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Today's News

  • Man indicted in rape case with 12-year-old girl

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A man accused of having sexual relations with a female under 12 years of age has been indicted.

        The Bullitt County Grand Jury has indicted Randall G. Franks Jr., 29, on charges of rape in the first degree, two counts of rape and two counts sexual abuse.

        The most serious charge of rape in the first degree is a Class A felony punishable by 20 years to life in prison.

        Franks was arrested on Feb. 4.

  • MW council pleased with bids for plant

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - As a result of action taken by members of the Mount Washington City Council during their last regular meeting, the city is a step closer to getting two new construction projects underway.

        During the council’s recent meeting the council unanimously voted to award contracts for the construction of a new wastewater treatment plant and new sidewalks on Fairway Drive. 

  • Despite technology, weather spotters are still vital

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Despite the modern technology and the sophisticated radars, the role of the weather spotter remains very important.

        In fact, the number of individuals interested in watching the skies for weather issues continues to climb.

        Residents who would like to learn more about the art of tracking storms will have an opportunity to attend a SkyWarn weather spotters class on Wednesday, April 14.

  • Young Farmers remain active in Bullitt County

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A successful fundraiser will help Bullitt County’s young farmers harvest educational opportunities.

        Numerous activities such as fundraisers have earned the Bullitt County Young Farmers two consecutive state awards.

        The Young Farmers, a division of Bullitt County Farm Bureau, recently earned a second consecutive Gold Star Award for Excellence.

  • Hebron Estates to look for police coverage from Pioneer Village

        HEBRON ESTATES - “You have no police officers anymore,” said Hebron Estates attorney Mark Edison.

        The announcement was made during the Hebron Estates City Commission’s March meeting.

        Two deputy sheriffs, Mike Cook and Leroy Lerding, were under contract with the city for extra patrols and services.

        Those contracts ceased following a decision by the Kentucky Department of Revenue, questioning use of police vehicles by off-duty officers.

  • Tax adviser found guilty of fraudulent return

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - A long-time financial services adviser has been found guilty by a Bullitt Circuit jury.

        The panel found that Penny McLaughlin was guilty of falsely aiding or assisting someone in preparing a false tax return.

        The jury recommended a one-year sentence.

  • Progress been made in county's parks debate

    No matter the ultimate decision on the proposed partnership between the Bullitt County YMCA and the Bullitt County parks and recreation department, great strides have already been made.

    First, a cooperative effort will ensure that the Bullitt Central swimming pool will open on time this spring.

  • Seago's no-hitter highlights Bullitt Central's first week

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A no-hitter by senior Dylan Seago on Friday highlighted an encouraging opening week to the 2010 season for the Bullitt Central baseball squad.

        Seago’s feat, the first for the program in at least four years, came in a 12-0 victory on the road at Spencer County. It was also the first victory for Bullitt Central over their former district rivals since Tommy Alvey became the Cougars’ head coach four years ago.

  • Chargers still looking for missing pieces to puzzle

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - The combination of a tough schedule and some holes still looking to be plugged continued to haunt Bullitt East during the second week of the regular season.

        Still, the Chargers ended the season on a winning note as they turned back Henderson County, the state’s 12th-ranked team, 10-7 on Thursday. That salvaged a week that started with an 11-1 loss to Eastern, one of the top-five teams in the state and then a 5-3 loss to defending Eighth Region champion Anderson County on Tuesday.

  • Easter Week

    Various Easter week observances were held in Bullitt County.

    First Baptist Church of Shepherdsville again hosted its daily service and lunch during Holy Week. The St. Aloysius choir sang during one of the services.

    The Walk of the Cross through downtown Shepherdsville was held on Good Friday. The walk started at the Full Gospel Christian Center near the detention center and ended at the Melton’ food Mart on Highway 44. One of the stops included a prayer in front of the Bullitt County Courthouse.