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Today's News

  • Free family fun returns as KidsFest set for Saturday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Hey kids! It’s time for Bullitt County’s funnest, happiest, most enjoyable free event!

    The annual KidsFest, sponsored by KentuckyOne Health, will take place Saturday, March 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    Over 50 local businesses and organizations will host booths and tables featuring fun activities, information and a chance to win door prizes valued at $50 or more.

  • Louisville man faces murder charge in hit-and-run fatality

     HILLVIEW – A man has been charged in the hit-and-run death Saturday evening of a Hillview teenager.

    Troy Cannon, 38, of Louisville, called Bullitt County Central Dispatch and turned himself into Hillview Police. The police met with Cannon at a home on Bishop Lane in Shepherdsville and he was taken into custody without incident.

    Cannon was charged with murder, tampering with physical evidence, wanton endangerment and failure to render aid and leaving the scene of an accident.

  • Other cities invest in future development

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — While the idea of a city being a landlord might sound strange to Bullitt County, it isn’t unusual in other parts of the Kentuckiana area.

    Forty-five minutes south of Mount Washington is the city of Springfield, population 3,000, who first put its plan into action almost 12 years ago.

    “We had a vacant building with an out-of-town landlord,” city administrator Laurie Smith said. “It had sustained storm damage and was a community eyesore.”

  • Inspired effort comes up just short for East

      VALLEY STATION – The effort was stellar, but the shooting was lacking on Saturday for the Bullitt East Lady Chargers in the Championship Game of the Girls’ Class Act Sixth Region Tournament at Valley High School.

    The defensive performance was remarkable as Bullitt East held the state’s top-ranked team to 21 points below their season average. However, the Lady Chargers just could not overcome 29.5 percent shooting from the field along with 56 percent shooting at the foul line.

  • City taking unique step to bring new businesses

     The governing body in Mount Washington has taken a different approach to bringing in needed businesses to its community.

    Recently, the city purchased a building which got its start as a Pizza Hut many, many years ago.

    The price, including the existing restaurant equipment, was a cool $550,000.

    Most governmental agencies do not have that kind of money to spend.

  • Business owners sentenced for defrauding ag program

     LOUISVILLE – The owners of AP Deli Corporation were sentenced in United States District Court yesterday, by Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr., to twelve months and one day in prison and ordered to pay $400,000 restitution for defrauding a program administered by the United States Department of Agriculture, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • KSP charges Louisville man with child sex exploitation

     LOUISVILLE On March 7, 2017, at approximately 12:09 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Bradley J. Hardesty, 33, on charges related to distribution and possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

    Hardesty 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.  

  • Federal programs help with college costs

      Federal student aid programs can help pay college costs.

    The federal government sponsors numerous financial aid programs that can help students and their parents pay college expenses. 

    This brief summary from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) describes the more common federal grant and loan programs. 

    Grants generally do not have to be repaid, but loans do.

    Federal Pell Grant: Pell Grants provide up to $5,815 per year for undergraduates with financial need. The amount may change this year.

  • BBB Presents “Risk Index” to Identify Top Scams

     As a kick-off to National Consumer Protection Week, the BBB Institute for Marketplace Trust has compiled information for the first BBB Scam Tracker Annual Risk Report.

    The information gathered by BBB Scam Tracker in 2016 has some surprising insights into exposure, susceptibility, and monetary loss.

    Reanna Smith-Hamblin, President/CEO of Better Business Bureau serving Louisville, Southern Indiana, and Western Kentucky, says “This study shows that people from all demographics are vulnerable to scams.”

  • Supplier guilty of kickbacks to Fulton Co. Detention Center construction

     PADUCAH – A Union City, Tennessee, business owner and contract supplier pled guilty today in United States District Court before Senior U.S. District Judge Thomas B. Russell for his role in a conspiracy to defraud Fulton County citizens, through kickbacks and concealment of costs associated with work performed on the 2015 Fulton County Detention Center expansion, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.