Today's News

  • Felon arrested for multiple restaurant robberies

     LOUISVILLE - David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky,  announced the sentencing today of a Louisville felon charged with robbing three Jefferson County restaurants.

    The federal prosecution stemmed from “Project Recoil,” the on-going partnership of multiple Jefferson County, Kentucky law enforcement agencies, created by U.S. Attorney Hale to maximize penalties for the most violent offenders and to reduce violent crime in our community.

  • Mississippi man sentenced for attempted U of L Athletics extortion

     A Jackson, Mississippi, man was sentenced to 24 months in prison by Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr,  in United States District Court Monday, November 3, 2014,  following his conviction for the attempted online extortion of the University of Louisville Athletic Association, announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

  • BBB Hot Topics: November 2014

     See the latest scams and bad business in BBB’s November 2014 Hot Topics!

    1. Receive a text from The Credit Union Center with an ALERT that your VISA/Debit Card has been temporarily frozen? Delete it! It is a SCAM! The text advises you to call a number, then you are told if you want to reactivate your card, you need to enter your 16 digit credit card number.

  • Because North ran, East’s team goes to state

     LOUISVILLE – Nobody, and I mean nobody, was happier to see five North Bullitt female runners step out of the van on Saturday morning at E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park than Bullitt East head coach Lenny Raley.

    Because North Bullitt had enough runners to start the Class 3-A, Region 3 Meet on Saturday, Bullitt East was able to qualify its entire girls’ team for the Kentucky State Championships this Saturday at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

  • Razor’s Edge perfect place for owners to sharpen their skills as old-time barbers

     CEDAR GROVE - The scissors on this day were used on a big red ribbon.

    The Razor’s Edge Barber Shop hosted an official ribbon cutting to celebrate its grand opening. Co-owners Rob Vittitoe and Troy Fleming opened the shop’s doors on Aug. 27.

    Vittitoe, a Bullitt County native, grew up watching his grandmother and mother cut hair. He brings four years of professional experience to the shop.

    A construction worker for 18 years, Vittitoe decided upon a career change.

  • Chiropractor, assistant, charged with health care fraud

     LOUISVILLE - A Louisville chiropractor and his office assistant were charged by federal grand jury today with health care fraud, conspiracy to commit health care fraud, mail fraud, identity theft and obstruction of a criminal investigation for their roles in billing private insurance companies and government health care agencies with services that were never performed, announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

  • Poppell third; BE and BC runners to state

     LOUISVILLE – Cold and windy conditions made the going tough on Saturday at the Class 3-A, Region 3 Cross-Country Championships at E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park in eastern Jefferson County.

    Still, a number of Bullitt County runners fought through the conditions and advanced to the Kentucky State Cross-Country Championships at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington on Saturday.

  • CITY RACES: Ellis wins re-election as Shepherdsville mayor

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Despite a flood of opinions over the recent release of flood elevation maps, mayor Scott Ellis has won a second term.

    Ellis defeated councilmember Faith Portman 1,347 to 1,105. Independent candidate Sherman Tinnell collected 707 votes.

    “I expected it to be a close race,” said Ellis. “You always worry.”

    He said having two other candidates was a concern, as was the finger-pointing which has occurred since the release of the FEMA flood maps.

  • STATE RACES: Belcher, Webber to represent county

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - She may not be Dorothy of the Wizard of Oz but Linda Belcher will gladly wear her red shoes as she makes another trip to Frankfort.

    In a hotly-contested race for the vacant seat in the 49th District for the state House of Representatives, Belcher will return to Frankfort for her third term.

    Belcher defeated Republican Mike Nemes by a count of 6,675-5,938.

    The race was spiced up by direct mail pieces and radio advertisements from political action committees.

  • Roberts gets 3rd term; Knox wins

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - There was a sense of relief on the face of Melanie Roberts.

    But, after a tough three-person battle, Roberts earned an unprecedented third term as Bullitt County Judge/Executive.

    Roberts collected 13,539 votes to 7,452 for Democratic nominee Tony Thompson and 2,787 collected by Depp Rasner, who ran as an Independent.

    She won all but one of the 49 precincts.