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Today's News

  • Highway 245 site appears out of running for new JCTC Bullitt campus

    CLERMONT -- If the Bullitt County Education Development Authority hopes to see a beautiful college campus on its property off Interstate 65, it will apparently be with a different suitor.
        For the past two years, the local group has been working with a prospective tenant to locate a place of higher education on county property at the intersection of I-65 and Highway 245.
        Drawings were rendered and hopes were raised.

  • Hebron Estates still looking for ways to improve traffic signals on new portion of Preston Hwy.

    HEBRON ESTATES -- Motorists are adjusting to the new traffic patterns in northern Bullitt County.
    Officials with the Hebron Estates City Commission spent a great portion of a short meeting talking about the newly-opened sections of Preston Highway.
    Pioneer Village police chief D.J. Reynolds said the new road had presented problems with numerous accidents.
    The hope was that as motorists become more familiar with the road, the accidents would decrease.
    For residents of Hebron Estates, the road has brought frustration over the traffic signal operations.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning March 2, 2015

    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.

     

     

  • Beasley follows heart by going into teaching

     BROOKS - Some believe they are born to teach; others feel they should pursue other career paths. On occasion, someone might do both.

    Brooks Elementary teacher Gina Beasley did, switching gears from a decade-long business profession to begin a teaching career.

    Beasley made the right move for herself personally, as well as for the district, proven by her selection as the Bullitt County Public Schools 2015 Elementary Teacher of the Year.

  • Statewide Tornado Drill postponed

    FRANKFORT--Due to the potential for flooding and the outlook for another round of winter weather to affect Kentucky Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, the Tornado Drill has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 10.

  • Common sense, research all part of talks

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Darrell Vincent recognized last year that when his high school students arrived later due to a two-hour weather delay, they acted differently.
    There was more interest and more energy.
    He knew that with a little more sleep, his students were better prepared to start learning when the bell rang.
    And there is plenty of research nationwide about the advantages of having high school students starting classes later in the morning.
    However, the mission given a committee to study the start times of Bullitt County students is not a simple one.

  • LJ looks at ways to get rid of eyesores

    Eyesores have caused headaches for the Lebanon Junction city council. At a recent council meeting,
    council member Connie Jackson ask if they could be more diligent in enforcing that people clean up trash and other waste in their yards.
    “If they're elderly we can get a youth group to help clean it up,” she said.
    Jackson also mentioned they needed an ordinance relating to dilapidated buildings. She said there are a couple of garages in town that look like “they would fall over if you touched them.”
    “There's no pride in town anymore. We're not going to grow if people don't try,” she said.

  • County agrees to add $300,000 for sheriff’s budget

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- No one will know what might have occurred if there had really been a “standoff” between the Bullitt County Sheriff and Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    But both sides will admit that the negotiations over funding were intense to say the least.

    Under the 2015 budget approved by fiscal court, sheriff David Greenwell’s office will receive additional funding to the tune of $297,350 this year.

    It is a far cry from what Greenwell said is needed; however, it is also better than he has received in the past.

  • Mahoney could be next police chief in Hillview

     HILLVIEW -- For the past couple of years, Sgt. William Mahoney has been an active voice in working on getting improvements made to the radio communications for first responders.

    More specifically, Hillview police officers often have trouble communicating with Central Dispatch if they are inside certain type of buildings.

    During those discussions, Mahoney has served as a representative of the Hillview Police Department.

    Now, he will be representing the officers as their interim chief of police.

  • Discovery students hear from U of L president, local grad

      HEBRON ESTATES -- It was difficult to decide who might have been smiling the most.

    It could have been University of Louisville president James Ramsey and his staff.

    Or it could have been members of the Bullitt County Public School System.

    Ramsey made a recent visit to several of the programs now underway in Bullitt County.