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Today's News

  • Thurman won battle to be in race for sheriff

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — For George Thurman, before he could win the Republican primary for sheriff, he had to win a race.

    In order for Thurman to be on the ballot this spring, he had to go to court.

    The sheriff’s deputy merit board, and state statute, does not allow deputies of his rank to seek any public office.

    Going to Bullitt Circuit Court, Thurman won a temporary injunction allowing him to run. The legal battle could resume at any time.

  • Two face multiple charges including wire fraud, bribery

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman announced the Grand Jury Indictment, unsealed today, charging the founder and former employee of Bluegrass Training and Therapy Center, with devising a scheme to defraud the Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice and the federal government, and associated bribery charges.

  • Owensboro man faces additional charges for unregistered weapons

     BOWLING GREEN – An Owensboro, Kentucky man was charged in a superseding indictment this week, by a grand jury meeting in Bowling Green, Kentucky, with possessing unregistered machine guns announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman.

    Glen Allan Aley, 45, was charged with 19 counts of possessing multiple types of firearms, including machine guns, short-barreled shotguns, short-barreled rifles, and silencers, that were not registered in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record.

  • KSP arrests Louisville man for child sex crimes


     LOUISVILLE - Kentucky State Police Post 04 Detectives arrested a Louisville man for multiple Child Sex Crimes.

    William E. Seale (68) of Louisville was arrested after a complaint was filed by a foster mother involving Seale and her juvenile foster daughter.

    He was charged with Possess/View Matter Portraying a Sexual Performance By a Minor, as well as Distribution of Obscene Matter To a Minor 1st Offense, and Unlawful Transaction With A Minor Second Degree.

    Seale was lodged in Metro Corrections in Louisville.

  • Ross takes over as mayor for Hunters Hollow

      HUNTERS HOLLOW - A changing of the guard is underway in the city of Hunters Hollow… so long as no one has fought a duel with deadly weapons.

    City commissioner Tammy Ross was selected as the city’s new mayor, filling the vacancy of Linda Parker, who resigned on Jan. 1 after 30 years of service.

    Ross, a Hillview native, moved back to Bullitt County in recent years. She began serving as commissioner about one year ago.

  • Louisville business owner sentenced for food stamp fraud

      LOUISVILLE – The former owner of a Louisville specialty food store was sentenced today in United States District Court, by Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, to 33 months in prison, three years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $545,000 restitution for committing Food Stamp fraud, announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman. There is no parole in the federal system.

  • Belcher takes center stage

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The media was there.

    Nearly two dozen candidates were there.

    And several individuals were there wanting to hear the views of the two candidates running for the 49th District House of Representatives seat in the Feb. 20 special election.

    Democratic nominee Linda Belcher was present but Republican candidate Rebecca Johnson was not.

    The political forum, sponsored by the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce and The Pioneer News, had been rescheduled to allow Johnson to attend.

  • Charges dismissed on Cottrell

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- On Thursday, John Cottrell was to stand trial on a pair of felony counts.

    Instead, the charges against the former chief deputy of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office were dismissed.

    However, with the dismissal without prejudice, new charges could be filed at any time.

    Cottrell faced two felony counts of possession of a forged instrument for making fake identification badges on behalf of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office.

    The badges were made in the names of Natasha Kamari and Natasha Parrish.

  • MW last to take all of insurance premium tax

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—  The last city in Bullitt County is attempting to claim its full tax from the county.

    An ordinance was read for the first time to amend the percentage the city keeps of the license fees imposed on insurance companies doing business within city limits.

    The tax was originally implemented in the early 2000s by the county to help pay for the construction of the detention center and the renovation of the county courthouse.

  • Shepherdsville looks at use at its community center

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Carl Rogers sat in the back of the room and listened.

    But, as one of the organizers of the Room in the Inn, Rogers could only listen so long.

    Members of the Shepherdsville City Council voiced concerns about the participants in Rogers’ program.

    While Rogers said the concerns about the homeless in the program may be nothing more than gossip, members of the council said they would have no reason to make things up.