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Today's News

  • Hunters Hollow: Surcharge proponents lose again; legal battle still alive

     HILLVIEW  -- Customers of the old Hunters Hollow sewer system survived another challenge to a possible surcharge on their monthly rates.

    Franklin Circuit Court has dismissed a challenge by the bankruptcy trustees for Bullitt Utilities to have the state Public Service Commission reopen its request to have a surcharge placed on customers to recover millions of dollars lost when its treatment facility failed in 2014.

  • Santa Rosa to expand new MW site

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — Less than a year after opening, a facility in Mount Washington is already planning a major expansion.

    Santa Rosa Systems LLC, which has opened a facility in Mount Washington, received preliminary approval from the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority to receive tax incentives of over $2.6 million.

    According to the application, the company plans to spend over $21.6 million to expand its current facility.

  • Moving company owners sentenced for defrauding Army

     LOUISVILLE – The owners of three moving companies, located in Bullitt and Hardin Counties in Kentucky, were sentenced today in United States District Court by Senior Judge Charles R. Simpson, to serve 15 months in prison, serve a three year period of supervised release, and pay a $7,500 fine, for overbilling the United States Army for Household Good Shipment moves of Soldiers, announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman. There is no parole in the federal prison system.

  • Pharmacy secures grant for agencies to receive Narcan

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A local pharmacy found a new and unique way to help protect and serve the community.

    B&B Pharmacy acquired an opioid action grant through the Narcan manufacturer Adapt. Narcan is the drug that temporarily suspends an overdose.

    Co-owner Ellen Barger, Pharm D, RPh, applied for the grant through the pharmacy on behalf of the area’s first responders. She learned about the grant through Cardinal Health, one of its distribution companies.

  • Drug crisis needs public intervention

     HILLVIEW — There is no doubt there’s an opioid crisis throughout the country.

    The question is what can the various stakeholders do to improve that deadly situation?

    Recently, Centerstone sponsored a forum to discuss how the community can get involved in addressing the situation.

    Around two dozen individuals gathered at the Hillview Government Center.

    Sarah Smith, safe schools coordinator for the Bullitt County Public School System, led the discussion.

  • Bullitt part of federal disaster assistance request in Ky.

     FRANKFORT -- Governor Matt Bevin has sent a letter to President Donald Trump, requesting a Presidential Disaster Declaration for 35 Kentucky counties that were impacted during a severe weather event beginning on Feb. 21. 

    The weather pattern produced torrential rain that resulted in flooding, landslides and mudslides, along with intense thunderstorms that led to flash flooding and tornadoes.

  • Police seek suspect i.d. assistance

     The following is a statement released by the Shepherdsville Police Department regarding an attempted home invasion:

    In the early morning hours of April 13th, this individual attempted to break into a home located in Shepherdsville, KY.

    The Shepherdsville Police Department is requesting your help in indentifying this individual.

    If you have information in regards to the persons identity please contact the Shepherdsville Police Department at 502-921-1000 or the tip line at 502-215-1588.

  • Businessman honored for his long-time support of scouting

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Boy Scouts of America Lincoln Heritage Council presented its 2018 Distinguished Citizen Award to local businessman Kenny Hester.

    Beginning with a small transmission business off Velva Drive in the county’s north end, Hester developed the business into Whatever It Takes Transmission Parts. He went on to found Hester’s Family Fitness, and in recent years the facility moved into the new Hester Building located on W. Hebron Lane.

  • Charges against Cottrell dismissed

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A former chief deputy has now been cleared on all criminal charges in Bullitt County.

    A prosecutor’s request to dismiss without prejudice charges against John Cottrell was granted Monday in Bullitt Circuit Court.

    Cottrell, who served under retired sheriff Dave Greenwell, was indicted on three felony charges.

    Cottrell would face felonies for taking control of a legend drug while it was in the evidence room. He also allegedly abused the trust of a law enforcement official and tampered with physical evidence.

  • Louisville man charged with meth possession, distribution

      LOUISVILLE – A Louisville convicted felon was charged by grand jury indictment today with possession and distribution of methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance, announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman.

    Roger Dale Goodman, 37, is charged in a single count indictment with conspiring with others between January of 2017 and April of 2018, to knowingly and intentionally distribute meth.