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Today's News

  • Spending Time on the Farm

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The weather held out for a beautiful day on the farm… or the educational equivalent.

    Students attended Farm and Agricultural Field Day, hosted by Bullitt County Farm Bureau and the Bullitt County Cooperative Extension Service.

    The event was held in conjunction with the Bullitt County Public Schools Family Resource Centers from Cedar Grove, Lebanon Junction, Mount Washington and Roby Elementary Schools.

  • County cleanup days later in May

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Maybe the most anticipated and most appreciated county service will be a little later this spring.

    But, don’t fret, the Bullitt County cleanup days will be held again this spring.

    Solid waste coordinator Larry Hatfield said the dates have been moved back to May to avoid some conflicts in dates.

    Cleanup days are scheduled from 8 a.m to 4 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Shelter group will look at fees before vote taken on ordinance

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The animal shelter committee will have another item on its agenda to consider at its May 10 meeting.

    A decision is needed on what fees will be charged for various services provided by the shelter.

    Angie Greenup, assistant animal control district direcotr, told members of Bullitt Fiscal Court that she didn’t agree with proposed changes in the fees.

    She did research with other facilities and listed suggestions. County attorney John Wooldridge offered alternatives.

  • Paroquet Springs hosts health fair this Sunday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — It’s a health event designed for all ages and it’s happening in Bullitt County.

    The Bullitt County Health Fair will be at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre in Shepherdsville on Sunday, April 30, from 1 to 4 p.m.

    Previously, the health fair was organized by the county chamber, but it has been several years since they hosted one and Paroquet Springs Conference Centre Executive Director Vicki Downing felt it was time to bring it back.

  • Education Foundation fund-raiser takes on new twist on April 28

     The Bullitt County Foundation for Excellence in Public Education hopes a few tweaks to their annual spring fundraiser increases participation and revenue.

    After several years of featuring a Kentucky Derby themed gala, Foundation members are going west (but remaining in Bullitt County).

  • Former LMPD officer guilty of theft, sentenced

     LOUISVILLE - United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. today announced the five month prison sentence followed by five months home detention,  of a former Louisville Metro Police Department Detective, by Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, in United States District Court, for stealing contents of packages while working as a drug interdiction task force officer.

  • LaRue Co. man sentenced on child porn charges

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr., announced today that a Larue County, Kentucky resident was sentenced yesterday in United States District Court by Senior Judge Charles R. Simpson, III, to 78 months in prison followed by ten years of supervised release.   The Court further ordered Benjamin Boyd of Hodgenville, Kentucky to pay $65,000 in restitution to be divided between nine identified victims, after he pleaded guilty to receipt and possession of child pornography.

  • Plan looks to help ‘grow’ great teachers

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The most important instrument for improving student achievement is an excellent teacher.

    To that end, the Bullitt County Public School Board has approved a multi-pronged approach to developing, recruiting and retaining quality instructors.

    Superintendent Keith Davis unveiled the proposed Teacher Retention and Induction Program (TRIP) recently.

    The plan has three main components:

    *Identify high-potential teachers while they are still in high school and nurture them through their educational program;

  • Talks continue on aquatic center as main county pool still closed

     SHEPHERDSVILLE—Bullitt County swimmers could go from wondering if any pool will open in the summer to having a pool available 365 days a year.

    The three county pools, located at Maryville Elementary, Bullitt Central High and Mount Washington Middle, are currently managed by the Bullitt County YMCA.

    YMCA Executive Director Justin Guest, who took over the position in January, said he is working with the county on a committee to develop a plan to better the swimming needs for the community, which could include an indoor aquatic center.

  • Pool Talk: Mount Washington has interest in taking over existing pool

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— Just before the summer opening, the Mount Washington pool needs a little TLC.

    Volunteer Trisha Moats asked the Mount Washington City Council at a recent meeting for a donation to help better some areas of the pool, such as a new double-sink for the concession stand, gritted paint for the locker room floor, shrubbery to help block some of Stout’s hardware store behind the pool and a new door to replace the one vandalized last year. Moats said she estimated the volunteers would need around $2,000 for the improvements