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Today's News

  • East girls will need time to reach potential

      MOUNT WASHINGTON – Over 18 years of being the head coach of the Bullitt East Lady Chargers, Chris Stallings have never once announced that any of his teams was better in December than it was in March.

    That will again be the case this season, but perhaps to an even greater degree. With no starters returning from last season’s 24th District Champions and Sixth Region runners-up, the 2017-18 Lady Chargers have a lot of room for growth over the next three months.

  • Family history of George Simmons

     George Simmons was born in 1841 in Kentucky.  The Simmons family line goes  back to Maryland.  

    George’s great grandfather was Samuel Simmons who was born in 1742 in Maryland.  Samuel married Verlinda Willett in 1762 in Maryland.  During their marriage they had several children.  Samuel Simmons died in 1781 at the age of 39 years  in Maryland.  Samuel’s wife Verlinda remarried to a Yates after Samuel’s death.  She moved to Bullitt County, Kentucky and died in 1820.  Her burial place is unknown.

  • HIGH SCHOOL HOOPS

      The high school hoops season is underway. Throughout the season, we will send out email blasts to update you on games throughout the week.

  • Concern over pension changes leads Mann to retire as commonwealth attorney

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — It wasn’t something Mike Mann was looking to do.

    His original plan was to finish out his term as commonwealth attorney next December and not run for another term.

    However, as the talk on pension reforms continued in Frankfort and as he already had enough time to retire, Mann’s decision to retire last month made more sense.

    Having started as a volunteer in the commonwealth attorney’s office in 1987 and being elected to that position in 1992, Mann decided it was time to leave.

  • County to sue retired sheriff to recoup debt funds

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Just a couple of weeks after deciding to stop payments to the state revenue cabinet, Bullitt Fiscal Court has directed a lawsuit be filed against retired sheriff David Greenwell.

    The magistrates voted unanimously to sue Greenwell to recover money it has sent to the state to pay off debt incurred by Greenwell.

  • Lady Eagles feel they can compete in 6th

     HEBRON ESTATES — David Marion will have a problem he hasn’t faced during his tenure at North Bullitt.

    How to divide up minutes while leading a team which is ranked any where from second to fourth in the pre-season Sixth Region standings.

    Marion will not be afraid to go 11 deep on his bench in a season that looks very promising.

    “We have high expectations,” Marion said of the season. “We just have to learn to play well in the big game.”

  • Council must put heads together to determine city’s true money status

     Is the city of Shepherdsville in solid financial footing? Yes.

    Could the city of Shepherdsville return to the days of old when paying the next cycle of bills was a matter of concern? Yes.

    Well, you can’t have it both ways. And this is where the city leaders must come together and determine the concerns of the budget and spending and whether those concerns are justified.

    Just a few miles to the east, the city of Mount Washington appears flush with money -- with a whole lot less industry and a whole lot less occupational tax revenue.

  • Auditors find issues in finances

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  -- Of the 116 transactions the auditing team from Jones Nale and Mattingly inspected, 25 percent of those payments did not have the required documentation.

    That was just one of the findings revealed after the 11-month investigation into the financial handling of affairs in the city of Shepherdsville from 2013-2016.

    Auditors Jonathan Eade and Joe Legel made their formal presentation to the Shepherdsville City Council on Monday night.

  • Illinois resident guilty of Tramadol distribution

     OWENSBORO, Ky. – A Champaign, Illinois, resident pleaded guilty in United States District Court today, before Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley, to four felony charges including distributing Tramadol, a Schedule IV controlled substance, introduction of misbranded drugs, and wire fraud, announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman.

  • Paducah office manager guilty of embezzling from employer

     PADUCAH – The office manager for Utilities Dynamics, Inc. entered a guilty plea today in United States District Court before Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell to charges of wire fraud and identity theft as part of a scheme to defraud the company of over $700,000 announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman.