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Today's News

  • COYLE'S CORNER
  • 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.

  • TARC may HALT bus routes to Bullitt

    LOUISVILLE - Those who rely on TARC’s Bullitt County Express for transportation may need to start looking for other ways to get around.

    When TARC’s board of directors met last Monday, it proposed eliminating Route 66X which provides express service on three buses from Mount Washington and Shepherdsville to downtown Louisville.

    TARC Director Barry Barker said the board proposed cutting the Bullitt County Express along with 19 other routes to make up for the $3.5-$5 million budget shortfall it faces in the 2011 fiscal year, which begins on July 1.

  • Thursday night lockdown didn't phase Chargers

    LOUISVILLE - If you do this job long enough, you will finally see it all.

    Still, Thursday night’s power outage at Bellarmine University, which forced most of the regional tournaments in Louisville back a day, was something I had never been a part of or even imagined could ever happen.