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Today's News

  • A bit of civics as legislative session comes to an end

    If you’re into Civics, you’ll love today’s column.  I’ll explain why your General Assembly is in recess right now at a time we call the “Veto Period” and close out the last of this session’s Saturday Coffees.

  • Lady Cougars had a dream season up to the end

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - For three months, the Bullitt Central Lady Cougars had a dream season.

    In one half of one game, the final page of the story turned into a nightmare.

    Still, veteran head coach Bryan Bates is telling everyone that you have to look at a season as a complete package. In that regard, the Lady Cougars were very successful this winter, finishing with a 19-8 record.

  • MWMS' Carver combines love of teaching, science to earn honors

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — For the second time in two years Mount Washington Middle School has proudly produced Bullitt County’s Middle School Teacher of the Year.

    This year seventh grade science teacher Stephanie Carver is the honor’s recipient.

    Carver was recognized for doing a job that doesn’t really feel much like work to her at all.

    “Every day I get to combine my love for science with my love for teaching,” she said.

  • Tinelli brings talents in engineering to classroom

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — Kristy Tinelli excelled at math and science from a young age. So much so, that everyone around her expected her to become a doctor or engineer.

    Giving in to those expectations, Tinelli pursued a degree in chemical engineering. She left her Mount Washington home and moved to Virginia where she had a successful seven-year career in chemical engineering.

    Until one day she realized that she wanted more than just a career.

  • North Bullitt students, staff give their blood up for others

    HEBRON ESTATES – In JROTC, cadets learn that donating blood is much more important than the alternative.

    North Bullitt JROTC students combined their efforts with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive in the school’s gymnasium.

    Maj. Kevin Clark said over 50 JROTC members volunteered services. He praised the group for preparing the event in just two weeks while simultaneously planning another major event.

    “These kids were very conscientious, they had everything ready,” said Clark. “We had everything we needed at hand.”

  • Do you know where your teen drinks?

    A recent federal report entitled, “Underage Alcohol Use: Where Do Young People Drink?” sheds some revealing light on this question and the answers that many parents, other concerned caretakers and inquiring minds want to know.

    The 2006 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) asked young people ages 12 to 20 who had used alcohol in the past month two questions: how did they get it and where did they drink it?

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  • Hasch conviction appealed; bond request approved

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A woman found guilty of reckless homicide in the shooting death of her husband could be released from jail as she awaits an appeal of the jury’s decision.

    However, if Janice Hasch is to be released from custody, it would require a $500,000 cash bond.

    Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress listened to arguments Tuesday afternoon.

    Defense attorneys Butch Turner and Fredrick Friske requested a $25,000 cash bond for the Class D felony.

    Prosecutor Michael Mann requested the bond be increased to $1 million cash.

  • Hanley's NCAA stay is short

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt East graduate Whitney Hanley and her Austin Peay teammates had a tough time on Sunday in the first round of the Women’s NCAA Basketball Tournament as they fell to number one seed Duke 83-42.

    The loss ended a magical run for the Lady Governor’s after they won three straight games in the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament in Nashville ten days earlier.

    Austin Peay finished the season with a 17-16 mark.

  • MW fire looks to regain Crusade trust

    MOUNT WASHINGTON – The Mount Washington Fire Protection District is working to regain the community’s trust as collection efforts gear up for the annual Crusade for Children.

    The department is recovering from a scandal involving the alleged mismanagement and misuse of funds uncovered by Mount Washington police last September. Departmental funds and Crusade for Children charity money were both involved in the accusations which resulted in charges against Chief Michael Dooley and former Capt. Anthony Judd. Both cases that are still pending in court.