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Today's News

  • Pioneer Village has best budget ever

    PIONEER VILLAGE -- Gary Hatcher and several of the current council members can remember the days when money was tight.

    There was a tremendous debt to pay off from the 1996 tornado.

    But, over the years, city officials have taken necessary steps, sometimes painful ones, to put Pioneer Village in solid financial shape.

    As the Pioneer Village City Council considered the second reading of its 2017-18 budget, Hatcher proudly stated that 10 years ago, the coffers had $10,000 in the bank.

  • Fulton Co. jailer sentenced in detention center kickbacks scandal

     PADUCAH – Retired Fulton County Jailer Ricky Parnell was sentenced today in United States District Court by Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, to serve 97 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to the defraud Fulton County, Kentucky, citizens through kickbacks and inflated costs associated with the $3.3 million 2015 Fulton County Detention Center expansion, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. There is no parole in the federal prison system.

  • Mixed reaction to MW road decision

    MOUNT WASHINGTON— The city of Mount Washington is tired of waiting.

    Since 1962, the city has asked to have Highway 44 widened.

    Now, in 2017, the road is worse off than ever.

    “I’m sick and tired of waiting,” mayor Barry Armstrong said. “That’s all we’ve been doing.”

  • Drug indictments handed down by grand jury

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The following individuals were recently indicted on drug-related offenses by the Bullitt Circuit Grand Jury:

    *Diana R. Collins and Scottie R. Perkins — both charged with complicity to trafficking in a controlled substance.

    The indictment alleges that on Aug. 22, 2016, the pair had oxycodone that they intended to sell.

    This is a Class C felony, which is punishable by 5-10 years in prison.

    In addition, Perkins faces felony charges of possession of a controlled substance and being a persistent felony offender.

  • Jim Enlow, former police and fire chief, Veteran, dies

     A man who has served the community for over 40 years has died.

    James Allen Enlow, 67, of Shepherdsville, passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at Robley Rex VA Medical Center.

    Enlow was a member of Calvary Road Baptist Church. He was a former Shepherdsville Police officer and served as chief for a short time. He was also a former chief of the Shepherdsville Fire Department as well as a Bullitt County EMT.

    A Navy Seal and Vietnam veteran, Enlow was awarded the Silver Star, Gold Star and Purple Heart.

  • MW community mourns loss of Jasper

     Thomas R. Jasper, 86, of Mount Washington, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 20, 2017.

    He was a man of solid faith and a loving, dedicated family man. As an active, lifelong member of First Baptist Church Mt. Washington, he served as deacon and on various committees.

  • Back in Business

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—Doug Green had never had a Donut King doughnut before. But that didn’t stop him from getting to their shop at 5:30 Tuesday morning to ensure he got one during the shop’s reopening.

    “I just moved to town in February and I’ve heard about his story and how great the doughnuts are so I wanted to be here when they opened to show my appreciation for him,” Green said. “He’s very well loved in this part of the county, from what I’ve heard.”

  • School staff to get 2 percent pay hike

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Employees with the Bullitt County Public School System will see a pay increase for the 2017-18 year.

    The school board voted unanimously to approve a 1 percent pay increase for all employees. This will be added to a 1 percent increase supplied by the state for a total of 2 percent.

    This does not include any step increases earned by system employees.

    The pay increases went into effect on July 1, 2017.

    The board also approved a contract renewal with the Bullitt County Education Association.

  • Son indicted for manslaughter in father's death

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — A man has been charged with the death of his father.

  • Honeymoon hits bit of rough spot in Shep.

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — After a relatively smooth transition over the past seven months, a bit of friction surfaced at the most recent Shepherdsville City Council meeting.

    Much of the differences seemed to stem from the powers of the executive and legislative branches of city government.

    Councilmember Bonnie Enlow inquired whether mayor Curtis Hockenbury told employees to not talk with city councilmembers.

    She asked if the mayor had such a right.