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Today's News

  • Foundation helps victims of fire in Shepherdsville

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - When a local family lost its home in a fire, the community rallied in support, while the Red Cross assisted in initial support efforts.

    Members of the Shepherdsville Fire Department, who handled the fire, also wanted to help the family beyond the initial response.

    Thanks to research by the department, more funding was donated courtesy of the Firefighters Charitable Foundation, a non-profit agency based in New York that assists disaster victims.

  • Missing girl found

    At 8 p.m. tonight officials from the Bullitt County Sheriff's Office announced Cortney Mickey has turned herself in.

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    The Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office is currently searching for a missing juvenile, Cortney G. Mickey, 13 years of age.

    Mickey was last seen in the company of her non-custodial mother Tonya Mickey. They may be in a 2005 Ford Focus 4door red in color with Kentucky tag 599-PBN.

    Anyone assisting in her disappearance could be charged with a crime.

  • FROZEN NEGOTIATIONS: State impasse stymies decision on snow days, graduation

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - If parents across the Commonwealth were allowed to grade the papers of state legislators on the impasse over dealing with snow day relief, those marks may not be too good.

    On Monday, legislators announced that any bill to provide relief due to snow days had died.

    On Monday evening, members of the Bullitt County Public School Board were at a loss.

    At this stage, the problems are many and the answers are slim.

    One host parent to a foreign exchange student inquired whether graduation dates had been determined.

  • Fire chief pays funds back due to training shortage

     CLERMONT - A long-time fire chief will have to repay money provided by the state as incentive pay for training.

    The Kentucky Fire Commission Board in Versailles recently notified Julius Hatfield, the long-time chief of the Southeast Bullitt Fire Department, that from January 2008 through December 2013 he did not meet the standards required to receive incentive pay.

    Hatfield must repay $18,600 to the state commission by April 6. He said that the issue has been settled and there would be no appeal.

  • Who is Spying on Whom at North Bullitt High?

     HEBRON ESTATES - The North Bullitt Drama Club presented “Spy School,” a comedy play by Don Zolidis.

    The story is based in 1961, featuring “a typical house, a typical high school, a typical CIA training facility.”

    The main character, Priscilla, a.k.a. Jane Doe (played by Ali Tilford), is taken from her regular home and family, trained by the CIA and then placed into a similar school, with a family of CIA agents in disguise at home.

    “Spy School” was produced by North Bullitt instructor Adam Elliott.

  • Bid to relocate Bowman Valley closer

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - For the past three years, Tammy Ott and a small group of volunteers have been trying to do the “right thing.”

    The mission has been to relocate and preserve the Bowman Valley School House.

    Since 1916, the two-room schoolhouse educated African-American students until its closure in 1957 after the end of segregation.

    The dream is to have the last remaining known schoolhouse for African Americans to be relocated next to the Woodsdale one-room schoolhouse on Highway 44, next to the Bullitt County Board of Education.

  • Best of Paul Coyle

     Some things never change: A Paul Coyle panel from 2011 in regards to increasing gas prices.

  • Sometimes what is said isn’t always what you may mean

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Sometimes we just get a little confused in life.

    When the column submitted by state Rep. Russell Webber’s staff in Frankfort came through the e-mail, I was admittedly confused.

    (The column can be found here)

    The basis of the article is that local communities had road projects stricken from the governor’s new transportation plan submitted to the legislature last week.

  • Kentucky deserves better than petty partisanship

     FRANKFORT– We are nearing the end of the 2014 Regular Session, and, much like the week, before controversy hangs over the House because of procedures used to pass Kentucky’s road plan and how to pay for it.

    On Tuesday, members of the House Committee on Appropriations and Revenue received a revised version of Governor Beshear’s proposed road plan and budget less than 15 minutes before the start of the meeting, meaning legislators had only a few minutes to review a document more than 220 pages long before a vote was called.

  • Lady Chargers turn errors into runs against NB

     HEBRON ESTATES – After winning 32 games a year ago and with seven returning starters, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers were expected to be a powerhouse this spring.

    On Friday, the softball team at North Bullitt couldn’t argue that point after Bullitt East rolled to a 9-2 victory in the only meeting this spring between the two rivals. The Lady Chargers scored twice in the top of the first inning and never looked back in rolling to the program’s sixth straight win to open the season.