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  • City may look to add position in future

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A new Shepherdsville city position is a step closer to existence following a split city council vote.

    The council approved a new position of a public utilities manager to oversee activities by both the city public works department and wastewater treatment plant.

    Council member Jose Cubero made a motion to approve the position, with a job description and a salary range of $45,000 to $50,000 prepared as early as January for a new hire.

  • Local company takes hunting show to airwaves

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - The lights were on for David Dohn, who took advantage with a successful regional television program.

    Dohn is President and co-host of Lights Out Outdoors, a hunting program that airs on and Ion Television.

    Thirteen episodes were recorded for broadcast during Season One. Dohn said the group was preparing episodes for the next season, which will expand regionally on air.

  • Grand jury indicts individuals on drug-related felony allegations

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The following individuals were recently indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury on drug-related charges:

  • Gifted and Talented camps expand in Bullitt

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- One of the goals for the current school year was to revamp the gifted and talented program for Bullitt County students.

    That would include placing more time and resources to expanding the offerings for those students who are part of the gifted and talented program.

    Director Sarah Coomer said one of the offerings has been  camps based on various themes.

    The fall camps included fourth and fifth graders with the plan to expand to third graders this year. They will return in February.

  • Jail roof talk just jumping off point

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A discussion on fixing leak issues on the roof at the Bullitt County Detention Center ventured off course.

  • BULLITT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS CLOSED TUESDAY

     Bullitt County Public Schools will be closed on Tuesday, January 7, due to continuous inclement weather conditions.

    Schools were closed on Monday as a result of freezing temperatures and potentially hazardous driving situations.

    With the forecast expected to remain in single digits and wind chills below zero, the Bullitt County Public School Board made the decision early Monday to cancel Tuesday classes as well.

  • WEEKEND WINTER STORM WATCH

     The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued a winter storm watch for Bullitt County beginning at 6 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, through midnight Monday.

    NWS is predicting a period of mixed precipitation Sunday morning with heavier snow in the afternoon.

    The snowfall combined with extremely cold temperatures and gusty winds could result in slick roadways and limited visibility. Wind chills are expected to drop below zero.

  • Bullitt County officials meet with Sen. Dan Seum

     State Sen. Dan Seum met with elected officials from Bullitt County during a recent visit to the state Capitol.

    The officials toured the Capitol and heard a presentatiion from Seum on how the upcoming 2014 legislative session may impact Bullitt County road projects.

  • 2013...A year in review

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The past 12 months would not be remembered for any major disasters.

    There probably weren’t earth-shaking events that you might remember.

    But, as we take a look back at some of the news events that occurred in Bullitt County the past year, you will probably agree that they were memorable for their own special reasons.

    In January, many were surprised - some pleasantly, some not - to find out that the city of Shepherdsville had come out of its economic hardships and would be able to give pay raises to its employees.

  • Enthusiasm key ingredient in board's selection of Schweiss as library leader

     He’s here. And ready to work. The library board recently announced the new director of Bullitt County Public Library system—Joe Schweiss.

    Schweiss replaces longtime director Randy Matlow about three months after his leave.

    Orginally from Holland, Mich., Schweiss is currently working at the director of the Henry County Public Library and will start in Bullitt County on Jan. 2.

    Library board director Pam Polston said they chose Schweiss as the new director because of his enthusiasm.