Today's News

  • State treasurer warns of phony IRS tax scam

     Frankfort – Kentucky Treasurer Todd Hollenbach says scam artists are at work again calling Kentuckians and identifying themselves as IRS representatives telling folks they owe money to the IRS and threatening legal action if they don’t pay.

    "The IRS does not initially contact taxpayers by phone so if you receive a call or get a voice message from someone claiming to be a representative from the IRS threatening to take legal action against you, it’s a good bet it’s a scam,” Hollenbach said.

  • Pair face charges for sex trafficking of a minor

     LOUISVILLE – A Lexington, Kentucky, woman and Clarksville, Tennessee man were charged by a federal grand jury today with a single count of sex trafficking a 15-year-old female, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

    Crystal L. Bradshaw, a/k/a Crystal Thurman, age 41, and Ralph W. Goodwin, age 65, face no less than 10 years in prison and no more than a life sentence, a $250,000 fine, and no less than five years and up to a lifetime of supervised release.

  • North vs. Central volleyball collides on Thursday at NB

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The first of the intra-county battles of the fall will take place on Thursday when Bullitt Central visits North Bullitt in a key volleyball match.

    While the two 23rd District rivals will play twice this season, it is this first meeting that will be used in seeding the first-round of the post-season.

  • Road to bring more jobs to Shepherdsville, county moving quickly

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Work is moving quickly to begin a pair of major road projects off Cedar Grove Road.

    The Shepherdsville City Council, which has committed to spend up to $3.8 million on the project, got an update on the fast-tracked transportation and economic development plan.

    According to John Snider, executive director of the Bullitt County Economic Development Authority, the request for proposal on engineering and design work has been advertised with bids being considered.

  • KSP among police agencies adding extra patrol during Labor Day weekend

     FRANKFORT -- The national campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, runs through Labor Day weekend and is aimed at reducing deaths and injuries caused by motorists driving drunk or impaired by drugs.

    During the 2014 Labor Day holiday, there were six alcohol-related highway deaths on Kentucky roadways.

    Statewide, law enforcement officers arrested 55 people for DUI during that same time period. The 2015 Labor Day enforcement period begins at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, Sept.4 and extends through Monday, Sept. 7 at 11:59 p.m.

  • Girls on Run at Crossroads gain confidence in themselves

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Crossroads Elementary is working to prepare girls with added confidence and a positive self-image before they head to middle school with the Girls on the Run program.

    The program focuses on encouraging girls in grades 3-5 to find their inner strength by providing them with the tools they need to become strong, confident, healthy young women who make good choices, according to counselor Lauren Manion.

    This is the second year Crossroads has hosted it.

  • Direction points to career prep at area ATC

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A new leader, a new strategy, a major educational push - all contributing factors into making an educational work program work for area students.

    The Bullitt County Area Technology Center, part of Bullitt County Public Schools, traditionally featured special training in a number of skilled trade programs, preparing non-traditional students for careers in various labor fields.

  • Man, woman indicted for separate murder incidents

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Murder indictments have been handed down in a pair of separate deaths in Bullitt County.

    The Bullitt County grand jury issued murder indictments against Nicole Skyberg and Kevin Justin Ward.

    Both were returned as Class A felonies, which are punishable by 20 years to life in prison.

    On June 20, 2015, law enforcement officials were called to the Welcome Center on Interstate 65.

    There, officers found the body of Aaron Jerrell.

  • Owners can abandon sewer plant; receiver to be selected

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- After listening to two hours of testimony, the state Public Service Commission has agreed with a request from Bullitt Utilities.

    It can abandon its sewage treatment system in northern Bullitt County as of the end of September.

    Citing the inability to continue to operate the system, which was struck by an explosion at its treatment plant last March, Bullitt Utilities sought PSC approval to abandon the system and its 700 customers.

  • NB looking for principal as Fulk takes position as assistant superintendent

     HEBRON ESTATES - Principals from neighboring Bullitt County Public School buildings are now taking care of the educational system in Trimble County.

    North Bullitt High School principal Robert Fulk officially announced his resignation to the staff on Monday morning, announcing his departure to take over as Trimble County’s chief academic officer.