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Today's News

  • Two injured in Monday accident

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Two Taylorsville residents were seriously injured in a two-car collision Monday afternoon on Highway 44 between Winning Colors and Emerald Drives. 

    The accident happened shortly after 3 p.m. and left 47-year-old Donald L. Dunn with life-threatening injuries, according to an investigation conducted by Kentucky State Police Det. Terry Whittaker. 

  • Paving the safer way for student mobility

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - It’s not an easy walk becoming an Eagle Scout, but one local Scout hopes to achieve it by making walking easier.

    Jamie Stottman is working toward becoming the first Eagle Scout recognized by Troop 685 since the group rechartered two years ago.

    An Eagle Scout must complete at least 100 hours of a service project that benefits the community. Stottman helped to plan and create a sidewalk between Shepherdsville Elementary and Bullitt Lick Middle School, where Troop 685 meets.

  • Third meeting might be charm for owners to get zoning decision

    SHEPHERDSVILLE — The third time might be a charm for Jeffrey and Louie Sherrard.

    Or, at least, they might be in a position to get a recommendation on a rezoning request that has become controversial for the second time in the past decade.

    The Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission opted to table the rezoning request for a tract of land off Highway 44 West near Buckman Street.

    The Sherrards are hoping to rezone from R-3 Residential to B-2 Central Business.

  • East secures top seed, then crushes Cougars

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The Bullitt East Lady Chargers had already wrapped up the number seed for the upcoming 27th District Tournament, but coach Michelle Gajdik’s team still made an emphatic point on Tuesday hen they pushed aside Bullitt Central 25-15, 25-10 in the final regular match-up between district foes.

    The two rivals had played a three game marathon back on Aug. 27 in Mount Washington, but this time the Lady Chargers took control early and never looked back as they won for the sixth straight time this season against their district foes.

  • Officer appeals; civil service hearing Oct. 20

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The attorney for a suspended police officer hopes a resolution to the disciplinary action could be reached.

    However, if that resolution between the city of Shepherdsville and police officer Brent Dawson can’t be reached, an appeal to the Civil Service Commission will begin on Oct. 20.

    Dawson was suspended without pay for 30 days beginning on Sept. 11.

    Police chief Doug Puckett found Dawson guilty of unethical conduct, conduct unbecoming of a police officer, associating with the criminal element and having an unsecured weapon in his vehicle.

  • Shepherdsville still looking for ways to deal with property

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The problems of caring for homes which are going through the foreclosure process is growing throughout the country.

    Shepherdsville is not immune to that problem.

    Code enforcement officer Jim McAuliffe said growing grass and abandoned homes are becoming a “major problem.”

    Local banks are good about taking care of their properties, said McAuliffe.

    Chuck Keith, city works foreman, said his crews could work every day for two weeks and not get caught up with the grass cutting.

  • Success comes quickly for JCTC site in Bullitt

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The first two years of classes at the Bullitt County campus of Jefferson Community and Technical College have been successful.

    Enrollment at the classes have grown by 73 percent over the that time and is 30 percent more than school officials anticipated.

    There were seven high school students who participated this past year in a dual credit program.

    But Dr. Dan Ash and Donna Miller are not satisfied. They believe the college has much more potential.

  • Wii Can Do It!: Bullitt Lick model program for use of Wii for all students

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - As a Physical Education instructor, Amanda Yarbrough understands team concept and a ‘we-can’ attitude.

    In Yarbrough’s classes at Bullitt Lick Middle School, that sometimes also refers to a ‘Wii-can’ approach.

    Yarbrough implemented the Nintendo Wii gaming system in PE classes. Over the next year she enhanced her teaching program for use by all students, including those with special needs.

  • Yard Sale visitors return to break in home

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - When the homeowner on Highway 44 East let a yard sale customer use her restroom on Saturday, she never imagined the person would return a few days later.

    And she really didn't think it would be in the middle of the night pointing a gun at her head.

    However, the 69-year-old victim awoke at around 1 a.m. on Tuesday with Melissa D. Blevins holding a gun at her head and she was accompanied by boyfriend Carlos Carranzia.

    The two were later arrested on northbound Interstate 65 near Brooks.

  • East repeats Two-County title

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The final tune-up before next week’s regional tournament went to Bullitt East as the Chargers put together two strong days of golf to win the Two-County Cup for the second straight season.

    For the first time, the event which features all three Bullitt County teams along with Spencer County, the tournament was over two days with two different formats. The four teams played a best-ball, two-man scramble on Wednesday at Tanglewood Golf Course and then moved to Heritage Hill Golf Course on Thursday for a modified stroke-play event.