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Today's News

  • A future Miss Universe? Clark chosen Miss Ky. USA

    MOUNT WASHINGTON ee" Kindra Clark says she’s just a small-town girl who enjoys being in local pageants because they are fun opportunities to build self confidence.

    But the Miss Kentucky USA judges recently saw a special magic in 19-year-old Clark and named her Miss Kentucky 2010 Nov. 29 at the Norton Center for the Arts in Danville.

    “It was a remarkable feeling. Words cannot describe how excited and nervous I was,” she said.

  • Sunday alcohol sales OK'd: Crowd divided in its opinions

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Seven spoke in favor and six were opposed.

        But all spoke with passion Monday night as speakers tried to influence Shepherdsville City Council members who would vote on whether to allow the sale of alcohol by the drink on Sunday.

        At the end of the hour-long discussion, the Shepherdsville City Council voted 4-2 to allow Sunday sales in establishments with 100 seats and has an average of 70 percent annually in food sales.

  • Harris Murder case sent to grand jury panel

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Grand Jury will be the next panel to hear allegations of murder against an 18-year-old Bullitt County man.

        Bullitt District Judge Jennifer Porter sent the case against Samuel Daniel Harris to the grand jury and kept his bond at $1 million cash.

        Harris is charged with the death of a four-month-old infant boy, Aiden.

  • Chargers put the LIT behind them with two wins

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - Coming off the emotional one-point loss to Pleasure Ridge Park in the Louisville Invitational Tournament, the Bullitt East Chargers had almost an entire week in the middle of the season to re-energize their batteries.

        The time was obviously put the good use as the red and gold returned to the court last week and picked up a pair of wins in a 24-hour period.

  • Governor lets us know that money is tight

        FRANKFORT - One of the most lasting traditions in Kentucky history is the now-annual “State of the Commonwealth” speech that the governor gives in early January to the General Assembly and, thanks to KET, a statewide audience.

        On Wednesday, Governor Steve Beshear kept that tradition alive with remarks that reflected recent successes the state has had - and the challenges we face in the next two years.

  • Three charged with drug offenses in Hillview

    HILLVIEW - After a lengthy investigation, three individuals were charged with drug-related offenses on Wednesday afternoon.

    Blaine French, director of the Bullitt County Drug Task Force, said another police agency contacted his office to give some information on a possible trafficking operation.

    Several complaints had been received on the home located on Overdale Drive in Hillview.

    After observation of the residence, French said a search warrant was obtained.

  • Fackler won't do it again in 2010

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The man many have referred to as the best modern day politician in Bullitt County won't have to worry about passing out business cards any longer.

    Incumbent Danny Fackler won't be running for a fourth term as "your jailer."

    Fackler, 58, announced last week that he would withdraw his name from the May 2010 primary. Fellow Democrat Larry Ethington is the only other person who has filed but Paul Watkins has announced plans to run as a Republican candidate.

    With the end of his term his year, Fackler will wrap up 29 years with county government.

  • Shepherd looks for re-election as magistrate

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A long-time member of county government is looking for another four-year term as magistrate.

        Clifford “Buddy” Shepherd has filed for his third consecutive term as First District magistrate. Prior to his current tenure, Shepherd served Bullitt County as a deputy jailer, sheriff and magistrate.

        “I know the county,” said Shepherd, 76. “I know the people. And I know the roads.”

  • Thanks for the great experiences

    As the world welcomes in a new decade, I, too, am closing out a personal decade in my life and welcoming in a new one.

    The new one is going to be quite different for me and will undoubtedly involve lots of dirty diapers, sleepless nights and pureed sweet potatoes, but I couldn’t be more excited about it.

    By the time you read this my husband, one-year-old daughter and I might have already welcomed our newest little family member ee" Noah Bilger ee" into the world. His official due date is tomorrow, but newborns tend not to follow exact dates and times.

  • 2009 - It Was A Year Worth Remembering

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - There was no lack of great sports accomplishments by Bullitt County athletes both locally and on the state scene in 2009.

    The highlight of the year was a one-two finish by Bullitt East’s Jackie Stevens and Lindy Young in the shot put at the Kentucky State Track and Field Championships in Louisville in late May. Stevens doubled on her successful day as she also won the state discus title. The two wins by Stevens were the first state track titles for the school in 21 years.