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Today's News

  • Family, friends show their loves as Daugherty retires from YMCA

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It was over 30 years ago when a small group of individuals had a dream of starting a YMCA branch in Bullitt County.

    Once all the parts came together, the branch was formed.

    Rose Haley remembers the next step was to find someone to lead an agency with no facilities, a small office and a budget of $25,000.

    They would find June Crenshaw, who was working in Lexington after graduating from Eastern Kentucky University.

    “We took a chance on her,” said Haley. “And she took a chance on us.”

  • Backpacks on Friday provides valuable aid in all parts of county

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—In the land of milk and honey, there are students who go home with a little something extra in their backpacks on Friday: food for the weekend.

    The Blessings in a Backpack program works to provide breakfast and lunch for the weekend to students whose families need a little more help in the grocery department.

  • Director to appeal suspension

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  -- The man on the hot seat of recent complaints over his actions as director of Bullitt County Animal Control did not speak on Tuesday.

    But, he will have an opportunity to address at least the actions — which resulted in a recent four-day suspension — during an appeal hearing on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 9:30 a.m.

    Mark Williams sat through another round of complaints during Tuesday’s fiscal court meeting. He did not argue the concerns and, under county employee policies, Williams cannot talk with the media.

  • Foundation gives over $10,000 to schools

     Students in eight schools will benefit from over $10,000 in grants awarded by the Bullitt County Foundation for Excellence in Public Education.

    The largest award of $1,835 was granted to Mt. Washington Middle School curriculum coach Kim Lesher for Let’s Make and Build.

  • Shepherdsville meetings back to Monday?

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — If you are a regular attendee of the Shepherdsville City Council, you might have to realign your schedules.

    For nearly two years, the Shepherdsville City Council has met on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month.

    Starting soon, that meeting night may revert back to its original home on Mondays.

    A first reading was heard to return to the second and fourth Mondays of each month.

    The meeting time of 6:30 p.m. would remain, as would the meeting place — Shepherdsville Government Center.

  • ‘Small’ redistricting changes possible for two areas of school district

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — It’s not the large scale changes proposed last spring.

    But, it would solve a few problems at several schools.

    The Bullitt County Public School Board mentioned the dreaded “redistricting” word at its work session on Jan. 9.

    The consensus of the school board members was for superintendent Keith Davis to draw up a proposal for consideration later this year.

  • Fulton contract supplier guilty of jail construction kickbacks

     PADUCAH –  A Fulton County, Kentucky, business owner and contract supplier pled guilty today in United States District Court before Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell for his role in a conspiracy to defraud Fulton County citizens, through kickbacks and concealment of costs associated with work performed on the 2015 Fulton County Detention Center expansion, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Pioneer Village in store for new location of storage units

     PIONEER VILLAGE - While police continue to investigate recent thefts at a local storage facility, future units could be on their way to Pioneer Village.

    City attorney Mark Edison presented the first reading of a proposed rezoning ordinance for 6.5 acres of property located off John Harper Highway from B-2 Central Business to B-1 Highway Business.

  • New Hope looking for new facility in Bullitt

     SHEPHERDSVILLE—A big move will bring big advances for local pregnant women. For four and a half years, A New Hope Pregnancy Center has worked diligently out of a formerly foreclosed house to bring pregnancy resources to those who asked for it. This spring, the organization will move to a spot in the Cedar Grove Center off Cedar Grove Road in Shepherdsville.

  • State Police investigating local death

     The following is a statement released by the Kentucky State Police Thursday morning, Jan. 19:

    Kentucky State Police Post 04 Trooper/Detectives are conducting a death investigation in Bullitt County.

    On January 18, 2017 at approximately 11:24 PM EST, the Shepherdsville Police Department responded to a report of a burglary in progress at a residence on Landmark Ct. in Shepherdsville.

    Shortly after, Shepherdsville Police Officer Matthew Johnson saw a man matching the description that was given, walking in the vicinity of the initial call.