Today's News

  • Breaking the Chains of Addiction

     Local residents were fighting drug addiction by taking their words of awareness to the streets.

    Break the Chains of Addiction, a local organization dedicated to removing stigmas and raising awareness pertaining to drug abuse issues and recovery, hosted a community awareness walk.

    Organization vice-president Virginia Hiser and secretary Melissa Sample said the group was encourage to chant along and make sure other citizens hear their message.

  • County agencies receive Crusade for Children grants

     LOUISVILLE — Over $5.6 million was raised through a variety of efforts for the 2018 WHAS Crusade for Children.

    And the dollars raised in Bullitt County will go to help agencies in Bullitt County.

    One-hundred percent of the money raised goes back to agencies which help children. This year, 229 agencies, hospitals and schools received grants.

    The largest local grant went to the Bullitt County Public School System. The board of education received $54,000.

  • Closure of KY 480 in Bullitt County scheduled for August 1-3

     Louisville, KY (July 19, 2018) - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists of an upcoming road closure on KY 480 (Cedar Grove Road) in Bullitt County. Contract crews will be working on the foundation of the bridge over Lickskillet Creek (mile marker 3.3). An asphalt waterproofing overlay will also be installed on the bridge.

  • Veterans’ charities that mislead: BBB Wise Giving Alliance joins federal, state regulators to announce enforcement actions

      Washington DC – BBB Wise Giving Alliance (Give.org), the charity monitoring organization affiliated with the Better Business Bureau, joined today with the Federal Trade Commission, state Attorneys General, and state charity regulators to help the donating public avoid misleading charity appeals and find trustworthy veterans’ organizations to support. The event was held at the FTC’s headquarters in Washington, DC to announce the latest enforcement actions against veterans’ charities.

  • Kindergarten Kickoff set for next Tuesday

     There is no event better than Kindergarten Kickoff on Tuesday, July 24th at 5:00 p.m. at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre for incoming pupils and their parents to prepare for that first day of class.

    Freedom and Brooks Elementary School Family Resource Center Coordinator Sherri Bishop noted Kindergarten Kickoff is for children who have already enrolled and those who still need to finish their paperwork.

  • Bullitt County men team up to form fast-growing country music duo

     NASHVILLE—A “back porch rock and roll” duo from Bullitt County have found their place in Nashville.

    North Bullitt graduate Anthony Olympia and Bullitt Central graduate Brent Rupard were at the Burger King off the Brooks exit when they made the decision to leave Bullitt County and head south.

    “The conversation literally went ‘We should move to Nashville and do this’ and Anthony was like ‘Cool,’” Rupard laughed. “It was as simple as that. It wasn’t rocket science.”

  • Man charged with attempting to set mattress on fire

     PIONEER VILLAGE — A man has been arrested for attempting to catch a mattress on fire.

    According to an arrest citation, Pioneer Village police were called to a home on Kingsley Drive at 11:40 p.m. on Saturday night.

    Tony L. Kamber, 47, has been charged with assault, contempt of a court order, arson and wanton endangerment.

    The citation states that Kamber had a no contact order with his wife, who was occupying the home.

  • Traffic patterns will change if Shep. plans go as scheduled

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Traffic congestion in Shepherdsville used to be a once or twice a week situation.

    Now, it is daily.

    With that in mind, the traffic study committee in Shepherdsville is continuing to look at ways to improve the situation. The current scope of study involves the Adam Shepherd Parkway, Conestoga Parkway and Keystone Crossroads triangle.

    Arthur Jones, the city’s engineer who is now leading the traffic study group, had new information to report recently.

  • Men arrested in theft of purse, package

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — A pair of individuals from Louisville have been charged with theft of mail matter and tampering with physical evidence.

    Shepherdsville Police arrested Jason Underwood, 32, and Donald L. Kapetanios, 24, on Sunday afternoon.

    According to the arrest citation, the incident started around 1:30 p.m. on Sunday in an apartment complex off East Joe B. Hall Avenue.

    First, a victim reported that a child and a friend left the purse of the girl’s mother out on a bench after they were playing. 

  • LUCKY Friday the 13th: Waters wins big in lottery scratch off

     James Waters, of Shepherdsville, found Friday the 13th to be a lucky day for him.

    The 29-year-old won $40,000 on a $5 Super Cash ticket early Friday morning after scratching it off in his car at the Cedar Grove Country Store.

    Waters talked about how his day got started. 

    “I went to Walmart but forgot a few things so I ran up to the country store.  While I was there, I got a ticket too,” he told lottery officials.