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Today's News

  • Police search for bearded stalker

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - About a month ago, a 16-year-old high school student was awaiting for her bus in the Pryor Valley community.

        A man driving a dirty white van stopped to ask her if she wanted a ride to school. He offered to take her to McDonald's for breakfast or a stop in the park.

        She knew something wasn't right.

        And when he stepped out of his van to clean out a space in the back, she knew things were really not right.

  • Plenty of smiles at schools that were under the 'gun'

    HILLVIEW - You might have to pardon the smiles on the faces of many principals who are the academic leaders of their schools in Bullitt County.

    While there is much work to be done to reach the district’s goal of being the best in the state, Thursday’s release of the spring test results were welcome relief to many.

    But the results also gave officials an idea what areas still need improvement.

    “It has been a total attitude change,” said Brooks Elementary principal Cheri Lineweaver. “It has been a total team buy-in.”

  • MW council keeps tax rates same on second try

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - When councilman Shot Dooley decided to sponsor two ordinances setting the city’s tax rates for 2010, his intention and understanding was that the rates would remain the same as last year‘s.

    But when council heard first reading of the ordinances, one of them set the personal property tax rate at 11.3 cents on each $100 of assessed value, slightly higher than last year’s rate of 11.1.

  • BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU HOT TOPICS: September 2010

    BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU HOT TOPICS - SEPTEMBER 2010

    1. The Grandparent Scam preys on the emotions of seniors who believe a grandchild is in trouble. A local grandparent lost $12,000 when scam artists contacted her, posing as her grandchild in distress seeking money for a supposed arrest in Haiti. If faced with such a call, indicating an emergency situation, BBB advises seniors to verify the identity of the individual, check-out the story with other family members, and be wary of any requests to wire money.

  • All signs point to Bullitt Co. teams in same 5-A class

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - On Friday, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association released the enrollment figures that will be used for a major realignment of football for the 2011-2014 seasons.

  • Mount Washington man survives grueling test

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - The Ironman triathlon is one of the most grueling tests of physical strength and stamina known to man, requiring competitors to swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles and run 26.2 miles, back to back to back.

        When Phil Stevens witnessed the first Ford Ironman Louisville race in 2007 he was inspired.

        “It was so exciting,” he said. “In the back of my mind I thought, ‘I want to do that someday.”

  • Police clear first person; looking for another man

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Law enforcement officials are still looking for a man who allegedly committed a sexual act in public.

    However, Shepherdsville police officers are not looking for the man named by a resident of the Hickory Acres subdivision at the Sept. 13 city council meeting.

    Shepherdsville police chief Doug Puckett said the investigation is continuing into Crystal Lyons’ complaint.

  • Active teens less likely to become drinkers

    HEBRON ESTATES - When it comes to teenage drinking issues, sometimes the experts are the teens themselves.

    A panel of students from both North Bullitt and Bullitt Central high schools gathered to host a town hall forum last spring at the North Bullitt library.

    The North Bullitt panel included representatives from the school’s Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) organization, including Shelby Adkins, Katie Brannon, Kayla Horton, Amber Palmertree and Natalie Shaner.

  • Chargers win The War on the field, not on paper

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The War is in the history books for another year and just what did we learn from Bullitt East’s 36-25 victory?

    First and foremost we learned what we have been told since we old enough to point to a television set while the game was in progress and what coaches have preached, but probably didn’t always believe themselves - that in big rivalry games like The War, you can throw out the records and what all the fans think will happen. In these battles emotion plays an extra big role.

  • Second Sunday offers local physical activities

    Bullitt County residents can once again take part in the statewide event offering physical activities for people of all ages scheduled for Sunday, October 10. On that day, from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m., three locations will offer the communities and the county a safe and enjoyable location to share in walking, running, bicycling, walking your pet, line dancing, skating or other forms of exercise.  Opportunities to become involved in classes, programs, and competitions and visit information booths will be offered throughout the day.