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Today's News

  • US Marshals warn of “arrest warrant phone scam”

     The U.S. Marshals Service has received several phone calls from residents who have received phone calls from a person stating they are a U.S. Marshal and threating arrest if a “fine” is not paid.

    If you have received a phone call from a person saying they are a federal law enforcement officer, sheriff or an attorney for the government and they have an arrest warrant for you if a fine is not paid. It’s a scam.

  • Miami man sentenced for cigarette warehouse burglary conspiracy

     OWENSBORO – A Miami resident was sentenced this week in United States District Court by Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr., to 57 months in prison and ordered to pay restitution of $1,486,164.45 - for conspiracy and theft charges stemming from the defendant’s participation in a warehouse burglary in Leitchfield, Kentucky, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • MW still looking for ways to slow up traffic

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — When the Wilchar Estates neighborhood wants something done, residents won’t stop until they have a solution.

    Especially when the problem involves the safety of their children.

  • Charger baseball posts 3-1 week

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – The Bullitt East Chargers went 3-1 last week and won a key game within the 24th District, but it was the only loss that left head coach Jeff Bowles shaking his head.

    For all the success his program has had in recent years, the Chargers just can’t seem to beat Sixth Region rival Pleasure Ridge Park, be it in the regular season or the post-season. That was the case again on Thursday as the Panthers beat the Chargers 7-2 in Mount Washington.

  • Consistency still eluding Central

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The only thing consistent about the Bullitt Central baseball team this spring is inconsistency.

    That was definitely the story last week as the maroon and gray posted a 2-2 mark. The team’s record starting this week is now 8-12.

    Unfortunately, the week started on a really bad note as the Cougars dropped a 3-2 decision to Moore, a contest that will be used for seeding the 23rd District Tournament in May.

  • Budget compromise is reached

     FRANKFORT -- A new day is dawning in Kentucky.

    For the first time in many years, the winds of financial responsibility have begun to blow briskly through the marble halls of Frankfort. These welcome breezes are ushering in the promise of a fresh start for the Commonwealth. 

  • Energy savings go back into classrooms

     Over the past ten years, despite the economic downturn, Bullitt County Public Schools created nearly $4 million in new education funds –– without raising taxes.   

    In the 2005-06 school year, BCPS decided to make aggressive improvements in our energy use. LED lighting, the building automation system, and heat-absorbing window films not only improve student’s alertness and ability to learn but also have a huge impact on our budget’s bottom line. 

    In fact, we cut our energy cost per square foot nearly in HALF.

  • Cement company voluntarily pleads guilty to safety, health violations

     LOUISVILLE – Kosmos Cement Company d/b/a Cemex voluntarily pleaded guilty today in United States District Court, and was sentenced by Magistrate Judge Colin H. Lindsay, to pay an agreed upon $400,000 fine, with $200,000 payable immediately, for its willful failure to comply with a mandatory health or safety standard, which is a violation of The Mine Safety and Health Act, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • BBB: Beware of Kentucky Derby ticket scams

     The “Run for the Roses” is right around the corner! And, the race is on to get those last-minute Kentucky Derby tickets!

    BBB is warning those of you who want to attend the Kentucky Derby to beware of scam artists trying to fool you into buying fake Derby tickets!

    The best way to avoid getting scammed is to deal with a business that you know is legitimate. You can check out businesses at bbb.org.

  • GOOD SPIRITS: Conference hopes to take away stress in your life

     SHEPHERDSVILLE— In the fast-paced, high stress world so many people live in, trying to find a way to slow down and relax is often difficult.

    But, Bullitt County recently hosted an event that was all about finding a more peaceful life.

    The Festival of Healing and Spiritual Awareness served as chance for people to gain a spiritual recharge, said organizer Virginia Gilpin.

    “This is a place where we learn how to stop and breathe,” she said. “Then we have to go back out there.”