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Today's News

  • Davidson UMC fire

     No one was injured in a fire Sunday morning in the Davidson Memorial United Methodist Church education building.

    The call was made to Shepherdsville Fire just before 9 a.m. before Sunday School was to start.

    The building suffered extensive damage.

    Shepherdsville was assisted by Zoneton Fire.

  • Fate of school facility updates up in the air

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The fate of a pair of new or renovated elementary schools in Bullitt County remains a bit of a mystery.

    After the Bullitt County Public School Board voted 3-2 to reject a recommendation to build a new Maryville Elementary and to then build a new Mount Washington Elementary when funding allowed.

    That sent the issue back to the Local Facilities Planning Commission for a reconsideration of its recommendation.

    However, there was one problem.

  • Education can come in many ways, shapes

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - How do you grade a student’s education?

    Is it by the grades on the report card?

    Could it be by the scores on the ACT or other tests?

    Could it be by the manners a child shows in every day life?

    Could it be by the maturity gained and the common sense acquired to survive in life?

    Could it be by the number of friends a person has or the friends maybe on Facebook?

    Could it be that you really can’t grade a student until years after he or she has graduated from the school system?

  • Eagles rebound from miscue to beat Panthers

     LEXINGTON - North Bullitt loves danger and danger loves the Eagles.

    For the third time in the last four post-season games, the green and gold pulled out a one-run victory -- this time a 6-5 victory over Elizabethtown in the first round of the Rawlings/KHSAA baseball tournament in Lexington.

    The win was the first in school history in the state tournament.

    With the win, North Bullitt advances to the quarterfinals on Thursday at 6 p.m. at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington.

  • Conner next for Eagles on Thursday in Lexington

     LEXINGTON – After beating Elizabethtown 6-5 on Tuesday afternoon, the North Bullitt Eagles will advance to the Rawlings/KHSAA Kentucky State Baseball Tournament quarter-finals on Thursday night when they will square off with Conner, the champions of the Ninth Region.

    The Cougars have a 25-9 record after beating Boyd County 12-0 hours after North Bullitt beat Elizabethtown. That game was stopped in the sixth inning by the ‘mercy’ rule after the Cougars pushed the margin past ten runs.

  • USA Harvest founder guilty of embezzlement, tax fraud

               LOUISVILLE, Ky. – USA Harvest founder, Hugh “Stan” Curtis pleaded guilty in United States District Court this afternoon before Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr, to a seven count federal indictment charging him with mail fraud, money laundering and filing false income tax returns with the Internal Revenue Service, announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

  • Ambulance involved in collision; no injuries

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - An accident on Highway 44 East Tuesday morning damaged a Bullitt County EMS ambulance.

    The accident occurred before 11 a.m. in front of the Schmid Funeral Home at the intersection of Boxwood Run.

    The ambulance was on an emergency run to a Mount Washington residence, traveling eastbound on 44.

    MWPD Ofc. Becky Troutman said a blue Chrysler Town & Country, also heading eastbound, turned left at Boxwood into the ambulance's direction.

  • Louisville teen earns Eagle Scout badge by helping local veteran site

     It was a rainy morning but that didn't damper the cleanup efforts of one Louisville Boy Scout.

    Fifteen-year old Sebastian Mortenson organized efforts for about 20 people to help him clean up grounds in Shepherdsville that will be the future home to the Active Heroes retreat center.

    An advocate for veterans, military and their families, the organization obtained a grant last July from Home Depot for $250,000.

    Once complete, the facility will include camp grounds as well as batting cages, a garden and classrooms.

  • Charger archers on target for top 10 national finish

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--The Charger archery team believes it was focus and extra practice that lead them to place this year at nationals. The team has qualified for the national tournament for about the last six years, but this is the first year they placed in the top 10. This year the competition was held at the Kentucky Exposition Center.

    Last year the team finished 31st overall. This year, the Chargers were ranked 10th in the nation after the tournament.

  • County places bike, hike trail win motion with funds for study

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It was over 20 years ago that Jefferson County commissioner Dr. Steve Henry had a dream.