Today's News

  • Indiana man sentenced for interstate sex engagements with minor

     LOUISVILLE – Today, United States District Judge David J. Hale sentenced a Lexington, Indiana, man to 20 years in prison followed by 20 years of Supervised Release for violating federal child exploitation laws, announced United States Attorney Russel M. Coleman. There is no parole in the federal system.

  • Hardin Co. man pleads guilty to online enticement with minor

     LOUISVILLE -- An Elizabethtown man pled guilty to two child exploitation offenses yesterday in United States District Court, announced United States Attorney Russel M. Coleman.

    Timothy Scott Walters, 51, admitted to online communications with a person he believed to be a 15-year-old girl for the purpose of meeting her to engage in sexual conduct.  He also admitted to sending obscene material to the same person.

  • STEM skills put to test in Bullitt County

      A paper helicopter sounds simple on the surface.

    However, when you are up against a deadline, must follow the constraints of using specific building materials and the helicopter must stay in the air a certain amount of time and land closest to a target, then that becomes a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Challenge.

    Middle and high school students gathered recently at Eastside Middle School to put their STEM skills to the test.

  • Girl Scouts help to beautify Pet Haven cemetery

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Flowers are normally sent during a time of mourning to comfort those who have lost a loved one. Unfortunately for those with pets, the grieving process isn’t quite the same.

    Hoping to help those who have lost their pets, Mount Washington Girl Scouts Makayla Stone and Alexis Sink set out to build a flower garden at Pet Haven Cemetery in Shepherdsville.

    The garden idea came as the friends brainstormed projects to help them earn their Silver Award, a requirement for middle-school aged scouts.

  • Temporary closure of KY 44 in Bullitt County on January 26

     Louisville, KY (Jan. 25, 2018) - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists of a temporary closure tomorrow, Jan. 26, on KY 44 West in Bullitt County. This route will be closed between Merker Lane and Bob-O-Link Road so KYTC crews can patch a hole in the bridge over Knob Creek (mile markers 3.2).

    KY 44 West will be closed on Friday, Jan. 26 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Local access up to each side of the bridge will be allowed for residents. All thru traffic should detour via KY 1417 (Martin Hill Road) and KY 1526 (Knob Creek Road).

  • Cougars slip past Southern on the road

      OKOLONA – The Bullitt Central Cougars had already won 12 games this season, but the maroon and gray picked up the most impressive win of the season on Friday as they traveled into Louisville and beat 23rd District rival Southern 57-55.

    This was the first game for both teams in several days as most programs in the area had not been in school all of last week until Friday. Bullitt Central did get to practice on Thursday after three days out of the gym and before playing on Friday.

  • Free Health Fair planned for Sunday at Paroquet Springs

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Don’t let the snow cause you to forgo your resolution to get healthy.

    The second annual Bullitt County Health Fair will take place on Sunday, Jan. 28, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre in Shepherdsville.

    Paroquet Springs debuted the event last April after several years without one. The event was moved to January this year to better reach those looking to maintain their resolutions, said Vicki Downing, who is executive director of the centre.

  • Troy Beam elected president of statewide KACVB group

     Troy Beam, executive director of the Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist Commission, has been elected 2018 president of the Kentucky Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus (KACVB). 

    Beam took office at the Dec. 13 meeting in Richmond.

    KACVB is a not-for-profit organization that meets quarterly throughout the commonwealth.

  • Hebron Estates reworks rules on signage in city limits

     HEBRON ESTATES - Three new ordinances in January was a good sign of things to come for the Hebron Estates City Commission.

    A new ordinance updating regulations on signs posted within city limits was unanimously approved by the commission.

    The amended ordinance detailed rules and regulations for signs being placed within city limits. All property owners must acquire a permit from the city for any displayed signs.

    Also, all information regarding the signs, including size, color, exact placement, must be presented.

  • Convicted felon sentenced 110 months for threats, firearms

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman today announced the sentence of a Louisville convicted felon, in United States District Court, by Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, to 110 months in prison, followed by a three year period of supervised release, for threatening to kill a Louisville Metro Police Officer while engaged in the performance of his official duties, and for several firearms violations. There is no parole in the federal system.