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Today's News

  • Educators pose many questions; legislators have few answers

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  -- The current pension discussions in Frankfort have raised more questions than answers.

    And, before a crowd of around 250 educators, that was the message delivered by two members of the state House of Representatives.

    State Rep. Russell Webber and state Rep. Dan Johnson took questions during a forum sponsored by the Bullitt County Education Association.

    (State Rep. James Tipton, who was in a caucus meeting in Frankfort, and state Sen. Dan Seum were not present.)

  • Meeting to elect minority parent as part of superintendent search

     There will be a meeting for all parents who have children that attend the Bullitt County Public Schools for the purpose of electing a minority parent to the superintendent screening committee on Thursday, Nov. 30, at 7:00 pm at the Bullitt County Public Schools Central Office located at 1040 Highway 44 East, Shepherdsville, KY. 40165. 

  • Church shootings lead to step being taken locally

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A recent mass shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, wasn’t the first such event to occur in a house of worship.

    In fact, because of the number of shootings taking place in churches over recent years, safety precautions are being taken to keep congregations as safe as possible and discourage similar situations.

    For local church leaders, it means determining a fine line of adequate security measures at each location.

  • AAA: 2017 Thanksgiving travel expected to be highest volume in a dozen years

      AAA projects 50.9 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving, a 3.3 percent increase over last year.

    The 2017 holiday weekend will see the highest Thanksgiving travel volume since 2005 with 1.6 million more people taking to the nation’s roads, skies, rails and waterways compared with last year.

  • Woman faces murder charge

     PIONEER VILLAGE — A woman is dead and another has been charged for her murder in a DUI accident on Friday evening.

    According to Det. Jeff Carter of the Pioneer Village Police Department, Stephanie Lynn Coy, 35, of Shepherdsville, has been charged with murder, three counts of wanton endangerment, leaving scene of accident, assault and driving under the influence.

    Around 8 p.m. on Friday evening, a vehicle driven by Coy struck another near the intersection of Pioneer Trail and Preston Highway.

  • Rape case sent to grand jury for more consideration

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Two counts of rape against an 18-year-old will now be sent to the Bullitt County Grand Jury for possible indictment.

    But the attorney for Kenneth Wayne Monarch said that the public shouldn’t rush to judge his client as there is much more information yet to be discovered on the case.

    Bullitt District Judge Rebecca Ward found probable cause in a hearing on Monday to waive the two counts of rape to the grand jury.

  • Election filing period now open for 2018

     FRANKFORT – The candidate filing period for the 2018 election cycle has opened, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced Wednesday, and she is encouraging potential candidates to use a new filing portal on the Secretary of State’s website. 

  • MW council overturns P&Z; rezones Bells Mill tract

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — Land on the corner of Bells Mill Road and Highway 44 could some day be the home of commercial development.

    The Mount Washington City Council approved the change at the last council meeting, unanimously voting to reject the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission’s unfavorable recommendation of rezoning of the land from Agriculture to B-2 Business.

    Owner A.C. (Happy) Cahoe requested the zoning change.

  • Young Athlete Dies Doing What He Loved

     BELMONT - A Bullitt County native who lived his life to the fullest died last week doing what he loved doing most.

    Nathan Hall, 21, passed away from injuries sustained in an accident during a Motocross training session at a track in Louisiana.

    Family, friends and those in the motocross community are all mourning the loss and hundreds would converge in his hometown to express their sympathies.

    Nate was a Belmont resident, the son of Paul and Tonya Hall, and attended Bullitt Central High School, Bernheim Middle and Lebanon Junction Elementary.

  • Over 500 acres may be opened up for new industry

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- If light industrial customers are looking for a place to relocate, the Shepherdsville City Council just opened up over 530 acres for development.

    The council unanimously voted to rezone 532 acres from Agricultural to Light Industrial around the future interchange on Interstate 65.

    The property could not be developed — other than site work preparing for infrastructure — until bids are let on the interchange, which is just south of the current Exit 116 at Cedar Grove Road.