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Today's News

  • Governor lets us know that money is tight

        FRANKFORT - One of the most lasting traditions in Kentucky history is the now-annual “State of the Commonwealth” speech that the governor gives in early January to the General Assembly and, thanks to KET, a statewide audience.

        On Wednesday, Governor Steve Beshear kept that tradition alive with remarks that reflected recent successes the state has had - and the challenges we face in the next two years.

  • Three charged with drug offenses in Hillview

    HILLVIEW - After a lengthy investigation, three individuals were charged with drug-related offenses on Wednesday afternoon.

    Blaine French, director of the Bullitt County Drug Task Force, said another police agency contacted his office to give some information on a possible trafficking operation.

    Several complaints had been received on the home located on Overdale Drive in Hillview.

    After observation of the residence, French said a search warrant was obtained.

  • Fackler won't do it again in 2010

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The man many have referred to as the best modern day politician in Bullitt County won't have to worry about passing out business cards any longer.

    Incumbent Danny Fackler won't be running for a fourth term as "your jailer."

    Fackler, 58, announced last week that he would withdraw his name from the May 2010 primary. Fellow Democrat Larry Ethington is the only other person who has filed but Paul Watkins has announced plans to run as a Republican candidate.

    With the end of his term his year, Fackler will wrap up 29 years with county government.

  • Shepherd looks for re-election as magistrate

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A long-time member of county government is looking for another four-year term as magistrate.

        Clifford “Buddy” Shepherd has filed for his third consecutive term as First District magistrate. Prior to his current tenure, Shepherd served Bullitt County as a deputy jailer, sheriff and magistrate.

        “I know the county,” said Shepherd, 76. “I know the people. And I know the roads.”

  • Thanks for the great experiences

    As the world welcomes in a new decade, I, too, am closing out a personal decade in my life and welcoming in a new one.

    The new one is going to be quite different for me and will undoubtedly involve lots of dirty diapers, sleepless nights and pureed sweet potatoes, but I couldn’t be more excited about it.

    By the time you read this my husband, one-year-old daughter and I might have already welcomed our newest little family member ee" Noah Bilger ee" into the world. His official due date is tomorrow, but newborns tend not to follow exact dates and times.

  • 2009 - It Was A Year Worth Remembering

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - There was no lack of great sports accomplishments by Bullitt County athletes both locally and on the state scene in 2009.

    The highlight of the year was a one-two finish by Bullitt East’s Jackie Stevens and Lindy Young in the shot put at the Kentucky State Track and Field Championships in Louisville in late May. Stevens doubled on her successful day as she also won the state discus title. The two wins by Stevens were the first state track titles for the school in 21 years.

  • The Faces of Homelessness: Children often victims of families on the move

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A common homelessness stereotype includes adult males panhandling on the street.

    Groups like Shepherd’s Shelter constantly attempt to increase awareness about many different types of victims, including families, single parents, the disabled, the elderly and veterans.

    Families and single parents mean there are also homeless children in the community.

    Linda Nason, social worker with Bullitt County Public Schools, acts as a liaison for Shepherd’s Shelter. She said children were the most difficult homeless victims to identify.

  • Sego selected Crossroads principal

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — Before the first marker board has been hung, Kim Sego is already making big plans for when Crossroads Elementary opens its doors next school year.

    Sego was recently named principal of the county’s newest school. She has served as Pleasant Grove Elementary’s Assistant Principal for five years and has worked at the school since it opened in 1997.

    Crossroads Elementary is located behind Mount Washington Elementary School in the heart of the city.

  • Campaign urges Super Bowl fans to make the right play to save lives

    FRANKFORT ee" The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) announced today that it is teaming with the National Football League (NFL), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and other state and local highway safety and law enforcement agencies to remind everyone to designate a sober driver if they plan to be partying with alcohol on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 7.

  • Aubrey out for Eagles as losses continue to mount KCD

        HEBRON ESTATES - Coming off a double-overtime loss to Bullitt Central, the bad news just kept rolling in last week for the North Bullitt Eagles.

        On Monday, it was learned that senior guard Kenton Aubrey had suffered a broken foot in the loss to the Cougars. Aubrey went to the bench with the injury in the first half of the Bullitt Central game, but then returned to the court and played most of the second half and the two extra periods.