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  • Grand Jury hands down indictments on drug charges

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A Lebanon Junction couple has been indicted for drug-related charges, as well as putting their three children in danger.

    The Bullitt County Grand Jury indicted Jonathan Wayne Knauer and Kelly S. Hensley.

    They were each charged with complicity to possess a controlled substance, three counts of complicity to controlled substance endangerment to a child and three counts of abandonment of a minor.

    In addition, Knauer, 32, was indicted as a persistent felony offender.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning April 3, 2016

     Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so the information below is strictly of an advisory nature and is subject to change with no notice.

     

    Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night.  Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis.

     

  • Texas man indicted after wild ride

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A man who led police through a wild ride over two counties has been indicted.

    Danny Gonzales, 50, of Harlingen, Texas, has been indicted for criminal mischief, wanton endangerment and torture of a dog.

    On Feb. 12, 2016, Gonzales was driving his semi-truck northbound on Interstate 65 when he started to drive erratically, running vehicles off the roadway.

    He left I-65 at exit 121 in Brooks and drove west on Brooks Hill Road before going on Knob Creek Road.

    The driver was ultimately stopped in Jefferson County.

  • Walk provides exercise, talks with doctors

     CLERMONT -- You’ve been told the message.

    You know it is something that you need to do.

    But you really don’t have the desire to do it.

    Would it help if your doctor joined in?

    If that message was to go outside and get some exercise, a national program coming to Bullitt County might just be your answer.

    On the second Saturday of each month through November, KentuckyOne Health, Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest and the Bullitt County Health Department will join forces to present Walk with a Doc.

  • JUSTICE DEPARTMENT: Beware of fraudulent tax schemes, preparers

     WASHINGTON – With tax season in full swing, the Justice Department urged the public today to avoid dishonest tax-return preparers who fleece their customers and illegally drain the U.S. Treasury.  Noting that every taxpayer is ultimately responsible for the contents of his or her own return, Acting Assistant Attorney General Caroline D. Ciraolo of the Tax Division also warned the public to be wary of anyone who guarantees a refund or who claims to sell a sure-fire way to reduce your taxes.

  • Run for the Spirits to raise funds for school projects

     The Bullitt County Foundation for Excellence in Public Schools will host its annual Run for the Spirits Gala.

    The fund-raiser will be held on Friday, April 22, from 6:30 p.m. until midnight at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    It will be an evening of fun in an effort to raise funds for grant programs in the Bullitt County school system.

    Free bourbon and wine tasting and Hor-d-oeuvre from 6:30-8 p.m. A cash bar will be available after 8 -.m.

  • Library to host HIV information, free screenings

     HILLVIEW -- According to studies, one out of six people may have HIV in their body and not know about the infection.

    The Bullitt County Public Library System and Volunteers of America Mid-States will host an educational session and a free HIV testing at two locations over the coming month.

    On Wednesday, March 30, the informational session and testing will be done at the Hillview Library on Terry Boulevard.

    On Wednesday, April 20, it will be conducted at the Ridgway Memorial Library on North Walnut Street in Shepherdsville.

  • Public forum to talk about heroin

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - If you ask government officials, police officers, school administrators and church leaders what the major problem is facing local individuals and families, more often than not they give the same answer.

    It’s heroin.

    Following a wave of rampant methamphetamine creation and abuse, heroin suddenly became the area’s primary drug of choice, both cheaper and easier to obtain among users.

  • BEHS grad makes big catch as host of KET’s Kentucky Afield

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — Derek Willis isn’t the only Bullitt East graduate on TV these days.

    The newest host for the nationally recognized TV show “Kentucky Afield” got his start fishing in Bullitt County.

    “As early as I remember, I was always within walking distance of either a pond or the Salt River,” Chad Miles said.

    The Mount Washington native spent his childhood catching bait and fishing in the river with his two cousins who lived across the street.

  • UPDATE: MW man killed in train vs. car wreck

     HILLVIEW -- A train crossing which has been the scene of accidents in the past, claimed a life on Tuesday morning.

    Xavier Froeber, 19, was pronounced dead by the Bullitt County Coroner's Office.

    Around 8:30 a.m., Froeber's vehicle was traveling on Highway 1020, attempting to beat a northbound train at the East Blue Lick Road crossing.

    The train struck the car.

    According to various reports, it appeared Froeber attempted to beat the northbound train.