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Today's News

  • Confiscated money provides sheriff way to lease new task force vehicles

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The Bullitt County Drug Task Force has an opportunity to generate revenue from its work.

    However, that seized money and proceeds from confiscated items can only be used for certain things in the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office.

    And sometimes it takes months and years to get a case settled in circuit court so that the seized and confiscated items can become possessions of the sheriff’s office.

  • Indictment charges man with trying to kill individual

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A man has been charged with the attempted murder of another individual.

    Curtis E. Wyatt has been indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury on the charge of attempted murder and wanton endangerment.

    On Feb. 29, 2016, Wyatt allegedly shot at another individual with a firearm.

    On that same day, he allegedly placed his 18-month-old son in physical danger due to the way he was operating his motor vehicle.

  • Louisville dentist guilty of illegal drug distribution

     LOUISVILLE – A Jefferson County, Kentucky, dentist pleaded guilty in United States District Court today, before Magistrate Judge Colin H. Lindsay, to a charge of illegal distribution of controlled substances announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

    In court today, Rodney B. Fultz, 63, admitted to allowing an employee who was not authorized to write prescriptions for controlled substances to use his DEA registration number to prescribe 21,866 hydrocodone pills during a ten month period.

  • Daycare owner/operator sentenced for fraudulent child care payments

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. announced today the sentencing of a former Louisville daycare owner by United States District Judge Greg N. Stivers, to 46 months in prison for committing wire fraud and money laundering and was ordered to pay $1,424,929.00 in restitution to the victim.

  • Bevin Unveils Proposal for Medicaid Transformation

     FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 22, 2016) – Gov. Matt Bevin today presented “Kentucky HEALTH”, a comprehensive plan to transform Kentucky’s Medicaid program, empowering individuals to improve their health and well-being while simultaneously ensuring Medicaid’s long-term fiscal sustainability in the Commonwealth. 

  • Shepherdsville police arrest man on charges of sex with a minor

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A man has been arrested and charged with sex-related offenses.

    Donald Ernest Hotchkiss Jr., 29, of Shepherdsville, was arrested on Monday evening by Shepherdsville Det. Myra Minton.

    He was charged with rape, sodomy, unlawful transaction with a minor, promoting a sexual performance by a minor and having an outstanding warrant. 

    He is in the Bullitt County Detention Center.

  • Budget talks focus on salaries

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Through the give and take of any budget process, members of Bullitt Fiscal Court seemed to reach accord on several key pay differences.
        Of course, the budget will not be approved until its second reading and vote, which is planned for June 21.
        Earlier this month, magistrates spent about an hour talking about differences of opinions on the proposed budget by Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts.
        And most of those talks centered around pay differences.

  • Counselors will see bigger bump when school salaries increase

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Employees of the Bullitt County Public School District are slated to receive a small pay increase.
        That was released as part of the tentative budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year.
        Finance director Denise Smith outlined some of the highlights of the proposed budget, what will go into effect on July 1.
        The budget is just over $140 million.
        Of the general fund dollars, 79.5 percent goes to salaries and fringe benefits.

  • Kolb selected to lead district’s special education

      Troy Kolb has been named Director of Special Education for Bullitt County Public Schools.

  • Deatsville Road to be resurfaced in state’s program

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Two projects have been recommended for the state’s annual rural secondary road program in Bullitt County.
        One will be to shore up an area next to a bridge.
        The other will be to resurface nearly six miles on Deatsville Road.
        Matt Bullock, chief engineer for District 5 of the state transportation cabinet, brought the good news to county officials recently.