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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Man acquitted by jury on sex charge

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A Bullitt Circuit Court jury panel recently acquitted Earnest Sparks.

        Sparks had been indicted in December 2009 on the charge of sexual abuse, a Class C felony punishable by 5-10 years in prison.

        During the recent trial, the alleged victim told the jurors that Sparks asked her to touch his private parts.

        The next day, she said she told her mother what had happened on Aug. 1, 2009.

  • Be prepared for next disaster

        LEXINGTON, Ky. - As any scout can tell you, “Be Prepared” is an excellent motto. With the storms and flooding of early May still fresh in people’s minds, now is a good time for you and your family to prepare for the next disaster-whatever it may be.

        There are three important steps to personal preparedness:

     

    1.      Get a kit.

    2.      Make a plan.

    3.      Be informed.

     

    Your kit

  • Dolphins offer first step to swimming success

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Lower overall numbers for the 2010 season proved to be both good news and bad news for the Bullitt County Dolphins Swim Team.

        On one hand, having only 57 team members for this season made scoring points in the team's meets against other small swim programs difficult. On the other hand, second-year head coach Savannah Caudill, who did not have an assistant coach, could spend more individual time with each of the swimmers on the squad.

  • Youth football ready to tackle extreme heat

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Greater Bullitt County Youth Football League beat the heat last weekend as it kicked off the 2010 season, but league president Joe Downs knows that won’t always be the case.

        With that in mind, the largest independent sports league in the county has developed an alternate schedule in case of extreme heat this season.

  • Police investigating lady's death after jail stay

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - An investigation has been requested after a woman who served seven days in the Bullitt County Jail passed away Tuesday morning.

        And her family is looking for answers.

        Melissa Jean Czaja, 34, was picked up on July 26 on a warrant from Jefferson County. By her release on Aug. 3, she was taken to Jewish Hospital Medical Center South and later transported to a Louisville hospital.

  • It's a Miracle: Shelby educator to lead Hebron

        HEBRON ESTATES - With on-going construction issues, the students, teachers and parents of Hebron Middle may feel that only a miracle could get the school building ready for classes in August.

        They have received that “miracle” in the form of a new principal: Steve Miracle has been selected for the position.

        Miracle was selected by the school council to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of John Barbagallo.

  • Football camps at BC and BE

    With the start of youth league football practices already under way, a number of area players added to their football time recently with trips to football camps at Bullitt Central and Bullitt East.

    Bullitt Central head coach Danny Leasor had 55 players for a week long camp in the mornings with no pads used.

    Bullitt East head coach Doug Preston opted to use the pads for his 35 players in the two-day camp he conducted.

  • Health issues still abound in state

        FRANKFORT – For thousands of children attending school, the biggest challenge of the day may not be tied to the classroom, but to their health.