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Today's News

  • Shooting ordinance misses target

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- While the agenda was void of any discussion on ordinances regulating gun use, Bullitt Fiscal Court members were the target of several comments.

    Before speakers took to the microphone, county attorney John Wooldridge and members of fiscal court tried to explain the situation, which blew up once it got on social media.

    Wooldridge said there was never any ordinance planned that would infringe on the Second Amendment. That includes any acreage requirements.

  • Inmate at detention facility diagnosed with Hep A

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — An inmate in the Bullitt County Jail is among 24 confirmed Hepatitis A cases which have been reported locally as of May 4.

    Health Department nurse administrator Marci Flechler said that 24 confirmed Hepatitis A cases have been reported in Bullitt County as of last Friday.

    Flechler added that there were no known Hepatitis A cases currently at the Detention Center. She also reminded that there was “a lot of heresay” false information being shared via social media.

  • Speyside helps to beautify downtown Shepherdsville

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When Speyside Cooperage brought its unique business to Bullitt County in 2010, it was done with little fanfare.

    Even as they passed the business on North Buckman Street next to the post office, the factory was nestled back off the road.

    Now, the community’s first international company is ready to spread its wings and get more active.

    The first project will be to partner with the city of Shepherdsville in its beautification program.

  • Weekend full of events that makes county shine bright

     We often write about the bad things that happen in Bullitt County.

    The crazy things that government folks tend to do at times.

    The decisions that we question.

    And the criminal acts which are committed.

    However, there is a silver lining that most people familiar with Bullitt County know -- it is a great place to live, work and raise a family.

    This weekend, residents will have three opportunities to get a taste of those good acts.

  • Chest pain observation service now available at Jewish South

     HILLVIEW --  Medical Center Jewish South, part of KentuckyOne Health, is now offering patients in Bullitt County and surrounding areas a new option for chest pain diagnosis and care.

    Chest Pain Observation services at the hospital are now available to patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, allowing community members to get the help they need at all hours of the day and night.

    The Chest Pain Observation program opened in 2018, providing patients who have low-risk chest pain prompt diagnosis and high-quality treatment.

  • Fox Chase to consider budget at next meeting set for May 8

     FOX CHASE - There was more excitement prior to the Fox Chase April council meeting than during it.

    Council member Mike Higgins was selected to run the meeting in place of mayor Owen Taylor, who was absent due to illness.

    Higgins said Taylor called him an hour before the meeting, noting physical ailments and requesting a ride to the emergency room. Higgins added that Taylor was fine, but was unable to attend the meeting.

  • Postal worker sentenced for attempted online enticement of minor

     LOUISVILLE – Chief United States District Judge Joseph H. McKinley, Jr., sentenced Timothy Scott Walters, 51, to 10 years in prison followed by 20 years of Supervised Release, announced United States Attorney Russel M. Coleman.

    There is no parole in the federal system.  Walters remains in the custody of the United States Marshals Service.

  • Bomb threats closes Kroger; nothing found

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The Shepherdsville Kroger store was closed for about 90 minutes on Monday afternoon.

    When the bomb threat was called in by an unknown person, Kroger officials immediately notified law enforcement and began evacuation procedures before responding units arrived.

    The Louisville Metro Police Department assisted the Shepherdsville Police Department by sending resources to assist with the search of the building.

    The search yielded negative results.

  • Bowling Green physician sentenced for fraud, unlawful distribution

     BOWLING GREEN – Warren County, Kentucky, physician Charles Fred Gott was sentenced in United States District Court, before United States District Judge Greg N. Stivers, to 96 months' imprisonment for multiple charges of unlawful distribution and dispensing of controlled substances and health care fraud, announced United States Attorney Russel M. Coleman.

  • LJ moving forward with new curfew

     LEBANON JUNCTION— In a day where mom rarely cares if her child is home by the time the streetlights come on, the Lebanon Junction City Council is doing what it can to ensure any child is somewhere safe come nightfall.

    An ordinance was read for the first time establishing a curfew and imposing a penalty for violators and their guardians.