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Today's News

  • BE has a long, short week in Owensboro

     OWENSBORO - What started as a week filled with high hopes, quickly turned into frustration for the Bullitt East Lady Chargers as they competed in the 2012 Rawlings/Kentucky State Softball Tournament at Jack C. Fischer Park in Owensboro.

  • City of Mount Washington hosts this summer's Farmer's Market

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - After the Bullitt County Cooperative Extension Office decided not to hold its farmer's market in Mount Washington this year many locals held out hope that the market would somehow continue.
     Thanks to the city of Mount Washington the farmer's market will return on Saturday, June 23.
     Having heard from several local residents who wanted to see the market return, Mayor Joetta Calhoun appointed the city's Main Street program manager to coordinate the summer-long event.

  • Lebanon Junction takes full run at summer of Farmers' Market fun

    LEBANON JUNCTION - The Lebanon Junction Farmers Market recently kicked off at Lebanon Junction Memorial Park on Main Street.
    There you'll find everything local and lots of smiling faces.
    One of those faces will be local farmer Dayle Eskridge, who coordinates the community market.
    Eskridge said the market had a great response when it began last year.
    When asked how the market fared he responded, "Good enough to do it again."

  • Community education program may end June 30 if fund-raising efforts fail

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - If you are one of the thousands of individuals who have enjoyed learning dance steps, computer skills or photography tips over the years through the Bullitt County Community Education program, your days of taking future classes could be bleak.
     With a $20,000 state grant in jeopardy, the Bullitt County program is facing elimination at the end of June. And the deadline to help the program survive for another year is just days away.

  • Small Town Gallery gives big-time exposure to local artists with show

     BROOKS - For Betty Whitt, there has been a long-term push to get more community awareness of the talented artists who live in the Bullitt County area.
     As owner of Small Town Gallery, with her husband, Dennis, Whitt knows there is plenty of talent. The question is how to get it in front of the public.
     Being a member of the Bullitt County Arts Council, Whitt has been pushing for more shows.

  • Queries get pointed over county budget

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Proposed changes by two magistrates for the 2012-13 budget should be in all members' hands.
     The second reading of the budget is planned for Tuesday, June 19.
     "What's the holdup?" resident Sandy Higgins asked of magistrates Joe Laswell and John Bradshaw.
     The two magistrates said they would be offering changes to the budget proposed by County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts in May. However, those changes would not be completed until June 8.

  • BBB’s Top 10 Summer Job Scam Tip-offs

     Better Business Bureau is warning university and high school students looking for work this summer to be careful to avoid job scams.

    Many Internet and newspaper ads have postings that claim: “sum­mer job, make $300 a day!” or “last year our employ­ees made $10,000 over the sum­mer.”

    Here are 10 tip-offs that the “employment opportunity” could be a scam:

  • UPDATE: Golden Alert lifted for Pruitt

     UPDATE (1:45 p.m.): A Golden Alert for Jackie Lynn Pruitt has been lifted.

    Pruitt was found safe and sound in the Nashville area.

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    The Bullitt County Emergency Management Agency has issued a Golden Alert for Jackie Lynn Pruitt, 57.

    Pruitt was last seen wearing light blue jeans, gray suede shoes, dark blue with beige checkers on his shirt and a black undershirt.

  • PICTURES AROUND THE COUNTY

     The Vine Hill Baptist Church annual car show brought out a lot of vehicles and a lot of spectators last Saturday. The event was held at the church on Highway 245 in Clermont.

  • Little Rick’s looks to be big business in LJ

     LEBANON JUNCTION - Richard Clark just retired after working as a maintenance instructor for a Fort Knox M1 tank in Bradley, Ky.,  for 37 years.