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Today's News

  • COYLE'S CORNER
  • Plenty of wild cards in this tale

        SHEPHERDSVILLE – The jokers were running wild during another recent Bullitt Fiscal Court meeting fiasco.

        Capitalizing on popular news events of the day, combined with upcoming elections, officials were playing for every vote possible.

        Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts began dealing out the likelihood of Bullitt County officially campaigning to host the next FIFA World Cup Soccer tournament.

  • Appeals court overturns Hasch conviction

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The state Court of Appeals has overturned a conviction of a local woman last year.

        Janice Hasch was originally charged with the 2008 shooting death of her husband, Jerald. Last February, a jury panel acquitted Hasch on the murder charge but did find her guilty of reckless homicide and recommended a sentence of two years in prison.

  • Four earn scholarships from Farm Bureau agency

        Emily Gentry, La Vella Hall, Brittany Haynes and Cody Hutchins, all seniors at Bullitt East High School, are the 2010 recipients of a $2,000 Bullitt County Farm Bureau Scholarship. These grants are four of the 72 college scholarships worth a total of $107,300 that the Kentucky Farm Bureau Education Foundation awarded this year to deserving students from across the Commonwealth.

  • Today's young athletes have long memories

        (Before Sports Editor Mike Farner continues cleaning out his notepad from a busy spring sports season, it should be pointed out that this column contains no news on the LaBron James saga.)

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The old saying is that ‘kids say the darndest things.’

  • Eastside, Mt. Washington split track titles

        The top middle school track and field athletes in Bullitt County converged on Bullitt East High School this spring to crown champions in 26 events for boys and girls.

        On the boys’ side, Eastside Middle School won the competitions by a fairly hefty margin with 116 points including five victories and a 1-2 sweep in the 100-meter dash. Mount Washington Middle School finished second.

  • Ethington named interim DTF leader; interested in permanent position

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A former member of the Bullitt County Drug Task will return to lead the agency...at least in the interim.

        The board of directors with the Bullitt County Task Force voted Friday morning to appoint Maj. Larry Ethington as the interim director.

        Blaine French abruptly quit last week after a disputed hiring by fiscal court of an administrative assistant for his office.

  • Changers give valuable aid to local residents

        The work done last week by the Kentucky Changers should be commended.

        Volunteers from across the state came into the county to assist in making needed repairs on homes in which the owner couldn’t make those improvements.

        Throughout this country, volunteers put in endless hours to help others. Often, those works go unnoticed.

        We appreciate the work done by the Kentucky Changers and the organizational efforts performed by Bullitt County native Joe Ball.

  • Honors galore for spring diamond players

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - For the second straight season, Bullitt East baseball standout Brandon Alphin was selected the Sixth Region Player of the Year in voting by coaches within the region.

        Adding to the spring honors, Alphin was named the Sixth Region Player of the Year by the Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association. To cap it all off, Alphin was also recently named to the Kentucky All-State Baseball team by the KHSBCA.

        Those honors led a bevy of spring awards for area baseball and softball players.

  • Organizers pleased with rally; visitors eager to express views

        SHEPHERDSVILLE – When Sherry and Keith Hurt heard the Republican Party of Bullitt County was hosting a rally featuring Tea Party golden boy Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dr. Rand Paul, they decided to see for themselves what Paul and the movement were all about.    

        Several hundred people gathered at the First Street Park lawn on Thursday evening as Paul shared the stage with local TEA Party and Republican activists for the inaugural Voices of Independence rally.