Today's News

  • Brothers guilty of tax evasion

     BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Two brothers from Cumberland County, Kentucky, pled guilty in United States District Court yesterday, before U.S. District Judge Greg N. Stivers, to separate, and multiple charges of tax evasion and failure to file tax returns, relating to the concealment of income from the sale of stolen copper wire, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Scottsville pastor sentenced for embezzling church funds

     BOWLING GREEN – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. today announced the sentencing of an Allen County, Kentucky, woman to18 months in prison for committing three counts of wire fraud, and was ordered to pay $274,846 restitution to her former employer, the Scottsville (Kentucky) Baptist Church.

  • Short week for BE includes no-hitter

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Every softball team has that ‘light’ week on the schedule in which only a handful of games are to be played.

    Combine a ‘light’ week with bad weather and you get what the Bullitt East Lady Chargers ended up with last week -- one game.

    That single game was not a big challenge for one of the state’s top teams as the Lady Chargers stayed undefeated with a 12-0 victory on the road over Atherton. This game did go six innings as Bullitt East did not score the last three runs until the top of that frame.

  • BC softball needs consistency

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – On Tuesday of last week, the Bullitt Central Lady Cougars showed a little of what they could be this season as they went on the road and pounded John Hardin 14-0 in five innings.

    Unfortunately, by Friday, the team had reverted back to its sloppy ways as they committed eight errors in a 12-5 loss to Fairdale. Even in this game the maroon and gray were within 5-4 after batting in the top of the fifth inning, but then gave up seven runs over the next two frames.

    It was the second loss this spring to the Lady Bulldogs.

  • Legislature coming down to home stretch for session

      We’re in the homestretch of the 2016 session of the Kentucky General Assembly with just a handful of days to go, but as all good horse-racing fans know, the last quarter mile can often seem the longest and most difficult.

    The process is working as expected, though, as members appointed by senior leadership in both the House and Senate continue to seek a compromise on the state’s next two-year budget in a conference committee delegated to that task. At issue are the considerable differences in the two spending plans recently passed in each chamber.

  • Run for the Spirits to raise funds for school projects

     The Bullitt County Foundation for Excellence in Public Schools will host its annual Run for the Spirits Gala.

    The fund-raiser will be held on Friday, April 22, from 6:30 p.m. until midnight at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    It will be an evening of fun in an effort to raise funds for grant programs in the Bullitt County school system.

    Free bourbon and wine tasting and Hor-d-oeuvre from 6:30-8 p.m. A cash bar will be available after 8 -.m.

  • Legislation could affect county’s tourist business; grants awarded

     SHEPHERDSVILLE—New senate bills could change affect tourism throughout Bullitt County.

    According to Tourism Director Troy Beam, there are three specific bills waiting for approval.

    Senate Bill 50 pertains to the school calendar bill, which would set the opening school day to be no later than the Monday closest to August 26, extending the summer for tourism activities. Beam said the bill passed in the Senate but doesn’t look like it will make it in the House of Representatives.

  • Library to host HIV information, free screenings

     HILLVIEW -- According to studies, one out of six people may have HIV in their body and not know about the infection.

    The Bullitt County Public Library System and Volunteers of America Mid-States will host an educational session and a free HIV testing at two locations over the coming month.

    On Wednesday, March 30, the informational session and testing will be done at the Hillview Library on Terry Boulevard.

    On Wednesday, April 20, it will be conducted at the Ridgway Memorial Library on North Walnut Street in Shepherdsville.

  • Public forum to talk about heroin

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - If you ask government officials, police officers, school administrators and church leaders what the major problem is facing local individuals and families, more often than not they give the same answer.

    It’s heroin.

    Following a wave of rampant methamphetamine creation and abuse, heroin suddenly became the area’s primary drug of choice, both cheaper and easier to obtain among users.

  • Deal done to resolve lawsuit against Hillview

     HILLVIEW -- Nearly 11 years to the time the litigation started, it appears that the dispute between the city of Hillview and Truck America Training may be over.

    On Monday evening, the Hillview City Council voted 4-1 to approve a settlement offer which had been reached with Truck America officials.

    The lawsuit started in April 2005 when the Hillview City Council would not accept the truck training school’s offer to purchase a 40-acre tract off Ferguson Lane.