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Today's News

  • Beasley follows heart by going into teaching

     BROOKS - Some believe they are born to teach; others feel they should pursue other career paths. On occasion, someone might do both.

    Brooks Elementary teacher Gina Beasley did, switching gears from a decade-long business profession to begin a teaching career.

    Beasley made the right move for herself personally, as well as for the district, proven by her selection as the Bullitt County Public Schools 2015 Elementary Teacher of the Year.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning March 2, 2015

    Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so the information below is strictly of an advisory nature and is subject to change with no notice.

     

     

  • County agrees to add $300,000 for sheriff’s budget

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- No one will know what might have occurred if there had really been a “standoff” between the Bullitt County Sheriff and Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    But both sides will admit that the negotiations over funding were intense to say the least.

    Under the 2015 budget approved by fiscal court, sheriff David Greenwell’s office will receive additional funding to the tune of $297,350 this year.

    It is a far cry from what Greenwell said is needed; however, it is also better than he has received in the past.

  • Mahoney could be next police chief in Hillview

     HILLVIEW -- For the past couple of years, Sgt. William Mahoney has been an active voice in working on getting improvements made to the radio communications for first responders.

    More specifically, Hillview police officers often have trouble communicating with Central Dispatch if they are inside certain type of buildings.

    During those discussions, Mahoney has served as a representative of the Hillview Police Department.

    Now, he will be representing the officers as their interim chief of police.

  • Discovery students hear from U of L president, local grad

      HEBRON ESTATES -- It was difficult to decide who might have been smiling the most.

    It could have been University of Louisville president James Ramsey and his staff.

    Or it could have been members of the Bullitt County Public School System.

    Ramsey made a recent visit to several of the programs now underway in Bullitt County.

  • HOT OFF THE PRESS

     You don't have to go far for a story when it's in your own building.

    Firefighters from Shepherdsville, Zoneton, Nichols and Southeast Bullitt fought a blaze Wednesday afternoon at the home of The Pioneer News and Standard Publishing.

    The fire was restricted to the warehouse area of the plant. No one was hurt.

    Due to the smoldering rolls of newsprint, fire officials were on the scene over 24 hours.

    The cause of the fire is under investigation.

    There should be no delays in the production of the newspaper.

  • Shepherd's Shelter faces financial hurdles

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - There are two plans of attack in the battle against homelessness.

    The short-term approach involves finding immediate food, clothing and shelter for those in need.

    The long-term involves a process in which the person gets back on their feet in an attempt to re-establish a normal, self-sustaining life.

    The Shepherd's Shelter, Inc., is a non-profit, faith-based organization first created in 2001 by local citizens, offering "a continuum of care" throughout the entire homeless process.

  • Shepherdsville upgrades with Louisville Geek for IT assistance, website

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A geek from Louisville will protect the city of Shepherdsville.

    The Shepherdsville City Council unanimously approved a contract extension with Louisville Geek for information technology protection.

    Louisville Geek has already been working with the city. Shepherdsville Police Lt. Col. Dan Patchin has served as the city's liaison with the company.

    At a previous council meeting, Patchin said estimated costs for city to work with Louisville Geek was estimated at $71,000.

  • Reconciliation helps to unite Bullitt community

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - There were smiles, hugs and handshakes all around, proving the Day of Healing Through Prayer and Reconciliation to be a success.

    The event was hosted by the Bullitt County Ministerial Association at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre, designed as an opportunity for area leaders and residents to meet and get along for the betterment of the community.

    Event organizer Randy Pace introduced an All-Star group of volunteer singers from all three county high schools as a combined performance choir.

  • Back to Frankfort meant busy week in session

     Returning to legislative duties in earnest last week, we addressed many key concerns in the House of Representatives, including shoring up teachers’ retirement, protecting our children against Internet intruders and increasing educational advancement for our veterans.

    It’s been a busy week, in one of the most active annual sessions on record in terms of the number of bills filed, but one that’s produced many possibilities for positive change.