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Today's News

  • AG arraigns former caregiver for abuse

     FRANKFORT – Attorney General Jack Conway today announced the arraignment of a former direct support personnel for one count of knowing abuse or neglect of an adult, a Class C felony. A criminal summons was issued in June 2014.

    This afternoon 27-year-old Julienne Lesa of Louisville pleaded not guilty during her arraignment in Jefferson District Court.

  • State Fair project to explore Constitution history

     LOUISVILLE – On April 19 in 1792, Kentucky’s first Constitution was adopted, as an independent government for the nation’s fifteenth state was about to be launched on the western frontier.

  • Local church collecting items for tornado victims

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A devastating tornado demolished the small town of Fairdale, Illinois, earlier this month.

    A local church has decided to do its part in assisting Fairdale residents with a truck full of donated and much-needed supplies.

    Family Day Ministries will be collecting items through Thursday, April 23, to assist the tornado victims.

    Pastor Mike Miller has been involved with similar collections in the past. From his experiences he has learned the types of items people in Fairdale may need most.

  • Political forum to feature statewide office seekers

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- What do the candidates for statewide office have to say about the upcoming election?

    What do they promise that would make the lives of people in the Commonwealth better?

    Those will be just some of the comments made on Thursday, April 23.

    The Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce will host a political forum for candidates in the eight Constitutional offices, which will be on the ballot in May and November.

  • Shepherdsville mayor aim of sheriff’s probe

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office is turning over information that could lead to the possible indictment of Shepherdsville mayor Scott Ellis.

    But Ellis maintains his innocence and will continue to serve in his capacity of mayor.

    According to Cpt. Mike Murdoch, public information officer for the sheriff’s office, no charges have been filed.

    However, the five-month probe has resulted in enough information of alleged offenses to turn the evidence over to the commonwealth attorney’s office.

  • PSC hearing full of talk; no report on sewer plant issue released

     FRANKFORT -- The possible surcharge on customers of the Hunters Hollow sewage system was not on the table during a recent hearing of the state Public Service Commission.

    What was under discussion was some of the events leading to and following the March 2014 failure of the privately-owned sewage treatment plant off East Blue Lick Road.

    Members of the PSC listened to a full day of testimony. No results have been released.

    Since the failure of the treatment plant last spring, temporary provisions have been put into place.

  • Bullitt East students continue to gain national recognition

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- A local project has captured some national attention. The Youth Chamber of Preservationists was recently commended by the U.S. States Environmental Protection Agency for their project “Put a LID on it.”

    Four juniors at Bullitt East High School: Haley Steinmetz; Eliza Love; Gavin Blain and Isaac Shelton, utilized the EPA national stormwater calculator to survey and create a low impact design model for the site of the new Mount Washington Public Library.

  • Open Arms supports grandparents who are raising their grandchildren

      MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Bullitt County has recognized a need and is taking action.

    Jacey Smothers, family resource center coordinator at Mount Washington and Roby Elementarys, said both of her schools have a lot of grandparents that are raising their grandchildren now.

    She said she thought Open Arms, a support group for grandparents and other relative caregivers, would be beneficial to her school communities and others.

  • Tennessee place to be during the month of May

    If you are a music lover, then Tennessee may be “playing your song” the first weekend in May.

  • Area girls' track teams battle it out

    BARDSTOWN-- The rivalry between the North Bullitt and Bullitt East girls' track teams picked up right where it left off before spring break on Thursday when the teams once again met up at the Cardinal Classic at Nelson County High School.
        Actually, on the girls' side, while there were 13 schools taking part, 15 of the day's 16 events were won by athletes from one of the Bullitt County teams (Bullitt Central was also taking part) or Elizabethtown High School.