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Today's News

  • City tables decision on lowering tax on workers

       SHEPHERDSVILLE - For now, the occupational tax rate in Shepherdsville remains the same.

    By a split vote, the Shepherdsville City Council tabled the first reading of an ordinance to repeal the rate, two weeks after a split vote during a special meeting approved keeping the current rate.

    The rate in question, set at 1.5 percent, was first approved by the council in 2011 as a way to help tackle a $5 million dollar city debt. The rate was raised from 1 percent.

  • Troops will remember Leslie for years thanks to her donation

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - Vina Leslie gave her all to make the world a better place for wounded veterans.

    She gave until she couldn’t give anymore. And then from there she gave again.

    The Shepherdsville resident passed away in August 2013. In her will, she left a bulk of her estate to the Homes for Our Troops (HFOT) program, a total of $111,989.

  • Teen allegedly kills LJ mother

    UPDATE 1-16, 11:55 p.m.

    LEBANON JUNCTION--A Lebanon Junction man has been charged with burglary in the first degree and murder after an incident Thursday afternoon.

    Around 2 p.m., police were dispatched to 247 Walnut St. in Lebanon Junction with reports of a shooting.

    Lebanon Junction Police Department, Kentucky State Police, Bullitt County EMS and Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department responded to the call.

  • Motorists getting taste of new Highway 61

     HILLVIEW--Motorists traveling Highway 61 north of Shepherdsville have undoubtedly noticed a change.

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists of a traffic switch coming on Preston Highway (KY 61) in Bullitt County.

    Southbound traffic will be moved to the new alignment on Friday, January 16.  The traffic switch will begin at John Harper Highway (KY 1526) and extend to the end of the project near Hillbrook Drive (see map).

  • Mess YES; Criminal NO; Lot of Recommendations Set Out

    CLERMONT -- When Dan Thibodeaux made comments to Bullitt Fiscal Court concerning his issues with the activities undertaken by Southeast Bullitt Fire and Rescue Department Inc., some chose to downplay his worries.
    Four months later, state auditor Adam Edelen has released his office's examination into the affairs of Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District and many validate Thibodeaux's concerns.

  • Responses, reaction swift to audit

    CLERMONT -- Even before the audit of the Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District was released, board of trustees were already at work solving some of the ills exposed upon the examination.

  • Fiscal court will have to keep up with voting rotation

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When attending training for his upcoming duties as magistrate, Joe Rayhill noticed something other counties were doing.
    Instead of voting in the same rotation all the time, they talked about changing the order.
    Rayhill brought a proposed change to the table at his very first meeting.
    It was not met with unanimous support.
    In making his point to push his proposal, Rayhill said it seemed that would be the most fair with everyone having an opportunity to vote first or last during the course of the meeting.

  • Valid sewer surcharge request has not been submitted

    HUNTERS HOLLOW -- While the possibility still exists for a surcharge request for the 696 residential and commercial customers of the Hunters Hollow sewage treatment system, nothing official has been filed in Frankfort.

  • Hunters Hollow doesn't want surcharge as gift

    HUNTERS HOLLOW - With Christmas fast approaching, the Hunters Hollow City Commission wondered what some people would receive in their stockings this year.

    Mayor Linda Parker announced that Bullitt Utilities, owners of the Hunters Hollow Treatment Plant, were seeking a surcharge increase of $32.19 to residents' bills.

    The amount would raise current rates from $26.83 to $59.02 if allowed by the state Public Service Commission.

  • Hillview closes out year with another good audit

    HILLVIEW  - The Hillview City Council's final meeting of the year included a review of the city's annual audit.