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Today's News

  • 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.

  • New coach? No problem. Lady Eagles thinking big

    HEBRON ESTATES - The players will be easily recognizable, but once again local soccer fans might have to look twice to see who is coaching the North Bullitt Lady Eagles this season.

  • Numbers up for local girls' golf

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A record number of girls will be participating this season golf at the three Bullitt County high schools.

    The numbers are so strong at North Bullitt that second year head coach Janna Johnson has 12 players, a number higher than the boys' team has this summer. That has never happened before.

  • Jason Wheatley Wins Bourbon City Summer Sizzler at Bluegrass Speedway

    Bardstown, KY -- August 22, 2009- It was the Bourbon City Summer Sizzler paying $3,500 to win for Modifieds on Saturday evening at Bluegrass Speedway in Bardstown, KY and Jason Wheatley of Loretto, KY would grab the richest payday of his career by scoring the win in the 35 lap Modified main event. Other feature winners for the evening included Shane Lafollette of Hodgenville, KY in Street Stocks and Robbie Settles of Bardstown, KY in WBRT 1320-AM Sportsman.