Today's News

  • Vibra Healthcare to pay $32.7 million for false claims

     WASHINGTON - Vibra Healthcare LLC (Vibra), a national hospital chain headquartered in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, has agreed to $32.7 million, plus interest, to resolve claims that Vibra violated the False Claims Act by billing Medicare for medically unnecessary services, the Department of Justice announced today.

  • Fall Festival Fun in Lebanon Junction

     The weather was beautiful, although a bit warm, for a fall festival.

    The Wall Street Park Lebanon Junction Festival drew big crowds on Friday and Saturday.

    The highlight of the annual event is the Saturday morning parade. Many lined the streets of downtown Lebanon Junction.

    The center of the festival was the Wall Street Park. Many activities were held on both days, including music from local entertainers.

  • LAWSUIT LIVES... Chapeze residents have standing

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Some of the residents in the area along Chapeze Lane have a right to protest and have a legal say in how property is annexed by the city of Shepherdsville.

    That is the ruling of Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress.

    In his ruling on Sept. 16, a number of residents protesting the annexation of property owned by George Miller along Chapeze Lane do have a right to be heard.

    More importantly, they have “standing” in the case as it now moves forward to discuss other merits.

  • Three indicted for bomb device at motel

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Three individuals have been indicted for their roles in a pipe bomb incident at a local motel.

    Mark A. Cundiff, 25, and Pashence Hoffman, 20, both of Shepherdsville, along with Charles Keith, 18, of Lebanon Junction, were recently indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

    Each have been charged with complicity to wanton endangerment (three counts) and complicity to possession of a destructive/booby trap device.

  • Hatfield to ask for forensic audit in Shepherdsville

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Councilman Larry Hatfield has been a part of city government in Shepherdsville for a long time.

    Serving one term as mayor and numerous others as a councilman, Hatfield has seen a city that has had money and a city that has not.

    As his final term is coming to a close, Hatfield said he will be asking for a forensic audit of the city’s finances.

  • Mayor selection duty of members who sit in office

     Let’s hope this is one of those editorials written that is no longer relevant because after deadline, the powers that be took care of the matter.

    But, for a little lack of confidence, let’s just ponder the craziness surrounding the mayor’s vacancy in Shepherdsville.

    Yes, Circuit Judge Rodney Burress’ ruling on the legal question in Shepherdsville probably caught a few people by surprise.

  • Lady Chargers get the best of Central 9-0

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Getting four goals from senior Christian Foster, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers had no trouble on Tuesday turning back Bullitt Central 9-0 in girls’ soccer action.

    Foster, who by the end of the week had scored 42 goals in 16 games, was all over the field a night after scoring three times in a 4-3 loss to district rival Mercy.

  • BE’s Battistotti takes fifth at regional golf

     FORT KNOX – Bullitt East senior Margherita Battistotti, a foreign exchange student from Italy, fired an 86 in wet conditions on Monday to finish fifth in the Girls’ Region Three Tournament at Lindsey Golf Course located at Fort Knox.

    That finish earned Battistotti a spot in next week’s Kentucky State Tournament on Tuesday and Wednesday at the Bowling Green Country Club. Battistotti is the first Bullitt East female golfer to reach the state tournament since Olivia Pruitt in 2013.

  • Yes, Shepherdsville... You have a mayor!

        The city of Shepherdsville will have a mayor Wednesday as Curtis Hockenbury won a secret ballot Tuesday evening.

    With a standing room only audience, the Shepherdsville City Council selected Hockenbury, who was the first candidate to file this spring when a vacancy occurred in the final two years of Scott Ellis' ter.

    However, after a legal battle dismissed the resignation and reinstated Ellis, the latest resignation from office and duties came too late to place a new election on the November ballot.

  • Cave City area has lots of things to see and do just miles from home

        Labor Day has passed us and fall is right around the corner.
        Fall is a great time for short weekend road trips.
        Cave City is just a short drive down I-65 and in October offers great music, good family time, and nature in all of its autumn glory.  
        America’s favorite country quartet the Oak Ridge Boys takes front and center stage at the Cave City Convention Center the third Saturday in October.