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Today's News

  • Convicted felon sentenced 117 months for drugs, firearms charges

     BOWLING GREEN – A Louisville convicted felon was recently sentenced in United States District Court by United States District Judge Greg N. Stivers to 117 months in prison for multiple charges including possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of a firearm after being convicted of a felony, and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime, announced United States Attorney Russel M. Coleman.

  • Council approves community position

    SHEPHERDSVILLE — During a special meeting in December, three members of the Shepherdsville City Council walked out.

    In January, the council presented a unanimous vote on the same issue.

    While there are items involving the public works department still to be decided, the Shepherdsville City Council voted 5-0 (Lisa Carter was absent due to illness) to create the position of community planning and development director.

    The creation of the position ends months of discussions. It is part of the overall pay and personnel classification ordinance.

  • Longtime servant of community, Charles Long, passes at age 79

     MOUNT WASHINGTON  — Throughout his time in Bullitt County, Charles A. Long was always working for the community.

    From serving as a constable to a commonwealth’s detective to helping raise funds for the Active Heroes, Long was one of those well-known people in the community.

    Long, 79, died on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018.

    Retired Circuit Judge Thomas Waller was one of Long’s oldest friends.

  • Woman indicted for murder in traffic accident

     PIONEER VILLAGE —- A woman who was involved in a fatal traffic accident last November has been indicted for murder.

    Stephanie Lynn Coy, 35, of Shepherdsville, was recently indicted for her alleged role in the death of Hannah Compton on Nov. 10, 2017.

    According to the indictment, Coy faces a number of charges relating to the accident.

    Coy was indicted for murder, operating a motor vehicle under the influence for the fourth offense, wanton endangerment, failure to stop and render aid and assault.

  • Maryland brothers guilty of lottery scam wire fraud

     BOWLING GREEN – Two Maryland brothers pleaded guilty to multiple counts of wire fraud in United States District Court this week before District Judge Greg N. Stivers, announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman.  Victims were contacted by email and telephone and told that they had won a lottery, but needed to pay money up front to receive their winnings.

  • Nichols’ Allen awarded grant to attend literacy conference

     Nichols Elementary School Reading Recovery/Read to Achieve teacher Heather Brewer Allen has been awarded a $1,000 grant to attend the 2018 Reading Recovery Council of North America K-6 National Literacy Conference Feb. 17-20 in Columbus, OH.

  • Thornsberry steps down at Nelson County

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – After two years at Nelson County High School as the head football coach, former Bullitt East player and assistant coach Kenny Thornsberry recently stepped down from that position.

    It was a pair of very tough years for Thornsberry and the Cardinal program as they lost 19 straight games before winning the final game of this season, beating Marion County 26-6. The program struggled with low participation numbers in both of Thornsberry’s seasons.

  • Plenty of fun events to tackle in winter

     2018 is off to a cold, wintery start. 12 days so far where the high has been BELOW freezing. Definitely not my kind of traveling weather, and I am willing to bet not yours either. To make the most of the winter months let me recommend some books, cds and dvds for your enjoyment. Plus if you got gift cards for Christmas you might be able to put them toward picking up these true entertainment gems. 

  • LJ Junction officials asked to look at sidewalk between school, library

     LEBANON JUNCTION -- When the Lebanon Junction branch library was constructed over seven years ago, there was talk about finding a safe way for children to visit.

    Primarily, the talk was about building a sidewalk along Preston Highway from Lebanon Junction Elementary to the new library.

    The talk settled down and the project was not pursued.

    However, Tobee Taylor would like the sidewalk talk to be revised.

    A long-time library system employee, Taylor is now working out of the Lebanon Junction branch.

  • Painting Angels

     Just in time for the holiday season, a host of angels arrived in Shepherdsville during a painting night at the community center.

    Hosted by the Bullitt County Arts Council, teacher Cindy Rayhill, as well as Patsy Karr, Debbie Karr Shaw, LaVerne Arkenberg and Monica Rixman, guided over 20 local residents to explore their creative side and paint their own autumn-inspired angel. Each painter experimented with different colors and preferences, adding their own spin to each piece. The result was a host of colorful angels, each as unique as the painter.