Today's News

  • 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.

  • Tree to keep memory of Noah Richardson alive for many years

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Noah Richardson will be remembered by family and friends for years to come.

    On June 8, Noah, 18, lost his life in a fatal bicycle accident on S. Buckman Street in Shepherdsville.

    In Noah’s memory, the City of Shepherdsville planted a Cleveland pear tree at the City Park, with Noah’s family and friends invited to attend a ceremony.

    Mayor Curtis Hockenbury led the group in prayer during the ceremony, thank ing all who attended and assisted in marking the occasion.

  • Long-time neighborly dispute turns into injured party as lawn equipment becomes weapon

     BROOKS — There has been no love lost between neighbors on Brooks Hill Road over the past four years.

    But, on Sunday, things apparently got physical between Thomas McMullan and Larry Haynes.

    According to Chief Deputy Mike Cook of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office, Haynes’ weapon of choice was a weed-eating machine.

    Haynes, 67, has been charged with second degree assault.

    Early after noon on Sunday, McMullan approached a privacy fence, which Cook said was erected by the victim.

  • Observant man helps sheriff’s office recover stolen items

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — A man was driving around Bullitt County on July 4. 

    He drove upon a trailer that was for sale in the 2400 Block of Bells Mill Road.

    Looking at the item, the motorist thought the price was much too low and he drew concerned.

    Instead of letting the matter go, he called Central Dispatch to let officials know about his findings.

    Chief Deputy Mike Cook of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office said it was determined that the trailer had been reported stolen.

  • Amazon gives items to help library system’s science offerings

     SHEPHERDSVILLE—Learning doesn’t stop when a student leaves the classroom.

    Recognizing the increased interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), Amazon donated $10,000 worth of products to the Bullitt County Public Libraries to encourage students to continue learning long after the school day is over.

    The donation included a new 3-D printer, multiple virtual reality headsets, gaming laptops, LEGO bricks and more.