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Today's News

  • County school system honored for environmental savings award

     Harshaw Trane presented the Environmental Stewardship Award during the Bullitt County Board of Education’s Jan. 25 meeting.

    The award was presented by Kyle Johnson, Harshaw Trane’s Education Sustainability Leader and accepted by Board Chairperson Debby Atherton. It honors the district’s positive contribution to the environment while also improving the quality of education for students.

  • Shepherdsville has new mayor after Ellis resigns

      SHEPHERDSVILLE (Feb. 9, 10:45 p.m.) - Just hours after Shepherdsville mayor Scott Ellis resigned, a new leader has been selected.

    Brian James, a local businessman, was selected to replace Ellis, who resigned just prior to Tuesday's night council meeting.

    Ellis had been embattled for the past year with allegations of sexual abuse, uttering the "n" word and allowing a hostile work environment.

    With five councilmembers present, three voted to fill the mayor's seat with James, whose wife is a councilmember.

  • Hillview plan to settle debt rejected

     HILLVIEW -- After seeking bankruptcy protection, as it faced an $11 million judgment, the Hillview City Council hoped it had a solution that would be accepted by its creditor.

    While the plan had to be sent to Truck America for acceptance, the Hillview City Council took  the first steps to offer a payment proposal that might settle an issue which has stretched well over 10 years.

    However, the settlement offer has been received and rejected, according to attorney Brian Meldrum, who represents Truck America.

  • Surcharge may not be over quite yet for sewer customers

     HUNTERS HOLLOW -- Could the dismissed surcharge on customers in the old Bullitt Utilities service area have a new life?

    A new hearing has been granted by the state Public Service Commission at the request of a bankruptcy trustee who is handling the case of Bullitt Utilities.

    The company abandoned the 700-plus customers last year after suffering a total collapse of its treatment plant off East Blue Lick Road in March 2014.

    Using a pair of temporary waste treatment systems, Bullitt Utilities ran up bills of over $3 million.

  • Kids Cafe fills valuable void for many youngsters at Shepherdsville Elem.

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Could it get any better than a hot meal, fun enrichment activities and extra time with friends? And it’s all free to any Bullitt County residents between the ages of 4-18.

    Shepherdsville Elementary began hosting a Kids Cafe program in November, in conjunction with Dare to Care and a Metro United Way grant provided to the school’s Family Resource Center.

    Kids Cafe is available every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoon, on school days, from 4-5:30 p.m.

  • Valentine Gala tickets, chances on sale

     The American Red Cross in Bullitt and Spencer counties will host their annual Valentine Gala on Saturday, Feb. 13.

    The event at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre will include music by Wulfe Pack.

    Corporate sponsors this year include Citizens Union Bank, Derby Fire and Safety and Publishers Printing Co.

    Tickets are $60 per person or $120 per couple. A table of eight is available for $480.

    Cocktails begin at 7 p.m. with dinner at 8 p.m. featuring music by Hans Sander.

  • Hillview caucus will become regular meeting for council

     HILLVIEW -- Now that Rand Paul has suspended his presidential run, the idea of having a caucus in Kentucky may have lost some of its luster.

    And, after two months of caucus meetings in the city of Hillview with little public participation, things will change.

    Hillview officials had an unusual meeting on Feb. 1.

    First, the caucus was held at 6:30 p.m.

    There was a little public discussion and then an executive session.

    At 7 p.m., a public hearing was held for a rezoning request.

  • MW Middle students get some national Channel One exposure

     Mount Washington Middle School students in Joey Hamilton’s first period seminar class received national exposure for their video response on Channel One News.

  • FULL DISCLOSURE: Details of sex, racism part of mayor’s investigation

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Mayor Scott Ellis had his criminal case resolved last fall.

    However, with the release of the investigative information relating to that charge, and with the release of a complaint filed by a current city employee, the mayor of Shepherdsville is once again under fire.

    And there is discussion expected at the Tuesday council meeting that will seek answers and action relating to the newest revelations.

  • Bring those late books in to library - no fine month

     Through February 29, the library’s four locations are waiving overdue fines—no matter how long ago the item was checked out—in an effort to encourage people to start coming in again to use the library’s free services and resources.

    It doesn’t matter if the item is one day late, one year late, or more. Patrons must simply bring the overdue materials back, and the slate will be wiped clean.

    If items have already been returned and there are fines on the account, those can disappear too.