Today's News

  • Operation R.A.I.D. designed to save lives during holiday season

     FRANKFORT  With fatalities on Kentucky’s roadways up compared to last year’s statistics, the Kentucky State Police are implementing Operation R.A.I.D. (Remove Aggressive, Impaired and Distracted drivers from Kentucky Roadways) in an effort to save lives and reduce injury-related crashes during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday season.

    Through November 19 of 2014, 585 lives were lost on Kentucky’s highways. For the same time period in 2015, 652 people were killed.

  • Three Louisville men charged with heroin possession

     LOUISVILLE – Three Louisville men were charged this week by grand jury indictment with aiding and abetting and conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute heroin and methamphetamine announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

    Oscar Portillo, age 39, Pedro Abarca, age 23, and Jose Luis Madrigal II, age 24, residing on Bishop Lane, in Louisville, are in the custody of the United States Marshal Service.

  • Ft. Campbell sex offender sentenced for child porn

     PADUCAH, Ky. – Kevin Alan Lewis, a civilian formerly residing on Ft. Campbell, Kentucky military base, was sentenced to 25 years in prison, followed by a life sentence of supervised release by Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, in U.S. District Court on November 19, 2015, for the offense of production of the sexually-explicit image of a minor, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Kentucky Office of Highway Safety urges Thanksgiving holiday travelers to buckle up on the highway

     FRANKFORT – Thanksgiving tradition is about more than turkey.

    The most American of holidays also is the busiest travel time of the year, putting more people on the road and increasing the likelihood of crashes.

    As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) is reminding motorists to buckle up and is putting a special emphasis on those traveling in pickup trucks.

  • Local Boy Scouts to collect Scouting for Food donations November 21

     Every year Scouts from all over the country participate in Scouting for Food to feed the hungry and collectively gather around 2 million food items. Last year the Lincoln Heritage Council, BSA Scouting family collected 350,000 pounds of food for the needy. Saturday, November 21 is collection day for Scouting for Food. The LHC intends to top last year's result.

  • Revolutionary characters

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Student participation led to a revolutionary educational event for the public.

    The Jefferson Community and Technical College hosted its second annual Revolutionary War Day.

    The event included an authentic 18th Century meal prepared by the school faculty, along with presentations by lecturers dressed in period costume discussing clothing, battle maneuvers, slavery and other timely topics.

  • Little Flock Christian Academy celebrates 20th year of providing education

     PIONEER VILLAGE - Little Flock Christian Academy is celebrating 20 years of education as a Christ-centered, mission-minded school providing academic leadership.

    The entire student body joined LFCA staff and church staff for a ceremonial ribbon cutting to commemorate the occasion.

    LFCA development director Holly Grant mentioned the school would be celebrating the occasion throughout the school year, with an open house for the public scheduled for March 5.

  • Partnership allows Bernheim to acquire additional land

     CLERMONT -- Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest announced that 136 additional acres of conservation land are now part of the more than 14,000-acre privately managed forest. 

    Partnerships with Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund (KHLCF), the Imperiled Bat Conservation Fund of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Kentucky Natural Lands Trust, and private landowners were critical to the acquisition.

  • Lady Chargers host Hooparama this weekend

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Fans can get an early look at some of the top players in the state this weekend as Bullitt East hosts its annual pre-season Hooparama.

    The event has 12 teams participating. The junior-varsity teams from each school will play for an hour in the new ‘small’ gym at the school while the varsity teams will scrimmage for two hours in the main gym.

    (The KHSAA allows schools two scrimmages before the season starts on Nov. 29 by each school with the workouts not to exceed three hours.)

  • Clerk’s office receives grant to help preserve records

     FRANKFORT -- Gov. Steve Beshear announced that Bullitt County Clerk Kevin Mooney has received a grant totaling $17,616 from the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA) to preserve and manage local government records. KDLA is an agency of the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    Thirty grants have been awarded for a total of $657,023 from fiscal year 2015-16 Local Records Grant Program Funds.