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Today's News

  • ENDANGERED SPECIES: Shepherdsville Lions become extinct?

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A civic organization that has supported the community for 72 years wants to continue rather than go out like a lamb.

    The Shepherdsville Lions Club, the oldest Lions organization in Bullitt County, is struggling to maintain its place as a pillar of community volunteerism.

  • Topics were varied during two-hour forum

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — The topics were wide ranging Saturday as the four state legislators met with their constituents.

    The town hall discussion was held at the Mount Washington City Hall Annex.

    A crowd of around 75 came out on a brisk morning to discuss things like education, drugs and roads.

    State Sen. Dan Seum was joined by state representatives Russell Webber, James Tipton and Dan Johnson.

    Various education topics combined to dominate much of the discussion.

  • Puckett hangs up badge after 42 years of service

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Douglas Puckett has never regretted going to work a day in his professional life.

    Starting on June 4, 1974, as a new police officer with the Louisville Police Department, to his final day on Jan. 31, 2017, as chief of police for Shepherdsville, Puckett has loved his job.

    But, when looking at his retirement pay recently, Puckett said he knew it was time to leave.

    “I always said I’d know when the time has come,” Puckett said of retirement. “The time has come.”

  • Fulton contract supplier guilty of detention center construction kickbacks

     PADUCAH, Ky. –  a Dresden, Tennessee, business owner and contract supplier pled guilty today in United States District Court before Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell for his role in a conspiracy to defraud Fulton County citizens, through kickbacks and concealment of costs associated with work performed on the 2015 Fulton County Detention Center expansion, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • FLY FISHING

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — One annual event is sure to be a catch every time.

    The 12th annual Kentuckiana Fly Fishing Show, presented by Derby City Fly Fishers, took place recently at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    Fly fishing clubs from around the area, reaching as far as Cincinnati and Evansville, set up tables to meet with other groups.

    Kids were able to design their own jigs with the help of Derby City volunteers while parents shopped, talked to other fishermen and women and even practiced their fly casts.

  • Hebron Estates gets insurance plan in place

     HEBRON ESTATES - Not long after switching the city’s insurance tax rate collection through the county from 3 to 5 percent, the Hebron Estates City Commission approved an insurance premiums surcharge ordinance.

    The new ordinance affects the levy of license fees imposed on insurance companies representing city residents.

    According to the ordinance, a 5 percent fee, based on life and health insurance policy premiums collected within the city, will be imposed.

  • East girls headed back to state after regional runner-up finish

     LOUISVILLE – Who needs the regular season?

    Certainly not the Bullitt East Lady Charger bowling team. With four seniors returning this season from a squad that reached the state tournament a year ago, head coach Ricky Hoffman expected a strong team from start to finish. It didn’t happen as the team struggled early in the season.

  • NB’s Grant second in boys’ singles

     LOUISVILLE – They say it is always darkest before the dawn.

    North Bullitt senior bowler Errik Grant will always believe that.

    Three frames into last week’s Region 3 Boys’ Tournament semi-finals of qualifying at Ken Bowl Lanes, Grant was so frustrated with his play that he turned to head coach Emily Knight and announced that his chance of improving his score to the top four and advancing to not only the step ladder portion of the event, but also of earning a bid to the state tournament, was completely out of reach.

  • Louisville man sentenced for real estate embezzlement, fraud

     LOUISVILLE – A Louisville man was sentenced to twenty-one months in prison and ordered to pay restitution of $520,174 by Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley, in United States District Court, for posing as a real estate investor and embezzling funds from fraudulent agreements, today announced United States Attorney John. E. Kuhn, Jr.

    Eric Claxton, was charged with three counts of wire fraud, in a superseding information, on July 28, 2016 and entered a guilty plea to all charges on October 31, 2016. Claxton remains free on a secured bond.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning February 5, 2017

     Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so the information below is strictly of an advisory nature and is subject to change with no notice.

    Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night.  Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis.