Local News

  • High and Dry? Federal law may shut down county pools in 2009

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Virginia Graeme Baker had no connection to Bullitt County.

    However, the tragic death of the seven-year-old girl in 2002 could have a major affect upon those who like to swim at public pools in Bullitt County.

    Unless the four county pools are equipped with new anti-entrapment devices, it appears they will not open for the season.

    And besides the public swimmers, there are over 120 members of the Bullitt County Dolphins who may not be able to compete this summer.

  • Chargers on to state baseball tournament

    LOUISVILLE - With a mighty swing of Josh Whitmer's bat, the Bullitt East Chargers advanced to state baseball tournament on Thursday night.

    In the bottom of the ninth, Whitmer hit a walk-off home run in Jim Patterson Field on the University of Louisville campus for a 7-6 victory over Butler.

    This is the second trip to the state tournament for the Charger program. This time, the trip will be accompanied by the Sixth Region tournament trophy.

    See Monday's edition for the full story.

  • MW Shut out of stimulus funds for sewer plant

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — It was the news that no one wanted to hear.

    Mount Washington probably won’t be receiving any of the federal economic stimulus funding for its state-mandated $15 million sewage treatment plant project.

    That’s not good news for city sewer customers who are preparing to pay a 17.5 percent increase on bills for the rest of 2009 to subsidize Louisville water rate increases, system improvements and the new plant.


    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of May 25:

    Bullitt County:

    KY 61:  Roadway will be reduced to one lane at the bridge (mile point 13.1) over CSX railroad near KY 480 due to bridge deck repairs beginning Tuesday, May 26, 2009.  A temporary traffic signal will be in place to control traffic during this construction project.  Work will continue through the end of June 2009.  

    Jefferson County:

  • Judge denies probation for Childress

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A former Hebron Middle ISAP instructor and a former North Bullitt sports coach has been denied probation.

    Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress sentenced Larry Brent Childress to eight years in prison on the charges of rape and sodomy relating to an incident between the former educator and a 13-year-old in 1993.

    The victim came forward last winter with allegations that the two had intercourse during a period of time.

  • Sabert celebrates after surviving bumps in road

    HILLVIEW - Admitting that there had been a few bumps in the road over the past four years, Sabert Corp. officially opened it new manufacturing facility in northern Bullitt County on Thursday.

    Over four years ago, the New Jersey-based company began looking for a location to build its third manufacturing plant in the United States.

    Through a consultant and with a lot of pushing from local officials, such as Bullitt County Industrial Development Authority director Bob Fouts and Hillview mayor Jim Eadens, the 250,000 square foot facility was located off East Blue Lick Road.

  • Committee finds some revenue, cuts some expenses

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The hunt for finding revenue and cutting expenses began in earnest as the committee appointed by Bullitt Fiscal Court began its work.

    In just one session, the committee led by magistrates Eddie Bleemel and Joe Laswell, heard some good news.

    In the proposed $15.3 million budget for 2009-10, the jail and emergency medical services were the largest departments. Those were the ones tackled first by the committee.

    County officials are trying to find a way to eliminate the need for some employees to lose one day of work each week.

  • City taking step to revise civil service

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - City officials say that the civil service system of employee protection is not going away.

    However, there appears to be changes in the making.

    The Shepherdsville City Council listened to the first reading to repeal the current ordinance and adopt a revised set of standards.

    The final reading and vote will come at the June 8 meeting.

    (Due to the Memorial Day holiday, the May 25 meeting has been cancelled.)

  • Transportation study to be discussed May 28

    The first open house for the Bullitt County Transportation Study will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. May 28, 2009 at the Paroquet Springs Conference Center, 395 Paroquet Springs Drive in Shepherdsville.

    The study will provide the basis for identifying and prioritizing future transportation improvements in Bullitt County over the next 20 years. It will include an evaluation and analysis of existing and projected traffic conditions, an evaluation of alternative transportation modes, and recommendations of priorities for future projects.

  • City receives $3M stimulus on sewer line, plant expansion

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Jeff Conder was all smiles on Thursday morning. As a matter of fact, so was Shepherdsville mayor Sherman Tinnell.

    After over a year of discussions and negotiations, the Shepherdsville City Council announced on April 27 that it felt it could tackle a major sewer line expansion to southern Bullitt County and expand its current treatment plant.

    The only question was how would pay the freight for the construction projects.