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Today's News

  • I-65 ramp closure this weekend

      The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists of a ramp closure this weekend to northbound Interstate 65 at Lebanon Junction in Bullitt County.  This ramp closure is part of a $20.7 million project for removal and replacement of various sections of concrete pavement across a 20-mile section of I-65.

  • Dishon sentenced to 20 years for death of Jessica Dishon, other sexual offenses

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Stanley Lewis Dishon was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

    Special Circuit Judge Charles Simms III accepted the guilty plea entered by Dishon, 57.

    Among the charges was manslaughter. This involved the 1999 death of his niece Jessica Dishon.

    But the most extensive prison sentences dealt with a variety of sex offenses Dishon committed against family members dating back to 1982.

    While several of the victims sought answers from Dishon on why he committed the acts, the defendant did not answer.

  • KSP charges Louisville man with child porn possession, distribution

     LOUISVILLE - On March 26, 2015, at approximately 5:20 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch, assisted by KSP Post 4-Elizabethtown, arrested Christopher L. Miller, 32, for charges related to possession and distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

  • Medica owner decides time right to retire; customers now part of Rite-Aid franchise

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Twenty years ago, Leon Claywell felt there was a need for an independently-owned pharmacy in Shepherdsville.

    Now, 20 years after opening Medica (originally called The Medicine Shoppe), Claywell still believes that there is a need for those independently-owned operations.

    But as Claywell is not as young as he was when the store opened near the railroad tracks on Highway 44 East, he knows the time has come to retire.

  • Cincinnati man sentenced for sex trafficking scheme

    WASHINGTON – Senior U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II of the Western District of Kentucky sentenced Cincinnati resident, Christopher Hisle, 45, to serve 180 months in prison and 10 years of supervised release, the Justice Department announced today.

    Restitution will be determined at a future date. Hisle pleaded guilty on Nov. 14, 2014, to sex trafficking by force, fraud and coercion, and to enticing individuals to travel in interstate commerce for prostitution and transporting individuals in interstate commerce for prostitution.

  • Gala provides educational grant funds for foundation

     The Bullitt County Foundation for Excellence in Public Education awarded nearly $16,000 in grants to 12 schools during 2014-2015.

    Schools such as Cedar Grove, Crossroads and Maryville Elementary along with Eastside Middle, Bullitt East High, Bullitt Alternative and Riverview Opportunity Center were among a few of the facilities awarded funds to pay for program and projects that would not have been possible otherwise.

    Since the 2011-2012 school year, the Foundation has raised and awarded over $38,000 in grants for schools.

  • Trial against ex-teacher delayed until July

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The trial of a former Bullitt Central teacher will not be conducted until July.

    Crystal Chappell has been indicted on six counts of rape, a Class D felony punishable by 1-5 years in prison.

    The former teacher is accused of having sexual intercourse with a student at Bullitt Central since June 1, 2014.

    The action was brought to the attention of school officials in late August 2014 and Chappell was immediately suspended from her position as a math teacher.

  • LJ works out way to secure new fire apparatus

     LEBANON JUNCTION -- Christmas came early for the Lebanon Junction Fire Department.

    At a recent special meeting, the city council voted 4-2 in support of giving the department 25 percent of a pending $43,000 loan from the Kentucky Fire Commission.

    Assistant fire chief Kendall Coleman told the council at the last meeting that the department needed a new firetruck to replace an 1993 model ambulance they had purchased 10 years ago that had gone bad.

  • Shepherdsville Wal-Mart open for business

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The much anticipated opening of the Wal-mart in Shepherdsville is finally here.

  • KSP charges Louisville man for child porn

      LOUISVILLE - On March 24, 2015, at approximately 5:40 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch, assisted by KSP Post-4 Elizabethtown, arrested Jason Koerner, 35, for charges related to possession and distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.