Today's News

  • Georgia man guilty in string of armed robberies

     LOUISVILLE – A convicted felon from Georgia pleaded guilty in United States District Court today before United States Magistrate Judge Dave Whalin announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

    The federal charges stemmed from “Project Recoil,” the on-going partnership of multiple Jefferson County, Kentucky law enforcement agencies, developed by U.S. Attorney Hale, to maximize penalties for the most violent offenders and to reduce violent crime in our community.

  • Dishon murder trial scheduled

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Trial dates have been set for the remaining charges against a man who allegedly killed his niece back in 1999.

  • BBB Hot Topics: December 2014

     See the latest scams and bad business in BBB’s December 2014 Hot Topics!

    1.    Local consumers are complaining to BBB that they are getting harassed by scammers who are calling, posing as IRS Employees. The scammers say the consumer owes on taxes, and will be arrested if they don’t pay immediately. They are trying to get personal/payment information.

  • Elvis still lives in the eyes of many of biggest fans

     “The King” Lives

    Recently, I had the pleasure of spending some time with Elvis. Even though he may have been dead for almost 40 years, he is still very much alive to some of his fans from Bullitt County and Louisville.

    The five-plus members call themselves the Taking Care of Business for Elvis Fan Club because that was his moto.

    All of the women agreed, they were drawn by his great looks and singing, but also the person he was.

  • Bernheim cross country team participates in national youth championships in Tenn.

     Bernheim Middle School’s cross country team competed in the National Youth Championship in Nashville, Tenn., on Nov. 22.

    Bernheim had nine runners qualify for the national meet by either finishing in the top 100 at the Kentucky State Cross Country run or meeting the qualifying time for their age group.

    Bernheim has a total of 30 runners ranging from kindergarten to 8th grade.

    The Bernheim runners competing in the national meet included:

    *Baili Hoten, kindergarten, 17th

    *Naomi Mitchell, second grade, 49th

  • Missing man found deceased in residence

     A man reported missing by the Bullitt County Sheriffs Department was found dead Tuesday evening.

    Capt. Mike Murdoch confirmed that Scott Newton, 40, was discovered inside the garage of his residence at 419 Fountain Street.

    The Sheriff's Office received a call Tuesday evening before 5 p.m. that Newton was found at the residence.

    "(Newton) was located in an area of the garage where he wouldn't have been seen," Murdoch said. "It appears (Newton) passed away several weeks ago."

  • AG announces $3.8 million Sirius/XM Radio settlement

     FRANKFORT – Attorney General Jack Conway announced today that his Office of Consumer Protection, along with the attorneys general of 44 other states and the District of Columbia, have resolved consumer protection claims alleging that Sirius XM Radio Inc. engaged in misleading advertising and billing practices.

  • Hatfield resigns from Board of Trustees

     The following is a letter issued to the Bullitt County Judge/Executive's Office on Thursday afternoon from Southeast Bullitt Fire chief Julius Hatfield.

    The letter is only a resignation from the fire district's Board of Trustees. He remains the Southeast Bullitt chief at this time.


    Judge Melanie Roberts

    Members of Fiscal Court

    All interested citizens of the Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District


  • School district saves over $735,000 in energy costs

     Bullitt County Public Schools is the most energy efficient district in Kentucky’s 4th Region saving $735,000 during the 2013-2014 school year, a time marked by a vicious winter featuring the polar vortex.

    District Energy Manager Kimberly Joseph explained the savings in relative terms.


     LEBANON JUNCTION - They started at the caboose end, but the city of Lebanon Junction engineered a Christmas miracle this season.

    Mayor James “Butch” Sweat, along with special guest Santa Claus, performed his final ceremonial lighting of the tree to kick off the Light-Up Lebanon Junction 2014 celebration.

    The crowd gathered at the caboose and then strolled along the path to the city park, singing carols along the way.