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Today's News

  • Thompson set to face newest challenge as task force boss

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Looking for a new challenge, Danny Thompson couldn’t think of a better one to tackle than to become the new director of the Bullitt County Drug Task Force.

        With a small staff, Thompson will lead a team fighting one of the biggest battles in Bullitt County - drugs.

        “Ninety percent of all crimes are related to drugs in some way,” said Thompson. “If you’re going to fight crime, you have to fight drugs.”

  • Superintendent ready to another busy year of curriculum changes

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The building frenzy experienced by the district over the past decade as started to slow.

        But the momentum experienced in the classroom over the past few years continues to grow upon a solid foundation.

        Entering his fourth year as leader of the Bullitt County Public School System, superintendent Keith Davis is eager to see the 12,000 students return to class on Wednesday, Aug. 11.

  • County secures grant funds for bus shelters

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County will receive funds to construct bus shelters for its local transportation program operated by Louisville Wheels.

        However, the federal money will go through TARC.

        Bullitt County was funded $36,490 and Jeffery Holman of TARC said his agency has nothing to gain from the award.

        The Regional Mobility Council wrote the grant and TARC provides administration for the loan. The county will decide where to construct the bus shelters.

  • Timing on vote to alter board boundaries odd

    While we are sure the intent was never to change boundaries on the five school board seats at the last minute, the latest decision makes things appear a bit messy.

    An addition to the last month’s school board agenda, a committee recommendation to redraw the five districts was approved with little discussion.

    For the most part, school board elections don’t draw a lot of interest, unfortunately.

    And maybe this one would have fallen into the same category as the seats currently held by Tim Wiseheart and Dolores Ashby are up for bids.

  • Heater use leads to garage fire

    HILLVIEW - No injuries and no charges were filed following a garage fire at a Hillview residence caused by an electric heater.

    Zoneton and Okolona Fire units responded to the initial call at the 100 block of Keebler Drive Thursday afternoon.

    ZFD Battalion Chief Garry Key found the resident, a white male, inside the garage with a garden hose. Key said the resident was attempting to put the fire out himself while smoke exited through aluminum siding above the garage door.

  • County 'energized' with $300,000 federal grant

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County facilities will be a bit more energy efficient thanks to a grant of nearly $300,000 from the federal government.

        Bryan Kirby, a grantwriter working for the county, presented Bullitt Fiscal Court members with the good news that the grant had been approved by the Department of Energy.

        The major benefactor of the grant will be the occupants of the Nina Mooney Courthouse Annex.

  • Woman pleads guilty of sexual contact with teenager

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A woman entered a guilty plea to an amended charge of having an unlawful transaction with a minor.

        Jessica Darcy Smith, 28, of Louisville, entered a guilty plea Thursday in Bullitt Circuit Court.

        Originally charged with rape and sodomy, prosecutors agreed to amend the rape charge to unlawful transaction with a minor. The sodomy charge was dismissed.

        Smith was indicted last February after an investigation was conducted by the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department.

  • Lady Charger golf heats up as first week ends

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt East Lady Charger golf coach Andy Oder wasn’t pleased with the way his team opened the season, but as week one continued the team started to show its strength battling many of the top teams in the state.

  • Experience is positive for all three boys' golf teams

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - For the first time ever, all three local golf teams will call the same course home this season as North Bullitt has moved to Heritage Hill Golf Course, joining both Bullitt Central and Bullitt East at the beautiful 18-hole course just south of Shepherdsville.

        Another change for local boys’ golf this season is at North Bullitt where Brian Courtney is taking over the Eagle program from John Hunt. Courtney will continue as an assistant basketball coach at North Bullitt, but this will be his first stint as a head coach.

  • Men indicted on separate sex-related allegations

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Two men have been indicted on sex-related charges that could land them in prison for 20 years to life.

        The Bullitt County Grand Jury recently indicted John Preston Moorhatch, 56.

        According to the indictment, Moorhatch, 56, of Shepherdsville, was charged with sodomy and sexual abuse.

        The most serious crime is a Class A felony punishable by 20 years to life in prison.