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Today's News

  • Storm costs over $180,000 in county

    SHEPEHRDSVILLE - Various agencies are putting together numbers to show the costs associated with the recent ice storm.

    And, for Bullitt County government, it looks like the cost will be around $180,000.

    Emergency Management Agency director Mike Phillips said he expects the county to have over 87 percent of that cost covered through the federal and state governments.

    The county has been able to purchase a $36,000 chipper and a $15,000 generator for the Mount Elmira tower, which is used to keep radio frequencies operating.

  • Mother, daughter indicted for fraud

    MOUNT WASHINGTON ee" Over a 10-year period, the American Red Cross may have been defrauded over $133,000 for respite care that was never administered.

    And a pair of Mount Washington women has been indicted in federal court and could face up to 30 years in prison.

    On Monday, a federal grand jury indicted Sylvia Rednour and Jennifer Roby on charges of conspiracy, mail fraud and forgery.

    They were taken into custody on Wednesday and housed in the Oldham County Jail.

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  • Five arrested in meth raid

    LEBANON JUNCTION - An investigation into activity at a remote home off Collings Hill Road has resulted in five arrests over a 24-hour period.

    The Bullitt County Drug Task Force received information about the residence at 1064 Collings Hill Road on Tuesday night.

    According to director Kenny Hardin, detectives arrived at the scene and no one was home. However, before they left, a vehicle driven by Grace M. Metcalf, 39, of Lebanon Junction, arrived.

    He felt she might have lived at the home at one time or another.

  • 2009 Women's NCAA Tourney: Hanley and Austin Peay primed for the big show

    MOUNT WASHINGTON – When the brackets for the 2009 Women’s NCAA Basketball Tournament are announced on Monday night on ESPN, former Bullitt East standout Whitney Hanley and her Austin Peay State teammates will be glued to a television to hear their names called.

  • Lady Raiders hijack BE's post-season hope

    LOUISVILLE – A pair of second half surges were not enough for the Bullitt East Lady Chargers on Friday in the semi-finals of the Girls’ Sixth Region Tournament at Bellarmine University.

    Battling Iroquois, the state’s top-ranked team most of the season, the Lady Chargers sliced a 12-point halftime deficit to five points in the third quarter and then again to six points midway through the final frame. That 46-40 score was the last gasp for Bullitt East as the Lady Raiders scored eight straight points en route to collecting a 58-45 victory.

  • Heines honored as Heart of Hillview winner

    HILLVIEW – Pat Heines, a Hillview resident since the city first incorporated, was selected as the 2009 Kroger Heart of Hillview recipient.

    Heines was selected from a number of nominees presented at the store. Nominees were selected based on their charity within the community.

    During a ceremony at the store, Heines received honorary proclamations from Kroger officials as well as Hillview mayor Jim Eadens.

    Heines was selected primarily for her 30 years with local Girl Scouts organizations, three as a member and 27 more as a volunteer adult.

  • MW police uncover adult abuse case in Twelve Oaks subdivision

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- An unusual case involving the alleged abuse and neglect of two developmentally disabled individuals has landed two men in jail.

    Daniel Thomas Clemons, 57, of Mount Washington, and Mark E. Heitzman, 44, of Louisville, were arrested by Mount Washington police Friday after an illegitimate adult care-taking business was discovered, according to a MWPD media release.

    "(Clemons) was running a business out of place that he didn't even have a business license for," said police chief Tom Rosselli.

  • Agencies await stimulus decisions

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The state of Kentucky is supposed to get millions of dollars from the federal stimulus program.

    Bullitt County officials are expecting some of that money to filter down to the local level.

    But while Metro Louisville officials seem to have a pretty good idea what might be coming its way, Bullitt County officials have heard nothing from Frankfort.

    Keith Davis, superintendent for the Bullitt County Public School System, sent in a list with $31 million worth of projects.

  • American Red Cross Valentine Gala 2009

    The Valentine Gala is an annual fund-raiser for the Bullitt/Spencer County chapter of the American Red Cross.

    Featuring dinner music by Hans Sander and dance music by Karen Kraft and Kiks.

    Service Manager Mike Crenshaw played the good sport during the group's annual Valentine Gala as he agreed to sing with Karen Kraft. Crenshaw had the chance to sing Respect but quickly made an exit from the stage.