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Today's News

  • Deadline Tuesday for filing for office

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The deadline is quickly approaching but there are few races which will be contested in the spring primary.

    The deadline is at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26.

    In the local races, the lone municipality that could possibly have a May primary is Lebanon Junction.

    However, as of Thursday, only three individuals had filed for the six seats.

  • Winter weather poses numerous health threats

     FRANKFORT – With low temperatures and snowy conditions around the state, many Kentuckians could be exposed to harsh winter elements. To prepare for these conditions, Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) officials are emphasizing the importance of limiting exposure to the cold and taking other necessary steps to prevent hypothermia. Meanwhile, parents and caregivers of infants are also advised to follow safe sleep practices to keep infants warm, in order to help prevent injury or infant deaths.

  • USDA Food Safety Tips for Areas Affected by Severe Winter Weather

     WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing food safety recommendations for the Mid-Atlantic to Northeast due to the forecast for severe winter conditions.

  • Louisville man charged with stealing packages from porches

     LOUISVILLE – A Louisville man was charged this week by federal grand jury indictment, with two counts of theft of United States Postal Service (USPS) parcels, which had been left for collection with other mail matter, on December 3, 2015, announced U.S. Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

    Joseph L. Carr, 48, is charged with stealing a Hot Wheels Airbrush Auto Designer Kit from mail left at a home on Larchmont Avenue in Louisville, and stealing a coat, blanket, and rug from mail at another home located on Larchmont Avenue.

  • Pioneer Village police add three new cruisers to its patrol fleet

     PIONEER VILLAGE - The Pioneer Village Police Department has three new vehicles thanks to the city council.

    Those vehicles will soon be completed with additional radio equipment and paint. Chief D.J. Reynolds told the council at the December business meeting that the cars could be ready for service by year’s end.

    City clerk Ricki Daniels said the city accepted a vehicle loan from Commonwealth Bank and Trust to finance the vehicles.

    According to Daniels, Commonwealth offered a five-year loan with a 2.27 percent interest rate.

  • MW’s Romine advances in world auctioneer competition

     KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Jay Romine, a resident of Mount Washington, was named Champion at the 2016 World Livestock Auctioneer Championship (WLAC) Midwestern Regional Qualifying Event. Keoco Auction Company, LLC hosted the final of three WLAC qualifying events on Monday, Jan. 11.

    A total of 28 contestants competed for a top 10 placing, granting them a spot in the 2016 WLAC at Paris Stockyards in Paris, Ky.

    Following in his father’s footsteps, Romine decided to become a livestock auctioneer in Kentucky. 

  • PSC advises caution during winter storm

     FRANKFORT – In anticipation of possible electric outages during a coming winter storm, the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) is urging residents who lose power to exercise caution when using portable generators or clearing storm debris.

    A major storm is expected to bring heavy snow across much of Kentucky, with significant ice accumulations also possible in the southern part of the state. The wintry precipitation, accompanied by strong winds, could bring down trees, limbs and power lines.

  • Felony expungements studied

     While our main responsibility this 60-day session rests with creating the state’s next two-year spending plan, each meeting of the Kentucky General Assembly brings with it a vigorous discussion of issues, both old and new. This 2016 session is no exception.

    For almost 15 years, the legislature has considered expungement legislation. Often, what begins as a youthful mistake for these individuals becomes a life sentence as opportunities for employment, education and housing disappear with the acknowledgement of a past felony conviction.

  • Man indicted for robbery of convenience store

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A man has been charged in the Sept. 30 robbery of a local convenience store.

    Elesasar Morales has been indicted for robbery by the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

    On that date, the indictment alleges that Morales went into the BP station at the Brooks Road interchange. While there, he used or threatened to use physical force against a woman in the store.

    The action was a way to accomplish the theft of items from the store.

    That is a Class C felony, which is punishable by 5-10 years in prison.

  • SMILE KENTUCKY: Long-running dental care program returns to county

     HILLVIEW - Smiles at five local elementary schools will be brighter this holiday season thanks to the Smile Kentucky! Program.

    Third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students from Crossroads, Freedom, Maryville, Nichols and Roby Elementary received free dental screenings courtesy of the program.

    The Bullitt County students in need of further dental assistance received a free trip to one of two locations. Crossroads, Freedom and Maryville students visit Generations Family Dentistry in Hillview, hosted by owner Dr. Darren Greenwell.