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Today's News

  • Shepherdsville mayor indicted on misdemeanor

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Over the course of an eight-month period, the mayor of Shepherdsville allegedly promoted or commanded a person to engage in the business of prostitution.

  • Pioneer Village works out deal to purchase additional property

     PIONEER VILLAGE - The Becknell Hall campus in the city of Pioneer Village will now be expanded.

    The city council approved a resolution for a loan through Community Bank and Trust to purchase over eight acres of property connecting to the current city hall property.

    The resolution allows for an annual loan, totaling $180,000, to be issued by mayor Gary Hatcher.

    According to Hatcher, the adjoining property would allow for expansion of both government facilities and the city police headquarters, as well as more room for play areas and civic events.

  • Eagle Scout to honor Korean War veterans as his special project

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Eagle Scout projects have always been beneficial to the community, putting in countless hours of service. 

    And Boy Scout Robby Smith’s project will be no exception; however, his will hold a special significance.

    “I was talking to my grandpa (Robert E. Younger) about all of the monuments (in Bullitt County) and we didn’t have one for the Korean War so I wanted to do one,” he said.

    Younger, a Mount Washington resident, was a staff sergeant in the Navy during the Korean War.

  • NB literacy pieces become whole book

     HEBRON ESTATES - One who is established in news print rarely has an opportunity to tackle creative writing, much less Greek mythology.

    Some of the creative minds at North Bullitt High School challenged their inner artists for an opportunity at appearing in professional print, thanks to Periphas, a collection of pieces published into small book form.

    The book’s title comes from a legendary king of Attica who was turned into an eagle by the jealous god Zeus, only after Apollo asked Zeus to spare the life of Periphas.

  • Roberts intends to run for House seat

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Melanie Roberts has always had an eye on possibility serving the people of Bullitt County as a legislator in Frankfort.

    In the beginning of her third term as Bullitt County Judge/Executive, Roberts has announced her intent on running for the office of state representative in the 49th District.

    It would mean a possible battle between Roberts and incumbent state Rep. Linda Belcher in next fall’s primary.

  • City to have larger role in road project

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A proposed road project that could solve many of the ills on Cedar Grove Road may cost a little more money than  some city officials may have realized.

    But, the project is still one that economic developers feel is vital to the continued growth of the community.

    John Snider, executive director of the Bullitt County Economic Development Authority, came prepared to speak about the update to the Cedar Grove expansion project.

  • City police will now have weapon to help save lives on drug issues

     HILLVIEW - Mayor Jim Eadens knows first-hand the effects of drug use in the community.

    Members of the Bullitt Opioid Addiction Team (BOAT) and the Kentucky Harm Reduction Coalition also know the first-hand dangers.

    Together, they have made it possible for the Hillview Police Department to be more effective in their fight, allowing trained officers to carry and implement a product that combats drug overdoses prior to EMS arrival.

  • Murder suspect case sent on to grand jury

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The murder case against a Louisville man will now go to the grand jury for possible indictment.

    However, the charge of hindering apprehension against the suspect’s girlfriend was dismissed.

    Enough evidence was presented Tuesday during a probable cause hearing to send the case against Kevin Justin Ward, 26, to the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

    Ward has been charged with murder in the death of Travis Lyn Steiger on July 10 behind the Super 8 Motel in Shepherdsville.

  • Gubernatorial candidates talk about farming

     LOUISVILLE -- Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) Board of Directors met last week with gubernatorial candidates Jack Conway and Matt Bevin to discuss positions on issues affecting the state’s agriculture industry.

    Conway (D) and Bevin (R) fielded questions from the KFB leaders and explained their positions during the two-hour meeting at the farm organization’s state office.

    KFB President Mark Haney said the meeting gave the organization’s leadership and all Kentuckians an opportunity to gauge the differences between the two on key issues.

  • No one hurt as ‘drive thru’ created at Salt River office

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Salt River Electric’s office building on Highway 44 East was damaged on Wednesday when a vehicle drove through the front door.

    Randy Burba, Salt River vice-president of customer service and marketing, said the accident took place after 12:30 p.m., when a customer pulling into the parking lot came over the sidewalk and made contact with the entrance.