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Today's News

  • Lebanon Junction council agrees to small increase in center rental fee

     LEBANON JUNCTION— No one ever willingly wants to raise prices, but sometimes it’s just what the budget calls for.

    After a meeting with the bookkeeper to look over the budget in April, Mayor Larry Dangerfield said everything looks good for the most part.

    One concern he had was the community center and lot the city purchased in January for $56,000 after previously renting the building from Publisher’s Printing for $1 a year.

    The current rental rate for the building is a $50 rental fee plus a $50 refundable deposit.

  • Just a minute: Council takes time in giving OK to different look to minutes

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- What is the value in having recorded minutes from governmental meetings?

    They document actions taken by that governmental body.

    But what if you are an elected official who has become accustomed to getting minutes to approve, and those minutes were basically word for word of what happened at the previous meeting, and what you received was not what you expected?

    You would raise a question?

  • Louisville man sentenced 10 years for online enticement

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr., announced today that a Jefferson County, Kentucky, resident was sentenced in United States District Court, by Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, to ten years in prison followed by a 20-year term of supervised release.  The underlying crime involved attempted online enticement by using a cell phone to communicate with a person, whom the defendant believed to be a 15-year-old girl, for the purpose of engaging in sexual activity.

  • McCracken Co. attorney charged with defrauding clients

     PADUCAH – A licensed Kentucky attorney was charged in a criminal Information today with various charges including devising a scheme to defraud numerous clients of insurance settlements totaling at least $550,000 announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

    From at least March of 2007 through May of 2017, James Grant King, 43, of McCracken County, Kentucky, allegedly committed aggravated identity theft and wire fraud.

  • Kentucky man sentenced 10 years for crystal meth distribution

     BOWLING GREEN – A Logan County, Kentucky, man was sentenced today in United States District Court by District Judge Greg N. Stivers, to ten years in prison and five years of supervised release, for conspiring with others to knowingly and intentionally possess with the intent to distribute fifty grams or more of methamphetamine, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. There is no parole in the federal prison system.

  • Rep. Webber assigned to key Southern panel on education

     State Rep. Russell Webber, a Shepherdsville Republican and member of the House Education Committee, has been appointed by Speaker Jeff Hoover to the Education Committee of the Southern Legislative Conference (SLC). 

    The two-year appointment lasts until the end of 2018.

    Since its inception, members of the SLC’s Education Committee have focused on building a world-class system of education in the United States, in order to ensure a quality, well-equipped workforce for the future.

  • Summer fun at Bullitt East Soccer Camp

     Coming off the high school ‘dead period’ recently, Bullitt East hosted its annual summer soccer camp.

    This year, the four-day event was under the direction of girls’ soccer coach Steve Gentry who took the reins from boys’ head coach Mike Brangers.

    Gentry and his Lady Charger players had over 50 elementary and middle school age players despite some warm temperatures.

  • Unofficial results: Salem Speedway Summerfest 2017

     Unofficial Results: SUMMERFEST 2017 Presented by ACE Hardware of Salem, Salem Speedway - Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery - Salem, Indiana, July 22, 2017:

    LUCAS OIL GREAT AMERICAN STOCKS

    Fast Qualifier: Brian Bayer, 19.955

  • MW U-8 Baseball All-Stars

     The Mount Washington U-8 All-Stars played in the Kentucky Machine Pitch Extended Rules State Tournament over the weekend at the Okolona Youth League.

    In pool play, Mount Washington dropped a 12-6 decision to Prairie Village on Wednesday and then on Friday the squad fell to St. Matthews No. 1 by a 21-10 score.

    After pool play, the local team had to play Germantown and they fell in bracket play.

  • Students should check for accuracy on KEES money

     FRANKFORT — Kentucky high school students and 2017 graduates should check their Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) accounts for accuracy.

    KEES allows students to earn money for college by getting good grades in high school and for qualifying scores on the ACT or SAT. 

    Students eligible for free or reduced lunches may also earn awards for good scores on Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Cambridge Advanced International exams.