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Today's News

  • STEM students get to display ‘eggsiting’ experience to public

     HEBRON ESTATES - Bullitt County Public Schools students received an opportunity to branch out and come out of their shells thanks to a new STEM challenge at the 2017 District Science Fair.

    The district hosted its first district-wide STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) challenge at Hebron Middle School for teams of students from BCPS middle and high schools.

  • Council jumps into budget questions

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — In their first meeting, council members in Shepherdsville jumped right into several budget issues.

    Most importantly, council members wanted answers.

    Bob Ryan, the city’s watchdog on the finances, was in the firing line of questions.

    Mike Hubbard inquired about the city’s financial ability to handle insurance coverage to council members.

    By law, council members are eligible to be covered by the city’s insurance policies.

  • Smoking ban in cars may be repealed

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The ordinance which held occupants responsible if they were smoking with a person under the age of 18 in the vehicle could be in jeopardy.

    Stacy Dawson Cline, in her first meeting back on the Shepherdsville City Council, asked whether the ordinance passed over the summer could be repealed.

    City attorney Walter Sholar said that all he needs is direction from the council and one of the six must sponsor the ordinance.

    Cline said she would request Sholar look at repealing the ordinance.

  • Changing of the Guard: Puckett to retire as police chief; city approves hire of McCubbin

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- After 42 years in law enforcement, Douglas Puckett has reason to smile.
        Puckett has decided that it is time to retire.
        Rick McCubbin also had reason to smile on this particular evening.
        In law enforcement for nearly 30 years, McCubbin decided after less than a year in retirement, it was time to get back to work.

  • Bad behavior costs animal control officer four days off from his job without pay

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A month after his actions at the Bullitt County Animal Shelter were questioned by a number of citizens, Mark Williams will return to work on Tuesday, Jan. 17, after being suspended for four days.
        Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts suspended Williams without pay from Jan. 10-13.
        In her letter of suspension on Jan. 9, Roberts said that Williams was being suspended due to insuborination.

  • After rocky start, MW sports park moving again

        MOUNT WASHINGTON— After surprising results from the last bid, re-bidding for the sports complex in Mount Washington is open once again.
        At the original pre-bid meeting in June 2016, Land Design and Development planner Chad McCormick said the room was full of contractors. However, at the open bid one month later, only one bid came in and was priced $3 million over the expected $7 million. The bid was rejected.

  • District may get to set sewer rates

        HILLVIEW — Every time the members of the Bullitt County Sanitation District board want to raise its sewer rates, permission must be sought.
        But, if Bullitt Fiscal Court agrees to a proposal, rate hikes would be a mere formality.
        Facing the prospects of having to borrow at least $17 million to construct two new treatment plants, the sanitation district has proposed an amendment to the current ordinance.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning January 15, 2017

    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.

  • Police seek missing juvenile

     The following is a statement released by the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office on Friday, Jan. 6:

    The Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office needs help in finding missing juvenile Eaisa Shunnarah.

    He is a 16-year-old white male, black hair, 5’10” and 180 pounds.

    It is believed he may be in the Portland area of Louisville.

  • Police seeking individuals in Wee Stor-It theft case

     PIONEER VILLAGE – Invesitagators with the Pioneer Village Police Department have received several new leads regarding a major theft at the Wee Stor-It storage lot.

    The department issued a press release stating that the leads have resulted in recovered property and new leads, along with two persons of interest that are now being sought.

    Police are seeking David Embry Simmons, 43, and John Wilson Sparks Jr., 42, both of Shepherdsville, in relation to the theft investigation.