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Today's News

  • Man indicted for sex abuse dating back to 1980s

        SHEPHERDSVILLE Ð A man has been indicted for allegedly having improper contact with a minor female in the 1980s.
        Henry E. Sparks has been indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury on the charge of sexual abuse and three counts of rape.
        The indictment alleges that the course of action occurred with a girl under the age of 12 from 1984-87.
        The most serious charge is a Class A felony, which is punishable by 20 years to life in prison.

  • Final encounter? Bardstown Jct. rezoning Thursday

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A vote on the controversial rezoning request on three tracts of property off Highway 61 at Highway 245 will come at a special meeting.
        The Shepherdsville City Council has set up a public hearing and second reading for 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23.
        A total of 130 acres will be considered for a zoning change to IG General Industrial.

  • Raising dropout age debated

      FRANKFORT When it comes to high school dropouts in Kentucky, one number in particular stands out: 33.

    That’s how many students on average walked out of the classroom each and every school day in 2010, amounting to 6,200 students over the entire year.

  • Rep. Greer's legislative update

     We have reached the half way mark of the 2012 session and I believe the House of Representatives has much to show for our 30 days in Frankfort.

    Since January 3rd, we have been hard at work moving legislation through the committee process, working on budget issues within our subcommittees and meeting with constituents and stakeholders on issues of importance to Kentuckians,

  • Sen. Hornback's Frankfort report

      FRANKFORT – We have reached the half-way point of the 2012 General Assembly Session. There are daily committee meetings, policy briefings, visits from constituents, and meetings with various advocacy groups.

  • BE’s quick start too much for BC

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - With a 22-3 lead five minutes into the game, the Bullitt East Chargers on Monday night flexed their considerable muscle and defeated Bullitt Central 88-61 before a large and boisterous crowd in the Cougars’ Den.

  • Handful of locals qualify for wrestling, swim state tourneys

     LOUISVILLE - It was a big weekend for Bullitt East senior Mason Turlington at the Region II Swimming Championships as he qualified for two events at the Kentucky State Swimming and Diving Championships next weekend in Louisville.

  • Overdale’s Toll one of 30 parents to graduate from leadership program

     LEXINGTON, KY – Overdale Elementary School parent, Jennifer Toll of Shepherdsville, was one of 30 parents from across Kentucky who graduated from the Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

    An initiative of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, this program is designed and implemented in partnership with the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science and The Center for Gifted Studies at Western Kentucky University.

  • Dooley honored for work

     Michael Dooley was honored by the members of the Bullitt County Fire Chiefs’ Association for his long-time work as a member of the Mount Washington Fire Department.

    Dooley was most recently chief of the department. His contract expired at the end of December 2011.

    Dooley received a trumpet from the association and he also received some kind comments from his former associates.

    Dooley thanked everyone and wished his successor luck.

  • School officials must think twice on ‘cleaning’ out custodial staff

     There is no question that the per pupil spending on youngsters in Bullitt County is below par.