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Today's News

  • Small-town girl big-time teacher at Nichols Elem.

     NICHOLS - A small-town girl who attended small-town schools knows instinctively how to be a small-town teacher.

    In her fourth year at Nichols Elementary, Brittany Joiner combines updated teaching methods with a sensitivity that allows special relationships with her fourth and fifth grade students.

    Her efforts were recently recognized throughout the district as Joiner was selected the 2017 Bullitt County Elementary Teacher of the Year.

  • Louisville felon sentenced 97 months on multiple drugs, firearms charges
  • Animal control officer fired by county judge

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — He was reprimanded and then suspended.

    Now, the Bullitt County Animal Shelter is without a director as Mark Williams was terminated on Wednesday.

    Williams, who was in his second stint as the animal control officer, has the right  to appeal the dismissal to Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    The termination closes a tumultuous relationship between Williams and Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts.

    The latest public interaction between the two came at Tuesday’s fiscal court meeting.

  • MW may raise pay for future mayor, council

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— More people and more businesses could mean more pay for future city leaders.

    Two ordinances were read at a recent city council meeting amending the salary of both the city council members and the mayor positions.

    Currently, the mayor’s position calls for a full-time role with a base salary of $4,500 per month, totaling $54,000 per year, plus the annual cost of living increases. The amendment would allow for the salary to be increased to $5,750 per month, totaling $69,000 annually.

  • INDICTMENT: Former chief deputy facing charges

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- In October, John Cottrell was fired as chief deputy by then-sheriff David Greenwell.

  • Quilters enjoy annual event

     SHEPHERDSVILLE—Stitches and patterns and fabric, oh my!

    The annual Quilter’s Day Out brought together sewers from across Kentuckiana to show off their work, share tips and shop for their next projects.

    Held at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre, the show featured booths from 14 guilds and 24 vendors.

    Throughout the day, participants were able to listen to presentations by Kentucky State Coordinator for Quilts of Valor Nancy Cann and local instructor Pam Shartzer.

  • N. Buckman closure scheduled April 3-7

     LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists of the temporary closure of KY 61 in Bullitt County scheduled for early April.

    Contract crews will be installing drainage pipe at the intersection of KY 61 (North Buckman Street) and KY 44 in Shepherdsville. This work is part of the $40.9 million widening and realignment of KY 61 between KY 44 and Hillbrook Drive.

  • Ernspiker deployed for overseas duty

     Army Spc. Logan G. Ernspiker has deployed overseas in support of Atlantic Resolve. 

    Atlantic Resolve is a demonstration of continued U.S. commitment to collective security through a series of actions designed to reassure NATO allies and partners of America’s dedication to enduring peace and stability in the region in light of the Russian intervention in Ukraine. 

  • Brooks Elementary mourns loss of teacher

     BROOKS - The Brooks Elementary community is mourning the passing of one of its long-time teachers.

    Gina Rodgers Eisenback, who retired as the school’s reading interventionist, passed away Thursday. She was 50.

    Brooks principal Melissa Boyle said Eisenback was one of the staff members who moved from the old Brooks school building to the new location on Brooks Hill Road.

    Boyle said the staff was gathered together after school Thursday for the announcement, along with a prayer for Eisenback and her family.

  • Shepherdsville Lions run out of options; doors to shut June 30

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - They’ve brought happy endings, new visions and community support to the Shepherdsville community for more than seven decades.

    However, without any new vision, and lacking that same community support, the Shepherdsville Lions Club will begin proceedings to close its doors by June 30. Members unanimously voted on the decision during the club’s March meeting.

    In recent months the Lions made a frantic push to remain open, inviting new members to join and even take over the administrative positions of long-time members.