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Today's News

  • Seven arrested in major pot raid

        LOUISVILLE - Formed about 15 months ago, the partnership between the Jefferson County and Bullitt County sheriff's department worked with the federal DEA to make a major drug bust.

        The drug interdiction team, which focuses on drug trafficking along Interstate 65, assisted DEA in making seven felony arrests where over 43,000 pounds of marijuana, over $300,000 in cash and six vehicles were seized.

        Bullitt County sheriff Donnie Tinnell said he was pleased the interdiction team could provide assistance.

  • Man charged with kidnapping of minor

        PIONEER VILLAGE - After getting some calls about a suspicious vehicle a couple of weeks ago, Pioneer Village police made an arrest on a man who is charged with kidnapping a minor girl.

        Nathaniel Hamilton Hardy, 20, of Bates Lane in northern Bullitt County, is in the Bullitt County Detention Center on a $100,000 cash bond.

        He is charged with kidnapping, custodial interference, unlawful transaction with a minor and expired registration receipt.

  • Butler next for East

        LOUISVILLE - After beating Valley on Monday, the Bullitt East Chargers will return to Sixth Region play on Friday at 5 p.m. when they take on the Butler Bears in the semi-finals.

        Butler moved into the date with Bullitt East by outlasting Shawnee 84-76 in three overtimes on Monday.

        Bullitt East (22-7) defeated Butler 62-58 on the road back on Dec. 8, but Bullitt East head coach Troy Barr knows that both teams are a lot different now than at the beginning of the season.

  • Arnold wants to be people's voice

        BROOKS - Keeping roads properly maintained is important but Denise Arnold doesn’t believe it should be the only topic of interest for Bullitt Fiscal Court.

        Hoping to be more open to the people, Arnold is running for the Democratic nomination for magistrate in the First District.

        In her first political race, Arnold said she wanted to be a voice for the people.

  • Holy Cross on Thursday

        LOUISVILLE - After dispatching Iroquois on Tuesday, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers will return to the court on Thursday to take on Holy Cross in the semi-finals of the Sixth Region Tournament.

        The venue will change as the final two rounds will be played at Bellarmine University.

  • Bullet band of Bullitt East students look to take music world by storm

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - They hope they are on target for a very successful musical career.

        The Mount Washington teens form the band Bullet, which recently won a Battle of the Band contest at Headliner’s Music Hall in Louisville.

        With the win, the battle’s sponsor, Gorilla Music Productions of Cleveland, Ohio, is offering the band $500 and 20 hours of free studio time.

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  • LJ police get new station, hazardous duty benefit

        LEBANON JUNCTION - From more office space to a guarantee that future police officers are covered by hazardous duty retirement, Lebanon Junction police chief Bill Hornung was a busy person at the recent council meeting.

        The biggest news for the department was the acquisition by the Lebanon Junction City Council of space for the agency.

        The council unanimously voted to purchase the current home to the Lebanon Junction Public Library branch, which is across the street from city hall.

  • Mayor has authority to select own supervisors

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -  An issue in the mayor elections nearly three years ago has been changed by the Shepherdsville City Council.

        By a vote of 5-1, the council voted to revise its civil service ordinance.

        Besides clearing up some of the inconsistencies with other city policies, the revised ordinance would give the mayor the power to bring in his or her own department supervisors.

        City attorney Bill Wilson said any current employee remains covered under the former civil service ordinance.

  • Governor checks out textbook rental company

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - State and local officials gathered to officially welcome Chegg.com as Bullitt County’s newest business location.

        Chegg.com, the number one online college textbook rental company, brings 109 full-time and 1,200 part-time job to the area.

        Gov. Steve Beshear was among the luminaries welcoming the company’s commitment to the Commonwealth.

        Beshear said college comes with “overwhelming expenses” to students.