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Today's News

  • German man arrested for luring minor to have sex

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — A man from Germany who traveled to Bullitt County to meet a minor has been arrested.

    Michael Manfred Natterer, 22, of Lockitzaue, Germany, has been charged with prohibited use of an electronic communications system to lure a minor, unlawful transaction with a minor and custodial interference.

    According to documents filed by the Shepherdsville Police Department, over the past four-plus months, Natterer allegedly had made contact with a 15-year-old boy over Facebook and an app program called “telegram.”

  • Woman sentenced to 40 years for striking local police officer

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — A police officer told of the injuries he suffered in July and how it has resulted in his retirement from the profession he loves.

    And the suspect listened as family members tried to explain that Taira Litsey suffered from mental illness.

    At the end of the final sentencing hearing, Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress accepted a 40-year sentence.

    Litsey was found guilty by Burress of assault, wanton endangerment, fleeing police and operating on a suspended sentence.

    She opted for a bench trial.

  • Group works to defeat middle school pressures

    MOUNT WASHINGTON— Going to middle school means experiencing new adventures and new pressures.

    One group of fifth grade friends from Mount Washington Elementary decided to encourage their classmates to defeat those pressures by utilizing their school-wide talent show.

    Kyla Combs, 10; Kami Ford, 11; Ashley Love, 11; and Raegan Soeder, 10, performed a dance to the Colbie Caillat song “Try”, which reminds girls that they ‘don’t have to try so hard’ nor do they have to ‘change a single thing’ to like themselves.

  • Bernheim’s grand reopening of Visitor Center just part of fun

     CLERMONT – The summer has finally arrived and Bernheim’s June calendar is full of exciting events and activities, including the Visitor Center Grand Re-opening on Saturday, June 3, from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

    Celebrate the Visitor Center’s recent renovations with great food, music and children’s activities. 

    As Kentucky’s first LEED® platinum certified building, the event will honor the past decade of the Visitor Center’s nature-inspired build that has helped teach thousands of visitors about sustainable design.

  • School district loses decades of experience as teachers retire

     The teaching profession is one where educators make a difference in the lives of students.

    For over a dozen teachers, the 2016-2017 school year was their swan song as they transition into retirement.

    Each retiree in attendance at the annual ceremony sponsored by the Bullitt County Retired Teachers Association and Bullitt County Public Schools was recognized for their contributions to education.

  • Fulton Co. contract supplier sentenced, fined for construction kickbacks

     PADUCAH –  A Fulton County, Kentucky, business owner and contract supplier was sentenced today, in United States District Court, before Senior 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.

    Michael Homra, 80, was sentenced to serve two years of probation, ordered to pay a $10,000 fine, and pay $32,500 in restitution.

  • Pioneer Village officials look to lower speed at site of fatal crash

     PIONEER VILLAGE - Police Chief D.J. Reynolds announced that the Pioneer Village Police Department was now fully-staffed.

    That was good news to the Pioneer Village City Council, who looks to increase the department’s budget in its 2017-18 fiscal year budget.

    City attorney Mark Edison presented a first reading of the proposed budget ordinance, which included an increase of about $30,000 in funding appropriated to the department.

  • LJ residents have many questions over rezone request; vote June 5

     LEBANON JUNCTION — Confusion over what’s allowed in a B-1 Highway Business caused neighbors to speak out against a proposed change.

    A public hearing was held earlier this month on the rezoning of eight acres of land located at 11980 South Preston Highway in Lebanon Junction. 

    The request, made by owners Hudson & Hagan, LLC, proposed the property be rezoned from R-1 Residential to B-1 Highway Business.

    Attorney Mark Edison said the request was for only a small portion of the former Knobview Golf Course, which is now closed.

  • Memorial Day special time

      While Memorial Day weekend was a wonderful time for gathering with family and friends for picnics, pool parties, and parades, I hope the true meaning of the event was not forgotten. 

    Memorial Day is an annual reminder of the brave men and women who have put everything on the line so we may live in freedom in the greatest nation in the world. 

    Born out of a wish to honor those who fell in the Civil War, Memorial Day serves as a nationally-recognized holiday to honor all those who have died in service of the United States. 

  • May observes work of Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency

     The month of May has been declared National Community Action Month by Governor Bevin.   Community Action has a history that dates back to the Johnson presidency.   A significant amount of services are provided by Community Action in Bullitt County.   Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency has been serving low income families and senior citizens in Bullitt County since the 1970’s and in the early 80’s evolved into a Community Action Agency.   

    So, what is Community Action?