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Today's News

  • Election, snow causes calendar changes; last day for students will now be on June 4

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - An upcoming special election has resulted in a lengthy weekend for Bullitt County students.

    And a series of snow days last week has pushed the end of school until Monday, June 4.

    There will be no classes held at Bullitt County Public Schools on Monday, Feb. 19, and Tuesday, Feb. 20.

    The school board made a decision to cancel both days on the 2017-18 calendar. Feb. 19 was previously scheduled as a holiday recognizing Presidents Day.

  • Four finalists named in hunt for next school superintendent

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The field has been narrowed from 10 to four candidates in the hunt for the next superintendent for the Bullitt County Public School System.

    The school board released the names as part of its January meeting on Monday night.

    Two of the candidates are very familiar with the local district and two candidates are from out in the state.

    Those named as finalists include:

    *Becky Sexton, who is currently the assistant superintendent for support services. She is a long-time employee of the district.

  • Longtime servant of community, Charles Long, passes at age 79

     MOUNT WASHINGTON  — Throughout his time in Bullitt County, Charles A. Long was always working for the community.

    From serving as a constable to a commonwealth’s detective to helping raise funds for the Active Heroes, Long was one of those well-known people in the community.

    Long, 79, died on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018.

    Retired Circuit Judge Thomas Waller was one of Long’s oldest friends.

  • Council approves community position

    SHEPHERDSVILLE — During a special meeting in December, three members of the Shepherdsville City Council walked out.

    In January, the council presented a unanimous vote on the same issue.

    While there are items involving the public works department still to be decided, the Shepherdsville City Council voted 5-0 (Lisa Carter was absent due to illness) to create the position of community planning and development director.

    The creation of the position ends months of discussions. It is part of the overall pay and personnel classification ordinance.

  • Woman indicted for murder in traffic accident

     PIONEER VILLAGE —- A woman who was involved in a fatal traffic accident last November has been indicted for murder.

    Stephanie Lynn Coy, 35, of Shepherdsville, was recently indicted for her alleged role in the death of Hannah Compton on Nov. 10, 2017.

    According to the indictment, Coy faces a number of charges relating to the accident.

    Coy was indicted for murder, operating a motor vehicle under the influence for the fourth offense, wanton endangerment, failure to stop and render aid and assault.

  • Convicted felon sentenced 117 months for drugs, firearms charges

     BOWLING GREEN – A Louisville convicted felon was recently sentenced in United States District Court by United States District Judge Greg N. Stivers to 117 months in prison for multiple charges including possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of a firearm after being convicted of a felony, and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime, announced United States Attorney Russel M. Coleman.

  • BBB Warning: Beware of Super Bowl ticket scams

     Now that the teams have been chosen for this year’s big game, Better Business Bureau is warning consumers about possible ticket fraud.

    The secondary market can be great for non-season ticket holders, occasional fans, or those making a last-minute decision to see the big game, but to avoid disappointment, make sure your tickets are legitimate.

    BBB offers the following tips for safe ticket purchases:

  • ROADSHOW for the week of January 21, 2018

     Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so the information below is strictly of an advisory nature and is subject to change with no notice.

     

    Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night.  Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis.

     

  • Financing approved for radio project

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — With fiscal court approving a project to modernize its emergency radio communications system, the next step is how to fund the $4.5 million project.

    That answer was secured Tuesday and came with a savings of nearly $400,000 over the life of the 10-year financing.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court approved a financing package with Chase Bank for $4.6 million.

    Magistrate Gary Lawson recommended the county talk with Joe Lakofka, a financial adviser with Ross, Sinclair & Associates, to look at financing options on the project.

  • Lawsuit filed against BCSD over failure of sewer plant

     HILLVIEW  -- When the Hunters Hollow treatment plant exploded, a pair of companies were brought in by Bullitt Utilities to maintain sewer service to 700-plus customers.

    When Bullitt Utilities told the state Public Service Commission that it could no longer provide service, Bullitt County Sanitation District was brought in as a receiver to the abandoned system.

    Now, Bullitt County Sanitation is being sued by the bankruptcy estate of Bullitt Utilities for breach of contract.