Today's News

  • Jesse Bacon eager to get started as next leader

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - It is a school board’s responsibility to supply the students of their district with the best.

    As far as selecting a new superintendent, the Bullitt County Public School Board feels confident that it was able to bring home the bacon.

    Jesse Bacon has been officially hired as Bullitt County’s newest superintendent, replacing Dr. Keith Davis. Bacon will officially take charge on July 1, with Davis’ contract expiring June 30.

  • Bullitt Schools Closed

    Bullitt County Public Schools are closed Wednesday, March 22, 2018 due to unsafe road conditions. For more information, visit bullittschools.org.

  • MW looking at ways to keep things out of its sewer plant

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — It’s a dirty topic but it has to be discussed: flushable toiletry wipes are not as flushable as they seem.

    Letters were recently sent out to Mount Washington residents on the city’s sewer system explaining the harmful effects of flushing anything but toilet paper down the pipes.

    Lift station supervisor Wayne Votaw also spoke at a recent council meeting to help get the point across a little more with videos and pictures taken by his crews of the tangled mess the wipes have caused the workers.

  • Clean Up days set for county

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Probably the most popular county service, other than road maintenance, is the annual clean up days.

    More appropriately, it should be called Get Rid of My Junk days.

    Solid waste director Larry Hatfield said the dates have been negotiated and agreed upon by the Bullitt County Public School System.

    The dates and locations for the annual Clean Up Days will be:

    *Saturday, April 28 -- North Bullitt High School and Bullitt East High School

  • BEHS students rally to remember

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—The deadly shooting in Marshall County earlier this year hit too close to home for those at Bullitt East High.

    Alum Scott Cosner is the father of twin boys who attend Marshall County High. On Jan. 23, one son was shot in the back of the neck while students trying to escape trampled the other.

    Both boys have recovered and made a special appearance at Bullitt East on Wednesday as part of an assembly organized by the student-led newspaper, the Livewire.

  • Forum Tuesday in Hillview to talk about opioids

     HILLVIEW - Is there anything the community can do to combat the opioid crisis?

    Local and regional agencies are going to discuss the community’s role in the opioid crisis during a series of lectures at the Hillview Government Center.

    The primary session, The Community’s Role in Addressing the Opioid Crisis, will take place Tuesday, March 20, at 6 p.m.

    Organizers welcome community members, educational and governmental leaders, business officials, families and faith-based leaders to both listen and participate.

  • Board delays pilot program for talented students

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Proposed state government budget cuts have indirectly shut down a proposed pilot program for Bullitt County Public Schools.

    The school board recently voted unanimously to table a proposal for funding the Bullitt Young Talent Enrichment (BYTE) program, intended to assist with the development, evaluation and acceptance of  exceptionally-skilled students into gifted and talented programs.

    Adrienne Usher, assistant superintendent for student learning, discussed a pilot program version of BYTE, sharing results with the school board.

  • Foundation fights for cure for cancer

     CEDAR GROVE— Inspired by his own childhood cancer fight, a local pediatrician has started his own foundation to help end the battle.

    In the fall of 1999, Dr. Caleb Buege was a 15-year-old freshman at Bullitt Central when he had his doctor take a look at a sports injury. Little did he know, the pains he felt in his shoulder weren’t from playing sports but were caused by a type of rare bone cancer called osteosarcoma.

    Buege encountered 16 rounds of chemotherapy in a span of 18 months.

  • Man indicted for sex allegations against minor

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A man has been indicted for several sex-related allegations against a minor who was under 16 years of age.

    Javier A. Jimenez has been charged with incest, rape, unlawful use of electronic device to induce a minor and two counts of sexual abuse.

    According to the indictment, between May 1, 2017, and June 23, 2017, Jimenez had sexual intercourse with a relative who was under 18 years of age.

  • ROADSHOW for the week of March 18, 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.