• BBB Warns: Beware of NCAA Ticket Scams

     BBB is warning basketball fans not to fall for NCAA ticket scams as they follow their favorite basketball teams. If you are making a last-minute decision to see your favorite team in the tournament, avoid disappointment, and don’t fall for “too-good-to-be-true” ticket prices on the Internet or elsewhere.

  • Pioneer Village police honored for good deads

     PIONEER VILLAGE - Two of Pioneer Village's finest were recognized for their life-saving efforts.

    Pioneer Village police officers James Miller and Ray Wilburn were recognized by the city council for their assistance with a local resident experiencing a heart attack.

    The officers responded to a home on Greymont Court on Jan. 18, finding an unresponsive male in full cardiac arrest.

    Wilburn was able to enter the home through an unlocked garage door and immediately began CPR.

  • SETTLED: SE Fire Board, department have deal

      CLERMONT -- Maybe it was relief. Maybe it was stress. Maybe it was just having the matter resolved.

    But David Blakeman, chairman of the Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District board, was barely able to hold in his emotions Monday evening.

    And Tom Leach, chairman of the Southeast Bullitt Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department Inc., wasn’t much more composed.

    After dealing with tumultuous times the past four months, it appears that there will be an agreement reached between the two entities.


     A copy of the new Southeast Bullitt fire contract, essentially dissolving the private corporation and making the district similar to other area fire districts, effective by 2017.



    THIS AGREEMENT is made and entered into by and between the SOUTHEAST BULLITT

    VOLUNTEER FIRE AND RESCUE DEPARTMENT, INC. ("Fire Department"). and the


  • County agrees to add $300,000 for sheriff’s budget

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- No one will know what might have occurred if there had really been a “standoff” between the Bullitt County Sheriff and Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    But both sides will admit that the negotiations over funding were intense to say the least.

    Under the 2015 budget approved by fiscal court, sheriff David Greenwell’s office will receive additional funding to the tune of $297,350 this year.

    It is a far cry from what Greenwell said is needed; however, it is also better than he has received in the past.

  • Shepherdsville residents get to talk flood insurance

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The recent changes to flood insurance regulations by the federal government are on their way, soon to be followed by changed in flood plain area designations by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

    The double whammy leaves many area home and business owners in a precarious situation, substantially increasing rates.

    An educational seminar hosted by D.M. Fleitz and Associates at the Shepherdsville Government Center was designed to assist owners with various ways of limiting the cost increases.

  • Mediation sought to settle legal dispute

     CLERMONT -- A lawsuit filed between two fire entities may be settled outside the courtroom.

    The Southeast Bullitt Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department voted Tuesday to enter into mediation in its legal issues with the board of trustees.

    A request for a temporary injunction was granted against the Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District board by Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress.

    The issue revolved around seeking to stop the trustees from contracting with another entity to provide fire protection.

  • Butler selected chief; pay to increase for certifed firefighters

     CLERMONT -- A chief and two new board members have been found.

    But the question of whether retired fire chief Julius Hatfield should receive any type of severance pay will have to be answered another day.

    The Southeast Bullitt Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department Inc. board tackled a wide range of issues at its first meeting since the retirement of Hatfield, who served as chief since 1990.

    First, the board had to select a new leader of the department.

  • Tammy Ott nominated for her community service, business skills

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A Bullitt County resident is getting some big recognition for her time and talent. 

    Tammy Ott, owner of Today’s Kids Childcare & Learning Facility in Shepherdsville, was one of six recently nominated for the EPIC Award given by the National Association of Women Business Owners of Louisville.

  • Hunters Hollow renews contract with Rumpke for sanitation service

     HUNTERS HOLLOW - The city’s sewers remains on a temporary system, but the Hunters Hollow trash removal continues to flow smoothly.

    The city commission agreed to renew an existing contract with Rumpke for the collection services. The contract runs out March 31.

    The service will experience a slight customer increase, from $11.80 to $11.95.

    Rumpke representative Laurie Probus said the company checks for any necessary increases at each renewal period. Probus said the Hunters Hollow rate was last increased in 2009.