Today's News

  • 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.

  • Mercy beats East in first meeting

     LOUISVILLE — The game plan never changes a lot.

    Two hard-playing teams battling it out on the basketball court.

    On Sunday, with four experienced starters returning from a year ago, the Mercy Jaguars were too much for the Bullitt East Lady Chargers.

    In a rare Sunday contest, the host Jaguars held off a third-quarter run to secure a 60-49 district victory.

    The long, athletic Mercy squad took advantage of a younger Bullitt East squad. However, Bullitt East head coach Chris Stallings really likes the way his team is coming along.

  • A Rivalry Renewed -- East slips past BC 57-47

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — The rivalry resumes.


    After not playing each other since March 7, 2014 in the semi-finals of the Sixth Region Tournament, Bullitt East and Bullitt Central clashed on Friday in a highly anticipated meeting between two teams with impressive records.

  • Honoring Jesse

     HEBRON ESTATES - A special young man received further honors for his courageous life thanks to his fellow JROTC team members.

    North Bullitt student Jesse Schott was recognized in a ceremony to open a North Bullitt Drill Meet. Jesse is dealing with his third bout of brain cancer.

    “Standing here next to Jesse makes me stronger, it makes me better,” said 1st Sgt. Gene Siler, a North Bullitt JROTC instructor who works closely with Jesse. Silver presented Jesse with a courage award to recognize his ongoing strength and perseverance.

  • Two indicted for attempted murder in separate cases

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Two men have been charged with attempted murder in separate incidents by the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

    Ricky McQueary has been indicted and charged with attempted murder, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and wanton endangerment.

    According to the indictment, McQueary attempted to cause the death of another man on Nov. 16, 2017.

    It was during the committing of that offense that McQueary was in possession of a handgun even though he was a convicted felon.