Today's News

  • 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.

  • Man to serve seven years in death of teen

     HILLVIEW -- He won’t face a murder conviction and 20 years in prison but a Bullitt County man will spend time for his role in the death of a teenager last spring.

    Bradley Cannon entered a guilty plea on the charges of reckless homicide, tampering with physical evidence and leaving the scene of an accident.

    On March 4, 2017, Cannon’s vehicle struck Robert Pace, who was walking across Preston Highway near Old Preston Highway.

  • Shep. Police catch teens with stolen items

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Two teens were arrested after allegedly taking items from a local grocery store.

    At 4:19 a.m. on Wednesday, June 13, Shepherdsville officers were called to the Kroger on a report of a theft.

    The victim said that two individuals had stolen a fireman and electronics.

    With the assistance of the Hillview Police Department, two individuals were located and the stolen items recovered in less than two hours.

  • 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.