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Today's News

  • North Bullitt students ensure voices are heard

     HEBRON ESTATES - Following National Student Walkout Day to commemorate the Parkland, Florida, school shooting, and on the anniversary of the Columbine, Colorado, school shooting, North Bullitt High School students wanted to address their concerns in some form.

    The school administration left it in the hands of students to determine how to proceed. An alternative event took place, an assembly that met the satisfaction of most students and administrators alike.

  • Deadline today to register to vote in May primary

     FRANKFORT -- Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is reminding eligible Kentuckians that the deadline to register to vote in the upcoming May 22 Primary Election is Monday, April 23.

    “Our elections should be determined by a majority of voters, not a minority,” said Grimes. “Registering to vote is the first step to having your voice heard on Election Day. I call on all eligible Kentuckians to get registered by April 23 and then vote on May 22.”

  • Emergency closure of Highway 434 due to embankment slide

     LEBANON JUNCTION - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists that KY 434 (Colesburg Road) in Bullitt County is being closed Monday afternoon due to an embankment slide.

    The road will be closed to traffic at the bridge over the Rolling Fork Creek near the Bullitt/Hardin County line (mile marker 0.0 to 0.3). This closure is located approximately one mile south of Lebanon Junction.

  • Man indicted for offenses dating back to 1995

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A man has been indicted for sex-related charges dating back to 1995.

    The Bullitt County Grand Jury recently indicted Brian Petty.

    According to the indictment, Petty was charged with six counts of sodomy, six counts of incest and three counts of sexual abuse.

    The indictments allege that between July 2, 1995, and Nov. 21, 2002, Petty had sexual intercourse with a victim who was less than 12 years of age.

    The charges also allege that Petty should have known there was some type of family relationship with the victim.

  • Ordinance on shooting of weapons discussed on May 1

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — A firestorm of concern has arisen over a proposed ordinance regulating the discharge of firearms.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court, after getting a complaint from a resident off Bleemel Lane, instructed county attorney John Wooldridge to draft an ordinance to deal with those who fire weapons and have the ammunition leave their property.

    Updating the court members recently, Wooldridge said nothing in the ordinance would deal with the Second Amendment.

  • Rodgers ready to take next step after 35 years at Faith Assembly

    LEBANON JUNCTION—Known as the community’s preacher, a Lebanon Junction legend has stepped down from the pulpit.

    Pastor Mike Rodgers pioneered the Faith Assembly of God church 35 years ago after feeling called to leave his post at Hillview Assembly of God.

    A military brat, Rodgers spent his first six years moving throughout the country with his family. At age 6, they settled in Florida where his mom managed to get all eight kids to church once a week, he said.

  • ROADSHOW for the week of April 22, 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.

     

  • Forums set in all areas for those in May election

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- In just over six weeks, Bullitt Countians will have an opportunity to go to the polls.

    Republicans will have primary races in many of the contests on the ballot on May 22. But, the Democratic Party will also have a couple of contested primaries.

    The forums, sponsored by the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce and The Pioneer News, will be held on four nights during April and May.

    The schedule will be to have candidates available to meet with the public from 6-6:30 p.m. each night.

  • Hunters Hollow: Surcharge proponents lose again; legal battle still alive

     HILLVIEW  -- Customers of the old Hunters Hollow sewer system survived another challenge to a possible surcharge on their monthly rates.

    Franklin Circuit Court has dismissed a challenge by the bankruptcy trustees for Bullitt Utilities to have the state Public Service Commission reopen its request to have a surcharge placed on customers to recover millions of dollars lost when its treatment facility failed in 2014.

  • Santa Rosa to expand new MW site

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — Less than a year after opening, a facility in Mount Washington is already planning a major expansion.

    Santa Rosa Systems LLC, which has opened a facility in Mount Washington, received preliminary approval from the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority to receive tax incentives of over $2.6 million.

    According to the application, the company plans to spend over $21.6 million to expand its current facility.