Today's News

  • City finances much bigger battle to tackle for new year

        Is there any fire in the smoke?
        While we were focused on personnel changes during Mayor Scott Ellis’ first week in office, the bigger issue may be the financial situation of Shepherdsville.
        When there is a question about payroll being funded, that is an issue.
        The question is whether the state of financial affairs is that great or is there just a reason for concern.

  • Coroner seeks office space in courthouse to work with families

         SHEPHERDSVILLE - When he campaigned for the position, David Billings felt the coroner should have office space in a governmental building.

  • Butler appointed vice chair of A&R committee in state House

        FRANKFORT -- Rep. Dwight Butler, R-Harned (18th District) has been appointed Vice-Chairman of the Appropriations and Revenue Committee in the Kentucky House of Representatives.
        “I’m pleased and humbled to be named as Vice-Chairman,” said Rep. Butler.  “I pledge to work hard toward making Kentucky’s budget fiscally responsible to taxpayers, and make sure people know how their money is being spent.”

  • Bill would provide incentives for new job hires

        FRANKFORT - After passing the House unanimously in 2009 and 2010, a piece of legislation first introduced to the General Assembly two years ago may have a chance for consideration in the Senate this session, at least that’s what the bill’s primary co-sponsor, southern Bullitt County Rep. Dwight Butler, R-Harned, is hoping.
         There’s just one obstacle-time.

  • Hall’s artwork on Kentucky women on statewide display

        FRANKFORT - Mary Lou Hall is a master story teller.
        The stories she shares are vibrant and descriptive, recalling the life and character of those she depicts.
        Her subjects range from those she knows and loves to the historic figures she pays homage to.
        She shares these stories, not through the written or spoken word, but through the pictures she composes in paint.

  • Chief, clerk both seeking hearings by civil service

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Two employees who have faced job actions in the past week have filed for appeals hearings before the Shepherdsville Civil Service Commission.
        According to Shepherdsville mayor Scott Ellis, police chief Doug Puckett and city clerk Maxine Jeffries have filed for appeals hearings before the commission.
        Puckett was suspended with pay while an internal investigation was conducted on allegations that he was campaigning while in uniform.

  • BC had no choice but to turn down Girls’ LIT bid

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - On Thursday, the Bullitt Central girls’ basketball program found itself between the proverbial rock and a hard place.

  • Lady Chargers back in LIT field starting Jan. 25

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - The Bullitt East Lady Chargers will return to the Girls’ Louisville Invitational Tournament for a second straight season after qualifying through the first Litkenhous Ratings of the season.

  • Iroquois spoils East comeback

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - It’s not often that you can spot one of the top-20 teams in Kentucky a 10 point lead and still have a chance to win the game.

  • Snow time

     Bullitt Countians were greeted with a blanket of winter snow Tuesday morning, leading to the closure of county schools.

    Bullitt County Public Schools announced closure around 5:30 a.m., before most of the snow fell.

    Within one hour snow began to cover roadways. Bullitt County Road Department crews were able to keep major roadways accessible to traffic.

    By midday about two to three inches of snow accumulated throughout the county.