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Today's News

  • School board takes tax hike to continue to fund projects

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Bullitt County school officials will have a little more money to spend over the next year thanks to a tax increase approved Monday night.

    The Bullitt County Public School Board voted 3-2 to approve the 4 percent increase which will cost the owner of a $100,000 home an additional $20.

    The board approved the recommended increase to 66.2 cents per $100 of assessed value on both real estate and tangible property.

    Motor vehicle tax rates will remain at 47.7 cents.

  • County insurance premium to actually go down in 2016

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- In the age where health insurance costs are continuing to increase, Bullitt County public officials were pleased to learn that the trend has changed locally.

    Angie Priddy, an agent with Brown & Brown Insurance, reported recently that Bullitt County government would see a 2 percent rate increase on its health coverage.

    This will amount to a $38,000 savings for the county.

    The employee portion of the premium will be unchanged for 2016. The savings will go to the county’s general fund.

  • Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office to hold safety checkpoints through Sept. 7

     The Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office will conduct traffic safety checkpoints through Sept. 7.

    During the checkpoints in Bullitt County, officers will be enforcing laws related to operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, licensing of motor vehicles and operators, registration and insurance violations, seat belt and child restraint violations and motor vehicle equipment violations.

  • Board members face ethic charges

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A councilmember who was not informed of actions recently against the mayor of Shepherdsville has filed an ethics complaint against two of her colleagues.

    Gloria Taft, in her second term on the Shepherdsville City Council, filed complaints against Larry Hatfield and Bernard Brown, also councilmembers, on sections of the city’s code of ethics.

    The complaints revolve around alleged events which occurred prior to the Aug. 11 meeting of the Shepherdsville City Council.

  • Injured party says settlement offers made to city

     HILLVIEW -- After considering one last-ditch settlement offer, the Hillview City Council moved forward Thursday by filing for protection through Chapter 9 in U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

    The council unanimously voted on Monday to file bankruptcy, according to the Aug. 19 issue of The Pioneer News.

    But less than 24 hours before a hearing was to be held in Bullitt Circuit Court, councilmembers were meeting once again.

    After meeting 30 minutes in executive session, no action was taken.

  • Amazon brings more the smiles to pair of local elementaries

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - It wasn’t a Brad Paisley or Taylor Swift concert, but the students and teachers at Shepherdsville and Nichols Elementary still received a special surprise.

    Corporate employees from Amazon.com fulfilled teacher wish lists and personally delivered items to the schools as part of the company’s Teacher’s Classroom Wishes Come True program.

    The event was a total surprise at each school, with the company secretly working through Shepherdsville/Nichols Family Resource Coordinator Traci Gould to plan individual school assemblies.

  • Contestants sought for annual Farm Bureau youth contest

     We will be holding the Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth Contest on September 19.

  • Former Louisville pastor charged with viewing child porn

     LOUISVILLE – The former pastor of a Louisville, Kentucky parish was charged by criminal complaint with knowingly accessing with intent to view images of child pornography during 2015, on two computers located in the office and rectory of St. Margaret Mary Parish, located at 7813 Shelbyville, Road in Louisville, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning August 23

     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.

  • Hillview files for bankruptcy

     HILLVIEW - Facing a judgment of over $15 million and growing every day, the Hillview City Council voted Monday to file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy.

    But city officials said that residents will not notice any change in the services offered.

    The council unanimously approved the resolution to allow mayor Jim Eadens to sign paperwork required for the federal bankruptcy protection.

    The council also approved retaining DelCotto Law Group to represent Hillview in the Chapter 9 proceedings.