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Today's News

  • KYTC Crews Patching Potholes in Bullitt County

     The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists of a mobile pothole patching operation today in Bullitt County.

    KYTC crews have been working on Interstate 65 in both directions between mile points 115 and 117 at Shepherdsville.

    Maintenance crews have also been working on KY 44 East between Bells Mill Road and Bleemel Lane (mile points 17.9 to 20.2).

  • Alcorn alternate to state swim meet

     LOUISVILLE – Bullitt County’s high school swimming program took part on Friday and Saturday in the Region II Swimming and Diving Championships at the Ralph Wright Natatorium on the University of Louisville campus.

  • Ashbaugh has unfinished business to do

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - While pleased with some of the accomplishments the past three-plus years, Ruthie Ashbaugh believes more can be done.

    With that in mind, Ashbaugh has filed for a second term as First District magistrate on Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    She will face a primary opponent in former magistrate Dennis Mitchell.

    “I love helping people,” said Ashbaugh, 67. “I just feel there is a lot more that I want to see done.”

  • Wimsatt wants to be voice for people in House

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Alex Wimsatt loves the world of politics.

    And, he enjoys studying the government system.

    The former journalist and current assistant director of tourism for the county will make his first political run.

    Wimsatt will challenge Republican Russell Webber in the race for the redesigned 26th House of Representatives district.

    “I feel like I can be a voice in Frankfort,” said Wimsatt, who graduated from Western Kentucky University with degrees in journalism and political science.

  • Riggle to use fire department experience as new constable

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - For eight years of service on the Zoneton Fire Department, Joshua Riggle has seen how emergency services work.

    He’s been able to interact with law enforcement and medical personnel, as well as firefighters.

    Wanting to do even more to help people, Riggle has entered the race to become constable of the First District.

    Riggle will be one of the Democratic contenders in the May primary with the winner advancing to the general election in the fall.

    “I like to help people,” said Riggle, 31.

  • Lemons honored for her work to perserve history at Nichols

     Thanks to Wilma Lemons, the history of Nichols can be accessed via technology.

    She invested countless hours scanning documents and images to a digital format and converting files from 100 old 3½ inch floppy disks and old-format CD’s to modern format.

    Computer users can visit Ridgway Memorial Library or the Bullitt County History Museum in Shepherdsville to download her exhaustive efforts.

    During a ceremony at Nichols Elementary School last month, Lemons was awarded a special honor.

  • 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.