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Today's News

  • Heater use leads to garage fire

    HILLVIEW - No injuries and no charges were filed following a garage fire at a Hillview residence caused by an electric heater.

    Zoneton and Okolona Fire units responded to the initial call at the 100 block of Keebler Drive Thursday afternoon.

    ZFD Battalion Chief Garry Key found the resident, a white male, inside the garage with a garden hose. Key said the resident was attempting to put the fire out himself while smoke exited through aluminum siding above the garage door.

  • County 'energized' with $300,000 federal grant

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County facilities will be a bit more energy efficient thanks to a grant of nearly $300,000 from the federal government.

        Bryan Kirby, a grantwriter working for the county, presented Bullitt Fiscal Court members with the good news that the grant had been approved by the Department of Energy.

        The major benefactor of the grant will be the occupants of the Nina Mooney Courthouse Annex.

  • Woman pleads guilty of sexual contact with teenager

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A woman entered a guilty plea to an amended charge of having an unlawful transaction with a minor.

        Jessica Darcy Smith, 28, of Louisville, entered a guilty plea Thursday in Bullitt Circuit Court.

        Originally charged with rape and sodomy, prosecutors agreed to amend the rape charge to unlawful transaction with a minor. The sodomy charge was dismissed.

        Smith was indicted last February after an investigation was conducted by the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department.

  • Lady Charger golf heats up as first week ends

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt East Lady Charger golf coach Andy Oder wasn’t pleased with the way his team opened the season, but as week one continued the team started to show its strength battling many of the top teams in the state.

  • Experience is positive for all three boys' golf teams

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - For the first time ever, all three local golf teams will call the same course home this season as North Bullitt has moved to Heritage Hill Golf Course, joining both Bullitt Central and Bullitt East at the beautiful 18-hole course just south of Shepherdsville.

        Another change for local boys’ golf this season is at North Bullitt where Brian Courtney is taking over the Eagle program from John Hunt. Courtney will continue as an assistant basketball coach at North Bullitt, but this will be his first stint as a head coach.

  • Men indicted on separate sex-related allegations

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Two men have been indicted on sex-related charges that could land them in prison for 20 years to life.

        The Bullitt County Grand Jury recently indicted John Preston Moorhatch, 56.

        According to the indictment, Moorhatch, 56, of Shepherdsville, was charged with sodomy and sexual abuse.

        The most serious crime is a Class A felony punishable by 20 years to life in prison.

  • County officials warn that dog, cat problems will only get worse in time

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The problem was clear but the solution is becoming more troubling for county officials.

        Deputy county judge Billy Roy Shepherd said a call was made to the office. It was a trend that is becoming more popular - stray dogs and cats.

        However, when Shepherd and county judge Melanie Roberts joined animal control officials, the problem at this particular mobile home was worse than expected.

  • LJ looks to run sidewalks from school to library

        LEBANON JUNCTION - There may be a way for walkers to navigate the route along Highway 61 from the Lebanon Junction Elementary to the new library.

        The Lebanon Junction City Council  voted unanimously to authorize Jason Sams of Louisville engineering firm Suburban Design Group to put together a cost estimate on the proposed project.

        “We’ve got to start somewhere,” said councilman Larry Dangerfield. “We need this sidewalk.”

  • Man with local ties enjoys his bike trip from coast to coast

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - With every peddle of his Fuji touring bicycle Andy French, 20, comes closer to realizing his childhood dream of cycling from sea to shining sea across the United States.

        The college senior’s 3,600-mile journey began about a month and a half ago in California, when he took off on his bike with four bags containing little more than a few articles of clothing, some Ramen noodles and oatmeal, a small tent, a sleeping bag and a few toiletries.

  • Mr. Director... Welcome to the world of politics

    Over the years it has happened on the local, state and federal level.

    People swear to the voters that they aren’t politicians. They are just common folk wanting to serve their constituents.

    Then reality hits. They are now in the world of politics.

    Bullitt County’s drug task force has been a shining star for the past nine years. While at times it may seem to TV viewers that Bullitt County only has a bunch of criminals, the task force has done a wonderful job.