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Today's News

  • School Board votes 3-2 for increase

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- By the slimmest of margins, the Bullitt County Public School Board has approved a higher tax rate.

  • The Mayor of Shepherdsville is... Scott Ellis

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When he tendered a letter on Feb. 9, 2016, Scott Ellis intended to resign from the office of mayor.

  • Big Purple preview of Overdose Awareness Day on Aug. 31

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - August 31 is designated as International Overdose Awareness Day. Two local agencies were hoping to raise awareness leading up to the important date by hosting The Big Purple Event.

    Co-sponsored by Walking for Wellness Stop Heroin Bullitt County and the Bullitt Opioid Addiction Team (BOAT), The Big Purple Event featured guest speakers, live entertainment and vendor booths featuring regional organizations that are dealing with drug abuse and addiction issues.

  • County can swim toward solution with plan of attack

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The list of repairs is now known for the swimming pool next to Bullitt Central.

    Shannon Padden, owner of American Leak Detection in Mount Washington, took the bull by the horns and got what county officials couldn’t -- the OK from state officials to move forward with pool repairs.

    Due to issues raised a year ago by a state inspector, the Bullitt Central pool did not open this season.

  • Retention of water has leaders looking for state help

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The Bullitt County Detention Center was constructed over a decade ago. 

    Located in a very low area, truckloads of shale were brought onto the site.

    The jail opened and water issues have been a regular occurrence at the detention center.

    From mold to sinking floors, many of the problems at the facility can be linked back to moisture and standing water.

  • Masons honor member, citizens

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Each year, the Bullitt County Scottish Rite organization looks to honor individuals.

    The individuals honored are those who happen to be citizens who make the community a better place.

    The organization also honors one of its own.

    Recently, three individuals were honored.

    Starting his Masonic career in southern Indiana, Herman Schlageter crossed the river and settled in Kentucky.

    Eight years ago, he married the former Joan French.

  • Louisville felon convicted for string of armed robberies

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. announced the conviction yesterday, of a violent felon for his role in a string of armed robberies in Metro Louisville. The federal charges stemmed from “Project Recoil,” the on-going partnership of multiple Jefferson County, Kentucky law enforcement agencies, developed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Kentucky, to maximize penalties for the most violent offenders and to reduce violent crime in our community.

  • Miami man sentenced for cigarette warehouse burglary conspiracy

     OWENSBORO – A Miami resident from Cuba, was sentenced this week in United States District Court by Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr., to 77 months in prison and ordered to pay restitution of $1,486,164.45 - for conspiracy and theft charges stemming from the defendant’s participation in a warehouse burglary in Leitchfield, Kentucky, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • New traffic signal activation at Highway 44, Bells Mill

     LOUISVILLE – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) announces activation of a new traffic signal at the intersection of KY 44 and KY 1526 (Bells Mill Road) in Bullitt County. This signal is being installed as part of an intersection improvement project that includes the addition of turning lanes.

    The signal heads are currently in place and are scheduled for activation later on this week. The signal will be tested and timing adjusted over the next two weeks. 

  • A different type of take-out: More than food found in restaurant parking lot

     HILLVIEW -- Restaurant carryout brought forth a whole new meaning last Friday in northern Bullitt County.