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Today's News

  • Bratcher seeks to return to law enforcement as constable

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Mike Bratcher enjoyed his eight years serving as constable of the First District.

        And he would like to return to that position.

        “I enjoy doing the job,” said Bratcher, 51. “I enjoy that kind of work.”

        When Bratcher started his first term in 1999, he joined with other constables to attempt to increase the professionalism of the elected office.

  • Knight wants to use skills as 2nd Dist. magistrate

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - For over four years, David Knight served on the Bullitt County Planning Commission.

        He enjoyed that time as he was able to part of some of the growth in the county and had a role in how the area developed.

        Due to work and family commitments, Knight decided to step away from his duties with the commission.

        Now, the Mount Washington resident would like to return to public service as magistrate of the Second District.

  • Bernheim Forest hosts February events

    Speaking for Nature: Introduction to the Art and Science of Interpretation

    Saturday, February 20, 9:00 a.m. ee" noon at the Education Center; members $20 per person; Non-members $30 per person; registration required

  • Schools could now be eligible for more funds

        FRANKFORT – With an eye on giving our schools a better shot to compete for as much as $200 million in federal grants, the General Assembly unanimously approved legislation last week that should greatly increase our chances.

  • Teacher charged with sex abuse

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A popular teacher at Bullitt Central High School has been suspended without pay as an investigation is being conducted.

    He now faces criminal charges as the sheriff’s department has accused the man of sexual abuse.

    Bullitt County School System attorney Eric Farris confirmed that Tim Lands, a long-time teacher at Bullitt Central, has been placed on leave as investigations are being conducted by the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department, the Cabinet for Child Protective Services and the school district.

  • BE runs the table in Sixth Region

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - A slow start put the Bullitt East Lady Chargers behind the eight ball, but three strong quarters down the stretch left the red and gold as the only undefeated team in the Sixth Region this season after they beat Holy Cross 62-52.

        Bullitt East moved to 11-0 against regional foes this season and is the top-rated team in the computer rankings. Holy Cross, which had been undefeated against the rest of the region (they have not played Butler this season), dropped to 10-1.

  • Young doctor carries same vision

    HILLVIEW - Just close your eyes and listen.

    There is no need to have any DNA or paternity tests.

    Just close your eyes and listen.

    There is no doubt that Dr. Praveen Arla is the son of Dr. Mohana Arla.

    And it’s not because of how they say it...it’s because of what they are saying.

    Praveen has recently joined his father’s medical practice in Hillview and Lebanon Junction. It’s a natural to enter a field he’s known his entire life.

    But the young doctor said he went into the field with his eyes wide open.

  • Reynolds has opportunity to represent county in state pageant

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Have you listened to the pageant emcee who makes an announcement when the final two contestants are standing on stage.

    Part of that discussion talks about the first runner-up being responsible for taking the title in case the winner is not able to fulfill her duties.

    That happened for Kayla Reynolds.

    This weekend could become Bullitt County’s chance to dominate Kentucky’s pageant spotlight.

    Reynolds will represent the area as Miss Bullitt County Fair 2009 in the 2010 Miss Kentucky County Fair Pageant at the Galt House.

  • Hardin selected Partner of Year by local agency

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County Drug Task Force coordinator Kenny Hardin was selected as the Bullitt County Partners in Prevention Partner of the Year.

    Hardin received a plaque during the December PIP meeting. He called the award “certainly unexpected.”

    Jaime Goldsmith, Bullitt County Public Schools Safe and Drug Free Schools coordinator, nominated Hardin for the award.

  • Charger girls speed away in second half

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - No opposing coach knows the Bullitt East Lady Chargers better than veteran Bullitt Central mentor Bryan Bates.

        Bates knows one thing for sure - the Lady Chargers are a very good basketball team.

        That is why with a week between games for his team, Bates opted to try something a little different in Friday’s second meeting of the season between the two local rivals. Instead of trying to play at the pace that both teams probably prefer - uptempo - Bates opted to slow the game down - way down.