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Today's News

  • Medica owner decides time right to retire; customers now part of Rite-Aid franchise

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Twenty years ago, Leon Claywell felt there was a need for an independently-owned pharmacy in Shepherdsville.

    Now, 20 years after opening Medica (originally called The Medicine Shoppe), Claywell still believes that there is a need for those independently-owned operations.

    But as Claywell is not as young as he was when the store opened near the railroad tracks on Highway 44 East, he knows the time has come to retire.

  • Cincinnati man sentenced for sex trafficking scheme

    WASHINGTON – Senior U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II of the Western District of Kentucky sentenced Cincinnati resident, Christopher Hisle, 45, to serve 180 months in prison and 10 years of supervised release, the Justice Department announced today.

    Restitution will be determined at a future date. Hisle pleaded guilty on Nov. 14, 2014, to sex trafficking by force, fraud and coercion, and to enticing individuals to travel in interstate commerce for prostitution and transporting individuals in interstate commerce for prostitution.

  • Dishon sentenced to 20 years for death of Jessica Dishon, other sexual offenses

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Stanley Lewis Dishon was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

    Special Circuit Judge Charles Simms III accepted the guilty plea entered by Dishon, 57.

    Among the charges was manslaughter. This involved the 1999 death of his niece Jessica Dishon.

    But the most extensive prison sentences dealt with a variety of sex offenses Dishon committed against family members dating back to 1982.

    While several of the victims sought answers from Dishon on why he committed the acts, the defendant did not answer.

  • I-65 ramp closure this weekend

      The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists of a ramp closure this weekend to northbound Interstate 65 at Lebanon Junction in Bullitt County.  This ramp closure is part of a $20.7 million project for removal and replacement of various sections of concrete pavement across a 20-mile section of I-65.

  • Lady Chargers break quickly from the gate

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Heading into the first major softball tournament of the season on Friday when they played in Elizabethtown at the Big M Chevrolet Classic, Bullitt East head coach Ricky Hoffman didn’t really know what to expect.

    Six games later and with the only two losses being by one run, including a 3-2 loss to the number one ranked team in the state, Hoffman was all smiles when the team got back to Mount Washington.

  • Lady Eagles stumble early, but rally for win a day later

     HEBRON ESTATES – The start wasn’t exactly what head coach Mike Nally was hoping for, but his North Bullitt Lady Eagles snapped back with two better outings later in the week to start the high school softball season.

    Last Monday, North Bullitt was able to get its field ready for a game and had Manual making a visit. The outcome was all Crimsons as Manual rolled to a 15-3 win in six innings.

  • Lady Cougars drop first two

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Getting on a field was job one last week…any field.

    The Bullitt Central Lady Cougars did get that accomplished last week, playing softball on real dirt and grass for the first time since practice started back on Feb. 15.

    Perhaps even better news was that after playing two games early last week, the team got some time off for practice. For a young and inexperienced team, that might have been the most important part of the season.

  • Metro United Way funds help provide volunteer coordinator for CASA

     With funding from Metro United Way, the Bullitt County Court Appointed Special Advocates recently hired Stan Bowling as its part-time Volunteer Coordinator. 

    Stan will be working to recruit, train and support volunteers to serve additional children who are in the court system as a result of dependency, abuse or neglect.  

    Stan was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky and recently moved to Bullitt County.  

  • Gala provides educational grant funds for foundation

     The Bullitt County Foundation for Excellence in Public Education awarded nearly $16,000 in grants to 12 schools during 2014-2015.

    Schools such as Cedar Grove, Crossroads and Maryville Elementary along with Eastside Middle, Bullitt East High, Bullitt Alternative and Riverview Opportunity Center were among a few of the facilities awarded funds to pay for program and projects that would not have been possible otherwise.

    Since the 2011-2012 school year, the Foundation has raised and awarded over $38,000 in grants for schools.

  • KSP charges Louisville man for child porn

      LOUISVILLE - On March 24, 2015, at approximately 5:40 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch, assisted by KSP Post-4 Elizabethtown, arrested Jason Koerner, 35, for charges related to possession and distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.