Today's News

  • Kicking and Screaming Fun

     PLEASANT GROVE - They were stubborn, they were determined, and they pleased the crowd. And so did the donkeys.

    Pleasant Grove Elementary hosted a donkey basketball event as a school fundraiser. PGES staff and family members agreed to play basketball on the backs of donkeys, much to the delight and amusement of their patrons.

    The event was designed to promote a fun and exciting school environment. Money raised by the event will be directed toward a positive school environment.

  • Two fire chiefs for one job?

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- A Bullitt County circuit judge has reinstated a fire chief who was terminated in 2012.

    After a bench trial in October, Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress has ruled that Michael Dooley was improperly terminated from his position as fire chief of the Mount Washington Fire Department.

    Besides ordering back pay of more than $72,000, Burress ordered that Dooley be reinstated to his position through the end of his current contract in 2017.

  • Judge won’t dismiss charges on teacher ‘til hearing held

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A prosecutor requested to dismiss charges against a former Bullitt Central teacher who has been accused of having sexual relations with a student.

    However, Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress was not quite ready to accept that motion on Tuesday morning.

    Crystal Chappell was set to go to trial on a six-count indictment for rape.

  • Man indicted for October robbery of bank branch

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A Hillview man has been indicted for the robbery of a local bank in October.

    Brandon R. Kennedy, 26, of Hillview, has been indicted by the Bullitt Circuit Grand Jury panel.

    Kennedy was indicted for robbery, theft by unlawful taking of a motor vehicle and being a persistent felony offender.

    The charges center around the Oct. 13 robbery of the First Citizens Bank branch in Hebron Estates.

    The most serious offense is a Class C felony, which is punishable by 5-10 years in prison.

  • Familiar face returns to serve as Fox Chase city councilman

     FOX CHASE - A familiar face returns to the Fox Chase City Council for the remainer of the current term.

    Mike Higgins was unanimously selected to rejoin the council, filling the vacancy left by former member Kathy Wheeler, who resigned in October. He will complete the remainder of Wheeler’s term, through December 2016.

    Higgins originally served as a council member following his election win in 2012. He vacated the seat when he ran for 3rd District magistrate in 2014.


     Photographer Stephen Thomas caught the demolition work being done on a water tower behind Shepherdsville Square Shopping Center.

    According to Kelley Dearing-Smith, communications director for Louisville Water Co., the demolition on the 160,000-gallon water storage tank was being done by All Industrial Services.

    When water storage tanks were built to handle 1.5 million gallons on Cedar Grove Road, the tank behind the shopping center was not needed. She said it has been out of service since 2011.

  • Lebanon Junction completes sewer line replacement work

      LEBANNON JUNCTION --The broken sewer line has been replaced for the sewer plant.

    The Lebanon Junction City Council first heard about the broken pipe by Kentucky Engineering Group representative Matt Curtis at its April meeting.

    Since then, Curtis has kept the group up to date as the group progressed on replacing the pipe.

    According to Curtis, the workers went nine feet deep and under as many trees as possible. He said that it was evident there had been breaks along the riverbank.

  • Christmas Carol to make stop at St. Aloysius on Dec. 12

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A local church-related acting troupe hopes that God will bless us, every one, this Christmas season.

    The WIlderness Trail Players, based out of St. Luke Catholic Church in Louisville, is presenting “Scrooge: A Christmas Carol” at select locations, including St. Aloysius in Shepherdsville.

    WTP representative Buddy Sohl said the troupe has been together for 25 years, performing many periodic plays such as “The Sound of Music,” “Kiss and Tell,” Oliver” and “Footloose”

  • Okolona Christian provides food baskets for students from North Bullitt, Hebron

     HEBRON ESTATES - Two schools and a church combined efforts once again to bring a more joyous Thanksgiving holiday to area families.

    Okolona Christian Church collected food items for 27 families with students from North Bullitt High School and Hebron Middle School.

    The church works in conjunction with the NB/HMS Youth Services Center. The program works with the schools to determine families in need of assistance.

  • McDonald’s awarded Eastside teacher grant for her classroom

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- One local teacher has much more joy than usual to share with her students this holiday season.

    Anne Lopez, teacher at Eastside Middle School in Mount Washington, Kentucky, has been named a recipient of a 2015 MAC Grant from McDonalds’ Restaurants of Kentuckiana.

    For the 13th consecutive year, Kentuckiana middle school teachers have shared their ideas on how to “Make Activities Count” in the classroom in hopes of receiving a McDonald’s MAC Grant.