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Today's News

  • Death of newspapers could be bad rumor

     I know of newspapers that kept their communities informed about clean water and shelter during terrible storms and disasters.

    I know of newspapers that exposed crooks, lost a lot of advertising from the crooks’ buddies and still put out a paper every week.

    I know of a newspaper that had an ironic sense of humor that even offended a few readers and stood its ground with a “come on people, have a brain” retort.

    I know of publishers who took pay cuts during the recession rather than cut staff.

  • Despite losing a starter, East has too much for BC

      MOUNT WASHINGTON – For the second time in three weeks, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers swept through their rivals from Bullitt Central in straight games, winning 25-9, 25-12, 25-15 on Monday night.

    It was a powerful performance for the Lady Chargers as they played their power game well, getting the ball down behind the hitting of senior Shelby Graham and junior Jennifer Cischke.

  • Bank robbery in custody facing multiple charges

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A suspect in custody following an Amber Alert and car chase is also the lead suspect in a local bank robbery.

    Joshua Yeager, 24, was arrested by Kentucky State Police early Wednesday morning following a lengthy police pursuit.

    Police were searching for Yeager in conjunction with an Amber Alert released Tuesday evening for 2-year-old Jaylynn Maxey. Yeager was reported as Jaylynn's "non-custodial father."

  • LIVE UNITED: Fund-raising reaches record mark

     CLERMONT - Jim Beam Brands has been very successful in its line of business.

    And Jim Morehead said it is an obligation to give back to the community.

    For the first time, Jim Beam Brands decided it was time to be a partner in the Metro United Way program.

    And thanks to the employee contribution program at Jim Beam, as well as many other businesses, the past year was a banner one for the service agency.

    As a result, over $108,000 in projects will be funded for Bullitt County agencies.

  • Information seems to settle rift between jail, fiscal court

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Magistrates were seeking information on how the commissary operated at the Bullitt County Detention Center.

    On Tuesday, they got some of their questions answered.

    Appearing with Fonda Tinnell, who oversees the canteen, Bullitt County Jailer Martha Knox attempted to answer some of the questions that fiscal court members posed over the past couple of months.

    But, even after the conversation, they would not promise that there wouldn’t be more questions in the future.

  • Ex-school aide may get probation on sex charge

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - A former library aide at Bullitt East High School has admitted he had improper contact with a student.

    Chester Leon Faith, 45, of Mount Washington, entered a guilty plea Thursday in Bullitt Circuit Court to a single count of sexual abuse.

    Under the agreement with assistant commonwealth attorney Michael Ferguson, Faith would receive probation on his three-year sentence.

    Final sentencing is set for Nov. 26 and a sex offender evaluation must be completed.

  • Talk about our local journalism different for crew from Pakistan

     Recently, I had the opportunity to talk with a group of journalists from Pakistan.

    In the United States on a tour of various media, the group stopped in Shepherdsville to find out how a community newspaper covered the news.

    They came from the world of big and small papers, television stations and wire services.

    With the assistance of interpretors, they got to ask the questions. I got to give a few answers.

  • NB scores late to beat BC 5-4, grabs top seed

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Scoring three unanswered goals in the second half, the last coming with less than two minutes to play, the North Bullitt Eagles slipped past Bullitt Central on Wednesday by a 5-4 score.

    This contest highlighted two of the great turnaround seasons in local history. A year ago, the two teams did not beat anyone other than North Bullitt beating Bullitt Central twice. The second coming in the feed-in game of the 23rd District Tournament, a contest the green and gold won 2-0 before falling to Southern a day later.

  • BE CC squads in major meets

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – When the Bullitt East Lady Charger cross-country team competes in small ‘neighborhood’ races during the week, the results have been dominating.

    Already the season, the team has run in a meet where they posted a ‘perfect’ score of 15. Even in the medium sized Bernie Keene Invitational at Nelson County, the red and gold had five of the top six finishers.

    So, head coach Lenny Raley has loaded up on the big, Saturday meets with top-flight competition.

  • UPDATE: Amber Alert canceled

    An Amber Alert issued Tuesday night for 2-year-old Jaylynn Maxey was canceled after Kentucky State Police located the child.
    Maxey was taken by her non-custodial father, Joshua Yeager, who had last been seen in Shepherdsville.
    The two were located near Upton late Tuesday night.
    Jaylynn was reported to be in good health. Yeager was taken into custody.  

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         (10/08): The following AMBER ALERT was issued Tuesday evening by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children: