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Today's News

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning August 21, 2016

     

  • Board to consider school tax hike

            SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Could property owners in Bullitt County pay a little more in school taxes later this year?
        The Bullitt County Public School System has proposed its tax rates for the upcoming year and there could be an increase.
        After a real property tax rate of 66.2 cents was set last fall, that rate could increase to 69.4 cents.
        For example, a person with a $100,000 home could see their annual school tax increase from $662 to $694.

  • Publishers to combine facilities; work to go to plant in Lebanon Junction

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Until the logistics boom of the past decade, Publishers Printing was the place that many Bullitt Countians looked to for a job.
        Many graduates of the Bullitt County Public School System secured their first jobs at the Shepherdsville facility.
        However, with the changing economy and the presence of more modern equipment, employees were notified on what had become a popular rumor the past month -- the facilities in Shepherdsville will be consolidated with the plant in Lebanon Junction.

  • Boy Scout honors vets as Eagle Scout project

         MOUNT WASHINGTON— A Mount Washington Boy Scout designed a monument to honor Vietnam Veterans at the Louisville Veteran Affairs Medical Center.
        Serving as part of his application to become an Eagle Scout, Tyler Prell first came up with the idea after visiting the Vietnam Wall in Washington D.C. five years ago.
        “We spoke to a lot of veterans who told us how they were spat on and called ‘baby killers’,” he said.

  • Woman takes stand on removal of trees for sewer project

     BROOKS  - Lynn Triplett said she meant well.

    Beginning in 2012, Triplett attempted to pursue a solution to the chronic drainage problems affecting her Marvin Ave. neighborhood, contacting Bullitt County Sanitation District director Jerry Kennedy.

    In ensuing years she assisted with plans to promote a new sewage treatment plant for the area. She communicated with residents hoping to hook up to the new system, as well as those not wanting the new plant.

  • Bowling Green sub teacher sentenced on child porn charges

     BOWLING GREEN – A substitute teacher, formerly employed by the Bowling Green (Kentucky) School system, was sentenced to ten years in prison and a lifetime of supervised release this week in United States District Court, by United States District Judge Greg N. Stivers for possession and distribution of child pornography, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Former medical office manager sentenced for fraud, i.d. theft

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. today announced the sentencing of a former medical office manager to 20 months in prison, on Wednesday, August 19, 2016, by Senior District Judge Thomas B. Russell, for committing health care fraud and aggravated identity theft.

  • Louisville business owner charged with tax evasion

     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. today announced the indictment this week, of former Louisville business owner Lawrence P. Tatem, for willful failure to file federal income tax returns during a four-year period and evasion of payment of taxes, penalties, and assessments totaling $533,498 from a two-year period.

  • Pharmacy owner, doctor, charged in Internet scheme
  • LG&E and KU thank customers for recycling 40,000 appliances

     LOUISVILLE – When it comes to protecting the environment and better managing energy use as a community, a little can go a long way. Customer participation in Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company’s Fridge and Freezer Recycling Program is proving just how far. Thanks to their participation, the utilities are celebrating a significant milestone – 40,000 appliances recycled.