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Today's News

  • Tinnell back in the saddle again

       SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts had a long list of individuals who were interested in serving the next 21 months as sheriff.

  • EDA sets goals for agency, itself

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- In order to excel, it is important to know your goals.

    And, it is also important to know the expectations for the members of the organization.

    The Bullitt County Economic Development Agency recently went on a retreat to discuss two key issues — the role of the board member and the role of the entity.

    John Snider, executive director of the Bullitt County EDA, said it was a valuable opportunity to sit down and have the members express their thoughts.

  • UPDATE: Siren test moved to Friday

     UPDATE: (Feb. 27, 10:37 a.m.: Kentucky Emergency Management announced Monday that the Kentucky Statewide Tornado Drill scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 28, has been postponed due to pending weather.

  • Louisville man charged in postal carrier shooting

     LOUISVILLE – A Louisville man appeared before United States Magistrate Judge Dave Whalin today, charged by Grand Jury Indictment with attempted murder of a federal employee, that is a United States Postal Carrier (while engaged in the performance of his official duties), and with forcible assault of a federal employee, and discharge of a firearm during a crime of violence, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Water line break slows Second Chance

    MOUNT WASHINGTON— Pools of water by the front door are not what one would expect when visiting a wildlife animal rehabilitation center.

    Unfortunately, until the funds can be raised to fix the problem, that’s what will greet Second Chances Wildlife Center visitors.

  • MW to put guidelines on building along Main

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— A rebuilding after a fire won’t stop the work the city is putting into fixing up the community.

    At least, that’s the example Mayor Barry Armstrong said.

    A new ordinance provides guidelines for future buildings along both sides of the Main Street corridor, beginning near Dooley Drive and going north on North Bardstown Road until the end of Snapp Street.

    The 21-page ordinance covers areas from outdoor lighting, landscaping and parking layouts to entrance designs and building façade.

  • Fire groups closer than ever to contract

     CLERMONT — In the past, the sizzle of the conversation between members of two groups working for the people of the Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District was pretty explosive.

    But, on this particular Saturday, that sizzle in the kitchen of the Southeast Bullitt Fire Department came from the bacon and not the banter.

    After about two hours of discussion, members of the Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection Board and the Southeast Bullitt Volunteer Fire and Rescue Board were shaking hands and checking out if there were any leftovers in the kitchen.

  • Work begins on homeless shelter

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Since the disbanding of The Shepherd’s Shelter, Bullitt County’s primary resource in the struggle against homelessness, other organizations have attempted to step up and meet the needs.

    Those local organizations have been working together, with assistance from Metro United Way, to develop the Bullitt County Housing First Coalition, attempting to combine all local efforts toward a common goal.

  • Dollar Sunday collections through March

     The Bullitt County Housing First Coalition, dedicated to ending homelessness in the community, is raising funds for a new county homeless shelter facility as well as for short-term homeless-related needs.

    The group is hosting its first fund-raising event, known as the Dollar Sunday Initiative, through all area churches.

    Every church is asked to designate one Sunday service through March 26 to ask each member to donate $1 toward the coalition.

  • Short Retirement: McCubbin quickly decides working better than life being retired

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- He loved going to Florida three times in the past eight months.

    He loved spending time with the grandchildren.

    And he loved being away from the 24/7 stress and strain of running a law enforcement agency.

    But, eight months after he resigned from the Bardstown Police Department as its chief, Rick McCubbin knew that he was too young to retire.

    “This is my passion. This is my life,” McCubbin said of his love for law enforcement. “It’s a calling.”