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Today's News

  • Etherton closes out over 25 years of service to concerns as work continues

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When Bullitt County government inherited an emergency medical service 25 years ago, Bridgett Etherton was there.

    Mike Phillips, who has been the Bullitt County EMS director since its inception, said his friendship with Etherton goes back even further.

    So on a day in which she was honored on her service and her retirement, it was an emotional moment for Phillips.

    “She’s been my sounding board,” said Phillips. “She’s been my venting board.”

  • 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.

  • Naloxone to be made available in Kroger stores in Kentucky

     LOUISVILLE -- The Kroger Co., Louisville Division, announced recently that opioid overdose reversal medicine naloxone is now available without a prescription at its 80 pharmacies in Kentucky.  Naloxone is also available without a prescription in the 16 Kentucky pharmacies operated by Kroger’s Cincinnati/Dayton division – for a total of 96 Kroger pharmacies across Kentucky.  

  • Stable that meant so much to so many rebounding after fire destroys facility

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— When Sally McConnell’s seven-year-old granddaughter, Morgan, first saw flames coming from her grandma’s horse barn in early June, her first thoughts went to her pony, Mr. Freckles.

    “My granddaughter went in when she saw it sparking instead of coming to get me and tried to get her pony out,” the Rolling Hills Farm owner said. “He made it about to the first post.”

  • Year-long probe nets big drug bust

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- For the past year, detectives with the Bullitt County Drug Task Force have had an investigation underway.

    On Sunday, two individuals were arrested by the task force.

    Junior J. Guzman, 25, and Cid Alvaro, 30, were arrested.

    According to Capt. Mike Halbleib, director of the sheriff’s task force, the detectives were still trying to verify the identity of the suspects.

  • Maryville students to have days extended 7 minutes

     PIONEER VILLAGE -- Students and teachers at Maryville Elementary School started the current academic year off with a three-day delay.

    Due to construction issues with the renovation work at the school, classes did not resume until Monday, Aug. 15.

    As a result of the delay, students will now be in class an additional seven minutes per day through the rest of the school year.

    The additional minutes will be added to the end of the school day starting on Wednesday, Aug. 24.

  • Publishers to combine facilities; work to go to plant in Lebanon Junction

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Until the logistics boom of the past decade, Publishers Printing was the place that many Bullitt Countians looked to for a job.
        Many graduates of the Bullitt County Public School System secured their first jobs at the Shepherdsville facility.
        However, with the changing economy and the presence of more modern equipment, employees were notified on what had become a popular rumor the past month -- the facilities in Shepherdsville will be consolidated with the plant in Lebanon Junction.

  • Board to consider school tax hike

            SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Could property owners in Bullitt County pay a little more in school taxes later this year?
        The Bullitt County Public School System has proposed its tax rates for the upcoming year and there could be an increase.
        After a real property tax rate of 66.2 cents was set last fall, that rate could increase to 69.4 cents.
        For example, a person with a $100,000 home could see their annual school tax increase from $662 to $694.

  • Daughters of American Revolution honor life of Henry Crist with marker

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It had truly been a labor of love or the members of the Daughters of American Revolution Salt River chapter in Bullitt County.
        The research and the resources to make a lasting recogniton to Henry Crist was not done overnight.
        But, recently, a large crowd gathered at the Bullitt County Courthouse on a hot Saturday afternoon.
        They came to learn a little about the man who had a big presence in Bullitt County.

  • Works of young artists etched in stone at Shepherdsville Park

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The careers of some of Bullitt County’s finest young artists are now etched in stone.
        Their permanent works are now being featured for public view at the Shepherdsville City Park.
        The Junior Visual Artists of the Bullitt County Arts Council completed a two-year project involving the carving of stones that spell “SALT RIVER” and the placement of the stones at the park.