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Today's News

  • Nichols’ Allen awarded grant to attend literacy conference

     Nichols Elementary School Reading Recovery/Read to Achieve teacher Heather Brewer Allen has been awarded a $1,000 grant to attend the 2018 Reading Recovery Council of North America K-6 National Literacy Conference Feb. 17-20 in Columbus, OH.

  • LJ Junction officials asked to look at sidewalk between school, library

     LEBANON JUNCTION -- When the Lebanon Junction branch library was constructed over seven years ago, there was talk about finding a safe way for children to visit.

    Primarily, the talk was about building a sidewalk along Preston Highway from Lebanon Junction Elementary to the new library.

    The talk settled down and the project was not pursued.

    However, Tobee Taylor would like the sidewalk talk to be revised.

    A long-time library system employee, Taylor is now working out of the Lebanon Junction branch.

  • 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.

  • Teen indicted on two counts of rape against fellow students

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A student who attended Bullitt East High School has been indicted by the grand jury on two counts of rape.

    Kenneth Wayne Monarch, 18, of Shepherdsville, was recently indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury for rape charges.

    According to the indictment, Monarch allegedly had sexual intercourse through the use of force on Oct. 8, 2017, and Oct. 31, 2017.

    There were separate victims in each case.

  • 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.

  • Record low score leads to closure of restaurant in MW

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— A low health inspection score has resulted in a suspended permit for a popular Mount Washington lunch stop. 

    The Grand Buffet and Grill, located at 138 East Brooke Court in Mount Washington, was ordered by the Bullitt County Health Department to cease operation after receiving a 28 percent during an inspection.

    The health department received a complaint call from the Mount Washington Police Department on Tuesday, Jan. 9, about some potentially severe food safety violations.

  • Health department has tried to help improve local scores

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  — Visitors to local restaurants may have seen some low scores recently.

    And health officials have been trying to help restaurant owners improve those scores.

    Environmentalist Chad Lynch said the Bullitt County Public Health Department has been running behind as a vacancy still remains unfilled.

    During a recent meeting of the health board, Lynch said three food conferences were held that particular week with operators and their employees.

  • SNOW and ICE

     Winter has already sent cold weather to the county but on Friday it sent a little snow.

    While city, county and state workers were clearing streets on Saturday, it was a time for some sledding at the Shepherdsville City Park.

    Bullitt County Public Schools closed on Friday and again on Tuesday due to the severe weather (Monday was closed for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday).

    The cold snap will continue throughout the week, with temperatures in the single digits mid-week, accompanied by wind chills below zero.

  • Officials write letter for Bogard stoplight

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — If the state transportation cabinet has no plans to install a traffic signal, it might as well take back the new turn lanes being installed on Highway 44 at Bogard Lane.

    That’s the viewpoint of John Todd, who faces the daily battles to get from Bogard Lane onto Highway 44.

    Those using Bogard Lane and Lloyd Lane have been upset since state officials announced that the traffic signal is not a certainty. It will take another study following the installation of the left turn lanes to determine is the signal is warranted.

  • Parker says farewell as longest-tenured mayor

    HUNTERS HOLLOW - The longest-tenured elected official in Bullitt County has resigned.

    Linda Parker officially stepped away from her duties as Hunters Hollow mayor during the city’s December business meeting.

    Parker became mayor of Bullitt’s smallest municipality in 1988, leaving office on Jan. 1 after 30 years of service to her community.