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Today's News

  • Roberts pleased with new direction

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Melanie Roberts said she wanted to bring a different perspective to the office of county judge/executive.

        She wanted to bring a sense of openness, integrity and transparency to the position.

        In her first term, Roberts believes she has made a difference and hopes to continue for another four years in the office.

        The Republican has filed for a second term and will run in the May primary against former deputy county judge Depp Rasner.

  • Tinnell wants to continue progress

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - When Donnie Tinnell decided to make a run at the sheriff’s office, it was a well planned campaign with some lofty goals.

        In his first term as sheriff, Tinnell said he is pleased with the progress made on many of those goals. He is now seeking another four years to continue those programs.

        “I love the challenge to make it better,” said Tinnell, who has 29 years in the law enforcement career. “We’ve done a lot but there is a lot more to accomplish.”

  • Wheeler feels time on council gives him edge

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - Of the candidates running for the seat of magistrate in the Second District, Brent Wheeler says he has something other candidates don’t possess.

        He has six years as a member of the Mount Washington City Council.

        “Six years on the city council makes you ready to handle the job on fiscal court,” said Wheeler, 40. “Nothing could have prepared me more than being on the council.”

  • Doan wants to give back to people as magistrate

        LEBANON JUNCTION - Wayne Doan retired after 34 years of service with General Electric and was looking for a way to give something back to his community.

        That way is to run for the magistrate’s seat in the Fourth District.

        Having served on various committees while at GE and with plenty of time to devote to the job, the Democrat said it was the right time to throw his name into consideration.

  • Watkins always willing to help, seeks constable job

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - When someone’s vehicle breaks down, there is a good chance Robert Watkins would stop and help.

        If someone’s vehicle is stuck in a snow pile, look for Watkins to have a piece of equipment to pull it out.

        In general, the native Bullitt Countian likes to help.

        With that in mind, Watkins has entered his first political race in the run for constable of the First District.

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  • When the lights are out: 6th Region Tourney schedule changes

    LOUISVILLE - Could the only thing that stops a Bullitt East Lady Charger march to the Sweet 16 be an electrical outage?

    Time will only tell. However, the team's semifinal game in the Sixth Region basketball tournament was not played on Thursday.

    Due to an electrical outage at Bellarmine University, which stopped the first game with less than four minutes remaining, Bullitt East Lady Chargers will take the floor tonight at 6 p.m.

    The suspended game will be completed at 5 p.m. and then Bullitt East will face Holy Cross.

  • Lady Chargers open post-season with a lopsided win

        OKOLONA - It took a few moments to get the motor warm-up, but after getting up to speed the Bullitt East Lady Chargers took care of business Tuesday night in the first semi-finals of the Girls’ 24th District Tournament at Southern High School.

        Bullitt East only led 10-2 after one quarter, but then exploded for 27 points in the second frame against the fourth-seeded host team. Bullitt East, the top-seed for the tournament, was up 37-13 at halftime and then coasted to a 67-38 victory.

  • New school calendar awaits final OK by state

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Nothing is in writing as the state General Assembly continues its work in Frankfort but students in Bullitt County may be heading back to class on Aug. 11 for the new school year.

        The Bullitt County Public School Board approved the 2010-11 calendar, pending final action by the legislature.

        At this time, one proposal has been to remove two instructional days that were added several years ago. This would be a cost-saving measure for the money-strapped state.

  • TAPP program earns grant for child care work

    Barb Plenge, director of Bullitt County Public School’s TeenAge Parenting Program, recently received notification of TAPP having been awarded a Quality Care Mini-Grant from Rural KIPDA Community Early Childhood Council.

    Located at Riverview High School, the TeenAge Parenting Program’s Wee Care Child Development Center has met quality standards beyond the requirements for facility licensure earning a STAR rating.