Today's News

  • County budget comparable to current

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When the new fiscal year kicks off on July 1, Bullitt County officials might have a pilot program in place to help retain emergency personnel.

    That was just one of the items discussed as Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts presented her 2017-18 budget to magistrates on Tuesday.

    The total budget of $23,516,653 is just shy of the current budget — with savings over $21,000.

    But, in the plan, which must be approved by magistrates, there are some salary improvements for all county employees.

  • Jail gets OK to hire P-T to help with EPOs

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Bullitt County jailer Martha Knox thought the plan to handle the electronic emergency protective orders taken out by victims would work.

    However, her plan to pay staff members a set fee to come back into the office when needed to handle those orders is not working.

    To deal with the situation, Bullitt Fiscal Court voted to allow Knox to hire three part-time employees whose only duties would be to come in, when needed, to assist victims.

    No matter the time needed to complete the electronic filing, the person would be paid $50.

  • Monnie Goetz enjoys her time on track at Churchill Downs

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—Monnie Goetz has always known she belonged on a racetrack.

    And every Kentucky Derby for the past 31 years, that’s exactly where she’s been.

    The self-employed Mount Washington resident is the “pony person” on the track, hired by trainers to escort horses to the gate.

    “As soon as they leave the paddock at the Kentucky Derby, they come into our hands,” she said. “We make sure they get to the gate and hand them off to the assistant starter.”

  • NET RESULTS: Tennis regular season coming to close

    SHEPHERDSVILLE — The final week of the regular season for most tennis teams brought several intracounty battles.

    Each high school will have an opportunity to supply two singles players and two doubles teams in the upcoming Sixth Region tournament, which begins on May 8.



    Over the past couple of matches, Bullitt East’s Savannah Kruse has been rounding into the form that took her to the state tournament last year.

    On April 17, Bullitt East defeated Moore 4-1.

  • Miss Basketball Duvall now knows her teammates

     LOUISVILLE --  Miss Kentucky Basketball Lindsey Duvall of Bullitt East found out the young laders who will be teammates in June when the state does battle with the Indiana All-Stars.

    Duvall did not have to participate in the recent tryouts as head coach Larry Just and assistants Joey Thacker, Hager Easterling and Amy Siegel selected 11 of the best in Kentucky to suit up for the two-game series.

    Just will know three of the All-Stars quite well as Jaelynn Penn, Tasia Jeffries and Breia Torrens played for his Butler Bearett team.

  • Louisville man convicted of illegal firearm possession

       LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. today announced the conviction of Damon Lamont Shanklin, 41, of Louisville, Kentucky, in United States District Court, for being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

    Shanklin was ordered into federal custody following a trial on April 25, 2017, before United States District Court Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell.

  • Indictments handed down on drug-related allegations

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — The BUllitt County Grand Jury recently indicted the following individuals on drug-related felony charges:

    *Ronald B. Jewell — charged with trafficking in a controlled substance and being a persistent felony offender.

    According to the indictment, Jewell had methamphetamine in his possession on Sept. 21, 2016, with the intent to sell.

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

    However, due to a pair of past felony convictions in Nelson County, any new sentence could be enhanced.

  • Head into the woods for a Bullitt East musical

                 MOUNT WASHINGTON— Into the woods Bullitt East students go in a performance of “Into the Woods Jr.” this weekend.

                The musical intertwines the lives of popular fairy tale characters like Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood and Rapunzel.

  • Oldham man pleads guilty on child porn charges

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr., announced today that an Oldham County, Kentucky resident pleaded guilty in United States District Court this week, before Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, to charges including the possession, transportation and advertising of images containing child pornography.

    According to the factual basis of the plea agreement, Richard Wayne Johnson, admitted to receiving and possessing thousands of images (still and video) of child pornography and further admitted to advertising those images over the Internet.