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Today's News

  • Former teacher denied shock probation

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A former Bullitt Central teacher who admitted to having sexual contact with a student will not be getting out of prison early.
        Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress overruled a request for shock probation on Thursday for Tim Lands.
        Lands entered a guilty plea for sexual abuse seven months ago and was sentenced to three years in prison. He must also be listed on the sex offender registry for the next 20 years.

  • Budget remains key issue for legislators in General Assembly

    FRANKFORT - With the 2012 session of the Kentucky General Assembly underway in Frankfort legislators face the daunting task of balancing the state's two-year budget, leaving many Bullitt Countians to wonder how their community will be affected.

    Bearing in mind several key programs are expected to be cut from the state's general fund and there will be little, if any, room for new spending, Rep. Linda Belcher of Shepherdsville said budget talks are sure to be contentious.

  • Bullitt to join Nelson as part of new Senate district

    FRANKFORT – While the legislative redistricting plan that passed the Kentucky Senate Wednesday was met with opposition from Senate Democrats who called the Republican majority’s plan “partisan,” Bullitt Countians have little if any reason to complain.

    Under House Bill 1, which includes both the House and Senate redistricting plans, Bullitt County will not be split into multiple Senate districts as many local residents had feared.

  • ROADWORK: Week of Jan. 23

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of Jan. 23:

    Bullitt County:

    KY 480 (Cedar Grove Road):  Construction delays possible between Interstate 65 and Cedar Grove Elementary School (mile points 1.0 and 2.0) due to roadway widening.

    Jefferson County:

  • Legislative Update from Representative Jeff Greer

    Hearing Governor Beshear’s budget address reminded legislators of the many challenges that lay ahead if we are to meet our obligations and still find ways to move Kentucky forward.

    Even though our economy is slowly improving the reality is that we must bridge a $742 million shortfall for the next two years.  As in any budget year, the Kentucky General Assembly must now study the governor’s plan and make changes and edits.  This is a long process that will take weeks of analysis, discussion, committee meetings, and compromise.

  • Fire interrupts Bullitt Central home game

    With three seconds remaining in the first half on Friday in the game 
    between Bullitt Central and Iroquois, the school's fire alarm 
    sounded.

  • Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest 2012 Calendar

    Through January 31 Artist in Residence Submission Deadline

  • Police search for armed robber

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Law enforcement officials are looking for a man who committed an armed robbery at a local convenience store and who may have been involved in other crimes in the area.

  • Lights, camera, action

     Dozens recently gathered in Mount Washington to celebrate the grand opening of the city’s first theater in decades.

  • Teen drinking leads to bad things in life

     Each year thousands of teens are killed or injured in traffic crashes as a result of underage drinking.