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Today's News

  • Talks continue on aquatic center as main county pool still closed

     SHEPHERDSVILLE—Bullitt County swimmers could go from wondering if any pool will open in the summer to having a pool available 365 days a year.

    The three county pools, located at Maryville Elementary, Bullitt Central High and Mount Washington Middle, are currently managed by the Bullitt County YMCA.

    YMCA Executive Director Justin Guest, who took over the position in January, said he is working with the county on a committee to develop a plan to better the swimming needs for the community, which could include an indoor aquatic center.

  • Plan looks to help ‘grow’ great teachers

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The most important instrument for improving student achievement is an excellent teacher.

    To that end, the Bullitt County Public School Board has approved a multi-pronged approach to developing, recruiting and retaining quality instructors.

    Superintendent Keith Davis unveiled the proposed Teacher Retention and Induction Program (TRIP) recently.

    The plan has three main components:

    *Identify high-potential teachers while they are still in high school and nurture them through their educational program;

  • Pool Talk: Mount Washington has interest in taking over existing pool

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— Just before the summer opening, the Mount Washington pool needs a little TLC.

    Volunteer Trisha Moats asked the Mount Washington City Council at a recent meeting for a donation to help better some areas of the pool, such as a new double-sink for the concession stand, gritted paint for the locker room floor, shrubbery to help block some of Stout’s hardware store behind the pool and a new door to replace the one vandalized last year. Moats said she estimated the volunteers would need around $2,000 for the improvements

  • Former Russell Co. teacher guilty of child sex exploitation

     LOUISVILLE – A Russell County, Kentucky, resident and former teacher, pleaded guilty today in United States District Court, before District Judge Greg N. Stivers, to a single charge of sexual exploitation of children, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Special meeting for fiscal court

     There will be a special meeting for Bullitt Fiscal Court on Tuesday, April 25.

    The meeting will be held at 9 a.m. and there is only one item on the agenda.

    Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts will present her 2017-18 budget to the magistrates.

    The budget is to be presented to the court members by May 1.

  • Dispatch to be overseen by sheriff’s department

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- If you call Central Dispatch, you probably won’t notice a lot of difference.

    However, the oversight of the department now falls into the control of sheriff Donnie Tinnell.

    With the quest to return its Central Dispatch system to full privileges, the operations of that agency will now be overseen by the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office.

    After a long discussion, fiscal court unanimously agreed to turn the control of Central Dispatch over to sheriff Tinnell.

  • Woman convicted of causing injuries to police officer

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A woman has been found guilty of actions she took last October which left a police officer injured.

    Taira Leigh Litsey, 32, was found guilty by Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress of assault, wanton endangerment, fleeing police and operating on a suspended license.

    She was also found to be a persistent felony offender in the second degree.

    Final sentencing will be held on May 31 at 1 p.m.

    The trial was the first in which no jury was involved. Burress was the sole decider in a criminal felony trial.

  • MW Sewer Line Replacement to Cause Summer Road Delays

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—Residents in the older areas of Mount Washington may experience some road delays over the summer due to sewer line work.

    According to Public Works Director Ronnie Fick, the replacement of the sewer lines will correct excessive infiltration in the lines which will ultimately help the sewer treatment plant last longer.

    “This project is long overdue,” he said.

  • Education Foundation fund-raiser takes on new twist on April 28

     The Bullitt County Foundation for Excellence in Public Education hopes a few tweaks to their annual spring fundraiser increases participation and revenue.

    After several years of featuring a Kentucky Derby themed gala, Foundation members are going west (but remaining in Bullitt County).

  • LG&E, Ky. Utilities agree on rates

     Louisville Gas and Electric Company, Kentucky Utilities Company and most parties to the utilities’ rate review have reached an agreement filed with the Kentucky Public Service Commission today.