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Today's News

  • Simpson Co. resident guilty of creating Molotov cocktails

     BOWLING GREEN – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. today announced the guilty plea of a Simpson County, Kentucky resident, to charges of making and possessing illegal firearms, commonly known as Molotov cocktails, before United States District Judge Greg N. Stivers, on Friday, June 16, 2017, in United States District Court.

  • Unoffical results: Midwest 150 at Salem Speedway

     Unofficial Results: MIDWEST 150, Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery, Salem, Indiana, June 17, 2017

    JEGS/CRA ALL-STARS TOUR

    Fast Qualifier: Jack Dossey III

    Midwest 100: 1. Jack Smith, 2. Jack Dossey III, 3. Austin Kunert, 4. Carson Hocevar, 5. Joe Cooksey, 6. Michael Clancy Jr., 7. Thomas Woodin, 8. Hope Hornish, 9. Jordan Miller, 10. Trevor McCoy, 11. Colin Nickolai, 12. Corey Deuser, 13. Harrison Hall, 14. Josh Brock, 15. Trey Craig (DNS).

  • Work continues on MW park, sports complex

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — The ground is broken and the project is moving along on the new Mount Washington Community Park.

    According to Parks Director Sheryl Paxton, current plans for the park to be finished in the fall of 2018 are still on schedule.

    The $5.65 million contract with Woodbine Construction was approved in March by the city council. Work on leveling the land has already started and Park View Avenue (the connecting road between Landis Lane and Wales Run Road that will also serve as the entrance to park) is open for drivers.

  • Breakfast meeting leads to contract

     CLERMONT — At 7:44 p.m. on Thursday, June 15, 2017, something happened that didn’t seem possible a year or two ago.

    But, it probably a discussion over breakfast that led to this unexpected outcome.

    Thanks to the discussions over the past few months, members of the Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District signed what the Southeast Bullitt Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department board did earlier in the week.

  • Tax rate will go to maximum amount

     CLERMONT — Property owners in the Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District have had the benefit of very low tax rates.

    However, the tax rate will increase to the maximum of 10 cents on $100 of assessed property.

    A $100,000 home will now cost $100 for property owners.

    With a large surplus of funds in the bank, members of the Southeast Bullitt Fire District Board lowered the rates.

    When tax bills are sent out by the sheriff’s office in September, the new rate will be included.

  • Contract only five years; mediation over litigation

     CLERMONT — When the fire protection district was formed in 1979, a contract was established.

    Simply put, a fire district board was formed to collect tax dollars from property owners.

    That money would be turned over each year to the fire department.

    Over the years, the contract has been amended and interpretations have been given.

    Over two years ago, with the Southeast Bullitt Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department under immense heat, a legal challenge to that contract was made.

  • Mayor has plenty of plans for Shepherdsville budget; special meeting Tuesday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With a general fund budget increasing by approximately $200,000 in the upcoming fiscal year, mayor Curtis Hockenbury has a few places he would like the council to spend it.

    On Monday, Hockenbury presented the first reading and mayor’s  address on the 2017-18 budget.

    But, before council members are ready to put their stamp of approval, there will be a special meeting at 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday, June 20, to discuss any final changes.

  • Former LaRue Co. sheriff charged with embezzlement

     BOWLING GREEN –  A  former LaRue County Sheriff was charged in a felony information this week with a single count of embezzling money, that was under his care and custody, and belonged to Larue County, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

    Bobby Carlton Shoffner, 58, of Hodgenville, Kentucky was the LaRue County sheriff in 2011 and 2012 and during that time was responsible for collecting and remitting franchise tax payments and property tax payments.

  • Weekend effort aims to make waterways safer

     FRANKFORT — Boaters can feel safer during the upcoming holiday weekend as conservation officers with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources join other law enforcement agencies for Operation Dry Water June 30-July 2. 

    Operation Dry Water is a national campaign to educate the public about boating under the influence. The increased law enforcement presence around Kentucky’s lakes and rivers will serve as reminders for people not to boat impaired - the leading contributing factor in recreational boating deaths.

  • Plans tweaked for renovations to Bullitt Lick Middle School

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Plans were made, then plans were tweaked, and the plans will continue for the potentially-renovated Bullitt Lick Middle School.

    Scott Kremer, president of Studio Kremer Architects, discussed plan design upgrades with the Bullitt County Public School Board, with an effort to cut the plan’s cost.

    Superintendent Keith Davis said the current renovation designs would put the project an estimated $2.3 million over budget.