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Today's News

  • Governor says interchange IN budget

     FRANKFORT -- State Rep. Linda Belcher was confident.

    Shepherdsville Mayor Scott Ellis was hopeful.

    And Shepherdsville councilman Bernie Brown was still a bit skeptical.

    But after Gov. Matt Bevin delivered his first budget address to the General Assembly, a collective sigh of relief may have been heard from all.

    Bevin not only placed the proposed interchange just south of Highway 480 on Interstate 65, he mentioned the proposal as an example of an economic development project that needs to be done.

  • Man who sued city now under indictment

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A man who sued the city of Mount Washington is now in trouble with the law.

    Brenton Wombles has been indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury on a charge of theft by failure to make required disposition of property.

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

    According to the indictment, Wombles allegedly did not pay for property or services valued at over $10,000.

    The period of the alleged actions was from May 15, 2015, through Oct. 26, 2015.

  • Separate bids for multi-family rezonings get rejection from MW officials

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Residents hoping to move into a new apartment or town home in Mount Washington will have to make do with the current selections.

    Two multi-family complex proposals were denied rezoning requests by the Mount Washington City Council.

    The first case belonged to Nathan Jones, a local realtor looking to remove the restrictions on a tract of land off Hardy Lane, near Twelve Oaks subdivision.

    The restriction prevents building multifamily units, as well as building any unit less than 1,400 square feet.

  • Committee to dive into future of new county aquatic center

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When a new version of the Bullitt County Parks Board was formed in July 2010, it had a mission and some vision.

    Part of the board’s mission statement was to pursue partnerships to maximize funding to support county objectives, such as an indoor aquatic facility.

    The members of that board are gone and another group has been given the reins of the county’s parks and recreation recommendations.

    Apparently, Bullitt Fiscal Court is looking at pursuing one of those mission goals from 2010.

  • KSP charges Jefferson man with child sex exploitation

     LOUISVILLE  On February 2, 2016, at approximately 8:00 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch, assisted by Post 4- Elizabethtown, arrested Shawn M. Jaggers, 24, on charges related to possession and distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

    Jaggers was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect sharing images of child sexual exploitation online.

  • Church to take bottled water to Michigan families

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - It’s not exactly the miracle of turning water into wine, but Family Day Ministries hopes it helps and makes an impact.

    The church located in Shepherdsville is collecting cases of bottled water for distribution in Flint, Mich., where a drinking water crisis is impacting life for 100,000 residents.

    FDM co-founders Mike and Melissa Miller decided to organize a donation trip, allowing Bullitt County residents an opportunity to assist Flint residents first-hand with clean drinking water donations.

  • Plan would have Chromebooks in middle, high for every student

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- What would your middle or high school student think if the only thing he or she might be carrying to class would be a lightweight computer?

    Sound like something only big, rich school districts would have?

    Guess again.

    Starting next year, the Bullitt County Public School System will implement a program to provide laptops to students in grades 9-11.

    By the 2019-20 school year, everyone from grades 6-12 will have the devices.

    The school board gave its approval to move ahead with the program.

  • Training to get residents ready for manufacturing jobs going well in Bullitt

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Getting individuals ready to enter the manufacturing world has been a popular quest over the past few months in Bullitt County.

    And the mission to have better applicants ready to enter the higher-paying world of manufacturing continues.

    At the recent Workforce Development Committee, Cindy Read of the Kentucky Manufacturing Center, said the Certified Production Technician (CPT) course offered locally has gone well.

    The program is a one-month session where individuals are trained for certain aspects.

  • Winning Formula: Hebron’s Fuhrman claims consecutive titles in science fair competition

    HEBRON ESTATES - Gracelynn Fuhrman accomplished what no other Bullitt County student had ever done, even if it was scientifically possible.

    Gracelynn took first place honors for the middle school level at the Bullitt County Public Schools annual Secondary School Science Fair.

    In doing so, Gracelynn became the first student to win the competition in consecutive years.

    Gracelynn will now head to regional competition in March. She earned a third place finish at last year’s competition.

  • Shepherdsville woman guilty of stealing $243,000 from employer

     LOUISVILLE, KY – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. announced the guilty plea of Kathleen Marie Farias to charges related to the theft of over $243,000 from her Bullitt County employer, before Judge Greg Stivers in U.S. District Court.