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Today's News

  • Changing of the Guard: Puckett to retire as police chief; city approves hire of McCubbin

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- After 42 years in law enforcement, Douglas Puckett has reason to smile.
        Puckett has decided that it is time to retire.
        Rick McCubbin also had reason to smile on this particular evening.
        In law enforcement for nearly 30 years, McCubbin decided after less than a year in retirement, it was time to get back to work.

  • Bad behavior costs animal control officer four days off from his job without pay

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A month after his actions at the Bullitt County Animal Shelter were questioned by a number of citizens, Mark Williams will return to work on Tuesday, Jan. 17, after being suspended for four days.
        Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts suspended Williams without pay from Jan. 10-13.
        In her letter of suspension on Jan. 9, Roberts said that Williams was being suspended due to insuborination.

  • After rocky start, MW sports park moving again

        MOUNT WASHINGTON— After surprising results from the last bid, re-bidding for the sports complex in Mount Washington is open once again.
        At the original pre-bid meeting in June 2016, Land Design and Development planner Chad McCormick said the room was full of contractors. However, at the open bid one month later, only one bid came in and was priced $3 million over the expected $7 million. The bid was rejected.

  • District may get to set sewer rates

        HILLVIEW — Every time the members of the Bullitt County Sanitation District board want to raise its sewer rates, permission must be sought.
        But, if Bullitt Fiscal Court agrees to a proposal, rate hikes would be a mere formality.
        Facing the prospects of having to borrow at least $17 million to construct two new treatment plants, the sanitation district has proposed an amendment to the current ordinance.

  • Mannequin gives students better perspective on head trauma

     A mannequin is being used in high school Early Lifespan Development (ELD) courses as a teaching tool to demonstrate the devastating effects of shaken baby syndrome, or abusive head trauma.

    The $950 Real Care Shaken Baby Simulator Program with doll and curriculum was funded by the Bullitt County Foundation for Excellence in Public Education. The doll is equipped with sensors that signal when trauma is inflicted.

    North Bullitt High School teacher April Roberts wrote the proposal and has used the simulator in her class.

  • Hillview Swearing In

    Hillview city attorney Tammy Baker swears in the new group of councilmembers. Those sworn in for their two-year terms were Randall Hill, Lisa Boggs, JoAnn Wick, Karen Johnson, Kim Whitlock and Alice Keister. Their first official meeting of the year will be on Monday, Jan. 16, at 6:30 p.m. in the government center. The public is invited.

  • Final participant sentenced in cigarette warehouse burglary conspiracy

     OWENSBORO – The final Miami resident from Cuba, charged in a multi-state conspiracy was sentenced in United States District Court yesterday, by Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr., to 41 months in prison and ordered to pay restitution of $1,486,164.45 - for the defendant’s participation in a warehouse burglary in Leitchfield, Kentucky, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning January 15, 2017

    Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so the information below is strictly of an advisory nature and is subject to change with no notice.

  • Police seek missing juvenile

     The following is a statement released by the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office on Friday, Jan. 6:

    The Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office needs help in finding missing juvenile Eaisa Shunnarah.

    He is a 16-year-old white male, black hair, 5’10” and 180 pounds.

    It is believed he may be in the Portland area of Louisville.

  • Surcharge gone, water rates equalized

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Since the inception of the Kentucky Turnpike Water District’s division one, water customers have been paying a $6 per month surcharge.

    The surcharge was to help offset the cost of setting up the district to provide water to those who were relying on hauling or wells.

    Starting this month, the surcharge will be a thing of the past for customers of that water district.