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Today's News

  • First meeting not pleasant

        I recently had the displeasure of learning a valuable lesson first hand - politics can get very ugly.

        While covering a special meeting of Bullitt Fiscal Court I watched a hand full of county officials let their personal feelings get in the way of the people’s business as they bickered over issues that should’ve been discussed and resolved behind closed doors.

  • Paul draws warm crowd

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The crowd came to see Dr. Rand Paul Thursday evening and they weren’t disappointed.

        Although Paul’s scheduled speaking time was moved up an hour, a healthy crowd still filled the Shepherdsville First Street Park to hear the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate speak about the ills of the country.

        As part of the Voices for Independency rally, Paul said he appreciated the opportunity to speak to the people without any manipulation by the media.

  • 20th Anniversary of the Bullitt East Hoops Camp

        The summer hoops camp that started it all was just as active as ever recently at Bullitt East under the direction of Jerry Troutman and Chris Stallings.

        The former and present Lady Charger head coaches conducted the first of what is now a steady stream of summer hoops camp in 1990.

        This year, there were 250 youngsters taking part in the five-day event in two sessions.

  • Mom pleads in abuse of twin boys; sparks then fly in room

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A mother has entered a guilty plea for her role in injuries suffered by her two infant children.

        Courtney Caro, 18, entered a guilty plea in Bullitt Circuit Court on Wednesday.

        Caro entered guilty pleas on two counts of criminal abuse and would receive consecutive prison penalties of 2 1/2 years or five years total.

        Prosecutor Michael Mann said he would object to any request for probation.

  • All-Star play set to continue this week

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - At least two area diamond teams will continue summer play with action this week.

        The Under-15 Blue Lick All-Stars will head to Glasgow for the West Kentucky State Tournament for that age group. The format for the 12-team tourney is pool play with the top eight teams advancing to a single-elimination tournament.

  • Ribbon cutting to mark opening of MW Farmers Market

          The City of Mount. Washington Main Street Program is proud to announce the grand opening of the City’s first “Farmers Market on Main Street” Saturday, July 24, at 8 a.m. There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at that time.

        The location of the Farmers Market is 249 N. Bardstown Road (Main Street) between the Peoples Bank of Mt. Washington and the First Federal Savings Bank. The hours and dates of operation will be 8 a.m. to 12 noon on the second and fourth Saturday of each month through Oct. 23.

  • YMCA has summer full of fun camps

        The Bullitt County YMCA will host a summer full of exciting camps.

        The summer day camp program is held from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. for ages 5-12.

        Camps will be held at Freedom, Mount Washington, Pleasant Grove and Shepherdsville Elementary schools.

        Each week, there will be a special theme. Field trips are also planned for the summer.

        The summer camp fees are $100 per week for family members of the YMCA and $115 for program members.

  • Carrier, Jr., wins Kentuckiana Klash at Bluegrass Speedway

        BARDSTOWN - The National All Star Racing Association visited Bluegrass Speedway on Saturday evening and Eddie Carrier, Jr. of Salt Rock, WV would take $5,000 back to the Mountaineer State by capturing the win in the 12th Annual Kentuckiana Klash event.  Other feature event winners for the evening included Barry Chesser of Bloomfield, KY in WBRT 1320-AM UMP Sportsman and Jason Wheatley of Loretto, KY would win his fourth straight UMP Modified main event.

     

  • Drug Task Force director resigns; assistant indicted

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A new administrative assistant has been hired for the Bullitt County Drug Task Force.

        However, it appears she will not have a boss to supervise her.

        Blaine French submitted his notice on Thursday that he was quitting as the drug task force director just two days after a Bullitt Fiscal Court meeting.

        At the July 6 meeting, fiscal court members voted 4-0, with Eddie Bleemel not present, to hire Janet Miller as the administrative assistant.

  • Jury acquits man charged with illegal contact with minor girl

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A Bullitt Circuit grand jury took less than an hour to find a local man not guilty of rape and sodomy charges.

        The seven-man, five-woman jury deliberated 45 minutes on Thursday before deciding that Jeremy Frank was not guilty of two counts of rape and two counts of sodomy in alleged incidents dating back to late 2008.

        The allegations were that Frank had improper relations with a juvenile babysitter.