Today's News

  • California service to pay $11 million for false claims allegations

    LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman, acting on behalf of the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services, the TRICARE Program, and the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHB) today announced a $10,635,615.90 settlement with Natera, Inc., to resolve claims that Natera improperly billed federal healthcare programs for Natera’s non-invasive prenatal test known as Panorama®. Natera has also agreed to pay an additional $756,183 to a number of state Medicaid programs.

  • Simpson Co. resident gets 20 years for Molotov cocktails

     BOWLING GREEN – United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman, announced the sentencing, of a Simpson County, Kentucky resident, in United States District Court yesterday, by United States District Judge Greg N. Stivers, to twenty years in prison, without the possibility of parole, for making and possessing illegal firearms, commonly known as Molotov cocktails.

  • Mercy Hill won’t let flood waters stop opening of new church worship center

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - Anyone with property along the Salt River tends to see their location as a curse during floods.

    A local church has taken what could be considered a curse and turned it into a blessing.

    Mercy Hill Church in Shepherdsville received substantial water damage to its building infrastructure during the recent high water event. The church moved into the old Troutman Dry Goods store located on Joe B. Hall Avenue.

  • Three charged in multiple Family Dollar robberies

     LOUISVILLE – Three Louisville men were charged by grand jury indictment today, with multiple counts of robbery and Hobbs Act robbery of commercial businesses for their alleged roles in robberies at Family Dollar Stores and a Dollar general Store, located in West Louisville, Shively and Portland neighborhoods, announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman.

  • MW Fire to seek judge’s opinion on dual office

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Can a member of fiscal court also serve as a trustee with the local fire taxing district?

    That was the question posed by Michael Huffman to the state Attorney General’s office.

    And, the non-binding opinion of assistant attorney general Taylor Payne is that the person could not serve in both capacities.

    County attorney John Wooldridge said it would be a matter that would need to be decided by circuit court judge Rodney Burress.

  • Belcher sworn into office

    Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr. swore Linda Belcher into office as the state representative of the 49th District. She won a special election on Feb. 20 to fill out the term of the late Dan Johnson.


    The state Board of Elections certified the special election and Belcher was sworn in later that day.

  • Hebron Estates to close road not in use

     HEBRON ESTATES - The city of Hebron Estates will soon close a road, but no one driving on city streets will even be affected.

    City attorney Mark Edison presented the first reading of an ordinance to close a portion of Old E. Hebron Lane. The area hasn’t been used as a public street for years.

    The purpose of closing the roadway was to remove the port from the city’s boundaries, allowing landowners connected to it to update their property deeds.

  • Three charged in drug investigation by Shepherdsville

     The Shepherdsville Police street crimes unit conducted an investigation on March 1 in the 100 Block of South Lakeview Drive.

    During that investigation, officers uncovered methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

    Three individuals have been charged.

    Ralph Jackson, 48, of Shepherdsville has been charged with trafficking in a controlled substance (meth) and trafficking in marijuana.

    Wendy Batten, 47, of Shepherdsville, was charged with trafficking in a controlled substance (meth) and trafficking in marijuana.

  • Bullitt Circuit Clerks’ honored for Trust for Life awareness

     The Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life is honoring 28 counties for exemplary achievements in educating communities about the lifesaving gift of organ donation.  Bullitt County is one of them.

  • Man could face life in prison on drug charges

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  -- A man could face up to life in prison for his involvement in trafficking heroin in Bullitt County.

    The Bullitt County Grand Jury has indicted Artavis Groves on a variety of drug-related charges.

    According to the indictment, Groves was trafficking in a controlled substance on Jan. 26, 2018. Heroin was the tested drug.

    A second count of trafficking in Hydrocodone was also charged.