Today's News

  • City could extend Sunday hours

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- On a Sunday afternoon, the television sets are tuned to the NFL or to NASCAR.

    But Tom Chamberlain has seen too many people walk into his establishment and walk back out.

    The reason?

    Alcohol cannot be sold on Sundays in the city of Shepherdsville until 2 p.m.

    Most sporting events start around Noon or 1 p.m.

    “We’re losing revenue,” said Chamberlain, who is owner of the Lights Out Bar and Grill on Highway 44 East.

  • District saved nearly $1M in energy costs over 2014-15

     Building automation systems and the behavioral, personal actions staff members implement such as turning off lights, unplugging appliances and following shutdowns reaped a cost savings of $810,450 during the 2014-2015 school year.

    District Energy Manager Kimberly Joseph put the savings into a practical perspective.

    “Imagine what $810,450 can be invested in,” she said, citing the average teacher salary, the cost of a new bus, the cost of 30 books for a classroom, new computers for a lab or new iPads.

  • Louisville office manager guilty of $800,000 embezzlement

     LOUISVILLE – The former officer manager of a Louisville, Kentucky, company pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court today, to a single charge of wire fraud announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

    Paige L. Talley, 55,  of Louisville, pleaded guilty to submitting fraudulent travel reimbursement requests and payroll “miscellaneous adjustments” while employed as human resources and office manager at Luvata Electrofin, Inc. (LEI) that resulted in a loss of $800,000 to the company.

  • Warren County resident sentenced for fraudulent taxes

     BOWLING GREEN – A resident of Bowling Green, Kentucky, was sentenced this week, by U.S. District Judge Greg N. Stivers, to 41 months in prison and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $731,293.52 for mail fraud and for entering into an agreement to defraud the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) by obtaining the payment of fraudulent claims, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • East Lakeview residents still not satisfied with effort

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- The residents of East Lakeview Drive were back to re-emphasize their unhappiness with the lack of attention drivers on their road give to the posted speed limit.

    Resident Wallace Minor and the other residents first presented their case at the previous city council meeting.

    “We’re not going to back down,” Minor said. “Our street has been taken over and has been made into an expressway.”

  • Church employee charged with embezzlement for personal expenses

     BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. announced the guilty plea of an Allen County, Kentucky woman before U.S. Magistrate Judge H. Brent Brennenstuhl, yesterday, to three counts of wire fraud, for embezzling $274,846 from her former employer, the Scottsville Baptist Church.

  • USA Portable Buildings wins BBB award

     A local business has been honored by the Better Business Bureau.

    During a ceremony on Nov. 4, USA Portable Buildings and its president Jim White were  honored as the 2015 Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics.

    The Shepherdsville-based business was honored in the category for firms with 1-10 employees. It is a supplier of portable buildings throughout the United States and is a supplier for major chains such as Lowes.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning November 22, 2015

     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.


  • BE’s Poppell taking running skills to Morehead

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – In a sport dominated by girls still in middle school or close to it, Bullitt East senior Sierra Poppell carried the flag the past few seasons for older girls competing in cross-country and distance running for track.

    With a 12th-place finish in the recent Girls’ Class 3-A Kentucky State Cross Country Championships, Poppell was the second senior to cross the finish line.

  • Rising injection drug use sparks Hepatitis C cases

     Injection drug use, especially heroin, is skyrocketing in the United States, and among the many disastrous consequences is an increase in people infected with Hepatitis C. 

    Hepatitis C is a blood-borne virus that can cause liver disease, cirrhosis, cancer, and death.  For some people, infection may cause a short illness.  However, 70-85% of people with Hepatitis C go on to develop chronic infection.