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Today's News

  • Beasley follows heart by going into teaching

     BROOKS - Some believe they are born to teach; others feel they should pursue other career paths. On occasion, someone might do both.

    Brooks Elementary teacher Gina Beasley did, switching gears from a decade-long business profession to begin a teaching career.

    Beasley made the right move for herself personally, as well as for the district, proven by her selection as the Bullitt County Public Schools 2015 Elementary Teacher of the Year.

  • Statewide Tornado Drill postponed

    FRANKFORT--Due to the potential for flooding and the outlook for another round of winter weather to affect Kentucky Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, the Tornado Drill has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 10.

  • Common sense, research all part of talks

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Darrell Vincent recognized last year that when his high school students arrived later due to a two-hour weather delay, they acted differently.
    There was more interest and more energy.
    He knew that with a little more sleep, his students were better prepared to start learning when the bell rang.
    And there is plenty of research nationwide about the advantages of having high school students starting classes later in the morning.
    However, the mission given a committee to study the start times of Bullitt County students is not a simple one.

  • LJ looks at ways to get rid of eyesores

    Eyesores have caused headaches for the Lebanon Junction city council. At a recent council meeting,
    council member Connie Jackson ask if they could be more diligent in enforcing that people clean up trash and other waste in their yards.
    “If they're elderly we can get a youth group to help clean it up,” she said.
    Jackson also mentioned they needed an ordinance relating to dilapidated buildings. She said there are a couple of garages in town that look like “they would fall over if you touched them.”
    “There's no pride in town anymore. We're not going to grow if people don't try,” she said.

  • County agrees to add $300,000 for sheriff’s budget

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- No one will know what might have occurred if there had really been a “standoff” between the Bullitt County Sheriff and Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    But both sides will admit that the negotiations over funding were intense to say the least.

    Under the 2015 budget approved by fiscal court, sheriff David Greenwell’s office will receive additional funding to the tune of $297,350 this year.

    It is a far cry from what Greenwell said is needed; however, it is also better than he has received in the past.

  • Mahoney could be next police chief in Hillview

     HILLVIEW -- For the past couple of years, Sgt. William Mahoney has been an active voice in working on getting improvements made to the radio communications for first responders.

    More specifically, Hillview police officers often have trouble communicating with Central Dispatch if they are inside certain type of buildings.

    During those discussions, Mahoney has served as a representative of the Hillview Police Department.

    Now, he will be representing the officers as their interim chief of police.

  • Discovery students hear from U of L president, local grad

      HEBRON ESTATES -- It was difficult to decide who might have been smiling the most.

    It could have been University of Louisville president James Ramsey and his staff.

    Or it could have been members of the Bullitt County Public School System.

    Ramsey made a recent visit to several of the programs now underway in Bullitt County.

  • French-Henry knows value of veterans

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Though the war may be over, for some the battle has just begun. After serving our country, many military service members have a hard time transitioning back to civilian life. Especially if they were in combat.

    Heather French Henry, commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs, shared how she was personally affected by this battle with members of the Mount Washington AARP recently.

    The 2000 Miss America’s father served in the Marines during Vietnam where he became disabled.

  • HOT OFF THE PRESS

     You don't have to go far for a story when it's in your own building.

    Firefighters from Shepherdsville, Zoneton, Nichols and Southeast Bullitt fought a blaze Wednesday afternoon at the home of The Pioneer News and Standard Publishing.

    The fire was restricted to the warehouse area of the plant. No one was hurt.

    Due to the smoldering rolls of newsprint, fire officials were on the scene over 24 hours.

    The cause of the fire is under investigation.

    There should be no delays in the production of the newspaper.

  • Shepherdsville upgrades with Louisville Geek for IT assistance, website

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A geek from Louisville will protect the city of Shepherdsville.

    The Shepherdsville City Council unanimously approved a contract extension with Louisville Geek for information technology protection.

    Louisville Geek has already been working with the city. Shepherdsville Police Lt. Col. Dan Patchin has served as the city's liaison with the company.

    At a previous council meeting, Patchin said estimated costs for city to work with Louisville Geek was estimated at $71,000.