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Today's News

  • MAPping path to excellence

    As we start a new school year, I want to take the opportunity to share with you news of a large step forward in our quest to improve student learning outcomes in Bullitt County.

    For the past two years, the school district has used the ThinkLink assessments three times each year to predict how our students would perform on the state assessment and to pinpoint particular academic areas in which a student needs additional assistance.

  • Bluegrass Speedway '09 season finale Saturday

    BARDSTOWN - Bluegrass Speedway track promoters David and Anita Ferrell will present the final edition of “Saturday Night Showtime” for 2009 this Saturday evening September 26, with the WBRT 1320-AM Sportsman being highlighted in a $400 to win event.

  • Man shoots step-son, kills self

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - A fatal shooting in Mount Washington could be the result of an attempted murder/suicide.

    Emergency units were called to the scene before 5 p.m. at a residence in the 300 block of Choctaw Court, located in the Cedar Ridge Estates subdivision off of Waterford Road.

    Christoper Heidenreich Jr., 36, was pronounced dead at the scene due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, according to Bullitt County Chief Deputy Danny Thompson.

  • Cougars call it an early night in romp

    LOUISVILLE - The Bullitt Central Cougars tried and tried and tried some more on Friday night, but no matter how hard they tried, they couldn’t win by less than 64-6 against woefully outmatched Atherton.

    If there was a pre-determined victory in high school football this season, this was it. Atherton was winless this fall against relatively weak foes. The Rebels dressed just 25 players for this game and some of those were freshmen.

    The Cougars moved to 4-0 and face another winless team, Waggener, this Friday in another trip into Jefferson County.

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  • Court lacks courage on tax decision

    It is not the first time it has happened and it will not be the last. But it should be.

    Three members of the Bullitt Fiscal Court voted against a small increase in the real property tax rate. Two members voted in favor.

    The initial consensus is that the public would find disfavor in County Judge Melanie Roberts and magistrate David Walker for voting to increase the property tax by $2 for a $100,000 home.

    But we beg to differ.

  • Man guilty of theft from program

    LEBANON JUNCTION - A man who allegedly took money and equipment valued at over $10,000 from a youth football organization has entered a guilty plea in Bullitt Circuit Court.

    But Brian Edward Wibbels will avoid serving any additional time in prison.

    Wibbels, 34, entered an Alford plea on Tuesday to a single count of theft by unlawful taking over $300. The remaining charges were dismissed.

    According to the indictment, in 2006, Wibbels took items and money valued at over $300 from the Lebanon Junction Jaguars football program, of which he was an officer.

  • Bluegrass Speedway: Results and point standings - Sep. 19

    BARDSTOWN - Bluegrass Speedway returned to action after a two week hiatus and Terry English of Benton, KY became the 12th different 44 Auto Mart Super Late Model feature winner of the 2009 season by winning the 25 lap main event.  Timmy Glazer of Bardstown, KY picked up his fourth Street Stock feature victory of the season by claiming the $300 to special for this division, while Benji Lee of Loretto, KY won the Modified feature, with Pat Hagan of New Haven, KY winning his seventh WBRT 1320-AM Sportsman feature of the year.

     

  • Lebanon Junction residents to see little change to property tax bills

    LEBANON JUNCTION — City residents won’t see much of a change on their real and personal property tax bills this year.

    In the midst of water and wastewater treatment increases, council members agreed they didn’t want to put an additional burden on taxpayers.

    “I think with the water rates going up and with the other money coming in, we should keep them the same,” councilman Dion Collins said.

    The council passed the rates at its September meeting.

  • Pioneer Village raises rate to offset assessment

    PIONEER VILLAGE - Cities throughout the county are facing a common problem - decreasing real estate values, especially when homestead exemptions are taken out for older residents.

    In the city of Pioneer Village, the adjusted assessments on real estate dropped over $1.4 million for the current year.

    Pioneer Village city officials opted to take the compensating rate on real property as a way to generate about the same revenue as a year ago.