Today's News

  • Answers to common questions about Kentucky’s modern gun deer season

     FRANKFORT – The Information Center at the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources fields approximately 100,000 phone calls annually, and the call volume peaks from late October into early November as hunters inquire about rules and regulations for the statewide modern gun deer season. This year, it opens Nov. 14.

    An informal poll of Information Center staff members this week identified common questions about the season. Some of those questions - and answers to them - appear below.

  • Former campaign vendor owner sentenced for mail fraud

     LOUISVILLE – The former vendor for multiple local, state, and federal campaigns, PACs, and non-profit organizations throughout the United States, including the McConnell Senate Committee was sentenced in U.S. District Court today, by District Judge Greg Stivers, to 24 months in prison, fined $75,000 and ordered to pay $1,124,047 in restitution, for stealing more than $1.1 million in contributions and donations intended for committees and organizations announced U.S. Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Signups being taken now for Shepherdsville Holiday Parade

     The city of Shepherdsville will host its annual Light Up Shepherdsville holiday celebration on Friday, Dec. 4.

    The event will begin with the Christmas Parade, starting at 7 p.m. at the First Street Park.

    The parade will go down Buckman Street to Adam Shepherd Parkway to Conestoga Parkway with the final destination at the Shepherdsville Government Center.

    The inside of the government center will be decorated in full Christmas pageantry.

    There will be carriage rides, refreshments and a visit with Santa Claus.

  • Fighting Cancer

     Employees at Peoples Bank Mount Washington weren’t mixed up on their attire by accident recently.

    The employees at the main office and at the branch took part in a fund-raiser for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

    The mismatched day may have caught customers off guard but it provided a great, fun way to raise money in the battle to fight cancer.

    Gail Williams was the winner and she was presented a gift card by Teresa Flynn, an employee who is also a cancer survivor.

  • BE grad Lucas part of band launching its newest album

     LOUISVILLE - The folk-rock band Bridge 19 releases its new album, Riding on a Wire, and celebrates with a Louisville release party on Nov. 7.

    A finalist for a 2015 Louisville Music Award for Folk Artist of the Year (winner announced on Nov. 5), Bridge 19 is Audrey Cecil (guitars, vocals), Amanda Lucas (guitars, vocals, percussion), who are founding members and songwriters. 

  • Belcher to chair state committee

     FRANKFORT - State Rep. Linda Belcher of Shepherdsville has selected to serve as chair of the Kentucky General Assembly’s Capital Projects and Bond Oversight Committee charged with overseeing the expenditure of funds budgeted for capital projects throughout the Commonwealth

  • Field now set for youth football championships

     Ghosts and Goblins couldn’t stop The Greater Bullitt County Youth Football League as games on Halloween day decided the teams for Championship Saturday that will be held this week.

    Now, this coming weekend, all four finals will be held starting at noon with the Little Bullitts’ title game. The PeeWee final is set for 2 p.m. before play shifts to the big field with the ‘B’ final at 4 p.m. before the ‘A’ Division plays at 6 p.m.

  • What’s solution to delinquent trash bills?

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - With over $140,000 being owed in delinquent garbage bills, Eco-Tech and the city of Shepherdsville are looking for a solution.

    Tim Myers and other representatives of Eco-Tech talked with members of the Shepherdsville City Council recently.

    The goal is to find a way for the waste hauler to get payment and for the city residents to continue to receive low monthly rates.

    Shepherdsville mayor Scott Ellis said the problem is that while the city has a contract with Eco-Tech, it is the waste hauler who is billing the customer.

  • Game On as incentives OK’d; jobs to be created

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A major retailer, most widely associated with the video gaming business, may soon have a distribution facility located in Bullitt County.

    On Thursday, GameStop Inc. received preliminary approval of tax incentives from the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority.

    The company is expected to move into the 631,000 square foot facility currently operated by Dermody Properties on Conestoga Parkway in Shepherdsville.

  • Bellarmine joins in quest to bring ‘dream’ alive

     LOUISVILLE -- It was a celebration. But it was also the beginning of the next phase in the life of the Bowman Valley School.

    The first phase into its restoration has been accomplished -- it has been saved.

    But the next quest will involve securing a lot of funding to make it the historical and educational piece many envision.