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Today's News

  • First year is the hardest

    Well I have officially completed my anniversary of Firsts.

    First Fathers Day, Birthday, July Fourth, Thanksgiving, Christmas...just to name a few.

    See, my Daddy passed away June 7, 2009 and this year of firsts is always the hardest, so I am told.

    I always said I could never imagine my life without my Dad and Mom. However that stark reality hit home last April when Dad started exhibiting strange behaviors.

  • Hencke honored for college, military work

        In June 2006, Jeremiah Hencke graduated from Bullitt Central High School and while in the JROTC Corps of Cadets earned a four-year U.S. Army ROTC scholarship to attend the University of Richmond.

        As a cadet leader in the ROTC program at Richmond, Jeremiah earned the prestigious General George C. Marshall Leadership Award and graduated from the U.S. Airborne School.

  • Man charged with thefts

        BROOKS - A man has been charged with allegedly having stolen property with altered identification markings.

        Todd Edward Allen, 35, of Louisville, has been charged with two counts of receiving stolen property and two counts of obstructing the identification of property.

        Det. Scotty McGaha of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department said a call was received on Saturday morning about a possible stolen skid loader in a facility off Highway 1020 in Brooks.

  • Complaint filed in school redistricting

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - David Cross lost a three-way battle for a seat on the Bullitt County Public School Board four years ago.

        This time, in hopes to let people know he is running again for the District 3 seat currently held by Tim Wisehart, Cross went out and purchased his campaign material and filed all the necessary paperwork for the Nov. 2 election.

        While the filing deadline for the non-partisan seat is not until Aug. 10, Cross filed on June 9.

  • Lebanon Jct. Library: Old facility closes; one close to opening

        LEBANON JUNCTION - The Lebanon Junction Library on Main Street has been closed as workers move to a new facility.

        Bullitt county's southern branch officially shut its doors June 26.

        On Monday employees and movers packed books and materials for relocation to the new city library facility on Preston Highway.

        LJ branch manager Mary Yocum and clerk Pam Rowe were among the movers. Yocum has worked at the LJ branch for 13 years.

  • Council rejects bid to rezone property

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - Eric Hayden, who owns an auto-body shop and towing business in town, had hoped to take the old Central garage on the corner of Highway 44 and Bardstown Road and turn it into collision business.

        To do that, the property zoning would have to be changed from B-2 Central Business to B-1 Highway Business.

        However, the Mount Washington City Council opted to agree with the county planning commission’s recommendation to deny the request.

  • School system hopes to save money with refinancing

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - In a time when state funding for education is getting tighter, the Bullitt County Public School Board could have a way to save about $40,000.

        As it has done on several occasions, the school system appears ready to save about $470,000 on a 2001 bond issue.

        If the system is able to refinance the bond issue in July, it should save about $40,000 per year.

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  • Mother pleads guilty to criminal abuse charges in the death of her son

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A mother has entered a guilty plea for her role in injuries suffered by her two infant children.

        Courtney Caro, 18, entered a guilty plea in Bullitt Circuit Court on Wednesday.

        Caro entered guilty pleas on two counts of criminal abuse and would receive consecutive prison penalties of 2 1/2 years or five years total.

        Prosecutor Michael Mann said he would object to any request for probation.

  • Woman charged in stabbing death

        PIONEER VILLAGE - A Bullitt County woman is in custody facing murder charges in the death of her husband.

        Shelley Denise Abell, 48, was arrested early Thursday morning by Pioneer Village Police at her residence, 12324 Somerset Drive.

        Willis Rodney Abell, 55, was pronounced dead at the residence at 12:20 a.m. as a result of a knife wound to his chest, according to PVPD Sgt. John Cottrell.