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Today's News

  • KSP charges Jefferson man with child sex exploitation

     LOUISVILLE  On February 2, 2016, at approximately 8:00 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch, assisted by Post 4- Elizabethtown, arrested Shawn M. Jaggers, 24, on charges related to possession and distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

    Jaggers was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect sharing images of child sexual exploitation online.

  • Church to take bottled water to Michigan families

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - It’s not exactly the miracle of turning water into wine, but Family Day Ministries hopes it helps and makes an impact.

    The church located in Shepherdsville is collecting cases of bottled water for distribution in Flint, Mich., where a drinking water crisis is impacting life for 100,000 residents.

    FDM co-founders Mike and Melissa Miller decided to organize a donation trip, allowing Bullitt County residents an opportunity to assist Flint residents first-hand with clean drinking water donations.

  • Plan would have Chromebooks in middle, high for every student

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- What would your middle or high school student think if the only thing he or she might be carrying to class would be a lightweight computer?

    Sound like something only big, rich school districts would have?

    Guess again.

    Starting next year, the Bullitt County Public School System will implement a program to provide laptops to students in grades 9-11.

    By the 2019-20 school year, everyone from grades 6-12 will have the devices.

    The school board gave its approval to move ahead with the program.

  • Training to get residents ready for manufacturing jobs going well in Bullitt

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Getting individuals ready to enter the manufacturing world has been a popular quest over the past few months in Bullitt County.

    And the mission to have better applicants ready to enter the higher-paying world of manufacturing continues.

    At the recent Workforce Development Committee, Cindy Read of the Kentucky Manufacturing Center, said the Certified Production Technician (CPT) course offered locally has gone well.

    The program is a one-month session where individuals are trained for certain aspects.

  • Winning Formula: Hebron’s Fuhrman claims consecutive titles in science fair competition

    HEBRON ESTATES - Gracelynn Fuhrman accomplished what no other Bullitt County student had ever done, even if it was scientifically possible.

    Gracelynn took first place honors for the middle school level at the Bullitt County Public Schools annual Secondary School Science Fair.

    In doing so, Gracelynn became the first student to win the competition in consecutive years.

    Gracelynn will now head to regional competition in March. She earned a third place finish at last year’s competition.

  • Shepherdsville woman guilty of stealing $243,000 from employer

     LOUISVILLE, KY – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. announced the guilty plea of Kathleen Marie Farias to charges related to the theft of over $243,000 from her Bullitt County employer, before Judge Greg Stivers in U.S. District Court.

  • Hebron officials pleased with major changes, quick results

    Based on student learning data, Hebron Middle School Principal Kelland Garland reports changes to improve learning opportunities and allow direct intervention for those that require it.

    “We also want to have a daily reminder of what our purpose is as the adults in the building and remain focused on that,” he said. “Change is difficult for some but that usually stems from the unknown factors involved.”

    Hebron has a new Mission Statement:

    Developing Learners and Leaders

  • Motorcyclist dies from injuries suffered in August accident

     The Bullitt County Sheriff's Office released a statement on Feb. 2 regarding a local motocycle accident:

    On 8/20/2015 around 7pm, deputies with the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single vehicle motorcycle collision on Knob Creek Road at Hurst Road.

  • Charges against teacher suspended

     SHEPHERDSVILLE --A former Bullitt Central teacher charged with having sexual relations with a student could have those charges dropped within the next year.

    Chrystal Dawn Chappell, 25, reached an agreed order to suspend any prosecution of the six counts of rape.

    If Chappell does not commit a crime within the next year, she will return next January to have the charges dismissed.

    The agreement came on Thursday after several attempts to resolve the case had failed.

  • Louisville man sentenced on 10 child sex abuse, exploitation charges

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. announced the 50 year sentence followed by a lifetime period of supervised release today, by Chief District Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr., of a Louisville man who sexually abused a minor child, forced the minor child to engage in commercial sex acts with another person, and sexually exploited that child and nine other minor children to produce visual images.