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Today's News

  • Indictments handed down on drug-related allegations

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — The BUllitt County Grand Jury recently indicted the following individuals on drug-related felony charges:

    *Ronald B. Jewell — charged with trafficking in a controlled substance and being a persistent felony offender.

    According to the indictment, Jewell had methamphetamine in his possession on Sept. 21, 2016, with the intent to sell.

    This is a Class C felony, which is punishable by 5-10 years in prison.

    However, due to a pair of past felony convictions in Nelson County, any new sentence could be enhanced.

  • Shelter group will look at fees before vote taken on ordinance

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The animal shelter committee will have another item on its agenda to consider at its May 10 meeting.

    A decision is needed on what fees will be charged for various services provided by the shelter.

    Angie Greenup, assistant animal control district direcotr, told members of Bullitt Fiscal Court that she didn’t agree with proposed changes in the fees.

    She did research with other facilities and listed suggestions. County attorney John Wooldridge offered alternatives.

  • Plan looks to help ‘grow’ great teachers

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The most important instrument for improving student achievement is an excellent teacher.

    To that end, the Bullitt County Public School Board has approved a multi-pronged approach to developing, recruiting and retaining quality instructors.

    Superintendent Keith Davis unveiled the proposed Teacher Retention and Induction Program (TRIP) recently.

    The plan has three main components:

    *Identify high-potential teachers while they are still in high school and nurture them through their educational program;

  • Talks continue on aquatic center as main county pool still closed

     SHEPHERDSVILLE—Bullitt County swimmers could go from wondering if any pool will open in the summer to having a pool available 365 days a year.

    The three county pools, located at Maryville Elementary, Bullitt Central High and Mount Washington Middle, are currently managed by the Bullitt County YMCA.

    YMCA Executive Director Justin Guest, who took over the position in January, said he is working with the county on a committee to develop a plan to better the swimming needs for the community, which could include an indoor aquatic center.

  • Pool Talk: Mount Washington has interest in taking over existing pool

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— Just before the summer opening, the Mount Washington pool needs a little TLC.

    Volunteer Trisha Moats asked the Mount Washington City Council at a recent meeting for a donation to help better some areas of the pool, such as a new double-sink for the concession stand, gritted paint for the locker room floor, shrubbery to help block some of Stout’s hardware store behind the pool and a new door to replace the one vandalized last year. Moats said she estimated the volunteers would need around $2,000 for the improvements

  • Former LMPD officer guilty of theft, sentenced

     LOUISVILLE - United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. today announced the five month prison sentence followed by five months home detention,  of a former Louisville Metro Police Department Detective, by Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, in United States District Court, for stealing contents of packages while working as a drug interdiction task force officer.

  • LaRue Co. man sentenced on child porn charges

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr., announced today that a Larue County, Kentucky resident was sentenced yesterday in United States District Court by Senior Judge Charles R. Simpson, III, to 78 months in prison followed by ten years of supervised release.   The Court further ordered Benjamin Boyd of Hodgenville, Kentucky to pay $65,000 in restitution to be divided between nine identified victims, after he pleaded guilty to receipt and possession of child pornography.

  • Dispatch to be overseen by sheriff’s department

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- If you call Central Dispatch, you probably won’t notice a lot of difference.

    However, the oversight of the department now falls into the control of sheriff Donnie Tinnell.

    With the quest to return its Central Dispatch system to full privileges, the operations of that agency will now be overseen by the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office.

    After a long discussion, fiscal court unanimously agreed to turn the control of Central Dispatch over to sheriff Tinnell.

  • Woman convicted of causing injuries to police officer

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A woman has been found guilty of actions she took last October which left a police officer injured.

    Taira Leigh Litsey, 32, was found guilty by Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress of assault, wanton endangerment, fleeing police and operating on a suspended license.

    She was also found to be a persistent felony offender in the second degree.

    Final sentencing will be held on May 31 at 1 p.m.

    The trial was the first in which no jury was involved. Burress was the sole decider in a criminal felony trial.

  • MW Sewer Line Replacement to Cause Summer Road Delays

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—Residents in the older areas of Mount Washington may experience some road delays over the summer due to sewer line work.

    According to Public Works Director Ronnie Fick, the replacement of the sewer lines will correct excessive infiltration in the lines which will ultimately help the sewer treatment plant last longer.

    “This project is long overdue,” he said.