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Today's News

  • Bullitt East media specialist suspended for procedural error in handling funds

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- No matter who you are or who you might be married to, if you don't follow procedures, you face the ramifications.
        According to Eric Farris, legal counsel for the Bullitt County Board of Education, Kellie Davis was suspended for five days without pay.
        Davis is the wife of superintendent Keith Davis and has served the past 13 years as librarian at Bullitt East High School.

  • Judge sets Aug. 19 as date to check status of Southeast Bullitt agreement

    SHEPHERDSVILLE --The clock is ticking but both parties believe that the differences can be resolved.
        Attorneys for Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District and Southeast Bullitt Fire and Rescue Department Inc. met in Bullitt Circuit Court.
        The hearing was to clear up any outstanding legal issues the two parties had pending.
        With mediation agreeing to set out steps to resolve the dispute and move forward with a merger, all court proceedings have been set aside.

  • Hunters Hollow not encouraged about summer of sewer smells

    HUNTERS HOLLOW - Heading into summer months, the Hunters Hollow City Commission still fear another season of foul smells and dirty streams are looming.

    The area is still feeling the after-effects of a blown sewage treatment plant dating back to March 2014. The area is still being served by a temporary system.

  • Cease Fire on Overtime Talk...For Now

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Avoiding a regular discussion each meeting on waiving the freeze on overtime, Bullitt Fiscal Court agreed to wait on imposing that on the EMS service.
        But that waiver only goes through the end of June, when a new budget cycle begins July 1.
        EMS director Mike Phillips said that under the present scheduling setup, there is no way to avoid overtime. Currently, the agency works on a 48-hour shift one week, followed by a 36-hour shift the next. This results in four hours of scheduled overtime each pay period.

  • Funds found to clear hurdle on tracks

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- While not yet reaching the finish line, it appears track and field competitors in Bullitt County might be getting closer to a winning resolution to a long-time problem.
        The Bullitt County Public School Board voted unanimously at the May work session to allow architect Scott Kremer to negotiate with the two low bidders.
        The goal is to find a way to lower the bids, both of which were well over the estimated cost to repair and upgrade the Bullitt Central track.

  • Bullitt County still needs acute hospital facility

     In October 2008, The Cabinet for Health and Family Services issued a Certificate of Need (CON) authorizing the conversion of an existing outpatient health center in Bullitt County, Kentucky, into a 60-bed acute care hospital. 

    The CON was issued to Jewish Hospital Medical Center South, an entity that is now part of the KentuckyOne Health system.

    The issuance of the CON was the culmination of a lot of work by me and by former State Senator Gary Tapp.

  • East finishes with strong 4-1 week

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – It wasn’t a perfect week, but the Bullitt East Chargers closed out the 2015 baseball regular season with a strong week as the red and gold won four of the final five games including the last three in a row.

    Bullitt East will now head into this week’s 24th District Tournament with a 21-14 record. The Chargers played Fern Creek on Tuesday and with a victory will move into Wednesday’s championship game against Jeffersontown at 6 p.m. at Jeffersontown.

  • NB gains ‘mo’ with perfect closing week

     HEBRON ESTATES -- If North Bullitt head coach Brian Wise had the opportunity to write the script for the final week of the regular season, it couldn’t have been much better than what actually happened.

    Coming off the only week this season where the bats were a little weak, North Bullitt completed a 25-11 regular slate with four straight victories over quality opponents.

    Besides the bats coming alive once again, Wise was able to give catcher Chance Egnor and centerfielder Daulton Walls a little time off to mend some slight injuries.

  • BC struggles into post-season

      SHEPHERDSVILLE – There was some good news off the field for the Bullitt Central Cougars last week, but that didn’t translate into the team’s final three games of the regular season as the maroon and gray dropped each contest.

    That action left Bullitt Central with a 9-20 mark heading into this week’s 23rd District Tournament at North Bullitt. The Cougars were scheduled to play Southern in a semi-final game on Tuesday.

  • Council to be commended for looking at big picture

     Often times we have opportunities for the future.

    Those opportunities can leave a stamp or a legacy.

    Unfortunately, things get in the way of such opportunities -- which often don’t come along very often.

    While not trying to measure the impact of the recent decision of the Shepherdsville City Council to the drive of former Gov. Martha Layne Collins and the Toyota deal, there are similarities.

    Both projects were large in scale in terms of what the respective government agencies had been dealing with.