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Today's News

  • Family Calls for County’s Only YMCA Director

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It was over 30 years ago when a small group of individuals had a dream of starting a YMCA branch in Bullitt County.

    Once all the parts came together, the branch was formed.

    Rose Haley remembers the next step was to find someone to lead an agency with no facilities, a small office and a budget of $25,000.

    They would find June Crenshaw, who was working in Lexington after graduating from Eastern Kentucky University.

    “We took a chance on her,” said Haley. “And she took a chance on us.”

  • Director to appeal suspension

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  -- The man on the hot seat of recent complaints over his actions as director of Bullitt County Animal Control did not speak on Tuesday.

    But, he will have an opportunity to address at least the actions — which resulted in a recent four-day suspension — during an appeal hearing on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 9:30 a.m.

    Mark Williams sat through another round of complaints during Tuesday’s fiscal court meeting. He did not argue the concerns and, under county employee policies, Williams cannot talk with the media.

  • Shepherdsville meetings back to Monday?

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — If you are a regular attendee of the Shepherdsville City Council, you might have to realign your schedules.

    For nearly two years, the Shepherdsville City Council has met on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month.

    Starting soon, that meeting night may revert back to its original home on Mondays.

    A first reading was heard to return to the second and fourth Mondays of each month.

    The meeting time of 6:30 p.m. would remain, as would the meeting place — Shepherdsville Government Center.

  • ‘Small’ redistricting changes possible for two areas of school district

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — It’s not the large scale changes proposed last spring.

    But, it would solve a few problems at several schools.

    The Bullitt County Public School Board mentioned the dreaded “redistricting” word at its work session on Jan. 9.

    The consensus of the school board members was for superintendent Keith Davis to draw up a proposal for consideration later this year.

  • Fulton contract supplier guilty of jail construction kickbacks

     PADUCAH –  A Fulton County, Kentucky, business owner and contract supplier pled guilty today in United States District Court before Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell for his role in a conspiracy to defraud Fulton County citizens, through kickbacks and concealment of costs associated with work performed on the 2015 Fulton County Detention Center expansion, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Pioneer Village in store for new location of storage units

     PIONEER VILLAGE - While police continue to investigate recent thefts at a local storage facility, future units could be on their way to Pioneer Village.

    City attorney Mark Edison presented the first reading of a proposed rezoning ordinance for 6.5 acres of property located off John Harper Highway from B-2 Central Business to B-1 Highway Business.

  • New Hope looking for new facility in Bullitt

     SHEPHERDSVILLE—A big move will bring big advances for local pregnant women. For four and a half years, A New Hope Pregnancy Center has worked diligently out of a formerly foreclosed house to bring pregnancy resources to those who asked for it. This spring, the organization will move to a spot in the Cedar Grove Center off Cedar Grove Road in Shepherdsville.

  • State Police investigating local death

     The following is a statement released by the Kentucky State Police Thursday morning, Jan. 19:

    Kentucky State Police Post 04 Trooper/Detectives are conducting a death investigation in Bullitt County.

    On January 18, 2017 at approximately 11:24 PM EST, the Shepherdsville Police Department responded to a report of a burglary in progress at a residence on Landmark Ct. in Shepherdsville.

    Shortly after, Shepherdsville Police Officer Matthew Johnson saw a man matching the description that was given, walking in the vicinity of the initial call.

  • Bullitt EDA to expand efforts to bring message to potential developers

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- John Snider can’t go across the country promoting the virtues of economic development in Bullitt County.

    But, he can be part of the bigger picture.

    Having attended about half of the 16 trips with Kentucky United, Snider would like to have the opportunity to have an even bigger role in 2017.

    And the members of the Bullitt County Economic Development Authority agree.

    Previously committing $6,250 to Kentucky United, the board approved spending up to $8,400 for Snider to attend more trips.

  • Smoking ban in cars may be repealed

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The ordinance which held occupants responsible if they were smoking with a person under the age of 18 in the vehicle could be in jeopardy.

    Stacy Dawson Cline, in her first meeting back on the Shepherdsville City Council, asked whether the ordinance passed over the summer could be repealed.

    City attorney Walter Sholar said that all he needs is direction from the council and one of the six must sponsor the ordinance.

    Cline said she would request Sholar look at repealing the ordinance.