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Today's News

  • Tests show mold found in county jail

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The test results are in and mold has been detected in parts of the Bullitt County Detention Center.

    Jailer Martha Knox informed Bullitt Fiscal Court members recently that the GED room in the detention facility had some type of growth.

    A special meeting of Bullitt Fiscal Court is set for Wednesday, July 29, at 3 p.m. to decide the next step.

    For the time being, that room is not being used for the GED services. However, the growth seems to be expanding to the other side of the room’s walls.

  • Eagle Scout to honor Korean War veterans as his special project

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Eagle Scout projects have always been beneficial to the community, putting in countless hours of service. 

    And Boy Scout Robby Smith’s project will be no exception; however, his will hold a special significance.

    “I was talking to my grandpa (Robert E. Younger) about all of the monuments (in Bullitt County) and we didn’t have one for the Korean War so I wanted to do one,” he said.

    Younger, a Mount Washington resident, was a staff sergeant in the Navy during the Korean War.

  • City to have larger role in road project

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A proposed road project that could solve many of the ills on Cedar Grove Road may cost a little more money than  some city officials may have realized.

    But, the project is still one that economic developers feel is vital to the continued growth of the community.

    John Snider, executive director of the Bullitt County Economic Development Authority, came prepared to speak about the update to the Cedar Grove expansion project.

  • Murder suspect case sent on to grand jury

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The murder case against a Louisville man will now go to the grand jury for possible indictment.

    However, the charge of hindering apprehension against the suspect’s girlfriend was dismissed.

    Enough evidence was presented Tuesday during a probable cause hearing to send the case against Kevin Justin Ward, 26, to the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

    Ward has been charged with murder in the death of Travis Lyn Steiger on July 10 behind the Super 8 Motel in Shepherdsville.

  • City police will now have weapon to help save lives on drug issues

     HILLVIEW - Mayor Jim Eadens knows first-hand the effects of drug use in the community.

    Members of the Bullitt Opioid Addiction Team (BOAT) and the Kentucky Harm Reduction Coalition also know the first-hand dangers.

    Together, they have made it possible for the Hillview Police Department to be more effective in their fight, allowing trained officers to carry and implement a product that combats drug overdoses prior to EMS arrival.

  • Roberts intends to run for House seat

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Melanie Roberts has always had an eye on possibility serving the people of Bullitt County as a legislator in Frankfort.

    In the beginning of her third term as Bullitt County Judge/Executive, Roberts has announced her intent on running for the office of state representative in the 49th District.

    It would mean a possible battle between Roberts and incumbent state Rep. Linda Belcher in next fall’s primary.

  • Pioneer Village works out deal to purchase additional property

     PIONEER VILLAGE - The Becknell Hall campus in the city of Pioneer Village will now be expanded.

    The city council approved a resolution for a loan through Community Bank and Trust to purchase over eight acres of property connecting to the current city hall property.

    The resolution allows for an annual loan, totaling $180,000, to be issued by mayor Gary Hatcher.

    According to Hatcher, the adjoining property would allow for expansion of both government facilities and the city police headquarters, as well as more room for play areas and civic events.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning July 26

     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.

     

    Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night.  Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis.

     

  • Court: LJ chief should get job back

     LEBANON JUNCTION -- The city of Lebanon Junction currently has a vacancy for police chief and the state Court of Appeals might have just the candidate.

    In a ruling last week, the three-member Court of Appeals panel ruled that Darrell Paul should be returned to his position of police chief.

    Paul was fired on July 31, 2008, as chief of police by then-mayor James “Butch” Sweat.

  • Detective fired prior to hearing; board affirms deputy’s dismissal

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The five-member sheriff's merit board affirmed the termination of one deputy.