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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Greensburg attorney charged with embezzlement to pay gambling debts

     BOWLING GREEN – A Greensburg, Kentucky, attorney was charged with multiple counts of wire fraud as part of a scheme to obtain money from clients of his legal practice, by means of misappropriating funds, in order to pay personal expenses including gambling losses announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman.

  • Convicted felon sentenced for drug possession, distribution

     BOWLING GREEN – A convicted felon, living in Logan County, Kentucky, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Greg N. Stivers, in United States District Court, to 87 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, and being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition, announced United States Russell M. Coleman.

  • Different areas now to be redistricted

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - As usual, a potential Bullitt County Public Schools redistricting plan raised the ire of many residents, with a large crowd gathered Monday to protest the proposal.

    A redistricting plan was approved by the board, but it wasn’t the anticipated proposal most in attendance were prepared to challenge.

    By a split 3-2 vote, the board approved a plan with three changes. However, two of the more controversial proposals were removed while two more were added.