Today's News

  • BBB Warns: Beware of NCAA Ticket Scams

     BBB is warning basketball fans not to fall for NCAA ticket scams as they follow their favorite basketball teams.

    Fans following the Wildcats, Eagles or the Cardinals along the road to the NCAA Championship Game may be tempted to fall for “too-good-to-be-true” ticket prices they see on the Internet or elsewhere.

  • Legislative update from Rep. Linda Belcher

                When the General Assembly began the 2011 Regular Session in January, there was only one thing that had to be done: Plug a sizeable deficit in Medicaid.

  • ROADWORK: Week of March 14

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of March 14:

  • Hillview home damaged by fire

     HILLVIEW - Firefighters controlled a working house fire Monday afternoon.

    Zoneton and Okolona Fire units respnded to a structure fire at 3145 E. Blue Lick Rd. about 3:15 p.m.

    Zoneton Fire chief Rob Orkies said a driver passing by the house spotted smoke coming from the roof and alerted 9-1-1.

    The entire house received smoke damage, according to Orkies, with three rooms damaged by fire. A hole was burned through the living room floor.

    No one was home at the time of the incident. No other homes were affected.

  • PNC Bank signs on as title sponsor of Salem Speedway’s Pit Road

    SALEM, Ind. - The orange and blue colors of PNC Bank will be seen on Pit Road for the 2011 season at the Salem Speedway, as the bank recently signed a two-year agreement to be title sponsor. It will now be known as PNC Pit Road.

    “Salem Speedway has a long history as an economic engine for Salem and surrounding communities,” said Mike Moll, senior vice president for PNC Bank. “We are proud to be a partner in what is shaping up to be a great year for racing in this area.”

  • BBB Warns: Beware of Earthquake/Tsunami Charity Scams

     After a major disaster like the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, many Americans want to help those impacted. Unfortunately, with any major disaster, there are scam artists who will attempt to take advantage of those who want to help. Your Better Business Bureau offers this advice for donors to ensure their donations go to trustworthy relief efforts.

  • Council gets insight into track record of problem

          SHEPHERDSVILLE - City leaders got a little insight into some of the reasons a reported deficit of $4 million greeted the new administration in January.

         Marty Brown, part of Public-Finance.com, which was retained to assist Shepherdsville with some financing options, said the borrowing between various funding sources started in 2004.

         At that time, $246,000 had been transferred from the sewer fund to the general fund. That money was repaid within the fiscal year.

  • Physician sees health value in smoke-free policy

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - While local residents will argue over the merits of the proposed smoking ban, one area physician said there are definitely merits for such a policy

  • Kyle Buege makes difference for his students at Eastside Middle School

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - When Kyle Buege was a student at Western Kentucky University he had no intention of becoming a teacher. 

  • Puckett fired as city’s police chief

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A police chief who had been on paid suspension since the first of the year has now been fired.