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Today's News

  • Dawson operates Allstate Agency in Shepherdsville

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A local insurance agent takes over an office that was left in good hands.

    The Scot Dawson Allstate Agency offices held a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce.

    The agency is located at 1257 Highway 44 East in Shepherdsville, in the former offices of agent Brenda Hester.

    “It’s wonderful to walk in and have an experienced staff and a solid customer base,” Dawson said.

    Originally from Iowa, Dawson has served as an Allstate agent in the area for two and a half years.

  • Residents will have place to dispose of junk this spring

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County residents get your junk ready.

    The annual spring clean up days, sponsored by Bullitt Fiscal Court, will be held on Saturday, April 26, and on Saturday, May 10.

    According to Larry Hatfield, director of the county’s solid waste program, the dumpsters will be at several locations from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

    Road department employees, as well as inmates with the Bullitt County Detention Center, will be on-hand to assist residents in placing the junk items into dumpsters.

  • MW looks to add benches along Bardstown Road

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Residents and visitors may soon have some more places to place their bottoms.

    At a recent Mount Washington City Council meeting, Lori Puchino, director of the Main Street program, said several new benches will be added to the landscape.

    “I believe I have six out of 10 sold,” she said.

    The benches are being sponsored by individuals and local businesses. There will be nine with backs and one without. She said they also have the option to purchase a plaque designating the sponsor. The cost is about $1,300.

  • BE girls go 2-1 in Florida games

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – For the second time in a year, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers played a 12-inning game.

    The good news this time is that coach Ricky Hoffman’s team pulled out the victory last Thursday as they got a three-run home run from freshman Lindsey Renneisen to defeat Delaware Hayes High School, a team from Pennsylvania. The game was played at the ESPN Wide World of Sports facility where the team was spending spring break.

    Bullitt East got the win despite making four errors and being outhit 12 to five.

  • Bad luck is the only luck for BC

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – It has been written many times before, but for the 2014 Bullitt Central softball program, it is still true that ‘if it wasn’t for bad luck, there would be no luck at all.”

    That is the way that first-year head coach Mike Phillips is seeing this season unfold. On a trip this past weekend to the Play It Again Classic in Clarksville, Tenn. the team’s two seniors both suffered injuries that severely limited the Lady Cougars’ ability to compete against some strong teams.

  • Man pleads guilty to sex offenses

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A man could spend the next 20 years in prison and he will definitely be a lifetime member of the sex offender registry in Kentucky.

    David Harkins, 38, entered a guilty plea Tuesday in Bullitt Circuit Court for his sexual involvement with three victims under the age of 12.

    Harkins admitted his guilt to the following charges:

    *possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor

    *three counts of use of a minor in a sexual performance under the age of 16

  • Officers volunteer time to be part of local honor guard

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Having been a member while serving as a police officer in Tennessee, Charles McWhirter mentioned he had an interest in starting an Honor Guard in Bullitt County.

    The idea was bounced around among the police chiefs and sheriff in the county for several months.

    Recently, the first steps to putting a Bullitt County Honor Guard in place were taken as a group of 12 individuals went through a week’s training.

    While there is much to be done before the volunteer group of 12 law enforcement officials are on display, it is a start.

  • City won’t put delays on items to be voted on by council

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Shepherdsville City Council debated on how they will handle future debates.

    By a 3-2 vote, an ordinance seeking to prohibit voting on an issue, unless it had been submitted for the agenda by the Wednesday prior to the agenda preparation, failed.

    The matter arose after an issue listed as discussion on new school resource officers became a matter in which council members were asked to cast a vote.

  • Fun, sun and wins for Eagles on spring break

     MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - It’s a business trip with a little fun mixed in.

    After after five days of sun and fun on the shores of Myrtle Beach, North Bullitt head coach Brian Wise was pleased with the play of his Eagles.

    The Eagles returned to the spring showers of Bullitt County sporting a 5-5 record on the young season.

  • Charger baseball has perfect Florida vacation

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – The Bullitt East Chargers had such a good time on their spring break trip to Florida that they came home a day early.

    True story.

    Actually, the Chargers did come home a day early. Well, at least some of the group did. That was because that after four straight wins, the team they were supposed to play on Friday at the ESPN Wide World of Sports begged out of playing another game that week, saying that they had some injuries and were short on pitching.