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Today's News

  • Suspects return to scene; get arrested

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Three men have been arrested for a road rage robbery incident.

    In this case, it was probably not wise to return to the scene of the crime too quickly.

    And, in another case, you might want to dim your bright headlights or it could lead to much more than a simple traffic violation.

    Last Wednesday, a man was driving when a vehicle with three men passed him in the 100 Block of North Buckman Street in Shepherdsville.

    After the men passed him, they stopped their vehicle in the roadway.

  • Alvey sworn in as county’s top prosecutor

     LEBANON JUNCTION -- It didn’t take Shelly Lemons Alvey long to figure out what she wanted to do in life.

    Spending time with her aunt and uncle, who were narcotics detectives in Lexington — Alvey knew that she wanted to be involved in the judicial system.

    The path to being a prosecutor has led Alvey to Bullitt County’s top position of commonwealth attorney.

    On Friday, the resident of Lebanon Junction was sworn in as the new commonwealth attorney for the 55th Judicial District.

  • Brown calls for mayor to resign

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — As auditors presented their report on the city financial practices since 2013, reaction surfaced immediately.

    Some of it came from the members of the Shepherdsville City Council while some came from a pair of former town board members who were also part of the audit committee.

    And one of the comments asked mayor Curtis Hockenbury to resign his office.

    Such was the war of words on display over the past week.

  • Hibbard’s story receives recognition from Trump

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—Austin Hibbard is just like every other fourth grader at Crossroads Elementary: his favorite subject is recess, he eats Oreos whenever he gets the chance and, when asked who his favorite superhero is, he’ll clarify whether it’s DC or Marvel.

    Austin wasn’t always like the other kids, though.

  • LJ fire will seek mitigation cost reimbursement

     LEBANON JUNCTION— Out of towners whose wrecks involved clean up from the Lebanon Junction Fire Department will soon be charged for the clean-up worked required.

    In an effort to remove some of the burden off Lebanon Junction’s taxpayers, city attorney Walt Sholar read an ordinance at the November city council meeting introducing increased response rates from the fire department.

  • BC reaches 4-0, but can’t make it to 5-0

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Only one thing went right for the Bullitt Central Cougars on Friday when the maroon and gray played host to an undefeated Collegiate squad.

    Fortunately, the one good thing for the Cougars on Friday was that they won the game, moving to 4-0 to start the season. Still, while it was a win, it wasn’t pretty as Bullitt Central claimed a 48-36 victory.

    First, the 48 points scored by the Cougars was 11 fewer than they had scored in any of the three previous contests.

  • TWO local state champs crowned

     LEXINGTON —  Bullitt County cheerleaders took Lexington by storm on Saturday.

    Local squads came home with two state Kentucky High School Athletic Association championships.

    In the All-Girls Super division, Bullitt East repeated as state champions as the squad defeated 10 other teams.

    In the Co-ed ‘A’ division, Bullitt Central won it’s first state championship since 2013 with the title over 12 other teams. Bullitt Central was a state runner-up last season. 

  • Lady Eagles fall from the ranks of the undefeated

     HEBRON ESTATES -- Following a 4-0 start, the North Bullitt Lady Eagles fell from the ranks of the undefeated on Saturday as they dropped a tough 59-51 decision to Perry County Central.

    The fourth straight win to open the season came on Friday when the green and gold traveled to Dixie Highway and recorded a 66-41 win over Sixth Region rival Holy Cross.

  • Barnes House needs your help

     About a week ago, I wrote another editorial about that old yellow house in Mount Washington at risk of destruction (formerly referred to as “the Barnes house”.)

    Unlike the first one I wrote back in September urging residents to care about the house, this one criticized the mayor and city council for, well, not caring.

    There is a group of residents, largely composed of the Mount Washington Historical Society, working to raise the necessary funds to ensure the city keeps a bit of its character in its downtown area. 

  • Audit reveals just about what many had anticipated... no documentation

     The city of Shepherdsville spent over $15,000 for a special audit of its financial dealings from 2013-16.

    Depending upon who you asked, there is some debate over the return on the investment.

    There is no doubt the money was well spent. The question is what has the city found out and what will be done because of it.

    The major issue found by the auditing team of Jones Nale and Mattingly was that there were many expenses paid without a lick of documentation.