Local News

  • Elderly man escapes overturned vehicle after wreck on 44

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -  An elderly man was taken to the hospital on Wednesday after overturning his Chevrolet pickup truck on Highway 44.

        According to Lt. Brent Hall of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office the single vehicle accident took place around 12:50 in the 3600 block of 44.

        Hall said the incident occurred when Mount Washington resident Don Metcalf steered his truck into the east bound lane for an unknown reason.

  • School board to consider tax hike

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Property owners could be paying a little more to the school system when tax bills are sent out within the next month.

    The Bullitt County Public School Board will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 7, to discuss the proposed tax rates and then vote following the public hearing.

    The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at the central office. The public is encouraged to attend.

    Under the proposed rate, the real property tax would increase from 52.9 cents per $100 of assessment to 55.2 cents. On a $100,000 home, this would amount to a $23 increase.

  • Police on added patrol over Labor Day weekend

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) is joining law enforcement and highway safety agencies across the nation to take part in the “Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest” crackdown on impaired driving.

    KOHS officials, along with the Lexington Division of Police and former University of Kentucky head football coach Rich Brooks, promoted the campaign during a news conference today at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington. The campaign began Aug. 20 and runs through Labor Day.


    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of August 30:


    Bullitt County:

    Interstate 65: Lane closures and delays are possible in both directions between the KY 61 underpass and the Bullitt/Jefferson County line (mile points 118.5 and 123.1) for concrete pavement repairs. The roadway may be reduced to one lane weeknights from 9 p.m. until 5:00 a.m.

  • Davis brings same message to single audience

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Over the course of any given month, school superintendent Keith Davis would regularly have meetings with various groups.

        During his gatherings with the faculty, classified staff, site-based members and others, Davis’ message on the state of the system would be pretty similar.

        While disseminating the information is a key part of his role, Davis realized that much of his time was spent in meetings and not out in the schools.

  • Zoning sought for manufacturing plant

        HILLVIEW - Planners will be asked to begin a process that could eventually land over 200 manufacturing jobs in Bullitt County.

        A special meeting of the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission will be held on Thursday to discuss zoning requests for two tracts of property at the northwest quadrant of Interstate 65 and Brooks Road.

        One tract of land would be property owned by Willabrook Inc., which is part of the Williams family property.

  • Foster brings leadership skills to Bernheim job

    CLERMONT - From coaching football to leading a school community, both positions require a lot of leadership skills.

    Willie Foster now has the opportunity to use his on-field abilities in the classroom.

    The former Bullitt Central assistant principal relocated to Bernheim Middle School, taking over as its new principal.

    Foster, a Bullitt East graduate and former football player, brings nine years of education experience to Bernheim. He fills the vacancy left by Bob Bright, who took another administrative position over the summer.


    Bullitt County Schools Calendar of Events: August 2010


    3: School Administrator Training at Zoneton Middle from 8am-4pm

    5: SFS Orientation at Bullitt East; Registration 8:30am, Program at 9:00am

    6: New Educator Orientation at Bullitt East from 8am-3pm



    12: VIP Campaign at PSCC from 6-8pm


  • Hunters Hollow tax rate stays same; revenue will decrease

    HUNTERS HOLLOW - New tax rates will bring a slight increase in taxes for Hunters Hollow residents, but the city itself will not accumulate as much revenue.

    The 2010 ad valorem tax rates on real and personal property, along with public service companies, were established by the city commission during its August meeting.

    The real property tax rate remained at 10.45 cents for every $100, the same rate as 2009.

  • Conway pledges to work hard in race for U.S. Senate seat

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Jack Conway is in a sprint race. With less than 80 days until the general election, Conway is running scared.

        But he’s not scared because of who is following him. The state attorney general is scared of what might happen if he doesn’t win the race for U.S. Senate.

        Conway was one of the featured speakers during the annual FDR dinner hosted by the Bullitt County Democratic Party.