Today's News

  • Attorney seeks to have charges on youth president dismissed by judge

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The charges that Shelly Strong improperly took money belonging to the Shepherdsville Raiders football program should be dismissed.

    That is the request defense attorney Angie Etherton has made of Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress.

    However, the matter, which is set for a Feb. 3 trial date, is being taken under consideration by Burress.

    During a recent hearing, Etherton said the charge of theft by unlawful taking should be dismissed against Strong because of various issues.

  • January is reminder to test for radon levels

    January is National Radon Month. The purpose of the month is to draw attention to radon as a serious public health issue and to motivate Americans to take action to protect themselves from radon health effects. In the state of Kentucky, Bullitt County is located in ZONE 1, which has the highest potential for exposure.

  • Man charged in rape, sodomy of family babysitter

    HILLVIEW - A Bullitt County man is in jail after being charged with rape and sodomy against a teenage girl.

    Jeremy M. Frank, 28, of northern Bullitt County, was arrested Wednesday afternoon and charged with first-degree rape and sodomy.

    He is being held in the Bullitt County Detention Center on a $75,000 cash bond.

    According to Det. Scotty McGaha of the Bullitt County Sheriff's Department, a 15-year-old girl was babysitting for Frank's children in November and December 2008.

    On two occasions, the victim alleged that Frank raped and sodomized her.

  • Trial for Bennington delayed until March

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Perry Bennington will have a few more weeks before a jury decides his fate on allegations dating back to the 1970s.

    Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress granted a request Tuesday morning for a short continuance in the case.

    Bennington, 59, was arrested in April 2007 after allegations were made of rape and sodomy of minor females over 30 years ago. After the initial reports were made, two other victims came forward.

    On Tuesday, defense attorney Jamal Wooldridge and commonwealth attorney Mike Mann both agreed to the continuance.


    In China people celebrate a new year this week, one they refer to as the Year of the Ox.

    In the United States a different celebration begins this week, culminating in a holiday only this country could conceive: Super Bowl Sunday,

    It's east to celebrate the Super Bowl. Many people will host parties in conjunction with the event. You can even celebrate on the lighter side by getting your party supplies and just watching the game at home (especially the silly commercials).

  • Jury finds man guilty of robbing woman at home

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A Louisville man faces up to 20 years in prison for an attack on a Bullitt County woman.

    The seven-man, five-woman jury found Charles D. Oakes guilty of robbery in the second degree, which carries a 10-year sentence.

    However, due to numerous prior felonies, Oakes was also found guilty of being a persistent felony offender, which enhanced the sentence to 20 years.

    That would be automatically appealed to the state Supreme Court for review.

  • General Assembly, President both have tough jobs

    The General Assembly is in recess until we reconvene on Feb. 3.  But we continue with meetings.  The purpose of these meetings is to inform legislators and the public about problems in our current budget and potential solutions.

    Recall that we have a predicament because not enough tax money is being taken in to pay for the current budget.  The revenue forecast was inaccurate just like every other state in the country and, for that matter, the world.

  • Kentucky 4-H celebrates 100th year

    Since its inception in 1909, the 4-H program in Kentucky has helped shape the state’s youth into productive, contributing members of society. Over the years, the organization has transformed to meet the needs of generations of young people. As the 4-H program in Kentucky celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2009, now is a good time to reflect on organization’s past accomplishments and plan for the future.

  • Two charged in Hillview, Louisville robberies

    HILLVIEW - Two men were arrested Tuesday on multiple robbery charges in Bullitt and Jefferson Counties.

    Eric Wade, 24, of Hillview and a 16-year-old Shively juvenile were taken into custody by Louisville Metro Police.

    Hillview Police Det. Justin Nally said the arrests were made soon after Hillview patrol units spotted the two suspects during a routine suspicious person report Sunday evening.

    Nally said officers collected data from the suspects, who were spotted outside an abandoned rental house in Hillview within close proximity of Wade's residence.

  • Man pleads guilty to 2008 Bullitt meth bust

    LOUISVILLE - A Louisville man arrested in Bullitt County pled guilty to possessing over 50 grams of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute it, U.S. Attorney David L. Huber of the Western District of Kentucky announced Tuesday.

    Jose Pizarro, 36, admitted that on August 9, 2008, an individual cooperating with the Bullitt County Drug Task Force arranged for him to deliver approximately one pound of methamphetamine to a Bullitt County residence.