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Today's News

  • Direction points to career prep at area ATC

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A new leader, a new strategy, a major educational push - all contributing factors into making an educational work program work for area students.

    The Bullitt County Area Technology Center, part of Bullitt County Public Schools, traditionally featured special training in a number of skilled trade programs, preparing non-traditional students for careers in various labor fields.

  • KSP among police agencies adding extra patrol during Labor Day weekend

     FRANKFORT -- The national campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, runs through Labor Day weekend and is aimed at reducing deaths and injuries caused by motorists driving drunk or impaired by drugs.

    During the 2014 Labor Day holiday, there were six alcohol-related highway deaths on Kentucky roadways.

    Statewide, law enforcement officers arrested 55 people for DUI during that same time period. The 2015 Labor Day enforcement period begins at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, Sept.4 and extends through Monday, Sept. 7 at 11:59 p.m.

  • Road to bring more jobs to Shepherdsville, county moving quickly

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Work is moving quickly to begin a pair of major road projects off Cedar Grove Road.

    The Shepherdsville City Council, which has committed to spend up to $3.8 million on the project, got an update on the fast-tracked transportation and economic development plan.

    According to John Snider, executive director of the Bullitt County Economic Development Authority, the request for proposal on engineering and design work has been advertised with bids being considered.

  • Man, woman indicted for separate murder incidents

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Murder indictments have been handed down in a pair of separate deaths in Bullitt County.

    The Bullitt County grand jury issued murder indictments against Nicole Skyberg and Kevin Justin Ward.

    Both were returned as Class A felonies, which are punishable by 20 years to life in prison.

    On June 20, 2015, law enforcement officials were called to the Welcome Center on Interstate 65.

    There, officers found the body of Aaron Jerrell.

  • Owners can abandon sewer plant; receiver to be selected

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- After listening to two hours of testimony, the state Public Service Commission has agreed with a request from Bullitt Utilities.

    It can abandon its sewage treatment system in northern Bullitt County as of the end of September.

    Citing the inability to continue to operate the system, which was struck by an explosion at its treatment plant last March, Bullitt Utilities sought PSC approval to abandon the system and its 700 customers.

  • NB looking for principal as Fulk takes position as assistant superintendent

     HEBRON ESTATES - Principals from neighboring Bullitt County Public School buildings are now taking care of the educational system in Trimble County.

    North Bullitt High School principal Robert Fulk officially announced his resignation to the staff on Monday morning, announcing his departure to take over as Trimble County’s chief academic officer.

  • Contestants sought for annual Farm Bureau youth contest

     We will be holding the Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth Contest on September 19.

  • Community asked to assess their views on county’s health in future

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When you think of having a “healthy” community, what comes to mind?

    Is it safety? Or maybe it could be quality of life?

    Does physical and mental well-being describe your definition of health?

    Maybe access, happiness or spiritual health fits that definition?

    Whatever your definition, it will play an important role in the five-year community assessment currently underway through the Bullitt County Health Department.

  • REKINDLED: Trial will determine fate of SE Bullitt contract

     CLERMONT -- Unless two entities can reach an accord on their mediated agreement, it appears a court trial will be the next stop for those involved with the Southeast Bullitt Fire Department.

    After a dispute and cancellation of a contract between the Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District and the Southeast Fire and Rescue Corp., there seemed to be a mediated agreement in March 2015.

    However, by actions taken in a hearing last Wednesday, a trial has now been set for Oct. 27 in Bullitt Circuit Court.

  • LJ fills one position; chief still undecided

     LEBANON JUNCTION -- The city still have a vacancy at the head of its police department but another opening has been filled.

    Applications have been received and mayor Larry Dangerfield should have a recommendation for the Lebanon Junction City Council at its September meeting on who he would like to see as the next police chief.

    Mike Keffer recently resigned due to health reasons after being appointed in January by then-mayor Steve Masden.

    Currently, Terry Phillips is serving as the interim chief.