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Today's News

  • Endangered, missing man found dead; foul play possible

     CLERMONT -- The day a man was listed as a missing person who might be endangered has been found.

    Craig Ickes was found by the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office on Friday evening off old Highway 245.

    According to Capt. Mike Murdoch, public information officer for the sheriff’s office, the cause of death was listed as a homicide.

    The recovery of the body came just two days after Ickes’ home on West Audubon Drive was destroyed by fire.

  • Plenty of entertainment at Renfro Valley

     We have often drive by Renfro Valley on our way to the Smoky Mountains. “The Valley” is only about two hours away from Shepherdsville. 

    This summer after stumbling upon www.renfrovalley.com we decided to make “The Valley” and Berea a weekend summer get-away, and are we glad that we did!

    This area may just be one of the most overlooked destinations in Kentucky. It offers some great shopping, handmade artisan crafts, delicious eating, and great family shows. 

  • Federal law change helps Pioneer Village add officer

     PIONEER VILLAGE - A change in federal government policy indirectly resulted in an increase in staffing for the Pioneer Village Police Department.

    Mayor Gary Hatcher announced at the city’s June meeting that long-time officer Ray Wilburn will officially switch to a newly-created part-time position within the department.

    Police chief D.J. Reynolds announced that the city’s newest officer, Nick Hibbs, will fill Wilburn’s full-time vacancy as of Aug. 1.

  • Linda Belcher honored by KDA for work to pass legislation

     FRANKFORT – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association (KDA) has honored state Rep. Linda Belcher with its prestigious “100 Proof Award” for her leadership in passing landmark tourism legislation that will elevate and transform the KDA’s Kentucky Bourbon Trail® adventures.

  • CHASING THE DREAM: Bickett works to keep baseball dreams alive

     PIONEER VILLAGE -- After sitting on the bench for most of his high school varsity career, Evan Bickett packed up his glove for what was presumably the last time. 

    The plan was simple: go to Indiana University Southeast and earn a criminal justice degree. 

    No more baseball, strictly academics.

    In the back of his mind, though, Bickett knew there was a chance to do something more.

  • KSP charges Jefferson man with child sex exploitation offenses

     LOUISVILLE  On July 19, 2016, at approximately 6:25 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch, assisted by Louisville Metro Police Department, arrested Alvin E. Sanders III, 27, on charges related to distribution and possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

  • Bullitt Lick rewards summer of reading

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Lick Middle School hopes students enjoy reading enough to continue doing it throughout the summer.

    The school hosted a special summer reading party to celebrate and to promote reading as a fun activity as well as a learning opportunity.

    BLMS families received free cookout meals while participating in conversations about books students have read over the summer.

  • Former mayor joins mix in Shepherdsville as August 9 deadline approaches

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- While the court system is deciding the status of the current mayor’s situation in Shepherdsville, a third candidate has filed for the November general election.

    Former mayor Sherman Tinnell has thrown his name into the non-partisan race.

    Tinnell would join former councilmember Faith Portman and former police officer Curtis Hockenbury in the race for mayor.

    The person elected would fill out the final two years of Scott Ellis’ term.

  • Could this be the time when fire agencies really looking to settle?

     Pinch us to make sure it is really true.

    For the first time in over a year, it looks like the Southeast Bullitt Fire and Rescue Department and the Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District Board might actually be looking to settle their differences.

    I know... we’ve been here before.

    About 15 months ago, it appeared the two boards would be working toward a mutally-agreeable resolution.

    By January 2017, the two entities would become one. And you know what happened then.

  • Blue Lick wins state; looks for more

     OKOLONA -- Coaching youth baseball for 45 years, Challis Ford has been close but he’s never had a team make the World Series at any age group.

    After his Blue Lick team won its second consecutive state title, Ford had a simple request -- take an old man who loves baseball to that national Babe Ruth tournament.

    Manager Tommy Parker, Ford’s long-time friend and coach, believes this group of 18 and under players might be that team to make that dream possible.