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Today's News

  • Wollam continues teaching at her only school - Brooks Elementary

     BROOKS - A Louisville native, and a student directed affected by the city’s busing issues, has spent her entire career teaching in Bullitt County.

    Despite the opportunity of returning to Jefferson County Public Schools for more money, she has chosen to stay at the only school she has worked with, in the Bullitt County community she has grown to love.

    Brooks Elementary Kindergarten instructor Becky Wollam, in her 25th year with the school, was selected as the 2018 Bullitt County Public Schools Elementary Teacher of the Year.

  • Details of bid spec, wide range of quotes questioned

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  -- Over the course of the past year, heating and air conditioning units on top of the Bullitt County Detention Center were being replaced.

    The latest round of bids was for the final nine units. Four would be replaced before June 30 and another five to be replaced after the new fiscal year starts on July 1.

    Bids received by Bullitt Fiscal Court ranged from $62,825 to $112,150.

  • Habib receives prestigious honor to attend West Point military academy

     HEBRON ESTAES - A North Bullitt student will make Bullitt County - and her country - proud when she begins leadership training at the United States Military Academy this summer.

    Kailah Habib has accepted an offer from West Point, where she will report July 2 following North Bullitt graduation.

    She is the daughter of James and April Habib. James works as a Deputy United States Marshal, while April is a Captain with Cadet Command at Fort Knox.

  • Student in police custody following threatening note

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - A student is in custody following the discovery of a threatening note at Bullitt Central High School.

    According to the Shepherdsville Police Department, a school resource officer found the note at the school on Thursday.

    Additional police units responded to the school, which was place on a soft lockdown during the investigation. Detectives with the SPD Criminal Investigations Unit conducted the investigation.

  • Hillview to increase pay for police as recruitment, retention tool

     HILLVIEW -- Sometimes you get more than you ask for.

    Hillview Police chief Bill Mahoney came before the town board asking for pay increases for his officers.

    The concern was both retention and recruitment issues as Hillview battles other departments who are offering more money.

    The chief’s plan would give all officers a $1.25 per hour pay increase.

    But the Hillview City Council opted to approve a pay increase of $1.50 per hour, effective with the next pay period.

    The council voted 5-1, with Randall Hill in opposition.

  • Medical marijuana talks in the air

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  -- The support for allowing medical marijuana in the state of Kentucky seems to be getting a little more support recently.

    And, in Bullitt County, two entities — the Hillview City Council and Bullitt Fiscal Court — are drafting resolutions to show their support.

    Dan Seum Jr., whose father has sponsored a bill in the state senate, wants to see that happen.

    But, he also wants the state legislature to go even further by allowing the “adult responsible use” of marijuana.

  • Public can give input on library system

     Bullitt County Public Library is working to develop a three-year Strategic Plan and would greatly appreciate your input. To that end, the Library has created a community survey aimed at learning more about individual community members and how the Library’s services and programs can be expanded and improved to better meet their needs.

  • LJ man part of couple wanted in Grayson County burglary

     ELIZABETHTOWN – Kentucky State Police Post 04 is asking for the public’s assistance in locating two wanted fugitives.

    Camryn Hope Cooper (19) of Hopkinsville and Charles Jeremy Keith (20) of Lebanon Junction, are both wanted in connection to a January burglary that occurred in the Iberia community of Grayson Co.

    Both suspects have active criminal warrants for Burglary 1st degree in Grayson County.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact KSP Post 4 at 270-766-5078 or your local Law Enforcement.

  • Johnson seeks special, primary election wins

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- During Dan Johnson’s first 11 months in office, his wife was a constant companion.

    She went to Frankfort. She attended meetings. She knew his passion to make Bullitt County and Kentucky better.

    So, when Johnson died last December, Rebecca Johnson quickly knew what she wanted to do.

    She announced within days that she would run in a special election to fill out his term. And she would file for a full two-year term.

  • Alvey poised to continue as commonwealth’s attorney

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Everything she had done in her life was focused on some day becoming a chief prosecutor.

    Shelly Alvey has gotten a crash course feel of the commonwealth’s attorney office in Bullitt County as she was appointed last fall to the position vacated when Michael Mann retired.

    She is more than ready to secure a full term for the office she had been pointing toward for years.

    “I love it,” said Alvey.

    Even before Mann retired, Alvey had filed her intent to run for the office.