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Today's News

  • Helping those in need have a good hair day on Sunday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Thanks to Great Clips and the Helping Out People Everywhere (HOPE) in Bullitt County organization, some Bullitt County residents are readily prepared for the upcoming school year.

    The Great Clips Shepherdsville location hosted a free haircut event for HOPE clients as a way to help them prepare for the Aug. 10 first day of school.

    Along with haircuts and styles for all family members, students also received free backpacks and school supplies.

  • Former sheriff’s deputy found guilty

     LOUISVILLE -- A Bullitt County sheriff’s deputy who was fired for his actions during an October 2014 incident has now been found guilty of abusing his authority by retaliating against a civilian.

    Matthew Corder, who was terminated in 2015, was convicted last week by a federal jury of two counts of willfully depriving a Bullitt County resident of his constitutional rights under the color of the law.

  • Lawsuit seeks to clarify candidacy of MW fire board winner

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— After securing 94 of the 168 votes for the property owner position on the Mount Washington Fire Protection District Board of Trustees, Michael Huffman thought his position was secure.

    That is, until the board brought up a by-law that could cause his votes to be considered tainted.

    And legal action has been taken to determine whether Huffman can serve on the fire board.

  • Endangered, missing man found dead’ foul play possible

     CLERMONT -- The day a man was listed as a missing person who might be endangered has been found.

    Craig Ickes was found by the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office on Friday evening off old Highway 245.

    According to Capt. Mike Murdoch, public information officer for the sheriff’s office, the cause of death was listed as a homicide.

    The recovery of the body came just two days after Ickes’ home on West Audubon Drive was destroyed by fire.

  • Louisville woman sentenced for conspiracy to sex traffic a minor

     LOUISVILLE – A Louisville, Kentucky, woman was sentenced today in United States District Court by District Judge David J. Hale to eight years in prison, followed by tens years of supervised release, for conspiracy to sex traffic a minor, announced U. S. Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Community support for police officers grows in light of issues across nation

      HILLVIEW -- Police officers continuously put their lives on the line to protect their community.

    During the memorial service of the five slain Dallas police officers, President Obama detailed the difficulties of such a selfless career.

    “Like most Americans each day, you get up…and you head to work,” Obama said. “But your work, and the work of police officers across the country, is like no other.”

  • Code enforcement board could help Hillview in its cleanup efforts

     HILLVIEW - Like other cities, Hillview wants to remain a clean and safe place to live.

    Unlike other Northern Bullitt cities, the Hillview City Council is taking measures to control its own code enforcement laws, rather than accepting new mandates handed down by state officials.

    The state changes include allowing the receiver of a nuisance warning a total of 14 days to come within compliance. Anyone holding liens on the property would receive 45-day notification.

  • $10M bid for MW sports park causes city to look at options

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—When building a $7 million sports park, problems are expected.

    But having not contractors’ interest was not one Land Design and Development manager Chad McCormick was expecting.

    “We were very concerned that we only received one bid given the amount of interest we received,” McCormick told the city council.

    The bid opening on July 6 left those involved in the project befuddled as the only proposal that came in was a $10,500,000 bid from Martin Construction Company.

  • First Ever Confirmed Black Bear Sighting at Bernheim

     CLERMONT – Bernheim officials announced the first ever sighting of a black bear in the 14,500-acre forest.

    The bear, likely a male, was spotted this weekend in the Cypress Tupelo Swamp area of Lake Nevin in Guerilla Stream. The stream is known for its bass population upon which the bear may have been feeding.

    The bear has not been seen since Sunday and officials say it has likely moved out of this area. 

  • GOP will select candidate for 49th race

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- By the end of this week, Linda Belcher will know her opponent in the race for state legislator in the 49th District.

    What is certain is that Jennifer L. Stepp will not be on the ballot.

    Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress ruled that Stepp was not a bona fide candidate to serve as the Republican Party representative on the general election ballot in November.