Today's News

  • Sheriff's Office warns of phone scams

     The following is a message distributed to the media by the Bullitt County Sheriff's Office:

    Our office would like to inform the public of recent phone scams.

    The caller is identifying himself as Scotty McGaha, Lt. Michael Cook or Michael Cook with the Bullitt County Sheriff's Office.

    The caller informs the person they have an arrest warrant for failing to appear for jury duty or an urgent court action has been filed against them.

  • School system revamping work ethic certification

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The work ethic of local education and civic leaders could enhance the work ethic of Bullitt County students.

    Bullitt County Public Schools is revamping its Work Ethic Certification program, expanding its efforts by involving more organizations for further support.

    Lee Barger, BCPS district director of College and Career Readiness and Innovative Programs, discussed updated plans at a school board meeting, joined by Junior Achievement programs director Barbara Byrd and Kentucky Army National Guard recruiter SSG Schelee Burkett.

  • Possible hepatitis A-related death reported in Louisville

     FRANKFORT –  The Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) and the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness (LMPHW), are reporting a hepatitis A-related death of a Louisville resident.

  • Former Marion Co. resident sentenced for multiple marijuana charges

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman today announced the sentencing of John Robert Boone, in United States District Court, by Senior Judge Charles R. Simpson III, to 57 months in prison, having pleaded guilty to manufacture and possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute. There is no parole in the federal system.

  • Local man indicted by AG for child sex charges

     FRANKFORT -- A Shepherdsville man has been indicted in Franklin Circuit Court for allegedly soliciting sex from children.

    Attorney General Andy Beshear and his Department of Criminal Investigations Cyber Crimes Unit has announced the arrest and indictment of John Marvin Nix.

    The 57-year-old man was arrested at his Shepherdsville home on March 5. He was indicted on 15 counts in Franklin Circuit Court on  Feb. 27.

  • Audience gets plenty of info on legalization of marijuana

      SHEPHERDSVILLE — Ashly Taylor runs a cannabis center in Colorado. The native Kentuckian would like to open shop in her home state. However, current Kentucky laws prohibit it, even though she says the business is already here.

    Taylor, along with Kentucky Cannabis Freedom Coalition (KCFC) member Tom Reichert, retired Louisville Metro Officer Steve Watts and Alliance for Innovative Medicine founder and executive director Shannon Stacy, recently sat on a forum during a town hall meeting in Shepherdsville to discuss Senate Bill 80. 

  • Illinois resident sentenced one year for producing, selling Tramadol capsules

     OWENSBORO – A Champaign, Illinois, resident was sentenced today in United States District Court, by Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley, to one year in prison, ordered to pay $950.00 restitution and ordered to pay a $5,000 fine for distribution of Tramadol, a Schedule IV controlled substance, introduction of misbranded drugs, and wire fraud, announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman. There is no parole in the federal system.

  • Police looking for couple who robbed assistant county attorney

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Detectives are investigating a late Sunday night home invasion that involved a local attorney.

    Bullitt County Sheriffs Det. Mike Cook said police responded to the Proctor Lane area in Clermont just before midnight in regards to a home invasion.

    Assistant county attorney Doug McCann told police he was the victim of a home invasion when a couple entered his home, tied him up, and robbed him.

  • 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.

  • Lady Cougar softball looking to escape from a terrible funk

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Bullitt Central softball coach Mike Phillips will be the first to tell you that his team hasn’t been very good in recent years.

    The last time the Lady Cougars had a winning record was in 2013 when that squad finished with a 20-8 mark. Over the past four years, there have been just 29 wins and 81 losses.

    Last year the team slipped to 5-20.