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Today's News

  • Shepherdsville Police investigate domestic shooting

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Shepherdsville Police are investigating a shooting that occurred in the 1800 block of KY 44W shortly after midnight on 2 September.

        Officers responded on a report of a female victim suffering from a single gunshot wound as a result of a domestic assault.

        The victim, Connie Polly, 43 y/o white female, was taken to University Hospital.

  • Moffett hopes to bring common sense answers to state's problems

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Phil Moffett has a huge task. But it is an important one for the future of the state.

        Moffett, a Louisville businessman, has filed as a Republican candidate for the office of governor, a race to be contested in 2011.

        He made an appearance recently at the Voices of Democracy meeting.

        “I’m not a politician,” Moffett told a crowd of about two dozen people. “I’m just really sick and tired of being sick and tired.”

  • Man on mission to show it's never time to give up on life

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- After losing much of his hearing to a massive stroke in 1988 and surviving another one four years later, Mycle Brandy suffered a third stroke in 1997 that rendered his right side paralyzed, confining him to a wheel chair.

        To many, it seemed the 46 -year-old might never fully recover, but Brandy was determined to walk again.

        “It was a hard one to overcome,” Brandy said. “But I’m pretty stubborn.”

  • Ed Snider, charter planning member, dies at age of 90

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - A man who was the last charter member of the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission to retire several years ago, died on Friday, Sept. 10.

    Edward W. Snider, 90, of eastern Bullitt County, passed away on Friday.

    He was a farmer, a retired employee of General Electric and a World War II Marine Corp veteran.

    He was a former chaplain for the VFW Post 5710 in Shepherdsville and a former member of the 4-H and FFA councils and a member of Kings Baptist Church.

  • New and improved Comfort Inn features indoor water park

    HILLVIEW - Bullitt County may have a new hidden treasure within its boundaries.

    The new and improved Comfort Inn officially opened featuring the Pirates Bay Indoor Water Park.

    Local officials gathered along with Comfort Inn owners for an official ribbon cutting celebration to introduce the water park and hotel updates to the public.

    The 10,000 square foot water park is open 365 days a year. General manager Angel Frizzell said the park was open to the public and accessible without purchasing a hotel room.

  • Transition between parks, YMCA begins with basketball season

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - With the agreement in place for the Bullitt County YMCA to manage the sports programs currently offered by the county’s parks and recreation, work has already begun on the transition.

    The Bullitt County Parks Board chairman Steve Larimore said he was very pleased that interim parks director Ed Etherton had already met with YMCA executive director June Daugherty just a day after fiscal court approved the management agreement.

  • Rest area note writer in custody

        LEBANON JUNCTION - A man who allegedly wrote a note and left it in the welcome center on Interstate 65 has been arrested.

        Thomas M. Napper, 37, was arrested on Wednesday afternoon and charged with false reporting of an incident, a misdemeanor.

        Scotty McGaha, a detective with the Bullitt County Sheriff's Department, said the note was left on March 6, 2010, at the rest area. It said that he abducted children from Indiana.

  • County tax rates to remain same when bills sent

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - For the past 11 years of his serving as magistrate, Eddie Bleemel said he was able to not increase property tax rates for Bullitt County.

        His final year of office would be no different.

        In a matter of seconds, Bullitt Fiscal Court members voted unanimously to adopt the same real property tax rate as in 2009.

        The resolution also keeps the tax rates for other categories the same.

  • Central looks to bounce back big

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Central head coach Danny Leasor looked directly at his football team early this week and told them that Atherton is a better team than the one his team decimated 64-6 a year ago.

        The coach then made eye contact and said that there was no chance of his team losing to the Rebels this Friday when Atherton visits for a non-district contest.

  • We're 10 percent finished with 21st Century

        In the “education industry,” we have begun to hear a great deal about preparing students for the future and equipping every student with 21st Century Skills.

        There has long been a great debate among educational philosophers about exactly what to teach, and how it should be taught.