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  • Tipton to run for re-election in 53rd

     FRANKFORT – Rep. James Allen Tipton announced that he will run for re-election to the Kentucky State House of Representatives. 

    Tipton, a farmer and realtor who was born and raised in Spencer County, has filed his letter of intent to run for re-election for House District 53 – which includes Anderson and Spencer counties and part of Bullitt county. 

  • Jerry Summers inducted into state Bourbon Hall of Fame

     BARDSTOWN – The esteemed Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame today inducted three individuals into its hallowed ranks and bestowed its prestigious Parker Beam Lifetime Achievement Award on one of the most monumental icons in the modern era of Bourbon. 

    “This year’s inductees are joined by the fact that they’re all leading figures behind the growing global renaissance of Kentucky Bourbon,” said Eric Gregory, president of the Kentucky Distillers’ Association. “Each, in their own way, has helped shape our current success.

  • UPDATE: Cottrell pleads not guilty to new charges

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Two dismissed felony indictments against a former Bullitt County sheriff’s chief deputy have now been reinstated.

  • Coping name of game for those hit by storms

     In Kentucky, it’s difficult to picture the threat of a hurricane. Yes, there are tornados and ice storms, but how do you react when 130 miles per hour winds are headed your way and your wife is 39 weeks pregnant? How about when you and your dog just became Floridians a year ago and your children and grandchildren keep calling to make sure you’re prepared?

    For 74-year-old Joyce Antons, the worried phone calls from family up north sealed the deal.

  • Two charged, officer hurt as two men arrested

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — A Shepherdsville police officer was injured when a suspect on a minor traffic stop fled on foot.

    On Sept. 11, the Shepherdsville Street Crimes Unit stopped a vehicle on Raymond Road around 8:07 p.m.

    The stop was for a minor traffic violation. When officers checked, both the driver and his passenger had active warrants.

    Brandon Trumble, 24, of Lebanon Junction, fled on foot when officers attempted to place the driver under arrest.

    A foot chase ensued with the suspect being caught.

  • Family Fest set for this Saturday fairgrounds

     PIONEER VILLAGE - Any day can be a full day of play, even if it’s not the longest day.

    The Bullitt County Coalition for Recreation, Education and Wellness (C.R.E.W.) will host its first annual Family Fest event, which takes the place of its former Longest Day of Play event.

    C.R.E.W. member and health educator Daniel Crum said the event was moved from a hot summertime afternoon to a day in September in hopes of more pleasant weather.

  • Ward, Porter attend judicial college

     FRANKFORT– District Court Judges Rebecca Ward and Jennifer Porter, who serve Bullitt County, participated in sessions on criminal evidence, forensics, implicit bias, legislation and more at the 2017 District Judges College in Covington from Aug. 22-25. 

    The Education Committee of the Kentucky District Judges Association and the Office of Judicial Branch Education at the Administrative Office of the Courts developed the college. 

  • Double murder, suicide Saturday night

     MOUNT WASHINGTON  -- Three people are dead as a result late Saturday night of a domestic dispute.

    Mount Washington police are investigating a  homicide where two individuals were shot to death.

    And, the alleged suspect, would later be found dead at his home in Shepherdsville.

    According to the Mount Washington Police, a call was received at around 10:37 p.m. on Saturday of shots being fired.

  • HELPING HANDS: Church plans Christmas relief for Houston

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, the residents of the affected areas in Texas and Louisiana could use a Christmas-sized miracle.

    Come December, some of them will receive it, courtesy of the good people of Bullitt County, Kentucky.

    Family Day Ministries, located in Shepherdsville, will send their God’s Miracle Crew south for a mission known as Bullitt County Christmas in Houston, Texas.

  • Woman indicted for possession of stolen car from Tennessee

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A woman has been indicted for allegedly having possession of a vehicle which was stolen from Lebanon, Tenn.

    The Bullitt County Grand Jury indicted Jessica Nalley-Mahaffey on the charge of receiving stolen property over $10,000.

    According to the indictment, Nalley-Mahaffey had an automobile that she should have known was stolen from Clayton Automotive in Lebanon, Tenn.

    This is a Class C felony, which is punishable by 5-10 years in prison.

    Pioneer Village police officer Nick Hibbs investigated the case.