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Today's News

  • Siler finds similarities between teaching, working in the military

     HEBRON ESTATES - 1SG Gene Siler knows that working in a school building is not much different than working in the military.

    “There are many parallels of teaching a student and training a soldier,” he said.

    The retired Army veteran has done both, and his instructional skills led to his selection as the 2018 Bullitt County High School Teacher of the Year.

    Siler has worked with the North Bullitt JROTC program for three years. He is the first Bullitt County JROTC teacher to receive the award.

  • Forum Thursday on legalizing pot

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Is the state of Kentucky ready to legalize marijuana?

    While medical marijuana is gaining support in the state, the total legalization of marijuana is still facing an uphill battle.

    Several governmental agencies are looking at adopting resolutions to support medical marijuana usage in the commonwealth. That support would be a way to show legislators of the two bills dealing with medical usage.

    On Thursday, Feb. 22, Shepherdsville Government Center will be the site of a forum dealing with the legalization of marijuana.

  • Local social worker helps with crisis at Marshall Co.

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - There have been eight school shootings in the United States in 2018, and it is still February.

    One of the tragic events occurred in Kentucky, at Marshall County High School. The shootings coould happen anywhere, including in Bullitt County. Last week Bullitt Central was placed on soft lock down after a threatening letter was discovered by a school resource officer.

  • Comic books present education on how to deal with violence

      In 2011 Archie Comics began a contract with Publishers Printing, with many of the company’s comic books being printed by the local company.

    Archie Comics co-CEO Nancy Silberkleit visited the area in 2012, speaking at Shepherdsville Elementary and introducing the Rise Above! comic book, which dealt with bullying issues.

    The former school teacher shared her passion for education through the company by founding her Rise Above Social Issues Foundation, dedicated to educating students on social issues through comic books.

  • 250 jobs to be lost as Gilt Groupe closes facility

     HILLVIEW - Around 250 employees will lose their jobs as a major online retailer is shutting down its distribution facility in northern Bullitt County.

    The Kentucky Career Center in Frankfort received official notice on Monday that Gilt Groupe was closing its facility in Hillvew no later than Sept. 28.

  • 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.

  • Two juveniles charged in threat against NBHS

     The Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office has charged two juveniles with terroristic threatening against North Bullitt High School.

    According to chief deputy Mike Cook, deputies learned on Sunday evening at around 7 p.m. that a threat had been made on social media.

    With the assistance of the Hillview and Pioneer Village police departments, the sheriff’s office quickly identified the two juveniles. One was interviewed and charged on Sunday with the other being charged on Monday.

  • 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.

  • 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.