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Today's News

  • Zoneton Masonic Lodge hands out monetary awards

     HILLVIEW — What is a trowel club?

    For the Zoneton Masonic Lodge it is the social and fund-raising arm of the organization.

    For others, it is a group of volunteers who make things a little better for the community.

    During its recent awards and appreciation dinner, one student earned some scholarship money and several other youth groups earned funds.

    Ethan McHargue, who recently graduated from Bullitt Central High, will be heading to the University of Kentucky with a $500 scholarship.

  • Courthouse, annex to shut down for eclipse

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Government facilities in Bullitt County will close for one hour on Monday due to the total solar eclipse.

    The offices will close from 2-3 p.m. during the peak hour of the eclipse event over Kentucky.

    The closings include the Bullitt County Courthouse, as well as as the Nina Mooney Courthouse Annex and County Clerk's Office.

    The offices will be closed to allow county employees an opportunity to view the event, as well as to help avoid potential traffic issues related to the event.

  • Convicted felon sentenced for carrying firearm

     LOUISVILLE – A convicted felon was sentenced in United States District Court today, by Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, to 51 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release, for unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • McCracken Co. attorney guilty of defrauding clients

     PADUCAH – A licensed Kentucky attorney pleaded guilty in United States District Court today, before Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, to various charges including devising a scheme to defraud numerous clients of insurance settlements totaling at least $550,000 announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Permit not needed for Yorkshire business

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- An anticipated controversial conditional-use application was anything but that on Thursday.

    With the applicant, Stephen and Sarah Smith, having operated over 11 years on property off Yorkshire Boulevard, the Bullitt County Board of Adjustments ruled that no conditional-use permit was required.

    Smith operates a concrete business were trucks and materials are stored.

    Martin Whelan, a neighbor, complained to Bullitt Fiscal Court about the business operating in a residential area.

  • Woman caught by police after short chase

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A local woman led police on a two-county pursuit.

    Shepherdsville Police officers were called to the 100 Block of Omicron Court Saturday, Aug. 12.

    There was a report to Central Dispatch that a disorderly female was at that location and she had active warrants.

    Officer Mike Smith stopped Mandy Cox, 35, of Shepherdsville. However, she then fled on Omega Parkway.

  • PVPD seek help in locating person of interest

     The following is a statement released by the Pioneer Village Police Department Wednesday afternoon:

    Following an arrest of a subject for receiving stolen property, the Pioneer Village Police Department is seeking a second person of interest wanted for questioning.

    Anyone with information as to the identity of this person shown in these photos, please contact investigating Officer Jeff Carter of the Pioneer Village Police Department, (502)957-3800.

  • Concussion safeguards put into place in all sporting events

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Much has been discussed about the long-term effects of head impacts and concussions in major sports.

    The research has increased tremendously in evaluating the risks of participating in contact sports.

    That is on the major league level.

    What about youth who participate in high school sports?

    Research is showing a similar trend — head impacts and concussions are a growing epidemic.

    The problem is how each school handles a player who might show concussion-like symptoms has been different.

  • Beam hopes to add 9-10 warehouses in Bullitt

     LEBANON JUNCTION -- A major expansion of its bourbon aging warehouses is planned by Jim Beam Brands nears its Booker Noe facility in Boston.

    The final piece of that puzzle will be determined over the next month by Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    The 236-acre tract owned by Donald Samuels is seeking a zoning change from Conservation to Light Industrial. The Bullitt County Joint Planning commission gave a favorable recommendation, with fiscal court to make the final decision.

  • Energy plan helps Hillview new business recoup costs

     HILLVIEW —- As a company begins the construction of two large distribution warehouses, officials are also looking for a way to recoup some of its investment.

    But before the company can see a return on its investment, the Hillview City Council had to do a little paperwork.

    At a special meeting, the council approveda resolution allowing an Energy Project Assessment District.

    Matt Williams said that construction has begun on one of the two large distribution facilities sitting off East Blue Lick Road.