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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Casey Co. man guilty of defrauding Farm Credit Administration

     BOWLING GREEN –  A Casey County, Kentucky, man pled guilty today in United States District Court before District Judge Greg N. Stivers for his role in a conspiracy to defraud the Farm Credit Administration by concealing the sale of grain to unauthorized purchasers, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Former LaRue Co. principal guilty of child porn

     LOUISVILLE – A former Larue County, Kentucky, High School Principal pleaded guilty today in United States District Court, before U.S. District Judge David J. Hale, to transporting child pornography and possessing child pornography that had been transported in interstate commerce announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Theft of tires paves road to jail for two suspects

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Two individuals apparently needed some tires but didn’t have time to stay and have them installed… or time to pay for them.

    An apparent robbery at the Shepherdsville Big O store led police on a short chase before being apprehended without incident.

    Jerry Mumford, 36, of Shepherdsville and Shelley Clouse, 38, of Somerset were both arrested on Wednesday afternoon.