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Today's News

  • Groundbreaking experience...

    A crowd gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking ceremony for the new branch library in Lebanon Junction.

    Library director Randy Matlow and county judge Melanie Roberts were among the guest speakers.

    When completed in early 2010, the library will be the second largest in the county’s system.

    The new library will be located on Highway 61 near Lebanon Junction Elementary and the building will be fashioned after a train station in honor of the city’s rich railroad history.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Oct. 5

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

    Bullitt County:

    KY 61: Roadway will be reduced to one lane between John Harper Highway and Cardinal Avenue (mile points 19.4 and 20.1) for pipe installation. Flagging operations will be used to control traffic from 9 p.m. Thursday, October 8th, until 6 a.m. Friday, October 9th, and delays are probable. This work is part of the construction project to widen this roadway from 2 lanes to 4 lanes.

  • Rice proves fitness, will power as he completes first Ironman

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Michael Rice’s newest title was hard to achieve but is impossible to take away: He is now a triathlete.

    Rice recently completed his first full triathlon competition in the Ford Ironman Louisville contest.

    A full triathlon consists of a 2.4-mile swim, followed by a 112-mile bicycle ride and a full 26.2-mile marathon run.

    Rice completed the three events in a time of 13 hours and 37 minutes, an average time in a competition where just finishing is considered a success.

  • Morris honored for his work in U.S. Navy after tour with agency

    WASHINGTON, DC - CDR ODASN Gary Morris was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal by the United States Navy after completing a tour with the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) staff.

    Morris is a Mount Washington native and a Bullitt East graduate. He accepted a direct commission to the United States Navy after graduating from Murray State University in 1991.

    Morris previously worked aboard the USS George Washington, a nuclear-powered Navy super carrier, in the ship’s repair facility.

  • Central rallies past North in three

    HEBRON ESTATES - Scoring the first nine points of the second game, the Bullitt Central Lady Cougars reversed a first game loss to the North Bullitt Lady Eagles, forging ahead and winning 23-25, 25-9, 25-19 Tuesday in local volleyball action.

    The win was the second this season for Bullitt Central over their county rivals and put them into the third slot in the district seeding standings. The Lady Cougars will now open district play against the loser of this week’s match between Bullitt East and Spencer County in Mount Washington.

  • Cougars blow-out Dragons in second half

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - It was a tale of two halves on Friday for the Bullitt Central Cougars as they rolled past visiting Doss 41-24, outscoring the Dragons 23-0 after halftime.

    Simply put, the Cougars took out some frustration on Doss after the intermission.

    There wasn’t a person on the east side of George Valentine Stadium on Friday that felt that Bullitt Central should have been behind at halftime by a 24-18 count. A bizarre set of events had allowed the Dragons to score the last eight points of the half after the clock had ticked to :00.

  • C-Span takes civics on road

    HEBRON ESTATES - Students at North Bullitt High School received a unique civics lesson Wednesday while sitting on a fancy bus.

    The C-Span bus made a stop at North Bullitt and Jennifer Curran had an opportunity to make students a little more familiar with what the cable network provides.

    Calling C-Span “not better...it’s just different,” Curran quizzed the students on what they knew about the cable network and what made it different from the commercial stations.

  • BC girls' CC off and running

    The Bullitt Central cross-country programs are off and running this season with better numbers than in the past.

    The girls’ had a strong showing recently, finishing second in the LaRue County Weekday Classic Invitational. Sophomore Rachel Thacker finished second that day in a field of six teams with 47 runners.

    The team also finished second that day as Thacker was followed across the finish line by teammates Cindy Kiefer, Alyssa Shifflett, Morgan Hoover, Katie Miller and Bethany Dixon.

  • MW man caught after alleged theft in Spencer

    TAYLORSVILLE -- A 20-year-old Mount Washington man was arrested by police shortly after holding up a gas station in Taylorsville Wednesday afternoon.

    Curtis A. Blandford, of Harrison Circle, was charged with second degree robbery and taken to Shelby County Detention Center. Bond has been set at $10,000.

    Blandford was in police custody with in 30 minutes of his alleged robbery of Country Mart’s fuel station.

  • Three accused of gambling operation sent to grand jury

    HILLVIEW ee" Cases against three individuals charged with operating an iillegal gambling establishment will now go to the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

    District Judge Jennifer Porter ordered that the charges against Eric Justice, Stephen Miller and James Jenkins Jr. be waived to the grand jury after a probable cause hearing on Tuesday.

    On Aug. 11, Hillview police officers raided an auto glass business off Bells Mill Road.

    The three men were charged with complicity to promote gambling and possession of gambling devices.