Today's News

  • Day proved to be a true learning experience

    Madison Brady is a fourth grade student at St Joseph Elementary in Bardstown.

    We first met when I was in Betty Carol Riley’s classroom last fall talking about America’s system of government – a Representative Democracy.

    Madison listened closely, especially when I said that any of them could come up and be a Page in the Capitol during a legislative session.

  • Stimulus great plan but must be realistic

    Wouldn’t it be great if Bullitt County’s $49 million wish list could all get funded?

    Well, yes it would.

    However, we all know that won’t happen.

    The package submitted by the county judge and the various cities has a lot of worthwhile projects, some of which have already been in the funding cycle previously.

    The governmental bodies who have their projects ready to go will be the main benefactors of whatever Congress decides to do on the economic stimulus plan.

  • Schedules for 2009-10 football set

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - While there has already been a lot of discussion over Bullitt Central football’s move from Class 6-A to Class 5-A starting in the fall of 2009, less has been said about all three local teams making major changes to their schedules.

    That was made possible since almost all football decisions come on two- or four-year rotations. That allows schedules to be worked out in two-year blocks on a home-and-home basis.

    So, 2009 starts a new two-year rotation. That is what allowed Bullitt Central’s move down one class.

  • LJ employees might have new way to save money

    LEBANON JUNCTION - City employees may have another retirement savings option in Lebanon Junction.

    The Lebanon Junction City Council unanimously agreed to allow employees to voluntarily participate in the state deferred compensation program.

    According to an agency representative, the retirement program is voluntary. Full- or part-time employees may contribute to the program.

    This provides a pre-tax way to save for the future. There is no cost to the city with the exception of the time it takes to set up the program and to issue the checks to the state.

  • Members oppose new liquor store near church

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Members of Mount Zion Baptist Church had a liquor store near their congregation for a number of years.

    With that business closed for the widening of Buckman Street, members don’t want another to move into the area.

    However, it might be little city officials can do.

    The Rev. Billy Jenkins, pastor at Mount Zion, voiced his opposition to a proposed liquor store on the corner of West Blue Lick Road and Buckman Street.

  • Explanations for higher electric rates in winter

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Before the big ice storm, many electrical customers were concerned with their bills in December.

    Randy Burba, spokesman for Salt River Electric, said the co-op received many phone calls when bills were up significantly over their November statements.

    The increase had nothing to do with any billing hike, said Burba.

    Salt River has not had a rate increase approved by the state Public Service Commission since 1993.

    However, several factors led to customers seeing a sharp hike.

  • Mother, daughter indicted for defrauding Red Cross

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

    And a pair of Mount Washington women have 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.

  • Stillwell gets a full ride for soccer at Evansville

    HEBRON ESTATES - North Bullitt senior Heather Stillwell turned her 24/7 affection for soccer into gold last week when she signed to play NCAA Division I soccer at the University of Evansville.

    The four-year starter for the Lady Eagles plays more than just high school soccer. She has played on the select team at Mockingbird Valley for the past seven years, competing on teams that have won three state championships.

    It was at one of her summer tournaments in Florida that she first drew the attention of the coaches at Evansville.

  • Police warn of email scam

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – The Shepherdsville Police Department are alerting the area of a recent email scam.

    There is an email being circulated with a subject line of UNCC REFUND PAYMENT FOR YOU.

    The email states that they are affiliated with the Barack Obama Campaign to Assist Scammed Individuals In The Settlement of Disputes Through Zenith Bank Plc.

    It is asking people to contact their representative in Nigeria to give him your full name, telephone number and mailing address so that they can send a payment to you.