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Today's News

  • Lawsuit filed on past due garbage accounts in Shep.

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — There have been concerns over unpaid garbage bills that date back to 2012.

    Those concerns have now resulted in a lawsuit.

    Eco-Tech LLC recently filed a lawsuit in Bullitt Circuit Court demanding the city of Shepherdsville pay over $143,000 in unpaid garbage bills as of June 20, 2017.

    The current contract is scheduled to terminate on Sept. 20, 2017, and the city is accepting bids on a revised ordinance.

  • BIG PURPLE

     PIONEER VILLAGE - The hope is always raise more awareness and end the stigma of drug addiction within the community.

    The annual Big Purple Event was hosted at Zoneton Fire Department by Break the Chains of Addiction Bullitt County and the Bullitt Opioid Addiction Team (BOAT).

    The event included many guest speakers, featuring experts and former addicts, who shared experiences and advice pertaining to ongoing drug abuse and prevention strategies. A Narcan distribution and training were also presented.

  • Offe pledges change as next sheriff

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — To bring change, you must vote for an individual who will make change.

    Mike Offe pledges that he will bring a new form of leadership to the office of Bullitt County sheriff.

    Offe, 61, retired after 37 years in the military. He fell in love with Bullitt County and decided that would be the place he would retire.

    Being retired, Offe said he wanted to find a way he could provide public service using his leadership skills.

  • Early instruction at Cougar Football Camp

     With the young league and high school football teams already practicing for the upcoming seasons, a handful of local players got in some exact work recently when they took part in the Bullitt Central Cougar Football Camp.

    This was the second year for the camp under Bullitt Central head coach Matt Kuehn.

    There was no contact at this camp, but the young players got some instruction in the fundamentals of the sport as well as competing against one another in some punt, pass and kick competitions.

  • Blue Lick’s U-18 team headed back to World Series

     CROWN POINT, IND. -- It took a few extra innings but the Blue Lick U-18 All-Stars are headed out west for a second consecutive year.

    The team made up of high school and college players from Bullitt and Jefferson counties swept through to win its second straight Ohio Valley Regional title. Now, the team will make a return trip to Ephrata, Wash., in its quest for the World Series championship.

  • City needs to clean up its delinquent trash bills

     It is a bit embarrassing to learn that a company that is providing a service to the residents of Shepherdsville must file a lawsuit in order to recover nearly $150,000 in unpaid garbage bills.

    OK, the dispute between the city of Shepherdsville and Eco-Tech must be more than a simple opening paragraph in an editorial.

    Or, maybe it isn’t.

    For at least the past three mayors, there has been an issue. The city is required to take steps to collect delinquent bills for the garbage company.

  • College students should make sure they are aware of meal plan costs

     FRANKFORT -- College students should take advantage of their meal plan.

    Many colleges require students to have a meal plan, especially if they live on campus. 

    Meal plans vary among colleges, but most will give students a certain number of dining hall meals per week. 

    Students may also be able to add flex dollars to use at the campus food court or other locations. 

  • Former special deputy sentenced for trafficking, money laundering

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. today announced the sentencing of a former Bullitt County, Kentucky, Special Sheriff’s Deputy, to 36 months in prison, followed by a five year  period of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $10,000 fine, by United States District Judge David J. Hale, for trafficking in marijuana and methamphetamine and concealing the financial proceeds (money laundering). Two co-defendants admitted to concealing the criminal activities from law enforcement during a 15 month period.

  • Road improvements set for eastern part of Cedar Grove

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) recently awarded a contract for safety improvements on KY 480 (Cedar Grove Road) in Bullitt County. 

    The project extends from KY 1442 (Ridge Road) to the Bullitt/Nelson County line (mile markers 3.3 to 11.7). 

    Work includes shoulder enhancement, guardrail replacement and additional curve warning signs.  

  • Woman arrested for passing counterfeit bills

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Fourth platoon officers responded to Wal-Mart on Thursday, July 27, on a report of a suspect passing counterfeit currency.

    In addition, the suspect had shoplifted ink cartridges and then returned them to the service desk for a refund.

    Shepherdsville officer Burton arrested Kimberly Aubrey, 33, of Louisville, on charges of criminal possession of a forged instrument, theft by unlawful taking, tampering with physical evidence, burglary, criminal mischief and theft by deception.