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Today's News

  • Mayor says no reason to change his mind on future use of facility

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- He listened to the discussions but, at the end of the meeting, Shepherdsville mayor Curtis Hockenbury was not moved.

    He was not moved to make a change on his tie-breaking vote to turn the Shepherdsville Community Center over to the public works department.

    With the failure to change his vote despite having a room from of scouts, members of Scout Troop 868, as well as a dance group, will be looking for a new home this May.

    “It’s a done deal,” Hockenbury said after Monday’s council meeting.

  • Boy dies, three hurt in single-vehicle crash

     ZONETON -- An young boy died and three others were injured in a single-vehicle accident Sunday evening.

    However, investigators have little to say or to confirm as the probe into the fatal accident continues.

    Connor Cochran, 8, died when the car in which he was riding struck a tree of Zoneton Road at Sunshine Drive.

    Mike Cook, the public information officer for the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office, said that a call came into dispatch at around 8:30 p.m. on Sunday.

  • Public looks for resources locally in battle against abuses

     HILLVIEW — She came looking for assistance.

    A problem she never imagined that would enter her family had happened.

    Now, she was hoping that several agencies attending a community forum on substance abuse providers could lend some assistance.

    Recently, a community forum was held with providers, such as Our Lady of Peace, Centerstone, The Brooke, Reach, Boys and Girls Haven and 180 Degree Counseling, present to give some advice and information.

  • Arla looking to expand medical care services

     HILLVIEW - Dr. Mohana Arla reminded the Hillview City Council of his efforts to bring a hospital to Bullitt County since he arrived in 1996.

    However, the promise of such a facility, which became KentuckyOne Health Jewish Medical Center South, did not live up to the local dreams of a full hospital facility.

    As a result, Arla, along with his son, Dr. Praveen Arla, have decided upon a new pathway to bring proper medical care to local residents… with a little help from the council.

  • N. Buckman closure scheduled April 3-7

     LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists of the temporary closure of KY 61 in Bullitt County scheduled for early April.

    Contract crews will be installing drainage pipe at the intersection of KY 61 (North Buckman Street) and KY 44 in Shepherdsville. This work is part of the $40.9 million widening and realignment of KY 61 between KY 44 and Hillbrook Drive.

  • Animal control officer fired by county judge

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — He was reprimanded and then suspended.

    Now, the Bullitt County Animal Shelter is without a director as Mark Williams was terminated on Wednesday.

    Williams, who was in his second stint as the animal control officer, has the right  to appeal the dismissal to Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    The termination closes a tumultuous relationship between Williams and Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts.

    The latest public interaction between the two came at Tuesday’s fiscal court meeting.

  • INDICTMENT: Former chief deputy facing charges

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- In October, John Cottrell was fired as chief deputy by then-sheriff David Greenwell.

  • MW may raise pay for future mayor, council

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— More people and more businesses could mean more pay for future city leaders.

    Two ordinances were read at a recent city council meeting amending the salary of both the city council members and the mayor positions.

    Currently, the mayor’s position calls for a full-time role with a base salary of $4,500 per month, totaling $54,000 per year, plus the annual cost of living increases. The amendment would allow for the salary to be increased to $5,750 per month, totaling $69,000 annually.

  • Small-town girl big-time teacher at Nichols Elem.

     NICHOLS - A small-town girl who attended small-town schools knows instinctively how to be a small-town teacher.

    In her fourth year at Nichols Elementary, Brittany Joiner combines updated teaching methods with a sensitivity that allows special relationships with her fourth and fifth grade students.

    Her efforts were recently recognized throughout the district as Joiner was selected the 2017 Bullitt County Elementary Teacher of the Year.

  • Louisville felon sentenced 97 months on multiple drugs, firearms charges