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Today's News

  • Festival of Trees runs through Dec. 10 at Bernheim Forest

     CLERMONT—Christmas is the season for giving and, this year, Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest has chosen to give back to the community that gives them so much.

    The first annual Festival of Trees kicked off on Saturday, inviting visitors to the park’s Visitor Center to see decorated trees with a purpose.

    Each of the nine dedicated trees represented a local charity, visitor service manager Debbie Midgett explained.

  • Man indicted on sex-related allegation

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A man has been indicted for deviate sexual intercourse with a minor under 12 years of age.

    The Bullitt County Grand Jury recently indicted Steven Sattich with sodomy in the first degree.

    According to the indictment, in the year of 1996, Sattich had unlawful contract with a male.

    The Class A felony is punishable by 20 years to life in prison.

    Det. Scotty McGaha of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case.

  • Suspects return to scene; get arrested

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Three men have been arrested for a road rage robbery incident.

    In this case, it was probably not wise to return to the scene of the crime too quickly.

    And, in another case, you might want to dim your bright headlights or it could lead to much more than a simple traffic violation.

    Last Wednesday, a man was driving when a vehicle with three men passed him in the 100 Block of North Buckman Street in Shepherdsville.

    After the men passed him, they stopped their vehicle in the roadway.

  • Alvey sworn in as county’s top prosecutor

     LEBANON JUNCTION -- It didn’t take Shelly Lemons Alvey long to figure out what she wanted to do in life.

    Spending time with her aunt and uncle, who were narcotics detectives in Lexington — Alvey knew that she wanted to be involved in the judicial system.

    The path to being a prosecutor has led Alvey to Bullitt County’s top position of commonwealth attorney.

    On Friday, the resident of Lebanon Junction was sworn in as the new commonwealth attorney for the 55th Judicial District.

  • Brown calls for mayor to resign

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — As auditors presented their report on the city financial practices since 2013, reaction surfaced immediately.

    Some of it came from the members of the Shepherdsville City Council while some came from a pair of former town board members who were also part of the audit committee.

    And one of the comments asked mayor Curtis Hockenbury to resign his office.

    Such was the war of words on display over the past week.

  • Hibbard’s story receives recognition from Trump

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—Austin Hibbard is just like every other fourth grader at Crossroads Elementary: his favorite subject is recess, he eats Oreos whenever he gets the chance and, when asked who his favorite superhero is, he’ll clarify whether it’s DC or Marvel.

    Austin wasn’t always like the other kids, though.

  • LJ fire will seek mitigation cost reimbursement

     LEBANON JUNCTION— Out of towners whose wrecks involved clean up from the Lebanon Junction Fire Department will soon be charged for the clean-up worked required.

    In an effort to remove some of the burden off Lebanon Junction’s taxpayers, city attorney Walt Sholar read an ordinance at the November city council meeting introducing increased response rates from the fire department.

  • Different areas now to be redistricted

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - As usual, a potential Bullitt County Public Schools redistricting plan raised the ire of many residents, with a large crowd gathered Monday to protest the proposal.

    A redistricting plan was approved by the board, but it wasn’t the anticipated proposal most in attendance were prepared to challenge.

    By a split 3-2 vote, the board approved a plan with three changes. However, two of the more controversial proposals were removed while two more were added.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning December 3, 2017

     Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so the information below is strictly of an advisory nature and is subject to change with no notice.

     

    Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night.  Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis.

     

  • Auditors find issues in finances

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  -- Of the 116 transactions the auditing team from Jones Nale and Mattingly inspected, 25 percent of those payments did not have the required documentation.

    That was just one of the findings revealed after the 11-month investigation into the financial handling of affairs in the city of Shepherdsville from 2013-2016.

    Auditors Jonathan Eade and Joe Legel made their formal presentation to the Shepherdsville City Council on Monday night.