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Today's News

  • Look at the origins of fruits, vegetables we eat today

    Source:  John Strang, extension professor, horticulture

        We often associate certain foods with different countries.

        Spaghetti is Italian, tacos are Mexican and what could be more American than apple pie? 

        Did you know the very first apples ever eaten grew several thousand years ago in fertile land south of the Black Sea?  

        The history and origins of different fruits and vegetables are as interesting and unique as their taste. 

  • Local residents make camp quality experience to youth

         On July 1, Sharon and Jason Hand, along with Melissa Guerrieri, from The Camp Quality Quillow Project Of Hillview made its 4th successful delivery to Camp Quality Kentuckiana.

        This year’s camp was held at “Country Lake” in Henryville, Ind., with a record 74 campers. The camp spent 22 years at Camp Loucoon st Nolan Lake near Leitchfield.

        The move was necessary to allow more campers to attend each year.

  • MW teen injured in crash

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - A local teenager sustained minor injuries after crashing into a tree on Kings Church Road this afternoon.

       Deputy Kolter of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department said the driver was traveling south bound on Kings Church toward Highway 44 when he steered his Ford Taurus through a ditch before crashing into a tree near Markwell Lane.

       “He stated that he overcorrected,” Kolter said.

       The teen walked away from the accident with a broken nose.

  • Guilty plea entered for role in cashing bad checks

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A man who was part of a series of crimes involving forged checks will serve a 10-year sentence on probation.

        David T. Brown, 41, recently entered a guilty plea on a number of charges of complicity to criminal possession of a forged instrument.

        The case involved several businesses in northern Bullitt County.

        The sentence would be for seven years on the forged checks plus another three years on a previously probated sentence for a total of 10 years.

  • Legislature looks at those eligible for death penalty

        FRANKFORT - Lawmakers recently viewed a proposal that would eliminate the death penalty for severely mentally ill persons who commit capital crimes in Kentucky.

        House Bill 16, sponsored by House Minority Whip David Floyd, R-Bardstown, and Rep. Darryl Owens, D-Louisville, stalled in the House Judiciary Committee during the 2010 Regular Session.

  • Mother Nature Scores Win at Bluegrass Speedway

        BARDSTOWN - It was first place track points night for all drivers that started their respective divisions feature race event on Saturday evening at Bluegrass Speedway, but Mother Nature had other ideas for the evening and around 6:00 p.m. prior to the drivers meeting being called, a deluge of rain would fall over the track and force track promoters David and Anita Ferrell to cancel the racing program for the evening.  It is the third rainout suffered this season at the ½ mile Nelson County clay oval.

     

  • And which one of you complained about the snow?

    It’s beyond hot. It’s miserably hot.

    Just think, eight months ago you were complaining about the cold and the snow and the wind.

    How much would you give to have a couple of inches of snow to play in?

    OK, for some, the summer heat is great.

    Look at The Y, formerly known as the YMCA.

    They take over management of the county pools for the summer and couldn’t ask for better weather.

    Through June, it looked like the pools had at least broken even thanks to the sun and the heat.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Aug. 16

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of August 16:

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    Bullitt County:

    Interstate 65:  Lane closures and delays are possible in both directions between the KY 61 underpass and the Bullitt/Jefferson County line (mile points 118.5 and 123.1) for concrete pavement repairs. The roadway may be reduced to one lane weeknights from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m.

  • North opens with Doss on Thursday

        HEBRON ESTATES - The North Bullitt Eagles have seen a lot of Doss running back Tyrone Mack over the last two years. Most of the time they want to forget what he has done.

        The Eagles, with high expectations for this season, will open the 2010 campaign on Thursday against one of the toughest teams on their schedule. Doss was only 5-7 a year ago but they beat North Bullitt 13-0 in last season’s first game. The Dragons are picked second to state runner-up John Hardin in Class 5-A, district three.

  • Enrollment numbers lag behind 2009 as school year begins

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - It was a smooth opening as the Bullitt County School District welcomed its newest elementary - Crossroads - to the fold.

        But enrollment for the 2010-11 school year is lagging slightly behind the third-day totals from a year ago.

        According to numbers released by the Bullitt County Public School System, 12,419 were in attendance on Friday, compared to a total of 12,571 in 2009-10.

        Redistricting this year has equalized most of the schools.