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Today's News

  • Bullitt County chapter earns state honors from Kentucky Farm Bureau

     Bullitt County Farm Bureau was recognized during the 97th Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) annual meeting in Louisville for its outstanding membership and program achievement in 2016.

    The award honors county Farm Bureau offices who meet the company’s profitability requirements and whose insurance policy growth meets or exceeds its annual growth goal.

  • Louisville Water offers tips to prepare for bitter cold weather

     With the arrival of cold weather, Louisville Water encourages customers to take some time and prepare their home for winter.

  • Ellis gets off to good, but late, start at Old Mill

      MOUNT WASHINGTON — Just because school started in August for most of the county doesn’t mean it started for everybody.

    It didn’t start for Old Mill Elementary’s newest first grade teacher, Rachel Ellis, until the last few days of September.

  • Police seeking individuals in Wee Stor-It theft case

     PIONEER VILLAGE – Invesitagators with the Pioneer Village Police Department have received several new leads regarding a major theft at the Wee Stor-It storage lot.

    The department issued a press release stating that the leads have resulted in recovered property and new leads, along with two persons of interest that are now being sought.

    Police are seeking David Embry Simmons, 43, and John Wilson Sparks Jr., 42, both of Shepherdsville, in relation to the theft investigation.

  • Leaders are talking contract

     CLERMONT —  Could it be?

    Could there be an agreement in the works to settle the long-standing, expensive dispute between two agencies which run the Southeast Bullitt fire services?

    Before anyone does any back flips or threatens to hold their breath, the story of an agreement has been written before.

    The latest evidence of an accord between the Southeast Bullitt Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department and the Southeast Bullitt Fire District Board came at a recent meeting.

  • No beavers hurt in their relocation on Alpha Way project

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — The community center behind the old city hall will remain just that.

    The Shepherdsville City Council rejected a request to turn the community center into space for public works.

    At a previous meeting, the discussion centered around the need to provide additional space for public works.

    Besides getting its equipment out of the elements, the existing building leaks and has no heat and air conditioning.

  • Cedar Grove seeks ukuleles

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - At Cedar Grove Elementary, faculty and staff hope to spend Christmas like they're on Christmas Island.

  • Can’t smoke’em even if you got them

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It was probably a rule that most thought had been in effect for years.

    However, it wasn’t until recently that the Bullitt County Public School Board ruled that it was illegal to smoke on its properties — including during extra-curricular activities.

    For Sarah Smith, the district’s safe and drug free schools coordinator, the new smoke-free policy is long overdue.

    “Many people assumed that these policies mean that smoking was prohibited at all times,” said Smith. “This was not the case.”

  • Two Louisville men guilty of drug possession, distribution

     LOUISVILLE – Two Louisville residents recently pleaded guilty in United States District Court before Magistrate Judge Colin H. Lindsay to multiple charges including aiding and abetting and conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute heroin and methamphetamine announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

    Oscar Portillo, age 39, and Jose Luis Madrigal II, age 24, pleaded guilty to the charges and remain in the custody of the United States Marshal Service. Charges were dismissed against a third defendants.

  • MW rezoning raises concerns; commercial OK’d

     MOUNT WASHINGTON  -- Despite concerns from neighbors, the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission felt that the continuation of residential development off Hubbard Lane was a good thing.

    But the Mount Washington City Council will make the final zoning decision.

    Rocky Lonesome Realty Management sought to rezone 49 acres from Agricultural to R-3 Residential.

    According to attorney Mark Edison, the property in question is adjacent to the Twin Eagles development.