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Today's News

  • Bill would have CPR taught to all ninth graders in state

     Around the commonwealth as folks dealt with more cold temps and bad weather, vintage cars sliding into sinkholes and an early morning pipeline explosion, in Frankfort our focus remained on education and doing what we can to educate and protect our children.

    House Bill 205 passed out of the House Education Committee this week which would ensure that CPR be taught in every 9th grade health class in all Kentucky high schools.

  • Life in prison would be sentence for shooting police

     FRANKFORT - We are nearing the halfway point of the 2014 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly, and while we continue work and debate on a budget for the next two years, numerous bills have been filed and are making their way through the legislative process.

    One bill filed lastweek was in honor of a fallen Kentucky police officer.

    Rep. David Floyd of Bardstown filed House Bill 368, which is being called the Officer Jason Ellis Memorial Act.

  • Lane 13 proves bad luck to the Cougars

     LEXINGTON – The number 13 was certainly a bad number for the Bullitt Central boys’ bowling team on Friday at the Ebonite/Kentucky State Championships at Collins Eastland Bowling Center in Lexington.

    After qualifying fifth out of the 16 teams in the early bowling, the Cougars advanced to the quarter-finals with a 3-1 victory over Apollo High School. That set up a match with Scott County to be played on lanes 13 and 14.

  • Protect your heart

     Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of illness and death for North American women and kills more women than all forms of cancer combined. February is Women’s Heart Health Month, and it is a great time for women to start taking better care of their hearts all year round.

    It’s important to know your personal risk for heart disease and family history. Common risk factors for heart disease include elevated blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, smoking, diabetes, a sedentary lifestyle and overweight or obesity.

  • Suspect Arrested in Threats at Bullitt Alternative Center

     Shepherdsville Police are pleased to announce the arrest of Randall E. Carman on multiple warrants in connection with the recent telephone threats that were directed towards staff members at the Bullitt Alternative Center as a result of a domestic dispute.

    Other than the calls, nothing had transpired at the school.

    Shepherdsville Police Detectives were able to make contact with Mr. Carman and convince him to surrender.

    He was taken into custody without incident by Kentucky State Police and the Christian County Sheriff’s Department.

  • Mount Washington branch library will have new home on Bardstown Road

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Soon the books on the Mount Washington Library shelves will be on their way to their new home -- across the street. Though the process has now hit a little snag.

    In September, the Library Board of Trustees purchased the old Methodist Church Building on Main Street for $400,000. 

    After some environmental studies, they found out the building contained some portions with high levels of asbestos.

    “We are taking all precautions to make sure it is removed,” said new library director Joe Schweiss.

  • KIDS COUNT: Bullitt does well in statewide analysis

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - While much has been made over the improvements in the educational levels for Bullitt County students, little has been discussed about the overall well-being of children in this area.

    But, according to the 2013 KIDS COUNT data, Bullitt County is doing very well in providing overall care for their children.

    In fact, of the 120 counties in the commonwealth, Bullitt County ranks 10th in the entire state.

  • ‘Forensic’ audit thing of the past for county

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Remember last summer when a concern was raised by magistrates that there might be some serious issues with the county’s handling of money?

    Well, that concern is no longer an issue.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court voted unanimously to rescind a motion that called for a “forensic” audit of the county’s financial records.

    The court voted last year to conduct the audit but no official action was ever reported.

    Mike Higgins appeared before the court on two occasions asking what had happened and why.

  • Crady selected new fire chief in Lebanon Junction

     LEBANON JUNCTION - After some fiery times, the Lebanon Junction City Council and its fire department will try to bury any hatchets and begin a new future.

    The council voted 5-1 recently to accept the firefighters’ nomination of Todd Crady as its new chief.

    Crady will replace Mark Shumaker Jr., who was terminated recently by mayor James “Butch” Sweat.

  • Best of Paul Coyle: Winter

     Originally published Jan. 12, 2011, this week's Best of Paul Coyle rendered itself suitable for the Winter of 2014.