Local News

  • MW pool close to reopening

    MOUNT WASHINGTON – Swimmers marooned on dry land could be returning to the pool as early as next week after city officials stepped in to help repair the facility.

    A county budget crunch recently shuttered three of the county's four public pools. The Maryville pool in the north end has been open since early June.

    County officials claimed repairs to bring the pools into federal safety compliance would be a drain on budget funds.

    But if all goes as planned, Mount Washington's pool will soon be open for business.

  • County experiences online holdup

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - An online banking scam has allegedly resulted in half a million dollars taken from Bullitt County.

    Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts said that through an online banking transaction someone from the Ukraine took $500,000 out of a county account through First Federal Savings Bank.

    Roberts met Tuesday with the county attorney, county sheriff, county treasurer and First Federal officials to discuss the issue.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court has scheduled a special meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday for further discussion.

  • Salt River, STM win suit over land dispuit

    HILLVIEW - A jury recently determined that a utility company did not improperly take land belonging to a family that had maintained the l30-foot strip of ground for years.

    The jury found in favor of Salt River Electric and STM Realty in a suit filed by Paul and Lori Price.

    The property in question is off East Blue Lick Road and has since been sold to Sabert Corp. which has built a 250,000 square foot plant in the area.

  • Pioneer Village's financial situation continues to improve each budget

    PIONEER VILLAGE - Year by year, the impact of the May 1996 tornado looms a little less on the financial situation of the city of Pioneer Village.

    As a result, the proposed 2009-10 budget for the city looks better than the year before.

    The city expects to carry forward over $69,000 in the general fund and another $81,000 in the municipal aid road fund.

    With the new revenue expected over the next 12 months, the city will have over $551,000 to spend in its general fund and another $128,000 in its road fund.

  • MW contingency fund raises council concern

    MOUNT WASHINGTON ee" City Council members are set to vote on a $9.65 million budget this evening, but it’s unclear if council members will agree on one proposed line item.

    On paper, the city’s three budgets, including the general fund, water and sewer fund and the restricted fund are balanced and the city appears to be financially stable.

    No lay-offs are predicted for the upcoming fiscal year and city employees are receiving 2 percent raises.

  • Pool fees to increase July 1; study continues

    PIONEER VILLAGE - Whatever pools remain open after June 30, there will be a higher cost of admission to those who use the facilities.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court accepted the recommendation of parks director Kendall Grant to slightly increase fees for the county's swimming pools.

    To date, only the Maryville pool has been opened with the necessary repairs to meet the federal Virginia Graeme Baker safety bill.

    Grant recommended the admission fee rise from $3 to $3.50 and that the coupon books go from $15 to $20 for 10 tickets.

  • Rasner makes bid for county judge

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County needs a leader who can build relationships. Depp Rasner feels he is the person who can best fill that role.

    After looking at a possible run for the past year, Rasner has announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination as the next Bullitt County Judge/Executive.

    Rasner, who has spent all but the first six months of his life in the county, should be familiar with the county judge’s office as he served eight months as deputy judge.


    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of June 22:

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  • Police looking for robbery suspect

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Shepherdsville Police Department has issued an email alert in regards to a robbery suspect.

    SPD warns to be on the lookout for an unidentified black male wanted for fast food restaurant robberies in Kentucky and Tennessee.

    Anyone with any information on the subject should contact Det. Greg Claywell of the Bowling Green Police Department, (270) 393-4507 or greg.claywell@bgky.org, or contact the Shepherdsville Police Department, 921-1000.

  • Sewer project balloons city's budget to over $36 million

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Despite revenue being about $500,000 short of anticipated, Shepherdsville city officials will have a balanced budget to vote upon at their June 22 meeting.

    And thanks to the special sewer project and roadwork on Cedar Grove, the overall budget will exceed $36 million.

    In looking at the revenue figures, the general fund expects an increase of $394,375 for a total of $5.6 million.