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Today's News

  • Burress again best of best

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — No current teacher has taught in Bullitt County longer than Lauren Burress.

    The Eastside Middle teacher laughed as she tells the story of how she found out: a paycheck didn’t go through and the powers that be couldn’t figure out what went wrong with the automated system… until they saw the program was set to deliver the checks to current teachers from 1987 and beyond.

    “They didn’t realize anyone was still teaching in the county from before then,” she said.

  • Special election on Tuesday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It will truly be a special election on Tuesday, Feb. 20.

    Voters of all party affiliations will be eligible to cast their ballots if they reside in the 49th District.

    Due to the death in December of Dan Johnson, his seat as the state representative is open and must be filled.

    His widow, Rebecca Johnson, will be the Republican nominee and Linda Belcher, who served three terms previously, will be the Democratic representative on the ballot.

  • SHOT: Long-time sheriff passes away

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- All he wanted to do was to help people.

    Whether it was his time as the sheriff of Bullitt County or during his tenure as a Mount Washington City Councilman or as a person out in the community, Lloyd H. “Shot” Dooley loved helping people.

    Dooley passed away Tuesday, Feb. 13, at Baptist Health, at the age of 82.

    The Mount Washington man served four terms as the sheriff of Bullitt County and a total of 25 years overall in the office.

  • Superintendent selection may be made on Friday night

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- By the end of this week, the next superintendent for the Bullitt County Public School System could be determined.

    The search, which was recently narrowed down to four candidates, could end at a special meeting of the Bullitt County Public School Board,  which is set for 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23.

    Last Thursday, two of the candidates met in closed session with members of the school board.

    Matthew Shane Baker, director of districtwide programs for Greenup County Schools, met first with the school board.

  • Student caught writing threat note at BCHS

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A day after the shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla., left 17 dead, a student in Bullitt County could face criminal charges for writing a threatening note.

    On Thursday a “school threat” was discovered in a note at Bullitt Central High School.

    Christian Cargill, 18, has been charged with terroristic threatening by the Shepherdsville Police Department. He was served with his arrest warrant.

  • ROADSHOW for the week of February 18, 2018

     Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so the information below is strictly of an advisory nature and is subject to change with no notice.

    Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night. Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis.

  • Wollam continues teaching at her only school - Brooks Elementary

     BROOKS - A Louisville native, and a student directed affected by the city’s busing issues, has spent her entire career teaching in Bullitt County.

    Despite the opportunity of returning to Jefferson County Public Schools for more money, she has chosen to stay at the only school she has worked with, in the Bullitt County community she has grown to love.

    Brooks Elementary Kindergarten instructor Becky Wollam, in her 25th year with the school, was selected as the 2018 Bullitt County Public Schools Elementary Teacher of the Year.

  • Hillview to increase pay for police as recruitment, retention tool

     HILLVIEW -- Sometimes you get more than you ask for.

    Hillview Police chief Bill Mahoney came before the town board asking for pay increases for his officers.

    The concern was both retention and recruitment issues as Hillview battles other departments who are offering more money.

    The chief’s plan would give all officers a $1.25 per hour pay increase.

    But the Hillview City Council opted to approve a pay increase of $1.50 per hour, effective with the next pay period.

    The council voted 5-1, with Randall Hill in opposition.

  • Public can give input on library system

     Bullitt County Public Library is working to develop a three-year Strategic Plan and would greatly appreciate your input. To that end, the Library has created a community survey aimed at learning more about individual community members and how the Library’s services and programs can be expanded and improved to better meet their needs.

  • Medical marijuana talks in the air

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  -- The support for allowing medical marijuana in the state of Kentucky seems to be getting a little more support recently.

    And, in Bullitt County, two entities — the Hillview City Council and Bullitt Fiscal Court — are drafting resolutions to show their support.

    Dan Seum Jr., whose father has sponsored a bill in the state senate, wants to see that happen.

    But, he also wants the state legislature to go even further by allowing the “adult responsible use” of marijuana.