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Today's News

  • Local contingent runs in KTCCCA Meet of Champions

     LEXINGTON – In the biggest cross-country meet of the year in Kentucky, a number of young Bullitt County runners took part in the Kentucky Track and Cross-Country Coaches Association Meet of Champions on Oct. 21 at Masterson Station Park in Lexington.

    Some of the races had in excess of 400 runners. This is not a Kentucky High School Athletic Association event, but it does serve as what is considered the middle school state championships.

  • Salute to our Veterans

      If you didn’t get there early, you were probably left out.

    The VFW Post 8293 hosted a turkey dinner in honor of Veterans Day. 

    Within 30 minutes of the start time, all 100-plus meals had been served.

    The Lebanon Junction Community Center was full with veterans and supporters of the veterans.

    Remember to thank and honor all of our military heroes on Veterans Day, celebrated this year on Saturday, Nov. 11.

  • Teen arrested for alleged rapes

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- An 18-year-old senior at Bullitt East High School is currently in the Bullitt County Detention Center on a pair of $100,000 cash bonds.

    Kenneth Wayne Monarch, 18, was charged on Thursday with two counts of first-degree rape.

    The alleged assaults on the two teenage girls did not happen on school property, according to Det. Scotty McGaha of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office.

    But the investigation continues to determine if there are more victims.

  • Cougars have a chance to face the best Friday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – You can’t beat the best if you don’t play the best.

    That is the mantra the Bullitt Central Cougars will take into Friday’s Class 3-A, Region 2 semi-final when they travel to northern Kentucky to take on Covington Catholic, the top-ranked team in the state in many polls no matter the classification and that includes Trinity and St. Xavier.

  • Four arrested in separate incidents

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Four individuals now face charges, all related to drug or alcohol offenses.

    On Nov. 1, the Shepherdsville Police Street Crimes unit stopped a vehicle on a traffic violation. The driver, Clifton Rowland, 37, of Shepherdsville, was operating on a suspended license. Further inspection of the vehicle found two syringes and a small baggy with a residue inside. The suspect stated it was either heroin or methamphertamine.

  • Traffic stop results in drug arrest

    SHEPHERDSVILLE  — The Streets Crime Unit of the Shepherdsville Police Department has been busy.

    On Oct. 26, a traffic stop was conducted in the 200 Block of North Joe B. Hall Avenue.

    K9 Diego was present and indicated on the vehicle.

    A search led officers to find methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

    Dustin Stinnett, 24, of Litchfield, was arrested on charges of trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.

  • Aloha Coffeehouse opens its doors

     HILLVIEW—As the weather gets colder, a coffeehouse in Hillview provides an oasis retreat.

    Aloha Coffeehouse, located at 5219 Mount Washington Road, offers an assortment of lattes, frappes, hot and iced teas, desserts, sandwiches and snacks.

    “We have some really cool specialty drinks,” owner Brittney Wilkerson said. 

  • Hillview Operation Santa receives check

    The Hillview Operation Santa program recently received a significant contribution.

    Joey Hutchins of Dents, Dings and Colors presented Terri Bohannon and Mayor Jim Eadens with a check for $1,000.

    The money will go to help fund Operation Santa. Each holiday season, over 400 food baskets and toys are distributed to less fortunate families in northern Bullitt County.

    The organization also does things to help families throughout the year.

    Dents, Dings and Colors is located off Bells Mill Road.

  • Happy Halloween!

     There was plenty of fun activities over the past week as Halloween was celebrated all over the county. Zoneton Fire Department hosts its annual event. This youngster enjoyed the festivities at Little Flock Baptist Church. A little fun and games at the Wall Street Park in Lebanon Junction. And this young man was seeking candy at Mount Washington Firehouse.

     

    For more pictures from throughout the county, click here

  • Top-ranked Cov. Catholic too much for BE

     COVINGTON -- On a cold, breezy November night, the Bullitt East Chargers learned a valuable lesson.

    No matter the effort, it is hard when a team has been riddled with injuries to go onto an opponent’s field and come out the victor.

    And, when that opponent is the top ranked team in at least one poll, that task borders on the impossible.

    Covington Catholic displayed why many think the Colonels is the best team in Kentucky with a 56-14 victory.

    This came in the first round of the Class 5A post-season tournament.