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Today's News

  • Shepherdsville has new mayor after Ellis resigns

      SHEPHERDSVILLE (Feb. 9, 10:45 p.m.) - Just hours after Shepherdsville mayor Scott Ellis resigned, a new leader has been selected.

    Brian James, a local businessman, was selected to replace Ellis, who resigned just prior to Tuesday's night council meeting.

    Ellis had been embattled for the past year with allegations of sexual abuse, uttering the "n" word and allowing a hostile work environment.

    With five councilmembers present, three voted to fill the mayor's seat with James, whose wife is a councilmember.

  • Hillview plan to settle debt rejected

     HILLVIEW -- After seeking bankruptcy protection, as it faced an $11 million judgment, the Hillview City Council hoped it had a solution that would be accepted by its creditor.

    While the plan had to be sent to Truck America for acceptance, the Hillview City Council took  the first steps to offer a payment proposal that might settle an issue which has stretched well over 10 years.

    However, the settlement offer has been received and rejected, according to attorney Brian Meldrum, who represents Truck America.

  • Surcharge may not be over quite yet for sewer customers

     HUNTERS HOLLOW -- Could the dismissed surcharge on customers in the old Bullitt Utilities service area have a new life?

    A new hearing has been granted by the state Public Service Commission at the request of a bankruptcy trustee who is handling the case of Bullitt Utilities.

    The company abandoned the 700-plus customers last year after suffering a total collapse of its treatment plant off East Blue Lick Road in March 2014.

    Using a pair of temporary waste treatment systems, Bullitt Utilities ran up bills of over $3 million.

  • Kids Cafe fills valuable void for many youngsters at Shepherdsville Elem.

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Could it get any better than a hot meal, fun enrichment activities and extra time with friends? And it’s all free to any Bullitt County residents between the ages of 4-18.

    Shepherdsville Elementary began hosting a Kids Cafe program in November, in conjunction with Dare to Care and a Metro United Way grant provided to the school’s Family Resource Center.

    Kids Cafe is available every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoon, on school days, from 4-5:30 p.m.

  • Valentine Gala tickets, chances on sale

     The American Red Cross in Bullitt and Spencer counties will host their annual Valentine Gala on Saturday, Feb. 13.

    The event at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre will include music by Wulfe Pack.

    Corporate sponsors this year include Citizens Union Bank, Derby Fire and Safety and Publishers Printing Co.

    Tickets are $60 per person or $120 per couple. A table of eight is available for $480.

    Cocktails begin at 7 p.m. with dinner at 8 p.m. featuring music by Hans Sander.

  • FULL DISCLOSURE: Details of sex, racism part of mayor’s investigation

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Mayor Scott Ellis had his criminal case resolved last fall.

    However, with the release of the investigative information relating to that charge, and with the release of a complaint filed by a current city employee, the mayor of Shepherdsville is once again under fire.

    And there is discussion expected at the Tuesday council meeting that will seek answers and action relating to the newest revelations.

  • Bring those late books in to library - no fine month

     Through February 29, the library’s four locations are waiving overdue fines—no matter how long ago the item was checked out—in an effort to encourage people to start coming in again to use the library’s free services and resources.

    It doesn’t matter if the item is one day late, one year late, or more. Patrons must simply bring the overdue materials back, and the slate will be wiped clean.

    If items have already been returned and there are fines on the account, those can disappear too.

  • Event to promote healthy heart lifestyles

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - This year health officials want you to look inside your own heart by first looking inside theirs.

     In the past nine years heart disease has remained one of the top causes of death in Bullitt County and throughout the country.

     It’s the primary reason the Bullitt County Heath Department continues efforts to raise awareness about the disease, helping to host the ninth annual Healthy Hearts Wear Red Luncheon at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

  • Governor’s road plan includes Highway 44, many others

     FRANKFORT -- While the big news of the week was the release of Gov. Matt Bevin’s first budget proposal to the General Assembly, for many people, the biggest news might be how the state plans to improve its transportation system.

     Bevin released his recommended six-year road plan with over $6 billion of projects proposed.

     Those included for Bullitt County are not new.

    Several of the projects are related to the Cedar Grove area, where traffic congestion has grown as both light industrial jobs and residential homes increased.

  • Roby students provide water for Michigan

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Roby Elementary Classroom Intervention instructor Angela Olson was thirsting for a random act of kindness.

    Wanting to make an impact to honor someone’s memory, along with offering a public service project for Roby students, Olson learned of the water donation to Flint, Michigan, being made by Family Day Ministries.