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Today's News

  • Kaufman to participate in Craft Academy at Morehead

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Bullitt East High School sophomore Sebastian Kaufman is one of 60 Kentucky students selected for Morehead State University’s Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics.

    Scheduled to open in August 2015, the Craft Academy will meet the unique educational needs of academically gifted and talented high school juniors and seniors in the Commonwealth. A college-level curriculum will allow students to finish high school while also completing up to two years of university coursework.

  • UPDATE: Ramp closure on I-65 re-scheduled for April 26

     UPDATE (04/24, 4:30 p.m.): The work scheduled on I-65 North for Saturday has been postponed by one day due to the threat of rain and storms.

    This work is now scheduled for Sunday, April 26 from 8 AM until 5 PM, weather permitting.

    Continue to check 511.ky.gov for further updates.

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    LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists of a lane and ramp closure this Saturday on Interstate 65 North at Lebanon Junction in Bullitt County.

  • County, MW junk disposal sites this week

    SHEPHERDSVILLE --The annual Bullitt County clean up days will be held on two Saturdays.

    The first day in which residents can get of their non-hazardous junk will be on Saturday, April 25, at North Bullitt High School, Bullitt East High School and at Nichols Fire Department (station on top of the hill hear Mount Elmira Road).

    The sites will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be road department personnel, as well as inmates from the Bullitt County Detention Center present to unload the items.

  • Walk to bring awareness to growing number of suicides

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - As the relative of a person who committed suicide, Brooks resident Vanessa Kallin wants to break the silence on what is often considered a taboo subject.

    Kallin helped found the Bullitt County branch of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in hopes of raising awareness and getting people to discuss the subject of suicide, rather than dismissing it.

    To help raise awareness, the local AFSP chapter is sponsoring its second annual “Walk for Suicide Awareness and Prevention” campus walk at Shepherdsville City Park.

  • Spring turkey season opens Saturday

     FRANKFORT - The wait is almost over for turkey hunters in Kentucky.

    A calendar shift pushed the state’s 23-day general spring wild turkey season back this year to the third weekend in April. It opens Saturday, April 18 and runs through May 10.

    Last spring, hunters in Kentucky reported taking 29,943 turkeys.

  • County to investigate shelter

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Bullitt Fiscal Court will launch an investigation on the operations of the county animal shelter and its director.

    After an executive session that included discussion on litigation and personnel that lasted 50 minutes, court members unanimously voted to keep the suspension of director Jimmy Miller intact.

    Miller, who has been employed for over seven years at the shelter, was indefinitely suspended Friday for alleged violation of the county handbook on employee conduct.

  • Start times will not change for students in Bullitt

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Forget any concerns about changing child care arrangements during the next school year.

    The Bullitt County Public School Board unanimously threw up a big red stop sign on any further study or discussion on altering the current start time schedule.

    This ends a four-month research-based study on the what is the best learning situation for students at each grade level.

    A big concern centered around studies stating that high school students should not start classes earlier than 8:30 a.m. Currently, their classes begin at 7:20 a.m.

  • Bullitt motorists will see change in auto decals

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Kentucky vehicle owners will notice a change throughout the state regarding license plate decals.

                The Decals on Demand change is underway in Bullitt County, according to county clerk Kevin Mooney.

                Mooney said the vehicle registration renewal and title change system was upgraded so the clerk's office could print license plate decals in office.

  • Increased flow means additional revenue for Shepherdsville coffers

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - In a “rye” twist, the city of Shepherdsville has a little more cash flow, thanks to more Beam Suntory pipe flow.

    The bourbon distillery is producing more of its rye whiskey product, meaning more pressing is taking place at its Clermont plant, according to mayor Scott Ellis.

    Council member Larry Hatfield said the process of making a rye whiskey impacts the plant because of more solid product in the sewer line.

  • County approves hiring of staff to fill vacancies in dispatch

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Three new voices will be heard on emergency frequency airwaves in Bullitt County.

                Bullitt Fiscal Court unanimously approved the hiring of three new dispatch personnel.

                Emergency Management director Mike Phillips said a full-time and two part-time positions were filled.