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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • Former chief deputy indicted

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

  • 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.

  • Mayor rethinking vote to shut down center

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- For years, Boy Scout Troop 868 has called the Shepherdsville Community Center its home.

    But, the group of Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts will have to find a new home.

    And, adults who like to dance will also be looking for somewhere else to get their exercise and share social time.

    Plus, hopes of allowing Room In the Inn to have a place to allow its homeless individuals a place to shower each morning has been eliminated.

    But, then again, maybe not.

  • Scout leader doesn’t understand change in attitude after decade

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- James Poyner is a scout leader.

    He’s not a politician.

    And he doesn’t understand why after at least 10 years of occupying space in the Shepherdsville Community Center, he is suddenly having to protect his scout members.

    “I don’t understand what we’ve done,” said Poyner.

    Last Monday, mayor Curtis Hockenbury broke a 3-3 tie to turn the community center over to the city’s public works department, which is in need of more space and facilities such as rest rooms.

  • Medical run turns into look at case as homicide

     HEBRON ESTATES -- The quiet city of Hebron Estates is not used to crime.

    There are the normal burglaries and speeding motorists but mayor Jerry Clark isn’t used to caution tape roping off a crime scene.

    On Friday, a call to Central Dispatch led to the finding of a man who was pronounced dead in his home.

    Thai C. Lee, 54, was found dead.

    Pioneer Village Police Department, which is contracted to provide law enforcement in the city of Hebron Estates, responded to the call around  3:30 p.m. on Friday.

  • Man found dead in car set on fire

     OKOLONA — On a sunny Sunday afternoon, Blue Lick Park on Mud Lane was full of youngsters on the playground, basketball players on the courts and walkers getting in their exercise.

    But in the parking lot, the charred remains of a Chevrolet Impala could be seen.

    Shortly after midnight on Saturday morning, Okolona Fire Department crews were called to the park located just west of Smith Lane.

    It is located in Jefferson County, just north of the Bullitt County line.

  • New federal law to affect the 2018 boating season

     FRANKFORT — The Kentucky Department of Vehicle Regulation is alerting boaters of a recent change in federal law regarding the registration and renewal process for vessels.

    Beginning January 2018, boat owners will need to verify all Hull Identification Numbers (HIN) when renewing or applying for new registrations. All HIN registrations must be valid and formatted correctly in order to be compliant with the new law.