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Today's News

  • Police warn of scams that hit community

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — Phone scams are nothing new but the Mount Washington Police Department warns of recent ones that include sending bail money for grandchildren or sending tax money to claim a new Mercedes.

    Detective Dan Kelty stated he received a call at the end of December from a resident who was called in November about a grandchild being in jail.

  • Puckett retires; McCubbin hired

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- On Jan. 31, 2017, Douglas Puckett will conclude over 42 years in law enforcement.

  • Two arrested as over $5,500 in crystal methamphetamine seized

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The first major drug bust of the new year came just two days into 2017.

    The Bullitt County Sheriff’s Drug Task Force seized around $5,500 worth of crystal methamphetamine in an investigation that concluded on Jan. 2.

    According to Col. Mike Murdoch, public information officer for the sheriff’s office, detectives with the task force stopped Jonathon Wayne Ernspiker Sr.

    Ernspiker, 34, of Shepherdsville, was wanted on a parole violation at the time of the traffic stop.

  • Callie’s Cats provides better chance animals can live their full nine lives

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — While most college students are planning spring break trips or knee-deep in textbooks, Shepherdsville native Callie Wells has taken a slightly different route.

    With the help of the Kentucky Humane Society, Wells founded Callie’s Cats last July, an organization dedicated to rescuing cats and kittens from kill shelters and the wild, nurturing them to health and provided necessary care until a forever home is found.

  • Fox Chase could add piece of commercial property in city

        FOX CHASE - Five acres of rezoned property might not affect New York City as much as Fox Chase.
        But a portion of the Bullitt County municipality may be rezoned for business if the city council approves a request.
        Land owner James Robards wants to rezone approximately 5.06 acres of his property from Residential R-1 to Business B-1. The property is adjacent to Hebron Presbyterian Church with access to Old Highway 61.

  • Cottrell sues sheriff for dismissal; claims Whistleblower Act

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Three months after being terminated, former chief deputy John Cottrell has sued sheriff David Greenwell and Bullitt County government.
        Filed on Tuesday in Bullitt Circuit Court, Cottrell is claiming a violation of the whistleblower protection stating that he was terminated Oct. 5 for his investigation and questions about Greenwell and the sheriff’s office.

  • Police seeking individuals in Wee Stor-It theft case

     PIONEER VILLAGE – Invesitagators with the Pioneer Village Police Department have received several new leads regarding a major theft at the Wee Stor-It storage lot.

    The department issued a press release stating that the leads have resulted in recovered property and new leads, along with two persons of interest that are now being sought.

    Police are seeking David Embry Simmons, 43, and John Wilson Sparks Jr., 42, both of Shepherdsville, in relation to the theft investigation.

  • Neighbors assist in containing fire

     HILLVIEW - Firefighters, along with some neighborly assistance, controlled a residential structure fire Monday afternoon.

    Zoneton Fire Marshal Kevin Moulton said units were dispatched to 316 Overdale Drive at 3:37 p.m.

    According to Moulton, the fire was contained to the living room area in the front of the house.

    Moulton said the homeowner was in the shower at the time and was unaware of the fire until seeing smoke.

    Meanwhile, two neighbors saw the fire and broke through a front window to combat it with an extinguisher.

  • Freezing weather gone; school days rescheduled

     Bullitt County Public Schools have rescheduled two days that were postponed last week due to winter wearther.

    Schools were closed on Thursday and Friday following a weather system that brought snowfall and freezing temperatures to the area.

    BCPS have rtescheduled the dats, with Friday, Feb. 17, replacing Thursday and Friday, Mar. 17, replacing Friday. The dates were the first two listed on the BCPS 2016-17 school year calendar.

  • Hunters Hollow gets involved in fight against sewer surcharge request for plant’s creditors

      HUNTERS HOLLOW - Although the situation affects more residents in the city of Hillview, Hunters Hollow residents still remain affected by the ongoing saga of a failed sewage treatment plant.

    In the past month, two companies still seeking reimbursement for their services following the failed plant incident are seeking to create a surcharge through the Kentucky Public Service Commission, with increased monies coming from residents to pay the companies.