Today's News

  • Woman indicted for rape, sodomy

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A Hillview woman has been indicted for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a teenager she was supposed to be caring for.

    Jessica D. Smith, 26, of Louisville, has been indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury on charges of rape and sodomy.

    Both are Class D felonies punishable by 1-5 years in prison.

    Smith was allegedly babysitting a male juvenile less than 16 years of age from December 2007 through May 12, 2008. She was a friend of the family.

    During that time, she allegedly had sexual intercourse.

  • Mistrial in murder case as jury panel down to 11

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Defendant Steven Hallman and the family of Kimberly Nicole Hallman will have to wait a little longer to learn about the verdict in the 22-year-old's shooting death.

    Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress declared a mistrial on Tuesday afternoon.

    The indictment charged Hallman with the murder of his wife on Oct. 13, 2007.

    As is customary with most jury trials, more than the ultimate jury of 12 members is selected. In this case, 14 jurors were selected from the jury pool.

  • Staph infection diagnosed at Old Mill; no other reports

    MOUNT WASHINGTON – An individual case of MRSA staph infection reported at Old Mill Elementary this week was treated early and isolated to a single student.

    Bullitt County Public Schools district health coordinator Lesa Bodine said informational letters were distributed to parents Tuesday, mentioning the reported infection.

    “The student is under doctor’s orders,” said Bodine. “We’re not anticipating any further problem.”

  • Safety needed with food affected by power outages due to storms

    FRANKFORT - The hundreds of thousands of Kentuckians left without electricity from the winter ice storm that has been gripping the state are strongly encouraged to follow food safety guidelines from the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) to prevent food contamination and related illness.

    DPH staff recommends keeping freezers closed to maintain the proper temperature for frozen foods. A full freezer will hold the temperature for approximately 48 hours and for 24 hours if the freezer is half full.

  • Today could be big day for people in Kentucky

    Today in the House we should be voting on a package that will raise taxes on some Kentuckians to help cover a large budget deficit.  If it passes, the Senate will vote on Friday.

    As you know, tax revenues for the state (all states, for that matter) are down and the 19 billion dollar (two-year) budget that we passed last year cannot be paid for.  Therefore, Governor Steve Beshear has to cut spending.  We can’t run a deficit, like the Federal government.

  • Cougars finally get elusive third victory; Lady Cougars win

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Central’s running and gunning high-octane offense finally paid dividends last Monday as the Cougars put together a strong performance to beat Whitefield Academy 85-47.

    The contest was a late addition to the Bullitt Central schedule as many teams in the area hustled to find games over the final two weeks of the regular season because of the week lost to the ice and snow during the first week of February.

  • Shepherdsville looks for teeth to deal with nuisances

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Empowered to take steps that help to clean up the city, Jim McAuliffe needs a little help.

    He needs some rules and regulations that have some teeth - that would allow him to move forward in a quicker path to clean up dangerous situations.

    The Shepherdsville code enforcement officer presented councilmembers with a trio of ordinances dealing with abatement of nuisances from across Kentucky.

    McAuliffe said his goal is to entice growth to the community and part of that is to have a city that everyone can have pride in.

  • Lebanon Junction moves quickly to deal with storm-related issues

    LEBANON JUNCTION - Surviving the ice storm of 2009, city officials are already taking steps to be better prepared for the future.

    The Lebanon Junction City Council quickly moved forward to allow the community to better cope with future disasters.

    First, the city was placed under a precautionary boil water advisory due to having no electrical power at the water plant.

    While the city purchases water from Louisville, it must feed in chlorine due to the length of the transfer.

  • Carl Casper's annual auto show Feb. 20-22

    The most exciting and action packed gigantic show of the year will be arriving at the Ky. Exposition Center on February 20-22 for three of the biggest days on the facility’s busy calendar.

    The Carl Casper Custom & Louisville New Car Auto Show will be featuring more sensational cars and stars than ever before.

    This combined mega super Auto Show will take place in the South Wing “A”, East Hall, North Wing, Coliseum, West Wing, West Hall, and Pavilion.  Nearly 750,000 square feet of eye candy, non-stop fun and excitement!

  • Bullitt Central FFA students earn honors at recent regional welding competition

    The Bullitt Central FFA traveled to Carroll County recently to compete in the regional welding competition.

    Billy Graham received an individual No. 1 ranking in a field of 28 competitors.

    As a team, Bullitt Central placed third overall out of seven teams.

    FFA teacher Justin Peake was joined by Alex Mason, Billy Graham, David Kennedy and Shane Owen.