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Today's News

  • State Rep. Dan Johnson has died

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Just after posting a somber Facebook message, the Bullitt County sheriff's office discovered the body of state Rep. Dan Johnson Wednesday evening.

    Johnson, who learned on Monday of a renewed investigation into allegations of sexual molestation of a former church member, committed suicide, according to Bullitt County Sheriff Donnie Tinnell.

    The gun used in the incident has been recovered.

    The sheriff's office learned of the posting and began work to possibly locate Johnson through his cell phone around 6:30 p.m.

  • Johnson denies allegations, will not resign

     FERN CREEK — He opened his press conference in song, joined by family and friends.

    And the tune Dan Johnson would sing during his meeting with the press would be that he had no intention of resigning as state representative of the 49th District.

    On Monday, a lengthy report authored by R.G. Dunlop and Jacob Ryan said that a 17-year-old claims that Johnson molested her on New Year’s Eve in 2012.

  • Probe leads to call to resign

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- During his first political campaign in 2016, Dan Johnson was asked by leadership in both political parties to step down for postings on his social media page.

    On Monday, both parties were again asking the 49th District state representative to step down immediately.

    The latest call for resignation comes on the heels of a report by reporters R.G. Dunlop and Jacob Ryan for the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting.

    The five-part report was released on Monday on the investigative reporting team’s website.

  • New Hope expands as needs continue to grow

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Just like a growing family needs a bigger home, a growing center needs more space.

    For A New Hope Pregnancy Resource Center, the new space has provided new hopes for a larger outreach and a more professional feel.

    The nonprofit organization works to educate both women and men on pregnancy and provide resources to those who ask for it.

    Heading into its seventh year, A New Hope was previously housed in a home-turned-office off Highway 44 in Shepherdsville.

  • Beam to invest millions into warehouses; schools work

      CLERMONT — A major expansion is planned which could mean that up to 15 new warehouses would be built to store and age Jim Beam bourbon.

    The investment could be as much as $585 million.

    Normally, that would be a tremendous increase in taxable property assessments, which would mean high dollars for governmental agencies such as the school district.

    However, under an agreement with Bullitt Fiscal Court, the county will actually lease the property to Beam Suntory through an industrial revenue bond issue.

  • Hart Co. resident faces multiple drugs, firearms charges

     BOWLING GREEN – A Hart County, Kentucky, resident was charged today by grand jury indictment with intentionally possessing methamphetamine for the purpose of distribution, being a convicted felon in possession of multiple firearms and ammunition, and carrying a firearm during a drug trafficking crime announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman.

    Tonya Nickson, 42, of Cave City, was arrested at her home on July 27, 2017, by the Metcalf County Kentucky Sheriff’s Department and is currently out of custody on bond.

  • Teen charged in May 13 death of motorcyclist

     PIONEER VILLAGE -- On May 13, Aaron Jennette and a passenger Tiffany Banules were riding on his motorcycle westbound on John Harper Highway.

    It was around 11:15 p.m. when Jennette was stopped to make a left-hand turn into Running Creek Drive in Bullitt County.  He was struck from behind by a vehicle driven by Michelle Wyatt.

  • Temporary closure of KY 1020 in Bullitt County December 12-13

     Louisville, KY (Dec. 11, 2017) - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has granted a permit to CSX railroad for the temporary closure of KY 1020 (Coral Ridge Road) in Bullitt County. This roadway will be closed for repairs at the railroad crossing near East Blue Lick Road (mile marker 1.6).

     

    Closure of Coral Ridge Road is scheduled from 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 12 until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 13. A signed detour will be in place to direct motorists.

     

  • New traffic signal activation on KY 61 in Bullitt County

     LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) announces activation of a new traffic signal at the intersection of KY 61 (Preston Highway) and the newly constructed Beech Grove Road Bypass in Bullitt County.

    The signal is currently on flash in an effort to make motorists aware of the new traffic conditions.

    The signal will be tested and timing adjusted this week.  Weather permitting, traffic engineers plan to change the signal from flash to normal operations the week of Dec. 18.

  • Communication system to be upgraded

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Since William Mahoney returned to the Hillview Police Department, he has been very vocal about his concerns over the communications system.

    There were too many times when his radio did not work, especially inside buildings.

    And it was not that the radios were broken.

    The current system used by Bullitt County was just not up to date and communications were at times impossible.

    That presents a very dangerous, and possibly fatal, situation for law enforcement officials and the public.