Local News

  • Charge dismissed on man accused of bilking elderly

        HILLVIEW - A man indicted for taking money from an elderly woman and for having forged instruments could soon be released from jail.

        A plea agreement has been reached for James House.

        House, 53, was indicted originally in May 2009 for knowingly exploiting an adult.

        The indictment alleged that between Jan. 29, 2009, and Feb. 20, 2009, House took out a credit card in the name of an 86-year-old woman and charged over $300.

  • Powell files for Hillview mayor's seat

        HILLVIEW - There will be a contested race for mayor after all in the city of Hillview.

        Former councilman and mayor Leemon Powell has filed to run as an independent candidate and will face incumbent Democrat Jim Eadens in the fall general election.

        “I just don’t see any business coming to Hillview,” said Powell, who served four years as mayor and six years as a councilmember. “Hillview needs more jobs.”

  • Man charged with stolen construction equipment

        BROOKS - A man has been charged with allegedly having stolen property with altered identification markings.

        Todd Edward Allen, 35, of Louisville, has been charged with two counts of receiving stolen property and two counts of obstructing the identification of property.

        Det. Scotty McGaha of the Bullitt County Sheriff's Department said a call was received on Saturday morning about a possible stolen skid loader in a facility off Highway 1020 in Brooks.

  • Man indicted on forgery, theft charges

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - An investigation by the Shepherdsville Police Department has resulted in the indictment of John M. Kerger, w/m 33, of Shepherdsville, on multiple counts of Forgery 2nd, multiple counts of Theft by Deception over $500.00 and under $500.00, fraudulent Use of a Credit Card, and Theft of Identity.

  • Ground broken on new MW sewer plant

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - After years of preparation for a new waste water treatment plant in Mount Washington, local officials and representatives from contracting firm W. Rogers Company recently gathered for a ground breaking ceremony to turn some dirt on the site where W. Rogers will construct a new treatment plant within the next year and a half.

        “We’re excited to be in Mount Washington and working on a project of this magnitude,” said W. Rogers president Warren Rogers. “We expect a really good project.”

  • St. Mary purchase will boost Hillview annual budget

        HILLVIEW - The upcoming annual budget for the city of Hillview will take a significant jump for the 2010-11 fiscal year.

        But most of that increase will involve the purchase of the St. Mary Catholic Church property.

        With $1.23 million built into the budget to make the purchase and renovations, the Hillview City Council approved its $3.99 budget for the coming year.

        This compares to the revised budget of $3.1 million for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010.

  • Educators need good about MAP

        SHEPHERDSVILLE – One year ago the Bullitt County School Board made the decision to spend approximately $12 a child – or $139,900 – on a learning assessment tool titled Measures of Academic Progress created by the Northwestern Evaluation Association.

        District Assistant Superintendent for Student Learning Greg Schultz believes that was money very well spent when it comes to improving individual student learning.


  • County will seek help from summer jobs program

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - With a federal summer jobs program available to put hundreds of young people to work, Bullitt County government hopes to take advantage of the free offer.

        Worknow Kentucky is a federal program for income-eligible young people ages 16-24.

        With a recommendation from the Bullitt County parks board to find some summer assistance for assistant director Ed Etherton, fiscal court members said they were all in favor of seeking help.

  • Civil service to be eliminated for new hires to Hillview Police

        HILLVIEW - The first municipality in Bullitt County to enact a civil service ordinance for its police department may soon drop that plan.

        The Hillview City Council listened Monday as a repeal of its 1985 civil service ordinance was presented. A vote could some during a special meeting, which may be held within the next week or so.

        However, those who are currently employed by the city would continue to be protected under the ordinance.

  • Major roads slated for repairs

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Two major roads will receive attention this summer thanks to funds made available through the state’s Rural Secondary program.

        Matt Bullock, chief engineer for District Five of the state transportation cabinet, made the annual presentation to Bullitt Fiscal Court.

        With the roughly $900,000 available to do work in the county, the state is recommending resurfacing of two major thoroughfares, as well as another on the Spencer County line.