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Today's News

  • Community support for police officers grows in light of issues across nation

      HILLVIEW -- Police officers continuously put their lives on the line to protect their community.

    During the memorial service of the five slain Dallas police officers, President Obama detailed the difficulties of such a selfless career.

    “Like most Americans each day, you get up…and you head to work,” Obama said. “But your work, and the work of police officers across the country, is like no other.”

  • UPDATE: Police rule homicide in missing man's death

     UPDATE (07/25): The Bullitt County Sheriff's Department released the following statement on Monday morning:'

     On Friday 7/22/2016, our agency released information on an arson and homicide on W. Audubon Drive. This included information on a missing endangered person Craig Ickes.

  • GOP will select candidate for 49th race

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- By the end of this week, Linda Belcher will know her opponent in the race for state legislator in the 49th District.

    What is certain is that Jennifer L. Stepp will not be on the ballot.

    Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress ruled that Stepp was not a bona fide candidate to serve as the Republican Party representative on the general election ballot in November.

  • Former Sheriffs deputy convicted of Civil Rights violations

      WASHINGTON – A former deputy with the Bullitt County, Kentucky, Sheriff’s Office was convicted today by a federal jury of two counts of willfully depriving a Bullitt County resident of his constitutional rights under color of law, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta, head of the Civil Rights Division, and U.S. Attorney John E. Kuhn Jr. of the Western District of Kentucky.

  • Kindergarten Kickoff set for Tuesday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The first day of the 2016-17 school year is Aug. 10, and for some Bullitt Countians it’s the first ever day of school.

    New kindergarten students and their families are encouraged to start on a good note by attending the annual Kindergarten Kickoff, presented by the Bullitt County Public Schools Family Resource Centers.

    The annual celebration is scheduled for Tuesday, July 26, 4-7 p.m., at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

  • $10M bid for MW sports park causes city to look at options

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—When building a $7 million sports park, problems are expected.

    But having not contractors’ interest was not one Land Design and Development manager Chad McCormick was expecting.

    “We were very concerned that we only received one bid given the amount of interest we received,” McCormick told the city council.

    The bid opening on July 6 left those involved in the project befuddled as the only proposal that came in was a $10,500,000 bid from Martin Construction Company.

  • Former mayor joins mix in Shepherdsville as August 9 deadline approaches

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- While the court system is deciding the status of the current mayor’s situation in Shepherdsville, a third candidate has filed for the November general election.

    Former mayor Sherman Tinnell has thrown his name into the non-partisan race.

    Tinnell would join former councilmember Faith Portman and former police officer Curtis Hockenbury in the race for mayor.

    The person elected would fill out the final two years of Scott Ellis’ term.

  • First Ever Confirmed Black Bear Sighting at Bernheim

     CLERMONT – Bernheim officials announced the first ever sighting of a black bear in the 14,500-acre forest.

    The bear, likely a male, was spotted this weekend in the Cypress Tupelo Swamp area of Lake Nevin in Guerilla Stream. The stream is known for its bass population upon which the bear may have been feeding.

    The bear has not been seen since Sunday and officials say it has likely moved out of this area. 

  • Long-time firefighters resign after probe of Shep. agency

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Two long-time members of the leadership staff of the Shepherdsville Fire and Rescue Department have resigned.

    Those resignations come as a result of an investigative probe of the department.

    According to a release from the fire department on Monday afternoon, a complaint was filed with Shepherdsville fire chief Layne Troutman in March.

    The allegation involved two fire department captains.

  • Federal law change helps Pioneer Village add officer

     PIONEER VILLAGE - A change in federal government policy indirectly resulted in an increase in staffing for the Pioneer Village Police Department.

    Mayor Gary Hatcher announced at the city’s June meeting that long-time officer Ray Wilburn will officially switch to a newly-created part-time position within the department.

    Police chief D.J. Reynolds announced that the city’s newest officer, Nick Hibbs, will fill Wilburn’s full-time vacancy as of Aug. 1.