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Today's News

  • UnBEElievable Business: Kelley pushes for more bees in Bullitt County

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—If the honeybees are gone, we’re gone.

    That’s local artist Travis Kelley’s motivation behind his newest project: Bee is for Bullitt County.

    After noticing the gourd production had dwindled four years ago, Kelley discovered it was due to lack of bees to pollinate the plants. He created a line of artwork called “Bee Somebody” to bring awareness to the situation.

    Today, Kelley is ready to get the rest of the county involved.

  • Where Was Charlee Campbell?

    LEBANON JUNCTION -- Less than a two weeks ago, a community was searching for the whereabouts of a two-year-old girl and her dog.

    Now, her grandmother is facing a charge in Bullitt District Court related to the hunt for the toddler.

    Beth N. Campbell, 40, has been charged by the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office with wanton endangerment.

    According to the police report, Campbell admitted to detectives that she used methamphetamine while she was watching and caring for her granddaughter, Charlee Campbell.

  • Mt. Washington challenged with new issue over outdoor noise

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- After previously refusing to change the noise ordinance for a business that would later close its doors, the Mount Washington City Council is torn on how to approach the most recent request.

    Code enforcement officer Mike Huffman spoke to the council about the current ordinance, stating the changes proposed wouldn’t have much effect on how the ordinance is enforced.

    Currently, the ordinance states any noise that annoys a neighbor is considered a nuisance and could lead to the suspension of the businessí license.

  • Local man guilty of fraud in federal case over counterfeit bike helmets

     LOUISVILLE—After a four day trial, Matthew S. Stepp, 40, of Shepherdsville, was found guilty recently of eight counts of mail fraud and three counts of trafficking in counterfeit goods.

  • ROADSHOW for the week of June 17, 2018

     Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so the information below is strictly of an advisory nature and is subject to change with no notice.

     

    Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night.  Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis.

     

  • Cunningham earns crown as Miss Bullitt County Fair

     CLERMONT – With a little help from her lucky dress, Alivia Cunningham made the move from first runner-up to Miss Bullitt County Fair on Monday, wearing the crown that narrowly eluded her last summer.

    Cunningham will now preside over the rest of the 2018 Bullitt County Fair on its six-day run that concludes on Saturday.

  • Fraud ring leader sentenced

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman announced today that Senior United States District Judge Charles R. Simpson III sentenced Jamesy Havens, age 42, of Louisville, Kentucky, to 70 months in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release for conspiracy to commit mail fraud and multiple money laundering offenses.

    The Court ordered Havens to pay restitution of $1,449,482.66 to the victims of his scheme.

  • School supply idea gets mixed grades

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — It was a Robin Hood proposal, without the tights.

    Superintendent Dr. Keith Davis recommended to the Bullitt County Public School Board to do away with required supply lists in the elementary and middle schools and instead provide a set amount per student for supplies.

    Currently, Davis said the amount spent on a school supplies (according to supply lists made by teachers) per student each year varies between $67 and $110.

  • Residents oppose plan already OK’d for Hillview apartments

     FOX CHASE - More than a month after approval of an apartment complex in the city of Hillview, a group of nearby residents, including Fox Chase citizens, have collected to appeal the approval.

    Jennifer Picheo, a Hebron Woods resident and city clerk for Hebron Estates, addressed the Fox Chase council during its May business meeting about an apartment complex project, located off W. Hebron Lane near John Harper Highway, in Hillview.

  • Man indicted for kidnapping, wanton endangerment

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — A man has been charged with kidnapping.

    The Bullitt County Grand Jury recently indicted Kenneth L. Hodge.

    He was indicted for kidnapping and wanton endangerment.

    According to the indictment, on April 1, 2018, Hodge unlawfully restrained an individual.

    He also engaged in conduct which placed the individual in substantial danger of death or serious injury.

    The most serious offense is a Class B felony, which is punishable by 10-20 years in prison.