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Today's News

  • End of basketball means spring sports next

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - While most of the sports focus this past weekend was on Bullitt East having a pair of teams in the Sixth Region basketball semi-finals, a small contingent of local track athletes was having a big day at the 50th annual Mason-Dixon Games in Broadbent Arena.

    The Mason-Dixon Games serve as the official/unofficial Indoor State Track and Field Championships.

  • Mass transit taking different paths

        LOUISVILLE - Jerome Vessels of Mount Washington has been riding the Transit Authority of River City’s Bullitt County Express to and from work for over 22 years.

        When he discovered that TARC officials were considering eliminating the route, he was in disbelief.

       “When I first heard about it, I thought it was just the worst case scenario. I didn’t think they would seriously consider it,” Vessels said. “I’m going to do whatever I can to save route 66X.”

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  • Rayhill wants to bring projects to his district

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - For several years, Joe Rayhill had talked with his wife about running for public office.

        Finally, she had heard enough and told him to put his name into contention. And he did.

        Rayhill is running for the Republican nomination for magistrate of the Fourth District.

        “I want to get involved,” said Rayhill, 40.

  • NB's Lee goes low in breaststroke final

    LOUISVILLE - Swimming her best time ever, North Bullitt junior Caroline Lee finished third on Saturday in the Girls’ 100-yard breaststroke at the Kentucky State Swimming and Diving Championships at the Ralph Wright Natatorium on the University of Louisville campus.

    Lee struggled just a little in the preliminaries on Friday, finishing fourth in a time of 1:06.52. Still, that was plenty fast enough to move into Saturday’s championship race which had eight swimmers.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Mar. 15

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of Mar. 15:

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    BULLITT COUNTY:

    KY 1494 (Beech Grove Road): Roadway is closed at the bridge over Long Lick Creek (mile point 5.5) for bridge replacement. Motorists should detour the area via KY 61.

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    Jefferson County:

  • Three wins go to locals at state wrestling event

    FRANKFORT - Bullitt County wrestlers picked up three victories last week at the Kentucky State Wrestling Championships at the Frankfort Convention Center.

    This was truly a year of transition for local wrestling.

    Bullitt Central graduated two medal-winning wrestlers from the past two years and also has a new coach. Bullitt East’s program is being built from the ground up starting this winter.

    Bullitt East finished with six points with two victories.

  • Agencies join to make major marijuana raid

        LOUISVILLE - Formed about 15 months ago, the partnership between the Jefferson County and Bullitt County sheriff’s department worked with the federal DEA to make a major drug bust.

        The drug interdiction team, which focuses on drug trafficking along Interstate 65, assisted DEA in making seven felony arrests where over 43,000 pounds of marijuana, over $300,000 in cash and six vehicles were seized.

        Bullitt County sheriff Donnie Tinnell said he was pleased the interdiction team could provide assistance.

  • Man faces kidnapping charge after meeting up with juvenile

    PIONEER VILLAGE - After getting some calls about a suspicious vehicle a couple of weeks ago, Pioneer Village police have made an arrest of a man who is charged with kidnapping a minor girl.

    Nathaniel Hamilton Hardy, 20, of Bates Lane in northern Bullitt County, is in the Bullitt County Detention Center on a $100,000 cash bond.

    He is charged with kidnapping, custodial interference, unlawful transaction with a minor and expired registration receipt.

    Hardy was also on a diversion program for two counts of sexual misconduct.

  • BC's Bennett earns summer All-Star date

    LOUISVILLE - Bullitt Central senior running back/defensive back Jeremaie Bennett was named earlier this week to the West squad for the Best of the Bluegrass East-West All-Star Football Game.

    The contest, which replaces the old Kentucky All-Star team that played Tennessee, will be played on Saturday, June 18 at Western Kentucky University.

    Bennett was one of 75 players from across the state selected for the game. In all, 14 players from the Louisville area were picked for the game.