Local News

  • 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:

    Bullitt County:

  • 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.

  • Indictments for drugs still on rise

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - With the Bullitt County Drug Task Force far exceeding the pace set last year in arrests, the number of indictments in circuit court continues to increase.

    Twenty-nine individuals were recently indicted on drug-related charges. An indictment does not mean guilt or innocence but only that at least nine of the 12 jurors felt there was enough evidence to continue with a criminal trial.

    Those indicted include:

    *Larry Luttrell and Grace M. Metcalf - indicted for complicity to manufacture methamphetamine.

  • Budget carryover exceeds $1M

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A final tweaking of the county's 2009-10 budget will be under consideration on Monday afternoon.

    If approved, Bullitt Fiscal Court will have its work finished. If not, they must approve a final budget prior to the end of June.

    While budget committee chairman Joe Laswell couldn't promise deputy judge Billy Roy Shepherd that the changes made after Thursday's committee meeting would be the last, he hoped the full court would accept the recommendations presented.

  • District sells $64 million in bonds for 2 schools, renovations

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - When you are $167 million in debt, what’s another $64 million among friends?

    While that may sound bad, it’s not as bad as the national debt.

    And, in reality, not bad for the Bullitt County Public School System.

    With projects revenues over the next 20 years, the district would have no problem paying its current bond commitments or the new ones to be sold in July.

  • Final buzzer could be near for basketball goals on city streets

    HUNTERS HOLLOW - The shot clock will soon run out on basketball goals in the city of Hunters Hollow.

    The city council discussed what actions they would take pertaining to portable basketball goals left along city streets.

    The city has an ordinance that does not allow unattended goals next to right-of-ways. The ordinance was created for both traffic and safety issues.

    Notification of the ordinance was previously distributed throughout the city, with the problem decreasing.