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Today's News

  • KSP charges Louisville man with child sex exploitation

     LOUISVILLE On March 7, 2017, at approximately 12:09 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Bradley J. Hardesty, 33, on charges related to distribution and possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

    Hardesty was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect sharing images of child sexual exploitation online.  

  • Federal programs help with college costs

      Federal student aid programs can help pay college costs.

    The federal government sponsors numerous financial aid programs that can help students and their parents pay college expenses. 

    This brief summary from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) describes the more common federal grant and loan programs. 

    Grants generally do not have to be repaid, but loans do.

    Federal Pell Grant: Pell Grants provide up to $5,815 per year for undergraduates with financial need. The amount may change this year.

  • BBB Presents “Risk Index” to Identify Top Scams

     As a kick-off to National Consumer Protection Week, the BBB Institute for Marketplace Trust has compiled information for the first BBB Scam Tracker Annual Risk Report.

    The information gathered by BBB Scam Tracker in 2016 has some surprising insights into exposure, susceptibility, and monetary loss.

    Reanna Smith-Hamblin, President/CEO of Better Business Bureau serving Louisville, Southern Indiana, and Western Kentucky, says “This study shows that people from all demographics are vulnerable to scams.”

  • Supplier guilty of kickbacks to Fulton Co. Detention Center construction

     PADUCAH – A Union City, Tennessee, business owner and contract supplier pled guilty today in United States District Court before Senior U.S. District Judge Thomas B. Russell for his role in a conspiracy to defraud Fulton County citizens, through kickbacks and concealment of costs associated with work performed on the 2015 Fulton County Detention Center expansion, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Bullitt Countian hopes to assist female veterans across the state

     LEXINGTON - A Bullitt County native resident and military veteran has partnered with another woman to assist other female veterans throughout the state by providing services and a place to call home.

    Sherry Whitehouse is co-founder of Lady Veterans Connect, dedicated to providing hope, homes and healing. Whitehouse joined fellow co-founder Phyllis Abbott after both learned they were attempting to provide similar services through separate agencies within Kentucky.

  • Indictments handed down for criminal charges in Bullitt County cases

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Two men have been indicted in separate allegations of burglary.

    The Bullitt County Grand Jury recently handed down felony indictments.

    Daniel D. Abney was indicted for robbery, a Class B felony which is punishable by 10-20 years in prison.

    According to the indictment, Abney allegedly threatened a woman on Oct. 11, 2016, with physical force.

    During the robbery, the victim did suffer physical injury.

    Det. Scotty McGaha of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case.

  • Nasty Gal bankruptcy closes local site

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It is rare that one of the distribution companies which located in Bullitt County decides to leave.

    However, online retailer Nasty Gal looks to be shutting its door in the Cedar Grove Business Park by the end of April.

    John Snider, executive director for the Bullitt County Economic Development Authority, confirmed that the fashion retailer was closing.

  • Louisville woman sentenced for social security fraud

     LOUISVILLE – A Louisville woman was sentenced today in United States District Court by Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr., to serve 15 months in prison and pay $194,787.92 in restitution for committing several offenses involving the fraudulent receipt of Old-Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance (OASDI) benefits by the Social Security Administration (SSA), for an eleven-year period, for which she was not qualified announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning March 5, 2017

     Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so the information below is strictly of an advisory nature and is subject to change with no notice.

     

    Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night.  Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis.

     

  • Power of the presses beats power of the Press

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Don’t get me wrong. Nobody is more disappointed than me that this issue of The Pioneer News only has the semi-final round game from the Girls’ Sixth Region Tournament included in the sports section.

    Yes, the regional final was played on Saturday night. That contest with Bullitt East taking on defending state champion Butler will be fully covered in Wednesday’s edition.