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Today's News

  • Governor Beshear issues ban on text messaging by state employees driving government vehicles

    FRANKFORT – With families preparing to hit the road for the holidays, Governor Steve Beshear joined Acting Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock today to announce an innovative step toward ensuring the safety of Kentucky drivers.

    In response to the growing number of drivers who text-message while driving, Gov. Beshear launched his Eyes on the Road effort - an executive order prohibiting text messaging by state employees who are driving government-owned vehicles

  • Cities will put doors off limits to solicitation under provision

    The reasons are varied but the bottom line is that there might be fewer solicitors knocking on doors in several northern Bullitt County communities.

    And it poses an interesting dilemma for people who make a practice of soliciting door-to-door.

    The cities of Hillview, Hebron Estates and Fox Chase are in the midst of passing ordinances that would place some stiff standards on for-profit operations that like to knock on doors.

    The school groups, the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts and other non-profit groups will be OK.

    Others may not be so lucky.

  • Legislators must look for budget solutions

    Our first coffee for this year is Saturday at the C & C Restaurant, just off Louisville Road across from Busy Bee.  We’ll be there at 10:00 and continue for an hour or so.  I’ll bring information on bills that have been filed, but we can talk about anything you’d like. These are great meetings, my chance for one-on-one with you. I’ve always encouraged you to call me at home or in Frankfort and I’m sincere about that.

    These Saturday gatherings might be even better. The coffee is free, and I hope to see you there.

  • Bounty of Hope

    Around 300 meals were served on Christmas Day as part of the second annual Bounty of Hope hosted by St. Aloysius Catholic Church.

    Volunteers prepared the meals which were first delivered to around 80 people.

    Then, the gym at St. Aloysius was host over 200 people who came in to enjoy a Christmas meal.

    The main sponsors of the event were JOM Pharmaceuticals and Jim Beam Brands.

  • Praise to the community

    It has been a tough year for many people in our community and in the nation. At no time has more help been needed for so many.

    Once again, the community has come forward during the holiday season.

    Throughout the next few weeks, you’ll see some of the pictures of those working to help others.

    From the 60-plus food baskets collected by the Bullitt Central JROTC  to the 300 baskets given out by the Shepherdsville Food Basket program to the 400 distributed by Operation Santa, this is a giving community.

  • Robber ignores cruiser in driveway, caught in the act

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - No one ever said you had to be a brain surgeon to be a criminal.

    However, one might question why a person would break into a home when a police car was sitting in the driveway.

    According to Shepherdsville Capt. Ken Bernardi, Richard A. Hill, 50, allegedly broke into the home of Hillview police officer Sgt. Ken Straughn.

    Bernardi said that Hill worked past Straughn’s marked cruiser Tuesday night at his home in Shepherdsville.

    Once inside, Hill allegedly refused to leave after he was confronted by Straughn and his family.

  • Race for county judge grows to five

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The fields are getting a bit more crowded for the 2010 elections.

    Besides the withdrawal of incumbent Danny Fackler from the jailer’s race, the biggest news of the week was the filing of former Shepherdsville mayor Joseph Sohm.

    Sohm became the third Democrat to put his name into the hat for the office of Bullitt County Judge/Executive.

    Sohm joins David Strange and Kenny Hardin in the battle to win the Democratic nomination.

  • Visa, FTC and BBB Partner to Educate Consumers about Online Scams

    WASHINGTON, DC ee" Today Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) joined the Federal Trade Commission and the Better Business Bureau in a press conference to alert consumers to online deceptive marketing practices associated with free trials with a negative option feature.

    According to a Visa survey, 29 percent of American consumers have fallen victim to deceptive marketing when unscrupulous e-commerce merchants require them to cancel or opt-out of a recurring charge for future products or services.

  • Bullitt Central JROTC decides to help families within its school

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - For years, the Bullitt Central JROTC cadets have collected non-perishable food items for the Shepherdsville food basket program.

        But, this year, the efforts were focused toward taking care of families within the Bullitt Central family which needed a little assistance during the holiday season.

        Working with the Bullitt Central Youth Services Center, over 60 families will receive assistance this Christmas.

  • MW man faces murder charge in stabbing

    LOUISVILLE - A Mount Washington man entered a not guilty plea on Monday in Jefferson District Court on a murder charge connected to the death of a former girlfriend.

    Nicholas Salfi, 28, of Mount Washington, has been charged with murder, attempted murder and tampering with physical evidence.

    According to Louisville Metro Police, Salfi went to the Eastern Jefferson County home of his former girlfriend, Kelly Doyle, 25, shortly before 3 a.m. on Saturday.