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  • John Asher to be guest speaker at Boy Scout fund-raising dinner

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Paroquet Springs Conference Centre will host this year’s Lincoln Heritage Boy Scout fund-raising dinner on Tuesday, April 12.

    John Asher of Churchill Downs will serve as keynote speaker.

    The leadership team of John Snider, Jose Cubero and Gary McGruder are recruiting a strong campaign team as they aim for the event’s $32,000 goal. 

    The annual dinner will offer a social hour and silent auction for the over 150 business leaders anticipated to attend. 

  • Sheriff’s office investigating shooting at woman’s home

     HUNTERS HOLLOW -- The Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating an incident on Wednesday evening where a homeowner was shot.

    According to Cpt. Mike Murdoch, spokesman for the sheriff’s office, a call came into dispatch around 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday from a home on Hillview Boulevard.

    The initial call was that a woman in her 40s had been shot in her stomach by a male intruder who broke into her home.

    She was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

  • War on Heroin: Standing-room only crowd listens to new approach to solving issue

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It will not be a problem that law enforcement officials can solve.

    And it won’t be a situation that medication is the answer.

    Most certainly, counseling alone will not alleviate the country of this growing cause of death.

    However, a multi-faceted approach has begun in Bullitt County to combat the issue of heroin abuse.

    Officials with Seven Counties Services unveiled a new comprehensive recovery approach before a standing-room only crowd on Thursday.

  • 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.