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Today's News

  • ‘Forensic’ audit thing of the past for county

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Remember last summer when a concern was raised by magistrates that there might be some serious issues with the county’s handling of money?

    Well, that concern is no longer an issue.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court voted unanimously to rescind a motion that called for a “forensic” audit of the county’s financial records.

    The court voted last year to conduct the audit but no official action was ever reported.

    Mike Higgins appeared before the court on two occasions asking what had happened and why.

  • Crady selected new fire chief in Lebanon Junction

     LEBANON JUNCTION - After some fiery times, the Lebanon Junction City Council and its fire department will try to bury any hatchets and begin a new future.

    The council voted 5-1 recently to accept the firefighters’ nomination of Todd Crady as its new chief.

    Crady will replace Mark Shumaker Jr., who was terminated recently by mayor James “Butch” Sweat.

  • Best of Paul Coyle: Winter

     Originally published Jan. 12, 2011, this week's Best of Paul Coyle rendered itself suitable for the Winter of 2014.

  • Great chance for city to provide officers to be in school facilities

     There is no doubt that it would be a wonderful thing if every school in the United States could have a trained police officer inside its building every day.

    In years past, the federal government has provided money for school resource officers. This money has basically dried up.

    Even with the grant money, there were not the funds to pay an officer in each school.

  • Kudos to those keeping streets safe

     It has been a winter like no other - in recent memory.

    It isn’t the terrific one-day snow and ice events that we’ve seen in the past.

    But it sure is a whole lot worse than we’ve experienced in the past 5-6 years.

    The one of snow here, the quarter inch of ice there and the sub-zero wind chill temperatures have all done nothing but cause havac with life as we know it.

    Schools have been cancelled.

    Businesses have suffered from the lack of customers.

  • Saunders brothers fuel Cougars to fourth

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – After some down seasons, the Bullitt Central wrestling program is making strides to once again be a regional and state contender.

    That was certainly the point on Saturday as the Cougars finished fourth in the Region Three event which was contested at North Bullitt.

    Bullitt Central finished with 124 points, fueled by the strong finishes of senior brothers Mark Saunders who won the 195-pound division and Michael Saunders who finished second at 182-pounds.

  • Bullitt East sews up top seeds in royal style

    MOUNT WASHINGTON – The two Bullitt East basketball programs wrapped up the number one seeds for the upcoming 24th District Basketball Tournaments on Thursday with a sweep of visiting Jeffersontown High School.

         Jeffersontown will be hosting the 24th District Tournament starting next Monday.

  • Sweets for the Sweeties

     Each year, the Mount Washington Lioness Club hosts a special fund-raiser in honor of Valentine's Day. The annual Sweets for the Sweeties features home-baked goodies by local members of the community.

    The items are sold at the Peoples Bank Mount Washington offices.

    Last year's fund-raiser generated more than $1,200 to be used to help local organizations in the community throughout the year.

  • Shep. to add pair of officers for schools

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - It was a simple debate of increased student safety versus substantial and available funding.

    But a pink elephant at the Shepherdsville CIty Council meeting became a lengthy discussion resulting in the approval of two new student resource officers for the Shepherdsville Police Department.

    The approval came from a 3-3 tie vote by the council broken by mayor Scott Ellis.

    "I'm standing up for our employees and our children and I'm voting yes," he announced.

  • Music proves to be salvation for Austin Whitely

     SHEPHERDSVILLE--Even though he only started playing guitar at 14, Austin Whitely has always been an artist at heart. And it was gift that helped him battle through some of the darkest years of his life seven years ago.

    In 2007, Whitely’s brother, Dylan, died which led to his “downward spiral.” He dropped out of school, spent time in jail and overdosed on drugs 15 times.