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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.

  • Bullitt EMS Recognized For Making Sure Minutes Count

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- You’ve heard the commercials.

    When a heart attack strikes, seconds can determine life or death.

    Early diagnosis by first responders may mean whether a person lives or dies.

    Bullitt County EMS was recently honored with the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold Award.

    Only two EMS agencies in Kentucky and only 84 in the United States received the Gold Award this year.

  • EVALUATION: Board grades superintendent for past year’s performance

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- After meeting behind closed doors for nearly three hours, the Bullitt County Public School Board released its evaluation of superintendent Keith Davis.

    Starting his ninth year at the helm of the district, Davis received either “good” or “excellent” in the 10 performance standards set up by the state Department of Education.

    And he met the three goals set by the board last summer.

    Chairman Roger Hayes said the evaluation process is a difficult one for all the parties.

  • Details on comments for performance evaluation

     Below is a review of comments from the Performance Standards of Bullitt County Public Schools' superintendent Keith Davis. To view the story on Davis' evaluation during the school board meeting click here.

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    Performance Standards for Superintendent Keith Davis

    1. Leadership and District Culture

  • County to seek state help to determine jail staffing plan

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- How many employees should be working at the Bullitt County Detention Center?

    That is apparently a question of interest to Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts and members of Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    But jailer Martha Knox didn’t know of the request until she was alerted by a member of the Kentucky Department of Corrections.

    On July 7, 2015, Roberts sent a letter to the state.

  • Tests show mold found in county jail

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The test results are in and mold has been detected in parts of the Bullitt County Detention Center.

    Jailer Martha Knox informed Bullitt Fiscal Court members recently that the GED room in the detention facility had some type of growth.

    A special meeting of Bullitt Fiscal Court is set for Wednesday, July 29, at 3 p.m. to decide the next step.

    For the time being, that room is not being used for the GED services. However, the growth seems to be expanding to the other side of the room’s walls.

  • 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.