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Today's News

  • Former Episcopal chair, spouse, sentenced for charity embezzlement

     LOUISVILLE – Charles Muir, the former chairman of the Woodcock Foundation, and his wife, Diana Muir, former owner of DBM-Dental Direct of Louisville, were sentenced today, by Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, to serve prison terms for the interstate transportation of stolen property and money laundering totaling $1,141,030, from the Louisville Episcopal Church Education Foundation, announced Acting U.S. Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Hillview makes counter-offer on suit

     HILLVIEW -- Seeking to end the lawsuit and judgment against the city, Hillview officials unanimously voted Monday to extend a counter-offer.

    The city owns around $14 million to Truck America after losing a jury trial and subsequent appeals.

    The lawsuit revolved around the purchase of property by Truck America from the city of Hillview and the damages incurred when the transfer of 40 acres off Ferguson Lane did not occur.

    Recently, the city sent a check for $65,300 to the plaintiffs as a sign of good faith.

  • County to pick up jobs due to fire in Louisville

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The effort over the past year to get plant managers more involved in communicating with each other has been very successful.

    Now, they will have an opportunity to meet some of their elected county officials.

    John Snider, director of the Bullitt County Economic Development Authority, told members of the board that the plant managers had been meeting on a regular basis and those gatherings had been valuable.

  • April showers brings healthy flowers

     A few rain showers could not keep hundreds of people from attending the plant sale held at the Bullitt County Extension Service on Saturday.

    There were lots of plants, as well as yard decorations, available for purchase.

    This is an annual sale conducted by the Master Gardeners program in Bullitt County.

  • Renneisen’s big blast helps BE beat Mercy 3-2

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- It may be the biggest softball rivalry in the region.

    But that rivalry has been a bit one-sided, although super competitive.

    The Mercy Jaguars had won the past seven encounters with Bullitt East. Four of the games were decided by one run and several went into extra innings.

    But that streak is over.

    With one mighty swing by sophomore Lindsay Renneisen, Bullitt East would start a streak of its own.

  • BC and North softball will now meet twice this spring

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – North Bullitt and Bullitt Central didn’t get to play their regular season softball game last Monday because of bad weather, but now the teams will get to play twice this spring.

    First, the two teams still have to make-up the regular season game because it is a 23rd District game and is mandatory for the post-season seeding process.

  • If you act right, there should be no worries

     Bullitt County is never short on controversy. But some of it is getting a bit scary.

    We’ve had a fire chief who has said the wrong things on several occasions that got him in trouble and caused him to lose a job he dearly loved.

    We’ve had a police chief who has been found guilty of lying to federal investigators. That case will surely be appealed in federal court but it has cost the long-time officer his job.

  • Welcome Derby guests to Bullitt County

     During this week each year, hundreds of visitors will return to Bullitt County. It is a short hop to the festivities associated with the Kentucky Derby.

    We hope you enjoy your stay. For many, this is an annual occurrence. 

    Bullitt County has plenty to offer. There is Bernheim Forest, four wineries, Jim Beam Distillery, Kart Kountry, Zappos, Donna Sharp Quilts and a whole lot more. 

    Dozens of antique and consignment shops are found throughout the community.

  • Horse looking for ‘respect’, first BC Derby victory

     Possibly the nicest weather in the history of Hall of Famer Mike Farner Downs greets the competitive field for this year’s Bullitt County Derby.

    Among the popular favorites in the annual Run for the Glade Cress is the Shepherdsville Wal-Mart entry, Open For Business, out of Here We Are and No More Driving.

    Another favorite comes from Standard Publishing and The Pioneer News. Hot Off The Press hails from Five Alarm Fire and Ash Wednesday.

  • Former Catholic church bookkeeper gets 6 months for embezzlement

     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The former bookkeeper at Saint Gabriel the Archangel Church and School was sentenced in U.S. District Court today, by Senior District Judge Thomas B. Russell, to six months home detention as part of a three year term of probation and was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $83,191 to the Louisville Parish announced Acting United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

    Tammy Goodlett, 49, of Louisville, admitted in court to devising a scheme to defraud Saint Gabriel.