BCHS Names New Softball Coach

(05/22/15)- Breckinridge County High School has named Courtney McHolan Burnett as the new Lady Tiger softball coach, succeeding Drew Stankiewicz  who resigned earlier in the week. Burnett is a 2008 graduate of BCHS and 2012 graduate of the University of Louisville. A six-year member of the Lady Tiger squad who still ranks near top of all-time school pitching categories, Burnett has also...

Irvington City Council-Special Called Meeting

5/22/2015—The Irvington City Council authorized Mayor Yvonne Kennedy to hire a Police Chief at a Special Called Meeting Thursday evening.  Dale Riggs, who was hired as Irvington Police Chief on May 14, turned in his resignation effective May 18.  The Council authorized Kennedy to talk to the other two candidates for the position.  They are Billy Richardson and Brandon

Two Vehicle Accident

5/22/15--A 2 vehicle accident sent a 15-year-old to the hospital with injuries to her leg Thursday (5/22) morning.
According to Chief Deputy Bruce Anthony, with the Breckinridge County Sheriff’s Department, the accident occurred at 10:05 Thursday (5/22) morning when 21-year-old Taylor Daniels of Custer attempted to turn her 2006 GMC Pick-up from the Westbound Lane of Highway 86, into the

Cloverport Board of Education

5/21/2015—The Cloverport Board of Education approved the 2015/16 tentative budget at their regular meeting Thursday evening.  The general fund budget is $3,078,138.
In other business, Superintendent Charles Proffit updated the Board on the status of the Cloverport Head Start program.  Proffitt said he was notified that the Breckinridge County Board of Education was

Scam Alert

5/21/15---According to Chief Deputy Bruce Anthony, with the Breckinridge County Sheriff’s Department, area residents are being targeted by scammers claiming to be from Publisher’s Clearing House.
The caller informs the prospective victim that they have won a million dollars & a new car.  They then tell them that the prize will be delivered to their door after they send a

Breckinridge Circuit Court-Division 1

5/20/2015—Division 1 of Breckinridge Circuit Court with Judge Bruce Butler met Wednesday.
In two separate cases, Christopher A. Ditto, 30, pleaded not guilty to one count of 1st degree trafficking in a controlled substance(meth), 1st offense.; and being a 1st degree persistent felony offender.  A pre-trial conference in both cases was set for July 8.
Michael J.

Breckinridge Circuit Court-Division 2

5/20/2015—Division 2 of Breckinridge Circuit Court with Judge Robert A. Miller met Wednesday.
Julia A. Brown, 31, pleaded not guilty to 2nd degree manslaughter, operating a motor vehicle under the influence, 1st offense, and having no operators license.  A pre-trial conference was set for June 17.
Cheyenne C. Bray, 23, pleaded not guilty to 2nd trafficking in a

Local Primary Results

(05/20/15)- Here are the results from Tuesday’s (05/19) primary vote in Breckinridge County...


Local Law Enforcement Searches For Suspect In Hit And Run Near McDaniels

05/19/2015 According to witnesses and Breckinridge County Sheriff's Deputy Zach Critchelow, a white luxury car, possibly a Cadillac, driven by a white male approx 300 lbs with long hair and a long beard was involved in a hit and run accident near The Birds Nest Rental Cabins and Henning Construction on HWY 259 South on Monday night. The suspect in the white car was attempting to pass an SUV

Primary Election Day

(05/18/15)- Tuesday (05/19) is primary election day in Kentucky as voters will decide on nominees for Governor and other state constitutional offices. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes was projecting voter turnout in the range of 10 percent.

The polls open in Breckinridge County at 6 Tuesday morning and will remain open until 6 in the evening. County Clerk Jill Irwin reminds voters of....

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