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Today's News

  • Oldham man sentenced 30 years for child sex trafficking role

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. today announced the 30-year sentence, of an Oldham County, Kentucky, man by Chief District Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr., in United States District Court, for aiding and abetting the sex trafficking of a minor. There is no parole in the federal prison system.

  • BBB Hot Topics: September 2016

     See the latest scams in BBB’s September 2016 Hot Topics

    If you receive a call saying you’ve won a new computer, hang up! A local consumer was told she won a new PC but had to send money. She sent $20 to the scammer, who then said they wanted more money before sending her the computer.

  • Hebron Estates looks for ways to clean up unsightly properties

    By Thomas J. Barr
    Editor
        HEBRON ESTATES -- No matter the size of the municipality, one of the more difficult situations facing city officials is how to keep properties in good shape.
        From foreclosures to property owners just not keeping up their homes, officials are questioned by residents on what can be done.
        In the city of Hebron Estates, commissioners approved placing $5,000 into the annual budget for cleanup projects.

  • Chris Mason selected to lead Charger Nation as principal

        MOUNT WASHINGTON -- The Bullitt East High School principal selection committee did not look far in choosing a new leader.
        Assistant Principal Chris Mason was selected to succeed Willie Foster who was named district Director of College and Career Readiness/Innovative Programs.
        “I am very excited to take over a school with such a great academic reputation and work with such a caring and committed staff,” Mason said.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning September 4, 2016

    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.

  • Ellis still mayor following ruling

       SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When he tendered a letter on Feb. 9, 2016, Scott Ellis intended to resign from the office of mayor.
        But what Ellis really did was resign his duties, not the office.
        As a result, Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress ruled late Tuesday that Ellis’ letter of resignation did not comply with state statute.
        However, the question is whether Ellis will reassume his position as mayor.

  • Six who filed for mayor will not be on ballot

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With the judge’s ruling, six individuals were suddenly left with campaign materials that aren’t worth a whole lot.
        When Scott Ellis resigned, a vacancy was supposedly created with an election for the final two-plus years of the mayoral term on the ballot.
        However, Bullitt County clerk Kevin Mooney said the election will not be held and names will not appear on the ballot in November.

  • Raising Awareness to Dangers of Opioids

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - As the month of September began, the Kentucky Department for Public Health issued an advisory pertaining to a rash of overdoses involving heroin laced with another drug, fentanyl.

    As the month of August ended, two local organizations continued their struggle to educate the community on the dangers of heroin and other abused substances.

  • REMINDER: No school Monday and Tuesday

      Local students will receive the gift of a rare four-day holiday weekend.

    Bullitt County Public Schools will not host classes on Monday, Sept. 5, and Tuesday, Sep. 6.

    Schools are closed Monday to commemorate the Labor Day holday, annually recognized on the first Monday of September.

    This year a monthy teacher planning day will take place on Tuesday, meaning teachers will go to work, but allowing students to enjoy their extended weekend holiday.

    For more information call 869-8000 or visit www.bullittschools.

  • State health department issues public health advisory on fentanyl-laced heroin

     FRANKFORT – Kentucky’s top health officials are warning state medical providers and community leaders of a pending public health crisis involving dangerous drugs.

    Kentucky Department for Public Health Commissioner Dr. Hiram Polk said officials wanted to issue the warning before the holiday weekend, when they expect a rise in recreational drug use.