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Today's News

  • Shepherdsville to take all of its portion of county’s insurance premium tax

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The county’s revenue from its insurance premium tax will get a little bit smaller.

    The vote was a 3-2 split, but all 5 percent of the insurance tax collected in Shepherdsville will stay in Shepherdsville.

    The Shepherdsville City Council approved an amendment to the ordinance imposing license fees on insurance companies doing business within city limits.

    The city previously kept four of the 5 percent, with county government receiving the other one percent.

  • Situation with fire department has just gotten more complex

     Quite honestly, we thought our unprecedented move last Wednesday to ask Southeast Bullitt fire chief Julius Hatfield to resign would be a bit anticlimatic.

    With a meeting planned of the private fire department board after our holiday deadlines last Tuesday, our thought was that by the time the paper came out, Hatfield would have announced the previous night that he was stepping down in light of the recent events which cast shame upon the image of Bullitt County.

  • Various local agencies, mayors ask SEB fire chief to resign his position

     The following was drafted and approved by the mayors of Shepherdsville, Mount Washington, Hebron Estates, Hunters Hollow, Pioneer Village and Lebanon Junction, as well as the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce, the Bullitt County Economic Development Authority and the Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission in asking that Julius Hatfield resign as fire chief of the Southeast Bullitt Fire Department:

    Julius Hatfield is only one man and he does not represent the sentiments of our community. 

  • Three ‘good’ quarters lift BE to opening win

     GOSHEN – Leading 49-27 at halftime after scoring 30 points in the second quarter, you can imagine that there wasn’t a lot of angst in the Bullitt East locker room during the break.

    Maybe there should have been.

    North Oldham bolted out of the locker room in the third quarter, outscoring the Chargers 26-11 to pull within 60-53 heading into the final frame. When Mustang standout Jonathan Henry drained a three-pointer to start the fourth quarter, it was game on.

  • ‘Super Scenario’ could be in play once more

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Last year was a season to remember for Bullitt County basketball fans and it might well be just as good this winter.

    First off, all six Bullitt County hoops programs posted winning records a year ago. In fact, each of the teams won at least 17 games.

  • Fiscal Court begins process of removing trustee

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - They may not have the ability to remove him as fire chief. However, Bullitt Fiscal Court is taking every opportunity to turn up the heat on Southeast Bullitt fire chief Julius Hatfield.

  • Fiscal Court goes after Hatfield

     Bullitt Fiscal Court has started the process of removing Julius Hatfield from the Southeast Bullitt Fire District Board of Trustees.

  • Various agencies continue to make pitch to help others during holidays

    SHEPHERDSVILLE--In the spirit of Christmas, it is tradition to try and give back to those who are less fortunate during this giving season.

    Several cities in Bullitt County will continue with their goodwill this year.

     

    Lebanon Junction

    The Christmas basket project has been around a long time in Lebanon Junction. Allie Phillips, one of the coordinators, said “it's a community affair.”

  • Youth will be served by Lady Chargers

    MOUNT WASHINGTON – It says a lot for your basketball program when you an lose six seniors and still be ranked 12th in the state in the pre-season coaches’ poll.

         That is where the Bullitt East Lady Chargers find themselves this winter – young and talented. The ‘talented’ part is where the high ranking comes from. The ‘young’ part is what keeps veteran head coach Chris Stallings awake at night.

  • Session to help answer flood questions

    SHEPHERDSVILLE--There are a lot of questions and the time is running out for residents who could be affected by the revised flood elevation maps.

    The city of Shepherdsville is hosting an informational session on Tuesday, Dec. 2, at Bullitt Central High School.

    The session begins at 6:30 p.m.

    Shepherdsville councilmember Dana Bischoff James spoke to members of the Bullitt County Public School Board last week.

    One word of warning from James was that the school system might have facilities which could be affected by the altered elevation maps.