Today's News

  • Beckner continues winning ways at Kentucky State Fair contests

     CLERMONT - Despite years of success and numerous awards, even John Beckner can branch out.

    Beckner is known for his efforts in creating wooden toy models. Each year one of his creations appears in competition at the Kentucky State Fair.

    The 2015 edition of the state fair included a Beckner model with a Best of Show ribbon attached. It was Beckner’s third consecutive award.

    The icing on the cake this year was Beckner’s first appearance in the Bullitt County Fair competition, where he also earned top honors.

  • Eastside Middle honored for results in TELL survey for Bullitt County schools

     Eastside Middle School has been selected as one of the Honorable Mentions regarding teaching conditions, school safety, and student achievement according to results of the 2015 Kentucky TELL Survey.

    “I feel truly blessed to be a part of the Eastside community,” principal Troy Wood said. “This honor is a genuine reflection of the students, parents, teachers and staff at Eastside. Our success is a collaborative effort, and we couldn’t be successful otherwise.”

  • Former Marshall County football coach pleads guilty to sex abuse charges

     FRANKFORT – Attorney General Jack Conway and his Office of Special Prosecutions today announced the guilty plea of the former Marshall County High School head football coach, 47-year-old Ronald E. Barnard. Earlier today Barnard pled guilty to:

    1) Promoting a sexual performance by a minor under 18 years old, a class C felony.

    2) Unlawful use of electronic means to induce a minor to engage in a sexual performance, a class D felony.

    3) Sexual abuse in the first degree, a class D felony.

  • Garage damaged in residental fire

      A fire destroyed a residential garage in Shepherdsville on Wednesday afternoon.

    The call was placed around 4:00 p.m. for 210 Beechcliff Circle.

    Shepherdsville police arrived within a minute of the call and ensured the property was vacant and the road was clear. No injuries were reported.

    According to Shepherdsville Officer Ken Bernardi, the home renters first tried to put out the fire with a garden hose, but called for help when they were unsuccessful.

  • Ethics Board drops charges against Hatfield, Brown

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- In less than an hour, a three-member tribunal unanimously voted to dismiss allegations of ethical misconduct by two Shepherdsville city councilmembers.

  • BEECH GROVE RELIEF: State will complete bypass road in next year

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A bypass road that has been a decade in the making looks to be finally nearing the construction stage.

    The Old Ford Road bypass off Beech Grove Road should be under construction next spring.

    According the Andrea Clifford, spokesperson for District Five of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, said that the state took over the responsibility of the project when the right-of-way acquisition phase was started.

  • Turf battle wages over use of land in city park

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Is there enough property at the Frank E. Simon Park to accommodate two sports organizations involved with the youth of the community?

    That might be a question that must be answered in the near future.

    But, for now, the Bullitt County YMCA and the Shepherdsville Titans football and cheerleading program will do just that -- co-exist.

    In the past, the Shepherdsville football organization has practiced in the city park off Highway 44 West.

  • Beasley, Patton still in running for honor of being state’s top teacher

     FRANKFORT - Two of Bullitt County’s finest educators are among 24 teachers that will be recognized at the State Capitol for their excellence.

    Bullitt Lick Middle School music instructor Meredith Patton and Brooks Elementary 2nd/3rd grade instructor Gina Beasley were selected as recipients of the 2015 Ashland Teacher Achievement Award, presented by Ashland, Inc., and Valvoline.

    Patton and Beasley were previously selected as 2015-16 Bullitt County Middle and Elementary Teacher of the Year, respectively.

  • Schools provide suicide education as part of mandate as problem rising

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - As the number of suicides among teenagers continues to rise across the country, lawmakers in Kentucky sought to do something to help turn that trend.

    By state law, Kentucky high schools and middle schools are now required to provide suicide prevention curriculum to students.

    Bullitt County Public Schools Safe and Drug Free Schools coordinator Sarah Hardin said all county middle and high schools featured state-mandated suicide prevention curriculum and programs.

  • Man indicted for sex-related allegations

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A Bullitt County man is in jail after being charged with sex-related offenses.

    David W. Truax Jr., 19, of Shepherdsville, is in the Bullitt County Detention Center on a $50,000 cash bond.

    The Bullitt County Grand Jury recently indicted Truax for rape, sexual abuse and incest.

    According to the indictment, on May 30, 2015, Truax allegedly had sexual intercourse with a female less than 12 years of age.

    And the indictment said that he should have known she was a relative.