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Today's News

  • Pleasant Grove earns top prize in state STLP contest

     Pleasant Grove Elementary School Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) students earned First Place – Elementary Division in Cinemania Kentucky Tourism during STLP State Championships last month at Rupp Arena in Lexington.

    They were among 50 students from nine Bullitt County Public Schools participating in the event.

  • May begins with I-65 construction in Hardin County

       I-65 repair work will require lane closures in northern Hardin County over the next two weeks.

    Northbound will be affected beginning Sunday night, May 3rd .  The inside and center lanes will be closed at 7pm (reduced to one lane) as contract crews begin concrete repairs between Mile Points 102 and 104, near the Hardin-Bullitt County line.  Motorists should reduce speed and be prepared for slow/stopped traffic upon approach to the work zone.  Delays are likely during peak volume hours.

  • Nominations taken for Southeast Fire election for property owners

     The Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District will hold an election for property owner trustee on Saturday, June 27, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

    It will be held at the Southeast Bullitt Fire Department station located on Highway 245 near Bernheim Forest.

    Any interested person may contact Dan Thibodeaux of the election committee by calling 502-609-0729 to obtain a form for nomination for elected trustee.

    This nomination form must be completed and returned to the Election Committee before May 20, 2015.

  • Hillview makes counter-offer on suit

     HILLVIEW -- Seeking to end the lawsuit and judgment against the city, Hillview officials unanimously voted Monday to extend a counter-offer.

    The city owns around $14 million to Truck America after losing a jury trial and subsequent appeals.

    The lawsuit revolved around the purchase of property by Truck America from the city of Hillview and the damages incurred when the transfer of 40 acres off Ferguson Lane did not occur.

    Recently, the city sent a check for $65,300 to the plaintiffs as a sign of good faith.

  • County to pick up jobs due to fire in Louisville

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The effort over the past year to get plant managers more involved in communicating with each other has been very successful.

    Now, they will have an opportunity to meet some of their elected county officials.

    John Snider, director of the Bullitt County Economic Development Authority, told members of the board that the plant managers had been meeting on a regular basis and those gatherings had been valuable.

  • Church welcomes bikers on road to Jesus Christ

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - If Jesus were living among us today, would He ride a Harley-Davidson?

    Lou Imbrogno and Wayne Miller think so, and they are convinced that Jesus would participate with them in their church services.

    Rushing Wind Ministries, a biker-friendly church organization originally founded in Oceanside, Calif., now has 25 chapters throughout the United States, including one in Bullitt County.

  • April showers brings healthy flowers

     A few rain showers could not keep hundreds of people from attending the plant sale held at the Bullitt County Extension Service on Saturday.

    There were lots of plants, as well as yard decorations, available for purchase.

    This is an annual sale conducted by the Master Gardeners program in Bullitt County.

  • Beware Scammers taking Advantage of Nepal Earthquake Tragedy

     BBB's Wise Giving Alliance (WGA) is warning donors to avoid being taken advantage of by scammers who want to make money off of the Nepal earthquake tragedy.

  • Fiscal Court freezes OT starting May 5

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With an immediate concern rectified, the long-term future of the Bullitt County Emergency Medical Service would be in doubt.
        Bullitt Fiscal Court adopted and then revised a resolution putting a freeze on any overtime on Tuesday.
        The effective date on the resolution was later changed to May 5.
        The overtime freeze, as well as freezes on new hires and transfer of funds and a new invoice policy, were implemented due to a desire to get a handle on financial spending in county government.

  • Privatization one option to be studied

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Should Bullitt County contract out its emergency medical services?
        Should rates on its medical runs be increased?
        Should the number of ambulances be reduced?
        Less than 24 hours after Bullitt Fiscal Court imposed and then revised an overtime freeze which could have immediately shut down services such as EMS and the jail, the Emergency Services Committee held its regular meeting.
        The hot topic of the day was how to eliminate scheduled overtime with EMS.