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Today's News

  • Kids Cafe fills valuable void for many youngsters at Shepherdsville Elem.

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Could it get any better than a hot meal, fun enrichment activities and extra time with friends? And it’s all free to any Bullitt County residents between the ages of 4-18.

    Shepherdsville Elementary began hosting a Kids Cafe program in November, in conjunction with Dare to Care and a Metro United Way grant provided to the school’s Family Resource Center.

    Kids Cafe is available every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoon, on school days, from 4-5:30 p.m.

  • Hillview plan to settle debt rejected

     HILLVIEW -- After seeking bankruptcy protection, as it faced an $11 million judgment, the Hillview City Council hoped it had a solution that would be accepted by its creditor.

    While the plan had to be sent to Truck America for acceptance, the Hillview City Council took  the first steps to offer a payment proposal that might settle an issue which has stretched well over 10 years.

    However, the settlement offer has been received and rejected, according to attorney Brian Meldrum, who represents Truck America.

  • Surcharge may not be over quite yet for sewer customers

     HUNTERS HOLLOW -- Could the dismissed surcharge on customers in the old Bullitt Utilities service area have a new life?

    A new hearing has been granted by the state Public Service Commission at the request of a bankruptcy trustee who is handling the case of Bullitt Utilities.

    The company abandoned the 700-plus customers last year after suffering a total collapse of its treatment plant off East Blue Lick Road in March 2014.

    Using a pair of temporary waste treatment systems, Bullitt Utilities ran up bills of over $3 million.

  • FULL DISCLOSURE: Details of sex, racism part of mayor’s investigation

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Mayor Scott Ellis had his criminal case resolved last fall.

    However, with the release of the investigative information relating to that charge, and with the release of a complaint filed by a current city employee, the mayor of Shepherdsville is once again under fire.

    And there is discussion expected at the Tuesday council meeting that will seek answers and action relating to the newest revelations.

  • Council may seek resignation, own attorney

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Last year, the Shepherdsville City Council voted to ask mayor Scott Ellis to resign from office.

     That came as a result of an indictment charging the mayor with soliciting prostitution.

     The mayor didn’t resign and the charge was dropped last fall.

     Now, however, with new details on that incident, plus additional allegations of racial comments and a complaint from a city employee, the call for Ellis’ resignation may again be heard at the next council meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 9.

  • Valentine Gala tickets, chances on sale

     The American Red Cross in Bullitt and Spencer counties will host their annual Valentine Gala on Saturday, Feb. 13.

    The event at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre will include music by Wulfe Pack.

    Corporate sponsors this year include Citizens Union Bank, Derby Fire and Safety and Publishers Printing Co.

    Tickets are $60 per person or $120 per couple. A table of eight is available for $480.

    Cocktails begin at 7 p.m. with dinner at 8 p.m. featuring music by Hans Sander.

  • Bring those late books in to library - no fine month

     Through February 29, the library’s four locations are waiving overdue fines—no matter how long ago the item was checked out—in an effort to encourage people to start coming in again to use the library’s free services and resources.

    It doesn’t matter if the item is one day late, one year late, or more. Patrons must simply bring the overdue materials back, and the slate will be wiped clean.

    If items have already been returned and there are fines on the account, those can disappear too.

  • Event to promote healthy heart lifestyles

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - This year health officials want you to look inside your own heart by first looking inside theirs.

     In the past nine years heart disease has remained one of the top causes of death in Bullitt County and throughout the country.

     It’s the primary reason the Bullitt County Heath Department continues efforts to raise awareness about the disease, helping to host the ninth annual Healthy Hearts Wear Red Luncheon at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

  • Fox Chase gets early start on setting next tax rate

     FOX CHASE - Unlike other Bullitt County municipalities, the Fox Chase CIty Council discusses tax rates as soon as the calendar turns.

     City attorney Mark Edison presented first readings of ordinances pertaining to real property, personal property and public utilities tax rates at the council’s January business meeting.

     Last year’s tax rate was set at 13.88 cents per $100 of property. According to Edison, a compensating rate to collect a similar amount would be 14 cents. However, the maximum rate allowed by statute would 13.94 cents.

  • Roby students provide water for Michigan

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Roby Elementary Classroom Intervention instructor Angela Olson was thirsting for a random act of kindness.

    Wanting to make an impact to honor someone’s memory, along with offering a public service project for Roby students, Olson learned of the water donation to Flint, Michigan, being made by Family Day Ministries.