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Today's News

  • Motorists warned to be alert while in work zone areas

     FRANKFORT -- Many Kentucky drivers will encounter at least one work zone during their daily travels and a split second of driver inattention can turn a highway work zone into a death zone.

    In an effort to educate Kentuckians on the importance of following work zone safety and traffic laws, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has launched Work Zone Awareness Week, April 11-15, held in conjunction with National Work Zone Awareness Week.

  • Company pays $2.5 million to resolve false claims lawsuit

     LOUISVILLE - PremierTox 2.0, Inc. has paid $2.5 million to resolve alleged violations of the False Claims Act, announced John E. Kuhn, Jr., United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.  PremierTox is a company that provides drug urine screening services to citizens of Kentucky and Tennessee.  The government alleged that PremierTox submitted false claims when billing Medicare, TennCare and Kentucky Medicaid for drug urine screening services. PremierTox previously did business in Tennessee under the name Nexus.

  • Monday, April 18, deadline to register to vote in May

      FRANKFORT – Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is reminding eligible Kentuckians that the deadline to register to vote in the upcoming May 17 Primary Election is next Monday, April 18.

    “Our democracy depends on all eligible voters participating in the process,” said Grimes. “Registering to vote is the first step in being part of the 2016 election cycle. I call on all Kentuckians to get registered and then vote on May 17.”

  • First 3 years been busy in circuit clerk’s office

     January 7 was the three-year mark for our first term in the office.  We had many goals when we came in.  Some of them have been met and some we are still working on.  So, where exactly do we stand and what have we done?

    For those who are unaware, Bullitt County is one of the fastest growing counties in Kentucky.  Statistically speaking, our Clerk’s office is the 5th most understaffed clerk’s office in the state.  Even with this, we have accomplished many things.

  • New flag flying high thanks to DAV chapter

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Residents at the Colonial House Personal Care Home in Shepherdsville can once again show their patriotism in a proper fashion.

    The Disabled American Veterans Henry Richardson Memorial Chapter 89 in Louisville donated a new U.S. flag and pole to Colonial House to replace the items damaged by a storm.

    Chapter 89 commander Mike Neal presented the flag and a plaque to Colonial House administrator Robin Petty during a special ceremony for the residents.

  • Conservation District provides funds for county junk pickup

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Once again this year, the Bullitt County Conservation District will contribute funding for the annual junk pick up days in April.

    Lewis Skidmore presented a check for $5,000 to help pay for the disposal days, set for April 16 and April 30.

    A new program this fall will be to provide vouchers for trees to be planted this fall. He said there is $1,000 to be spent in $20 vouchers. 

    Also, the seedling giveway will be held later this spring.

  • Fox Chase officials look at whether work needed on city streets this year

     FOX CHASE— It never hurts to be prepared.

    Council member Lois Whitis mentioned the roughness of some of the roads in the city of Fox Chase, stating she felt it would be wise to begin a rotation on repairs to prevent one massive project in a few years.

    She said her husband walks Sussex Drive daily and that he has noticed where it’s starting to break apart.

    Not everyone agreed, though.

    According to councilman Mike Higgins, Mayor Owen Taylor met with Mago Construction last July and was advised the roads looked okay.

  • Farm Bureau brings different type of learning to kids

     HEBRON ESTATES - When it comes to teaching elementary students about agriculture, Erica Robards knows how to get their goat.

    The local farmer presented a special agricultural educational program, sponsored by the Bullitt County Farm Bureau, at Freedom Elementary.

    Robards visited Freedom students with her niece, North Bullitt sophomore Miranda Barker, and Hope, Barker’s juvenile Nubian milk goat.

  • Former county judge Farris passes away

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- James Neil Farris may have been a man ahead of his times when he served as Bullitt County Judge.

  • US Attorney, IRS: Beware of fraudulent tax preparers, schemes

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr., joined by Tracey D. Montaño, Special Agent in Charge, IRS Criminal Investigation, urged the public today, to avoid dishonest tax-return preparers and their fraudulent schemes, and urged taxpayers to pay federal income taxes on time and in full, during a press conference today, at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Louisville.