Today's News

  • Charges dismissed against man who shot down drone

    HILLVIEW -- William Merideth’s action this summer drew international attention.

    But when he shot down a drone hovering over his Hillview home, it was not a criminal act.

    Bullitt District Judge Rebecca Ward ruled on Monday that the charges of criminal mischief and wanton endangerment would be dismissed.

    “He had the right to shoot this drone,” Ward said in her ruling during a probable cause hearing.

    Merideth shot down the drone owned by David Boggs after he saw it hovering over  his property.

  • Contract ‘drug’ through court before OK

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Joe Rayhill feels that if one student is subject to drug testing, all students should have the same possibility of being testing.

    That would be if county taxpayers are used to fund the drug prevention program.

    The county’s funding of over $11,000 to the public school system was approved at the Oct. 6 meeting of Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    However, after Rayhill saw the contract to voted upon for the actual vendor, the magistrate had second thoughts.

  • Validity of contract for fire entities now rests in judge’s hand

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Does a valid contract exist between the Southeast Bullitt Fire District and the Southeast Bullitt Fire Department?

    That is the issue sitting in the lap of Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress.

    The bench trial involving the two entities took less than 45 minutes Tuesday morning.

    At the end of the day, the lone issue to be considered is the validity of the contract, which was last entered between the parties in July 2013.

  • Paranormal Interest: Hunters Hollow couple look to get unusual business off the ground

     HUNTERS HOLLOW - Over the past decade, there have been numerous television programs dedicated to the science of paranormal investigation, translating things that go bump in the night into possible evidence of afterlife.

    The programs range from the serious scientific approaches to the sensationalization of finding a ghost every two minutes.

    A Hunters Hollow couple is hoping to take their interest in the paranormal and lean it toward a more scientific approach, for the sake of learning more about the unknown, rather than seek fame and fortune.

  • New business brings Brite plans to local community

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Bullitt County just got a lot brighter with the addition of Brite Wholesale Electric Supply.

    Brite originated in Elizabethtown in 1984 with five employees. Today, the main store is still in Elizabethtown, but the numbers have grown to over 25 employees at three additional locations in Leitchfield, Bardstown and, as of June, Shepherdsville.

    “We are locally family owned and operated,” salesperson Dwight Morgan said. “Most of our employees grew up and live where they work.”

  • Shepherdsville needs special meeting to rezone major industrial property

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It took a special meeting to make it happen but a pair of rezoning requests were approved by the Shepherdsville City Council.

    After having its Sept. 22 regular meeting cancelled due to a lack of a quorum, four members were able to attend on Oct. 5.

    At stake was the rezoning of 139 acres in two tracts off Highway 61 South at Highway 245.

    Those tracts were originally up for rezoning over three years ago. Legal issues caused the rezoning to be overturned.

  • FFA Convention returns to Louisville; many will be staying in Bullitt County

     LOUISVILLE -- Thousands of blue corduroy jackets are back in town for the National FFA Convention Wednesday, Oct. 28‚ through Saturday, Oct. 31.

    The convention attracts more than 60,000 attendees and generates $40 million of economic impact for the city of Louisville and the state.

    This closed event will utilize all the space at the Kentucky Exposition Center, the Kentucky International Convention Center as well as the KFC Yum! Center.

    Beyond the economic benefit, the convention will make an impact in the Louisville community. 

  • Cougars are IN: Victory sends BC to football playoffs

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – Needing a big game from the defense, the Bullitt Central Cougars got that on Friday and the team lengthened the season by at least two weeks with a 28-8 win over visiting Nelson County.

    The victory gave the maroon and gray the number four seed in Class 5-A, District 3 with a 2-3 record within the district. The Cougars will now have a bye week this Friday before traveling to Fern Creek on Nov. 6 to battle the Tigers in the post-season.

    Overall, the Cougars are now 6-4.

  • Man indicted for pair of robbery charges

     HILLVIEW -- A man has been charged with allegedly robbing two convenience stores in northern Bullitt County.

    Larry Randall Rose, 49, has been indicted on two counts of robbery by the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

    According to the indictment, Rose allegedly went into the Sav-a-Stop Market on both July 29 and July 30, 2015.

    When he did, he allegedly threatened the use of a dangerous instrument upon the employee in the store at the time.

    Rose is currently housed in the Bullitt County Detention Center on a $200,000 bond.

  • North Bullitt enters tourney after winning fifth district crown

          SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When Sixth Region volleyball action begins on Monday night, three Bullitt County teams will be vying for a chance to advance to the state tournament.

          North Bullitt won its fifth straight District 23 title on Wednesday and will open at home with a 6 p.m. contest.

          Its opponent will be a familiar one, the Doss Dragons.