Local News

  • Bright takes LaRue Middle post

        CLERMONT - While one middle school has filled its position for principal, another is in the job hunt.

        Earlier this summer, Bernheim Middle principal Bob Bright resigned to take a similar position at LaRue County Middle.

        “When you look at Bernheim Middle School under Bob Bright’s leadership for the past three years, it is nothing short of amazing,” said LaRue superintendent Sam Sanders. “The school has positively transformed in every aspect.”

  • Ban on texting while driving takes effect Thursday

    FRANKFORT ee" Governor Steve Beshear’s ongoing effort to make Kentucky roads safer takes a big step on Thursday, July 15, when a new law takes effect to ban texting for all drivers and cell phone use for drivers under 18.

    Kentucky recorded more than 57,000 crashes last year - and more than 200 fatalities - attributed to driver distraction and inattention.

  • Three schools eligible for transfers

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The academic year has yet to begin and parents and students at three Bullitt County middle schools will soon have to make a decision about their educational future.

        Students at Bullitt Lick, Zoneton and Hebron Middle schools are eligible for transfers due to those schools failing to meet the federal No Child Left Behind act.

        The NCLB figures for the past school year have not yet been released.

  • Shepherdsville arrests man for acts at park

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - On Sunday morning 11 July at 1150 Shepherdsville Police and a Bullitt County Sheriff’s Deputy arrested 42 year old Timothy L. Burkhart, a w/m from Shepherdsville.

    Deputy Troy Johns observed an individual at an electrical panel mounted on a pole in 1st Street Park and called for Shepherdsville Police.

    Burkhart was attempting to remove the copper wiring from the pole and panel and had broken the electrical meter box.

  • The Proposal: Parks board may be poised to make change

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - There has been no decision made but there is no doubt a strong feeling that the Bullitt County Parks Board could propose a change in the operation of its program.

    On Thursday, several individuals from the public posed questions and concerns to the parks board. The comments would play a part in the board’s recommendation to Bullitt Fiscal Court.

  • Fifth Avenue residents look to city for aid from thefts, vandalism

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Residents of Fifth Avenue off Old Preston Highway are tired of it. And they are looking for some help from city officials.

    Residents told Shepherdsville city councilmembers of the vandalism, thefts and large number of young people walking the streets at all hours of the night.

    But at the end of the night, no real solutions were found for their troubles.

    A handful of residents were eager to tell officials of the problems and their desire to have some assistance.

  • Hunters Hollow secures police patrol for year

    HUNTERS HOLLOW - It won’t be their own police department but it will be an important piece of the city’s crime prevention program.

    The Hillview Police Department began regular patrols in Hunters Hollow as of July 1.

    Hunters Hollow agreed to pay a quarterly rate of $1,000 for specific amounts of patrol along city streets.

    Hillview will provide a regular number of patrols through the city but there will not be any regular pattern for the visits.

  • Numbers show that highway safety grants help to decrease accident rate

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - When police agencies are awarded special grant money, there is normally a goal to achieve.

        In the terms of highway safety grants, there are goals such as reducing the number of alcohol-induced accidents, both injury and non-injury.

        In Bullitt County, the numbers are showing that the state-issued federal funds are working.

        And the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department has recently secured a piece of equipment that could further help cut down on the number of accidents.

  • LJ still studying rezoning question

    LEBANON JUNCTION - A couple months ago, the Lebanon Junction City Council formed a committee to look into making zoning changes in some parts of the city to allow residents to alter their properties.

    Council members decided to form the committee after receiving complaints that zoning regulations in much of the city prohibited structures from being rebuilt or altered under current zoning.

  • Driver injured in three-car accident

    HILLVIEW - A driver was injured in a three-car accident on Preston Highway Monday afternoon.

    The incident took place at the Old Preston Highway intersection around 1:30 p.m.

    According to Hillview Police Ofc. Roy Raines, the driver of a red Mazda MX5 received a broken leg, along with neck and back pains, after hitting a red Jeep Cherokee crossing the roadway.

    The MX5 was traveling northbound on Preston when it struck the Cherokee crossing eastbound on Old Preston, Raines said.