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Today's News

  • Winter driving tips offered for drivers

    FRANKFORT ee" Snow, sleet, freezing rain and ice make for treacherous driving, so the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Office of Highway Safety is stepping up efforts to aid and educate motorists.

    Motorists should always use extra caution when driving in winter weather. But they are reminded that bridges and overpasses are typically most treacherous.

    Safety Tips for Travelers during the Snow and Ice Season:

    •Make sure your vehicle is sufficiently winterized ee" check the battery, antifreeze level, heater, defroster, wipers, and windshield washers.

  • Project good if price is right for customers

    It seemed like a done deal.

    While no one would discuss the destination, it was widely known that the $18 million bond issue proposed by the city of Shepherdsville would have expanded its current sewage treatment plant and run an extended line south toward Highway 245.

    One of main benefactors would be the Jim Beam Distillery in Clermont. Many of the other benefactors would be current residents or businesses, as well as many more potential residents, industries and commercial developments.

  • Murder or self-defense? Hasch testifies of abuse

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - There is no dispute that on April 14, 2008, Janice Hasch fired a handgun that killed her husband.

    The question a Bullitt Circuit Court jury will have to answer is whether she intended to murder her husband.

    Prosecutor Michael Mann concluded his portion of the case on Wednesday morning. Defense attorney Butch Turner began his case before the jury was dismissed until Thursday.

    During his opening statement, Mann said that Janice Hasch took a gun, removed it from a pouch, loaded it and shot her husband.

  • Take care of pets during cold months

    Winter is upon us, and cold weather is here...so how can you keep your pet happy and healthy during the chilly winter months? Here are some tips to help make sure that your furry friend stays warm:

    *Never leave your dog or cat outside in the cold weather. Your companion animal could suffer from frostbite or freeze to death. See your veterinarian immediately if you suspect frostbite or hypothermia.

  • Winner takes all game goes to BE

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The battle to decide the top-seed for the upcoming 24th District Tournament took a backseat to more emotional matters when Bullitt East invaded Bullitt Central on Friday.

    The emotional build-up came to an abrupt halt five minutes into the game when Bullitt Central sophomore guard Keoka Hilliard and Bullitt East’s Kayla Thacker collided as Thacker drove to the basket. The collision was relatively minor, but Hilliard fell awkwardly and hit her head on the floor.

  • Outages record high in county; most of power restored

    Storm recovery updates

    While most customers have now regained electric power, a handful remain shut down. Salt River Electric and Louisville Gas and Electric crews remain on duty 24 hours to restore all power. Officials believe everyone will be up and running through this weekend.

    Approximately 15 residents remain at the Red Cross shelter located at Shepherdsville City Hall. For information on the shelter call 921-1001.

  • Storm proves economic aid to some stores

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - It’s not the economic stimulus plan President Barack Obama had in mind.

    With the winter weather hitting the area hard, some businesses have profited as a result.

    The businesses have not earned extra cash from price gouging; instead, they are busy with extra business.

    Locations such as food markets and gas stations have remained popular, selling food, gas and other household necessities to help residents through desperate times.

  • No Barr, no problem for Chargers

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - No coach. No problem.

    That was the way the Bullitt East Chargers approached Friday night’s showdown with Bullitt Central. The team didn’t worry as they pulled away late in the firth half en route to a 92-67 victory.

    The Chargers made the trip to Shepherdsville without head coach Troy Barr who had been ejected from the team’s previous game with Fairdale. Under Kentucky High School Athletic Association rules, Barr then had to sit out the next game, which happened to be Bullitt Central.

  • Offense in high gear, Lady Eagles survive fouls

    OKOLONA - Scoring 59 points in three quarters is an offensive explosion for the North Bullitt Lady Eagles.

    But, you say, a basketball game is four quarters.

    Well, Bill Robinette’s team survived a scoreless third quarter to defeat homestanding Southern 59-37.

    “When we took the ball to the basket, we did very well,” said Robinette, whose team is now 6-14 on the season.

    His biggest concern may have been having enough players to finish the game.

    By the end of the first half, three of his starters had three fouls.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of February 8

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of February 8:

    Jefferson County: