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Today's News

  • Bowles becomes second BE player to sign at John Logan

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - A win-win situation. You can’t beat that.

    That is what the Bowles family was saying recently when Bullitt East senior baseball standout Matt Bowles signed a national junior college letter-of-intent with John A. Logan college in Illinois.

    In addition, it was a perfect father-coach-son day for the family as Bullitt East baseball coach Jeff Bowles looked on as his son signed on the dotted line.

  • Energy savings success in Bullitt leads to state grant

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Looking for opportunities to reduce costs in one area in hopes of using that money for instructional purposes, Bullitt County elected to join a pilot program in Kentucky.

    Over time, that program has saved the school district hundreds of thousands of dollars in energy costs.

  • Man faces rape charge; investigation still on-going

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The investigation continues as a Shepherdsville man has been arrested for having sexual relations with a teenager last fall.

        Randall G. Franks Jr., 29, was arrested Thursday at the Park Place apartments off Highway 44 East in Shepherdsville.

        According to Det. Scotty McGaha of the Bullitt County Sheriff's Department, he was working on a case where Franks allegedly had a relationship in November 2009 with a family member.

  • Maraman wants to be next BC jailer

    CEDAR GROVE - He’s been there, done that and would like to go back.

    Danny Maraman worked for over 11 years at the Bullitt County Jail, including seven as the chief deputy.

    The Bullitt County native would now like to return - this time in the role of jailer.

    Maraman must first battle for the Democratic nomination in the primary with the winner facing Republican Paul Watkins in the fall.

  • Community responds to blood drive in boy's honor

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Despite his illness, the guest of honor didn’t seem to mind the pain.

    Damon Sanders enjoyed himself during a special Red Cross blood drive in his honor at Shepherdsville City Hall.

    Damon was diagnosed with leukemia and T-cell lymphoma on Oct. 14. His mother, Shannon, said a seven-inch tumor in Damon’s chest cavity caused his heart to move and filled his lungs with fluid.

    Damon’s grandfather, Dale McKinney, is an American Legion Post 157 member. The post first hosted a fundraising event for Damon in November.

  • House must originate budget discussions

    Budgets must originate in the House of Representatives, so it’s our job to write a spending plan for the House to approve.

    It takes a lot of work, especially since we will need to make cuts this year and that is always difficult.

    But we will pass a budget and send it to the Senate.

  • Davis' final chapter was classic one in Kentucky

    HEBRON ESTATES - One man’s improbable dream successfully became the final chapter of his legacy.

    Jim Davis, 65, passed away Sunday afternoon. He was diagnosed with terminal cancer one year ago.

    In that time Davis created a drive to collect 100,000 donated books for Appalachian libraries. He said the idea came to him after viewing a television documentary on struggling libraries in eastern Kentucky.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Feb. 15

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

  • Mount Washington looks to prorate annual license fees

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - When a Mount Washington business owner applied for a city business license in December he paid the $75 annual licensing fee with the assumption that he had paid for an entire year.

    But, to his surprise he was told that he had to pay an additional $75 for another business license in January because the city prohibited licenses from being prorated.

  • Bratcher seeks to return to law enforcement as constable

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Mike Bratcher enjoyed his eight years serving as constable of the First District.

        And he would like to return to that position.

        “I enjoy doing the job,” said Bratcher, 51. “I enjoy that kind of work.”

        When Bratcher started his first term in 1999, he joined with other constables to attempt to increase the professionalism of the elected office.