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Today's News

  • BBB Warns: Don’t Unwrap Unknown Email Attachments

    BBB is alerting consumers to a holiday email scam that’s popping-up in consumers’ inboxes just in time for the holiday shopping season.

    The email appears to be a legitimate email from DHL Services, a parcel shipment company, but it actually contains an attachment that if opened, will infect your computer with a virus.

  • Be very careful when giving, shopping

    With double-digit unemployment rates in Kentucky, more Kentucky families are in need of a helping hand this holiday season. Attorney General Jack Conway asks that if you plan to give to a charity, give wisely.

    Unfortunately, there are unscrupulous or even fraudulent charities that prey on the generosity of Kentuckians.

  • Night meetings better used as campaign plank than in reality

    There should be absolutely no reason not to have one of the fiscal court meetings each month in the evening hours.

    The positives for such a change should be overwhelming.

    Then, why hasn’t it been done in the past?

    Because it has.

    Under the John Harper administration, there were several night-time meetings held. Some of those may still be going on.

    It is great for candidates to use that as an item to talk with voters. And most voters would have to say that it is a great idea.

  • Five Questions to ask Before Donating to a Charity

    Most charities rely heavily on the goodwill of individual donors during the holiday season to fund their activities throughout the coming year.

    Last year, charity contributions totaled $307.65 billion: 75 percent of this total came from individuals, according to the Giving USA Foundation.

    BBB’s Wise Giving Alliance advises donors to research a charity prior to giving and provides five questions to ask when deciding where to contribute this holiday season.

    Is this a charity I can trust?

  • BE’s defense trumps Butler in showdown

    LOUISVILLE - On a night where defense trumped offense, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers held all the high cards in the early season Sixth Region Showdown on Tuesday with Butler.

    In the battle between the top two teams in the pre-season coaches’ poll in the region, as well as two of the top 25 teams in the state, Bullitt East won with a gutsy defensive performance. The Lady Chargers won on a night where they shot just 27 percent from the field and 42 percent from the free throw line because they did just about everything else well to pull out the 42-35 victory.

  • Teen Court in session for new year of court decisions

    The following students are participating in the 2009-10 Bullitt County Teen Court program: Tiffany Bivens, Alexis Allie Brown, Diana Claridy, Gentry Collins, Kylee Creason, Alex Douthitt, Anna Douthitt, Devin Elkins, Katie Etherton, Tara Fambrough, Rebecca Gardner, Vonda Hilton, Kenneth Eugene, Katie Longacre, Autumn Masden, Kendall Miller, Zach Napier, Kelley Prater, Lacee Pyles, Harry G. Thomas, Harry Thomas, Caselan Underwood, Erin Underwood, Kaylin Wood, Logan Wood, Kayla Worner, Elizabeth Tatum, Amber Wright, Jocelyn Shepherd and Hayley Tucker.

  • Fast start is more than enough for BC in big victory

    HEBRON ESTATES - Showing signs of being the team they thought they could be when the season began, the Bullitt Central Lady Cougars raced out to an early advantage and were never challenged on Friday against arch-rival North Bullitt.

    Bullitt Central won 77-41 for its second straight victory after losing three in a row.

  • OT works just fine for Lady Cougars

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - It took an overtime to do it, but the Bullitt Central Lady Cougars finally picked up the one win they had to have in December as they slipped past visiting Southern 64-56 on Tuesday.

    The Lady Trojans are a vastly improved team over the past few seasons and they also much more athletic. They gave Bullitt Central fits at times on Tuesday and actually had a chance to win at the end of regulation time only to have a lane violation erase a made free throw with :12.3 to play.

  • Few surprises about underage drinking

    How much do you know about underage drinking?

    I just took a web quiz conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) that tests people’s knowledge about underage drinking and I was surprised to find that many people who take the quiz don’t score so well.

    The quiz questions come from research sponsored by member agencies of the Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Prevention of Underage Drinking.

    The quiz is intended to dispel myths and stimulate action to prevent and reduce underage alcohol use.

  • Non-partisan deadlines different for different situations

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - When the first filing deadline arrives on Tuesday, Jan. 26, not everyone will necessarily have to file at that time.

    However, it depends on where you live and what office you are running for in 2010.

    For the first time, the city of Mount Washington offices for mayor and city council will be non-partisan.

    Bullitt County election officials said that the filing deadline for these offices would be on Aug. 10.

    In the city of Lebanon Junction, the mayor and city council are also non-partisan; however, they will have a different filing deadline.