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Today's News

  • Zoning bid on Highway 44 West faces hurdle

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - For the second time in the past 10 years, owners have attempted to rezone a home and yard to commercial property.

    Sitting along Highway 44 West in Shepherdsville in the midst of other businesses, one might think that Jeffrey and Louie Sherrard would have no problem receiving the B-2 Central Business zoning.

    However, figuring out a way to access the property has stalled plans once again.

  • Bennington receives 70 years in case

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The likelihood that Perry E. Bennington would see freedom appears slim as he was sentenced to 70 years in prison.

    Bennington received the maximum sentence allowed by Kentucky law on Friday morning in Bullitt Circuit Court.

    Bennington, who is already serving a 10-year sentence for sexual abuse, was found guilty by a jury of 14 charges ranging from rape to incest to sodomy with a recommended sentence of 155 years.

    However, Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress said that under state law, the maximum penalty would be 70 years.

  • Investigation continues on fire at MW Dollar General

    MOUNT WASHINGTON – Someone could be facing 20-25 first-degree arson charges for a fire that broke out at one of the city's Dollar General Stores Wednesday.

    The fire happened at the store's 1123 Bardstown Road location shortly after 10 a.m., District Manager Dave Ehret said. The store is located in a shopping center that houses five to six other businesses.

    "We can't say what the cause is. Police are investigating," Ehret said.

  • MY VIEWS: No one immune to untimely events

    Maybe it is the fact that my son is just weeks away from getting his driver’s license.

    Or maybe it is from writing too many stories detailing death coming much too early for too many youths in our community.

    The old belief that the young is indestructible is nothing but a myth.

    Just ask the families of Preston Cissell, Jason Smith and R.D. Reynolds.

    The community lost each of these young men in the recent couple of months. They were lost in different ways but they were all lost much too early in their lives.

  • Ethington to make bid for jailer's office

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - With local jails across the state searching for ways to pay the bills while incarcerating a growing number of inmates, Larry Ethington believes he might be the person needed to help Bullitt County’s situation.

    Ethington, a 31-year law enforcement veteran, has thrown his name into the ring to be the next Bullitt County jailer.

    “I have some new ideas that will help the county,” said Ethington, who has been with the Bullitt County sheriff’s department the past eight years.

  • A groundbreaking experience . . .

    LEBANON JUNCTION -- A crowd gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday 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.

     

  • HOLIDAYS: AUGUST 2009

    HOLIDAYS: AUGUST 2009

    MONTH:

    American Adventures

    Black Business

    Cataract Awareness

    Catfish

    Children's Eye Health and Safety

    Children's Vision and Learning

    Get Ready for Kindergarten

    Happiness Happens

    Immunization Awareness

    Inventors'

    Motorsports Awareness

    Neurosurgery Outreach

    Panini

    Peach

    Psoriasis Awareness

    Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness

    Toddler

    What Will Be Your Legacy

    Win With Civility

  • COYLE'S CORNER

    Staff Artist Paul Coyle portrays a friendly reminder from the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority that the city cannot raise occupational taxes to help finance the new sewage treatment facility.

  • State may ask local entity to be owner of Big Valley facility

    PRYOR VALLEY -- After months of inaction, the Kentucky Division of Water claims that wheels are in motion in Frankfort to correct the dysfunctional Big Valley Mobile Home Park sewage treatment facility.

    The Division of Water -- which oversees privately licensed sewage treatment facilities like Big Valley -- has no record of any action taken to correct the problem by the state or anyone else between November 2008 and June 25, 2009.

  • Former NB student killed in car accident

    HEBRON ESTATES - On Friday evening, Robert Dale Reynolds was at the North Bullitt football game watching his former team compete against Doss in the season opener.

    Less than 12 hours later, he lost his life in a single-vehicle accident on Indiana 62 in Charlestown.

    Better known as R.D., Reynolds was pronounced dead of injuries suffered in the accident at 3:57 p.m. on Saturday at University Hospital.

    Two friends remain in critical condition.