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Today's News

  • Reynolds has opportunity to represent county in state pageant

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Have you listened to the pageant emcee who makes an announcement when the final two contestants are standing on stage.

    Part of that discussion talks about the first runner-up being responsible for taking the title in case the winner is not able to fulfill her duties.

    That happened for Kayla Reynolds.

    This weekend could become Bullitt County’s chance to dominate Kentucky’s pageant spotlight.

    Reynolds will represent the area as Miss Bullitt County Fair 2009 in the 2010 Miss Kentucky County Fair Pageant at the Galt House.

  • Hardin selected Partner of Year by local agency

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County Drug Task Force coordinator Kenny Hardin was selected as the Bullitt County Partners in Prevention Partner of the Year.

    Hardin received a plaque during the December PIP meeting. He called the award “certainly unexpected.”

    Jaime Goldsmith, Bullitt County Public Schools Safe and Drug Free Schools coordinator, nominated Hardin for the award.

  • Charger girls speed away in second half

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - No opposing coach knows the Bullitt East Lady Chargers better than veteran Bullitt Central mentor Bryan Bates.

        Bates knows one thing for sure - the Lady Chargers are a very good basketball team.

        That is why with a week between games for his team, Bates opted to try something a little different in Friday’s second meeting of the season between the two local rivals. Instead of trying to play at the pace that both teams probably prefer - uptempo - Bates opted to slow the game down - way down.

  • BBB Warns: Don't Fall for Walmart Gift Card Scam

    The Walmart gift card scam has apparently made its way to Kentucky.

    A local consumer contacted the BBB to inquire about a text message she received, advising her that she won a $200 Walmart gift card.

    When she called the number in the text message (877-232-5149) she was told that in Kentucky the gift card was for $180 and that she would need to pay $7.60 for shipping/handling fees.

  • Author brings stories to Bernheim

        CLERMONT - Bernheim Middle School students learned that movies with high-tech tricks and vampire-related themes can’t hold a candle to a well-told story.

        The students were visited by Roberta Simpson Brown, the “Queen of the Cold-Blooded Tales.”

        Brown is a retired teacher and published author as well as a professional storyteller. She learned her craft growing up in Russell Springs. She has performed throughout the country at various festivals and workshops.

  • Late miscue costly to NB girls on the road

    LOUISVILLE - Participating in homecoming festivities at Whitefield Academy, North Bullitt led most of the way.

    With 10 seconds remaining and the score tied, Courtney said a missed defensive assignment led to a winning basket by the home team.

    “We’re playing much better basketball,” said Courtney. “We’ve improved tremendously.”

    On Friday, Courtney said the Lady Eagles held a 6-8 point lead throughout much of the contest. However, she said the inexperience led to a couple of key mistakes.

  • Both sides of aisle should be commended on their behavior

    To borrow an old sports clique, there have been times over the years that one may have attended a hockey game and a Shepherdsville City Council meeting broke out.

    When you have emotional topics such as alcohol sales and adult entertainment, the discussions can get quite heated.

    On Monday night, the issue of Sunday alcohol sales was on the agenda.

    With a packed crowd, 13 individuals chose to speak to the council.

    Each speaker did an excellent job presenting their points. And the audience listened to each one.

  • Who? Me? Couldn't Be

    Alyssa Phelps won the honor of throwing a pie at the face of Mrs. Hutchison recently.

    Her innocent look contrasts to the look of the Shepherdsville Elementary teacher who just took the pie to the face.

    It was all in good fun as the school collected over 1,800 jars of peanut butter to be sent off for the Haitian relief efforts.

  • Man indicted for murder in crash

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - A 22-year-old man has been indicted for murder in the Oct. 18, 2009, traffic incident that caused the death of a Taylorsville man.

        Kevin Sullivan, of Mount Washington, is in the Bullitt County Detention Center on a $500,000 cash bond for capital murder and five counts of wanton endangerment.

        According to a story in The Pioneer News, Sullivan was traveling north in the southbound lanes of US 31East in Mount Washington.

  • Senate agrees that state needs to look for education funding

         FRANKFORT - The Senate is moving forward through the 2010 Regular Session as committee meetings are now in full swing and the Senate has begun debating bills concerning education and state government.

         Educating the next generation is one of the most important issues we address in the state legislature and an area in which the Senate has provided leadership in the past sessions.