Today's News

  • Presidential Candidate Visits His Senate District

     U.S. Sen. Rand Paul made a stop to meet with constituents at Becknell Hall in Pioneer Village.

    Around 100 people visited during his one-hour stop on Friday.

    He listened to a variety of questions and comments from the constituents.

  • Shepherdsville man guilty of embezzling over $800,000

      LOUISVILLE – U.S. Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. announced the guilty plea, this week, of a Shepherdsville, Kentucky, man who was charged with embezzling more than $800,000 from his employer during a seven year period.

  • Bond sale approved for funds to renovate schools

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Hoping for a lot of interest in a major bond issue, Bullitt County school officials are moving forward with construction plans on two elementary schools and its technical center.

    The finance corporation arm of the Bullitt County Public School Board unanimously voted to move forward with selling bonds totaling over $20 million.

    The actual work on renovations to Maryville Elementary, Mount Washington Elementary and the Bullitt County Area Technology Center will be more than the bonded amount.

  • Georgia doctor admits unlawfully medication prescription to Kentuckians

     LONDON — A former Georgia physician has admitted in federal court that he conspired with the owner of a Georgia pain clinic, and others, to unlawfully distribute thousands of prescription pills to Kentuckians.

  • Still more hurdles thrown at upgrades

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It’s hard to keep track of the many delays and obstacles the Bullitt County Board of Education has faced in trying to improve some athletic facilities over the past few years.

    Just as the bid date is nearing for yet another time, school board members were faced with some new challenges in September.

    Steven Ward, a representative with Studio Kremer Architects, presented schematic designs for the three high school tracks, as well as a rest room facility at North Bullitt High.

  • District not done in plan to improve student learning

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The goal has not been hidden over the past nine years.

    Superintendent Keith Davis is striving to have the best school district in the commonwealth of Kentucky.

    While the rankings are jumping at double digit rates, and while more schools than ever are scoring at distinguished levels in the Unbridled Learning accountability standards, there is always room for improvement.

  • Cafe will present evening meals for Shepherdsville Elementary students

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Shouldn’t there be a place where the kids can hang out after school, get a good meal, play games, maybe get some homework assistance, all in a safe environment and free of charge?

    Shepherdsville Elementary thinks so. That’s why it plans to open its after-school Kids Cafe for ages  4 to 18.

    The program is made possible through a grant partnership with Dare to Care Food Bank, the Metro United Way and the Shepherdsville Elementary Family Resource Center.

    The plan is to have the cafe started by mid-October.

  • Views mixed on development along Highway 245

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- How should the Highway 245 corridor between Interstate 65 and the Nelson County line develop in the future?

    That is the question being tackled by a committee formed by the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission.

    For its second meeting, committee chair Larry Watkins was met with a not-so-happy crowd.

    But, at the end of the day, Watkins said he really didn’t care if anything was done to set up restrictions for future development.

  • Dog grooming business gets permission to open in MW

     MOUNT WASHINGTON  -- A veteran dog groomer’s desire to open her own business once again got one step closer to reality.

    Ann Murphy received a needed variance from the Bullitt County Board of Adjustment.

    However, the unanimous vote of the board brought with it several conditions.

    Murphy’s plan is to open the grooming shop at 890 N. Bardstown Road.

    With 25 years of experience and owning several past shops, Murphy was ready to do it once again.

  • Making the Grade: District remains proficient; moves up ladder

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When Willie Foster interviewed for the position of principal at Bullitt East High School four years ago, he may have said a few things that offended some folks.

    For example, he used the term “sleeping giant” to characterize Bullitt East in terms of its academic possibilities.

    Well, the “giant” is now awake.

    Bullitt East earned the title of being a School of Distinction in the latest round of results from the state Department of Education accountability assessment.