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Today's News

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of December 7

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of December 7:

     

    Jefferson County:

    Interstate 64:  Roadway will be closed in both directions intermittently, up to 15 minutes at a time, at mile point 16.2.  This closure is scheduled Tuesday, December 9, from 4:00 a.m. until 6:00 a.m. to allow for utility work.

  • Woman accused of rape now in custody

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A Hikes Point woman turned herself in Friday morning after being accused of improper sexual misconduct with a minor.

    Bullitt County Sheriff's Department Det. Scotty McGaha said Jessica Darcy Smith, 25, agreed to meet officials at the Louisville office of her attorney, Ken McCardwell.

    Smith has been charged with three counts of rape and one count of sodomy.

    According to McGaha, the woman was placed into the role of caretaker for a 15-year-old male in Bullitt County.

  • Detective says no evidence of stolen money by fire chief

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — The questions still seem to outweigh the answers in the Mount Washington Fire Protection District Board’s hearing of accused Mount Washington Fire Chief Michael Dooley.

    Dooley is charged by the board for poorly supervising and mismanaging funds in the department’s fire board Crusade committee and firemen’s fund accounts.

    Dooley was also recently indicted in Bullitt Circuit Court on misdemeanor charges of second-degree official misconduct.

    He is not charged criminally or by the fire board with stealing any funds.

  • Police believe solution may be near

    HEBRON ESTATES -- Police officers Mike Cook and Tim Waters are aware of a situation that has concerned residents in one northern Bullitt County city for several years.

    And, a solution may be near.

    But Cook said he was not able to discuss the work being conducted at the present time.

    That seemed good enough to appease the residents in the Horse Run Court area of Hebron Estates.

  • This Week in Sports

    FOOTBALL

    Saturday, December 13

    **Bullitt East will play in the Class 4-A Kentucky State Championship game at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. 3 p.m.

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    BASKETBALL

    Wednesday, December 10

    **Butler at Bullitt East (Girls). 6 p.m.

     

    Friday, December 12

    **North Bullitt at Bullitt Central (G&B). 6 p.m.

    **Bullitt East at Southern (G&B). 6 p.m.

     

    Saturday, December 13

  • Lady Eagles win in Shawnee split

    HEBRON ESTATES – In a true rebuilding year, North Bullitt girls’ basketball coach Bill Robinette had several reasons to smile on Monday night.

    But, of course, the Lady Eagles were far from where the veteran coach would like to be by the time district play begins in March.

    Opening the season at home, North Bullitt clawed its way to a 49-20 victory over Shawnee.

    Down 7-6, North Bullitt would score the next 17 points to take the commanding lead.

  • East's Preston has been on this stage twice previously

    MOUNT WASHINGTON – A million things to do and only a few days to get it all done.

    No, it’s not your holiday Christmas shopping.

    It’s the job this week for Bullitt East football coach Doug Preston. Reaching the Class 4-A State Championship game will do that to coaches.

  • MW fire board votes to reinstate Dooley

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Applause erupted from friends and family of suspended fire chief Michael Dooley Thursday evening after the fire protection district's board of trustees reinstated Dooley to his full duties.

    Board chair Melvin Davis broke a tie vote to reinstate Dooley to his position as chief, although it was unclear as to when Dooley would resume his job.

  • Franklin Co. spoils BE's home opener

    MOUNT WASHINGTON – An eight point lead early in the fourth quarter was not enough for the Bullitt East Chargers on Tuesday as they opened the 2008-09 season with a 50-47 loss to visiting Franklin County.

    It was a top-flight battle between two of the area’s top teams. Franklin County was ranked 19th in the state in one pre-season coaches’ poll and either second or third in the always-tough 11th Region.

  • Woman charged in bus accident

    HILLVIEW - No one was injured Thursday afternoon as a school bus carrying students from Maryville Elementary was struck by a car.

    According to Det. Scotty McGaha, sheriff's deputy Brandon Gwynn responded to a call around 4:30 p.m. on Thursday in the vicinity of North Triangle Lane.

    A car struck the back of the bus and then fled.

    Hillview officer Mike Murdoch later located the fleeing driver.

    Cynthia Denise Elmore, 41, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence, leaving the scene of an accident and possession of an open alcoholic container.