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Today's News

  • Rittman tackles task of organizing obit treasures

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - An obituary can be as important to a person’s history as any other document.

    The Bullitt County History Museum believes that, collecting as many obituaries as possible for their records.

    Now, thanks to volunteer Brenda Rittman, that information is available on the museum’s computer database.

    For over three years Rittman has single-handedly gone through more than 13,000 obituaries for the database, dating back to the 1940s. 

  • NB student facing discipline following threat

     The following message was distributed by North Bullitt High School Principal Chris VerDow Friday afternoon:

    Dear Parents and Partners,

    North Bullitt High School and Bullitt County Public Schools are dedicated to maintaining a strong partnership with parents in our effort to provide the very best education for students.  Key to that partnership is open communication.

  • Sanitation District gets OK, moves to hike rates

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – On Tuesday, Bullitt Fiscal Court members voted to allow the Bullitt County Sanitation District to set its own rates — with some limits.

    Two days later, the board did just that.

    Customers of the BCSD will soon see a 12 percent increase to their bills. On average, the increase would be less than $3 a month.

    District manager Jerry Kennedy said he was worried when he entered the fiscal courtroom on Tuesday and the seats were nearly full.

  • Hunters Hollow customers urged to voice surcharge opposition

     HILLVIEW — Now is the time for northern Bullitt County residents to raise your voices, especially if you are a customer of the Hunters Hollow treatment plant.

    Currently, the state Public Service Commission is considering the reopening of the surcharge request by creditors of the old Bullitt Utilities.

    The requested surcharge could add as much as $17 per month to Hunters Hollow customers.

    Hillview attorney Tammy Baker said now is the time for customers to voice their concerns over the request.

  • Rezoning, variance would allow some growth at facility

     CLERMONT -- Seven rezoning requests totalling around 104 acres may not seem like a lot when you are talking about the massive Jim Beam Distillery in Bullitt County.

    However, the seven rezoning requests ranging in size from .3 acres to 69.1 acres are very, very important to the future of the world leader in the production of bourbon.

    Throw on top of the rezoning requests, which must be approved by Bullitt Fiscal Court, that Jim Beam also secured a variance during the February meeting of county planners.

  • Coy first to throw hat into sheriff’s race

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With 54 years of public service in his blood, Larry Coy isn’t ready to retire to the recliner and remote.

    Coy has filed paperwork to begin his latest mission — to become the next Bullitt County sheriff.

    “It’s time we need to make a change,” said Coy. “You get that public service in your blood and it’s hard to get out.”

    Over his career, Coy started by serving 18 years in the U.S. Air Force. That led to a career with the Jefferson County Police, where he retired.

  • Hillview accepts settlement on suit versus former attorney

     HILLVIEW -- City officials in Hillview will apparently get a little help in paying off its $15 million court verdict to a local business.

    After an executive session, the Hillview City Council voted to have mayor Jim Eadens and attorney Tammy Baker handle the necessary paperwork to settle a lawsuit against its former lawyer.

    The council accepted a $375,000 settlement offer from Mark Edison, the long-time city attorney.

    The city sued Edison last February for malpractice.

  • Hunt found not guilty in misdemeanor case

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A former Bullitt County sheriff’s employe was found not guilty of a misdemeanor charge.

    Yvonne Lynn Hunt had been charged with a single count of improper access to computer information.

    However, in Bullitt District Court on Tuesday, a four-man, two-woman jury found Hunt not guilty.

    The charge, which was taken after Hunt had filed a lawsuit against sheriff Dave Greenwell for wrongful termination, alleged that she improperly got information off a computer that was related to a criminal case.

  • Indictments issued on drug-related allegations

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The following individuals were recently indicted for felony charges by the Bullitt County Grand Jury:

    *April Hoover — charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, tampering with physical evidence and trafficking in a controlled substance.

    According to the indictment, Hoover had methamphetamine on Nov. 6, 2016, with the intent to traffick. She also had a handgun in her possession.

    She was also charged with trying to destroy or tamper with the evidence.

  • REMINDER: Schools are open Friday

     Bullitt County Public Schools reminds all students and families that classes will be in session on Friday, Feb. 17.

    The date was originally scheduled as an off day; however, it was also designated as a make-up day in the event of a snow day cancellation.

    Friday is now the make-up date for the January snow day cancellation.

    BCPS will still be closed Monday, Feb. 20, in commemoration of Presidents Day, and Tuesday, Feb. 21, for a scheduled teacher planning day.