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Today's News

  • Kentucky allergists pay to resolve false claims

     LOUISVILLE – Kentucky allergists Bruce Wolf and Kiro John Yun, have agreed to pay $740,578 to resolve alleged violations of the False Claims Act, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

    Wolf and Yun, P.S.C. (W&Y) is a medical practice group of otolaryngologists specializing in allergy, asthma and immunology with offices located in Bardstown, Elizabethtown and Leitchfield, Kentucky. The government alleged that W&Y submitted false claims when billing Medicare, TRICARE and the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP).

  • Team working on fire contract loses member at end of month

     CLERMONT — As the two parties grow closer to a contract agreement, there will be a new player on the Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District Board in July.

    Despite a request to reappoint current chairman Marty Brown, Bullitt Fiscal Court voted unanimously to appoint Frank Hettinger to the fire board.

    After several years of conflict, an agreement could happen within the next month on a contract between the fire district board and the Southeast Bullitt fire department board.

  • Dishon story to air on A&E

     A second show this year will tell the story of Jessica Dishon’s tragic death in 1999.

    A&E network will show another perspective of Dishon’s death at the age of 17.

    After years of no answers in the murder, the victim’s uncle, Stanley, was finally targeted as her killer.

    He would enter a guilty plea on sexual abuse charges for his actions against other individuals. He would enter a manslaughter charge in Dishon’s death.

    He would be sentenced to 18 years on the various charges.

  • Central’s Metcalf headed to Brescia for track

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Having friends in the right places can pay off in a lot of ways.

    That was certainly the situation for Bullitt Central track athlete Colton Metcalf this spring as a well-placed suggestion to Bresica University track coach Luke Stoffel got the ball rolling for Metcalf to join the Bearcats. The push came from former Lady Cougar track athlete Kassi Gilbert who was a freshman with the Brescia track team this past spring.

  • Local Democrats oppose DC shooting

     The following is a statement released by the Bullitt County Democratic Party following the shooting that occurred in Washington, DC, on the morning of June 14:

     

    The Bullitt County Democratic Party adamantly condemns the shooting of GOP US House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, Staffers and Police Officers this morning while playing baseball.

    Whatever the reason is behind this action, this type of violence is unacceptable. We ask for prayers for their healing.

     

    Rebekah Witherington

  • GOP wants investigation into dispatch

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — The Bullitt County Republican Party is asking for the resignation of the director of Central Dispatch or an internal review of the actions taken which lost access to NCIC information.

    After infractions by the Central Dispatch operations caused the Kentucky State Police to pull NCIC access to the county, Bullitt Fiscal Court turned over the operations to the sheriff’s office in April.

    The hope is that with the sheriff’s office in charge of the department, NCIC access will return in a more timely manner.

  • Rhodes has right moves to earn title

     BERNHEIM – In the past, Emma Rhodes has wowed audiences with her moves as a nationally acclaimed ballroom dancer.

    But on Monday, on the first night of the 2017 Bullitt County Fair, Rhodes found success on the runway, as she impressed the four judges to beat out 14 other contestants to be named Miss Bullitt County Fair.

    At the close of the two-hour competition under the pavilion, Rhodes was crowned the new queen by 2016 winner Erica Rhodes (no relation).

  • Last Call?... Future of arts council not scripted yet

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The show must go on…but it must have seven dedicated people.

    That’s how many members will be necessary to continue the Bullitt County Arts Council, or the organization will fold at the end of the year.

    The council officially voted to disband by 2018, with the stipulation added that BCAC will continue with enough people in place to properly manage the group.

    “We’re at a concerning level,” announced BCAC president Donna Burke.

  • Despite not playing, it was a great week for Duvall

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – It wasn’t the start to the summer that Lindsey Duvall had dreamed about, but the ultimate week of being Kentucky’s 2017 Miss Basketball turned as well as could be expected under the circumstances.

    Duvall had become resigned to the fact several weeks ago that she would not be cleared to play for the Kentucky All-Stars following surgery on April 30 because of infection in a knee that she had twice in the past 18 months had surgery on because of a non-cancerous growth that was removed back in November of 2015.

  • Fox Chase members listen to variety of concerns raised by city resident

    FOX CHASE – In the past decade, various cities within the county have discovered that they may not be receiving all of their due tax collection payments.

    Some cities, primarily smaller cities in the county’s north end, have residents with official addresses reading Shepherdsville or Louisville, despite being in their own incorporated boundaries.

    Many cities have tried alerting residents to check their insurance premiums and contact their providers regarding such a situation.