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Today's News

  • Federal trial for Hillview poilice chief delayed

     LOUISVILLE - A trial in U.S. District Court to determine whether a local police chief lied to federal investigators will not be held this week.

    The federal case against Hillview police chief Glenn Caple was supposed to begin this week in Louisville.

    However, because his attorney, Thomas Clay, is also representing a possible witness in the case, U.S. District Judge Charles R. Simpson III disqualified the noted attorney from serving as Caple’s legal counsel.

    Caple confirmed that the case had been delayed. No new trial date has been set.

  • BBB Warns: Beware March Madness Scams!

     With local teams making it into the NCAA Tournament, basketball fever is on the rise! BBB is warning basketball fans to be careful when buying tickets, travel deals, and basketball memorabilia.

    Major sporting events always inspire scammers to take advantage of fans, with fake items, fake tickets, and too-good-to-be-true travel deals.

    Counterfeit Items

  • County lands first U.S. site for Irish company

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - There was no better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Bullitt County than to announce plans for an Irish company to open its first facility in the United States.

    Portwest LLC, a global workwear and safety gear designer and manufacturer, announced plans to occupy a 71,000 square foot facility in the Cedar Grove Business Park.

  • Quick work saves life of woman at overpass

     HILLVIEW - Would she have jumped? Or would she not?

    For a pair of individuals on Sunday morning, there was no time to consider the options.

    Due to an observant citizen and a quick acting police officer, what could have been a tragic situation was averted early Sunday morning.

    According to Hillview police chief Glenn Caple, police officer Kyle McAllister got a call from a resident in the community around 2 a.m. on Sunday.

  • Planners to continue work on updating land-use plan

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The journey to adopt a revised comprehensive land-use plan continues.

    As members of the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission continue to tweak a proposal by consultant Kriss Lowry, the time for public input has not yet concluded.

    Starting with review of notes and suggestions on chapters 2-6 of the land-use plan, commissioners will assemble on Thursday, March 20, at 7 p.m. for continued discussion.

  • Announcement perfect way to celebrate St. Patrick’s holiday

     The only thing missing on Monday afternoon was a little Irish whiskey and some leprechauns.

    The announcement that Portwest LLC would start its North American operations in Shepherdsville was perfect timing - an Irish company coming to Bullitt County on St. Patrick’s Day.

    The company, which has specialized in outerwear and safety protective wear for the past 100 years, has been a major supplier in Europe and Africa.

    Now, when it decided to move into new territories, Bullitt County was selected as its first distribution facility.

  • Lady Chargers will be among state’s elite

      MOUNT WASHINGTON – The Bullitt East Lady Chargers have long memories when it comes to the way the 2013 season concluded.

    That is a good thing. The red and gold have used that as motivation in the off-season and it is already paying dividends.

  • Two Ha(i)leys will be Lady Cougars’ leaders

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – After being an assistant coach at Bullitt Central for the previous 12 years, Mike Phillips will get a chance to coach the softball from the top spot this spring.

    Phillips moves over one spot on the bench to replace Buddy Gallemore who resigned after last season to work on an advanced college degree and who has since become an assistant coach at Midway College. Phillips has mainly been the pitching coach for the Lady Cougars, but now will oversee all aspects of the program.

  • Lady Eagles are young but are willing to work

     HEBRON ESTATES – A year ago, the North Bullitt softball team made big strides during the season under first-year head coach Mike Nally.

    From being 3-25 in 2012, Nally and the Lady Eagles finished 9-15 last season. Even more impressive, the team picked up six of those wins in the month of May. The end didn’t come until the team lost a 2-1 decision to Southern in the first-round of the 23rd District Tournament on the Lady Trojans home field. That Southern team went on to reach the Sixth Region semi-finals.

  • Two sentenced to federal prison for identity theft

     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Two Louisville residents were sentenced today by Senior U.S. District Judge Thomas B. Russell to 42 months in prison, for their roles in a conspiracy to commit wire fraud and aggravated identity theft announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.