CHASE - A plan for disaster and emergency preparedness within Fox Chase almost led to a stormy situation at the last council meeting.

    The council approved a resolution at its May meeting allowing the mayor to authorize and appoint a city emergency/disaster coordinator.

  • Governor signs Belcher's bill on education

    VERSAILLES– Gov. Steve Beshear joined lawmakers and school children Wednesday at the Woodford County Early Childhood Center to sign two bills related to education innovation and strategies. 

    House Bill 37, sponsored by Rep. Carl Rollins, allows school districts to apply to become a “District of Innovation.”  This designation will allow the districts more flexibility in curriculum, instructional models, funding and school scheduling.

  • Hillview City Fair set June 7-9

     HILLVIEW - It's been an amazing experience this year for organizers of the Hillview City Fair, set for June 7-9.

    Sponsors are coming out of the woodwork to help make the Hillview City Fair a successful, family event.

    Harlan  Compton, a member of the Zoneton Trowel Club, a part of the Zoneton Masonic Lodge, said that businesses have really gotten on board in its second year of organizing the event.

  • Recktenwald's two-hitter lifts Chargers over Butler

     LOUISVILLE - After giving up his second hit to the Butler Bears on Wednesday evening, Jonathan Recktenwald made a clear statement to anyone listening in the Bullitt East dugout.
     There would be no more hits allowed while he was on the mound.
     Be it prophetic or just determined, the junior right-hander would not give up another hit after the second inning en route to a 3-0 shutout.

  • Final Frustration -- PRP sinks mistake-prone BE 3-0

     LOUISVILLE - Coaches say it all the time with varying degrees of meaning. Coaching lexicon is filled with variations of 'they made the plays and we didn't.'
     On Friday night at the end of the Sixth Region Baseball Championship game, Bullitt East head coach Jeff Bowles could say that with meaning. His team made six errors, including three in one inning, as the Chargers dropped a 3-0 decision to Pleasure Ridge Park.

  • Early offense lifts BE past Cougars

     LOUISVILLE - Exploding for eight runs over the first two innings, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers survived what turned into an ugly game on Wednesday in the semi-finals of the Sixth Region Softball Tournament at Ulmer Stadium on the University of Louisville campus.

  • State Bound!! Lady Chargers rout Butler 8-2

     LOUISVILLE - Heading into the championship game of the Sixth Region Softball Tournament on Saturday, senior pitcher Jamie Lutes was a big question mark for the Bullitt East Lady Chargers after one of her worst performances of the season on Wednesday in the semi-finals.
     The senior hurler, who had started the regional final two years ago, was up to the task against Butler. Lutes scattered seven hits and did not walk or hit a batter as Bullitt East rolled to its first fast-pitch regional title with an 8-2 decision over the Bearettes.

  • Spray park to provide summer relief in Leb. Jct.

    LEBANON JUNCTION – Two years after Bullitt Fiscal Court decided to close the Lebanon Junction swimming pool local residents now have a new place to beat the heat.

    The Lebanon Junction Spray Park, located at the old pool site behind Lebanon Junction Elementary School on Highway 61, opened Memorial Day weekend.

    Local resident Trista Crooks, 26, and her two daughters, Darvey Sanders, 9, and Lucy Crooks, 5, have visited the spray park twice since it opened.

    Crooks said her family misses the pool, but she said the spray park is a nice alternative.

  • Man charged in robbery of local cinema

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - A Bardstown man accused of armed robbery was arrested late Sunday morning after being stopped for a traffic violation.
    Timothy Ray Nichelson, 49, is suspected of robbing the Keystone Cinemas at Highway 44 East and Armstrong Lane.
    Police responded to the scene at 10:49 Sunday morning shortly after the suspect held a Keystone Cinemas employee captive and stole from the theater.
    Sgt. Rodney Hockenbury of the Mount Washington Police Department said Nichelson met the employee outside the theater as it was opening.

  • City budget better than expected

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - While certainly not out of the woods, there were a few more smiles Tuesday as members of the Shepherdsville City Council sifted through budget proposals for the 2012-13 fiscal year.
     Coming off a year in which they needed to borrow millions of dollars to pay the bills, Shepherdsville officials were breathing at least a little easier as the June 30 deadline to approve the new budget approaches.
     Another budget workshop is set for 6 p.m. on Monday, June 4. The public is invited to attend.