Today's News

  • First facility for homeless will be limited use site

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Bullitt County will have a new facility that can handle some of those who are homeless.

    However, neighbors were at first surprised to hear the news and then were quickly outraged.

    Bullitt County Housing First has purchased a home on West Shannon Lane off Highway 44 West in Shepherdsville.

    While chairperson Rob Beckett said the home will not be a shelter for anyone to walk in and stay, neighbors attending a recent meeting were still upset.

  • Center already turning things around

     Every city has its stereotypes. As a native Bullitt Countian, I’ve seen first hand how most of the cities have earned their reputation. However, Lebanon Junction continues to impress me.

    Set on changing the negative talk that surrounds the town, there is a group who won’t accept the bad and is determined to bring the city back to the glory it once held.

  • Grand jury indicts individuals on drug-related charges

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Individuals were recently indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury on felony drug-related charges:

    *Joseph Wayne Probus -- charged with complicity to traffick in marijuana over five pounds.

    The indictment alleges that on May 15, 2017, Probus had more than five pounds of marijuana with the intent to sell.

    Probus, 42, of Louisville, faces a Class B felony, which is punishable by 10-20 years in prison.

    The Bullitt County Drug Task Force investigated.

  • MW council listens to medical marijuana talk

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — A hot topic across the country found its way to the Mount Washington City Council.

    The debate over whether marijuana should be approved for distribution has been around for decades.

    However, recent studies have shown the health benefits to certain disease like epilepsy and post traumatic stress disorder.

    Chris McMillan spoke to the council to update them on House Bill 166 and Senate Bill 80, both currently in discussion during the general assembly, and to ask them to pass a resolution supporting the bills.

  • Paducah office manager sentenced for embezzlement

      PADUCAH – The office manager for Utilities Dynamics, Inc. was sentenced to 65 months in prison and ordered to pay restitution, by Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, in United States District Court today, for wire fraud and identity theft as part of a scheme to defraud the company of $747,455.30 announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman. There is no parole in the federal system.

  • Hart Co. felon sentenced for unlawful firearms possession

     BOWLING GREEN – A Hart County, Kentucky, felon was sentenced to serve 70 months in prison followed by three years of Supervised Release, by United States District Judge Greg N. Stivers, in United States District Court yesterday, for unlawful possession of firearms announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman. There is no parole in the federal system.

  • Saying Goodbye

     Over the past couple of weeks Bullitt County has lost a pair of outspoken individuals.

    During their prime, Charlie Long and Phyllis Wehrenberg were part of the fabric which made up Bullitt County.

    And neither happened to be afraid to speak their peace.

    Charlie covered the gamut of work in Bullitt County.

    When I came onto the scene, Charlie was a detective with the Commonwealth Attorney’s office. At the time, Tom Waller was prosecuting some pretty bad sex abuse cases.

  • Nice situation to have Bullitt County members recognized

     Will having Melanie Roberts serve as president of the Kentucky County Judge/Executive Association reap big benefits for Bullitt County?

    Probably not.

    Will having Troy Beam lead a tourist organization do anything to put more heads in beds at local hotels?

    Maybe not.

    But what it will do is provide the rest of Kentucky a different perspective of Bullitt County.

    If is nice to have good people leading statewide organizations. It presents a different image to others.

  • Degree of cuts still undecided as budget not yet finalized

     At first glance, it looks like Gov. Matt Bevin is serious about funding the stressed pension accounts -- at all cost.

    Seventy programs are slated to get the ax and most agencies will receive a reduction in funding.

    Of course, it is still January and the real budget decisions are still weeks away.

    But from the viewpoint miles and miles away from Frankfort, the commonwealth of Kentucky is short on “wealth” and full of needs.

    Now, we just need some “common” sense discussions among our lawmakers.

  • Lady Cougars win for second time

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- High school sports are often used to teach important life lessons to teenagers.

    That was the case on Thursday night for the Bullitt Central Lady Cougars when they traveled into Louisville and beaten Western 44-19.

    The lesson learned is that no matter how bad things might be for you, that there are others even less fortunate.