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Today's News

  • Church shootings lead to step being taken locally

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A recent mass shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, wasn’t the first such event to occur in a house of worship.

    In fact, because of the number of shootings taking place in churches over recent years, safety precautions are being taken to keep congregations as safe as possible and discourage similar situations.

    For local church leaders, it means determining a fine line of adequate security measures at each location.

  • AAA: 2017 Thanksgiving travel expected to be highest volume in a dozen years

      AAA projects 50.9 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving, a 3.3 percent increase over last year.

    The 2017 holiday weekend will see the highest Thanksgiving travel volume since 2005 with 1.6 million more people taking to the nation’s roads, skies, rails and waterways compared with last year.

  • Woman faces murder charge

     PIONEER VILLAGE — A woman is dead and another has been charged for her murder in a DUI accident on Friday evening.

    According to Det. Jeff Carter of the Pioneer Village Police Department, Stephanie Lynn Coy, 35, of Shepherdsville, has been charged with murder, three counts of wanton endangerment, leaving scene of accident, assault and driving under the influence.

    Around 8 p.m. on Friday evening, a vehicle driven by Coy struck another near the intersection of Pioneer Trail and Preston Highway.

  • Rape case sent to grand jury for more consideration

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Two counts of rape against an 18-year-old will now be sent to the Bullitt County Grand Jury for possible indictment.

    But the attorney for Kenneth Wayne Monarch said that the public shouldn’t rush to judge his client as there is much more information yet to be discovered on the case.

    Bullitt District Judge Rebecca Ward found probable cause in a hearing on Monday to waive the two counts of rape to the grand jury.

  • Election filing period now open for 2018

     FRANKFORT – The candidate filing period for the 2018 election cycle has opened, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced Wednesday, and she is encouraging potential candidates to use a new filing portal on the Secretary of State’s website. 

  • MW council overturns P&Z; rezones Bells Mill tract

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — Land on the corner of Bells Mill Road and Highway 44 could some day be the home of commercial development.

    The Mount Washington City Council approved the change at the last council meeting, unanimously voting to reject the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission’s unfavorable recommendation of rezoning of the land from Agriculture to B-2 Business.

    Owner A.C. (Happy) Cahoe requested the zoning change.

  • Young Athlete Dies Doing What He Loved

     BELMONT - A Bullitt County native who lived his life to the fullest died last week doing what he loved doing most.

    Nathan Hall, 21, passed away from injuries sustained in an accident during a Motocross training session at a track in Louisiana.

    Family, friends and those in the motocross community are all mourning the loss and hundreds would converge in his hometown to express their sympathies.

    Nate was a Belmont resident, the son of Paul and Tonya Hall, and attended Bullitt Central High School, Bernheim Middle and Lebanon Junction Elementary.

  • Over 500 acres may be opened up for new industry

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- If light industrial customers are looking for a place to relocate, the Shepherdsville City Council just opened up over 530 acres for development.

    The council unanimously voted to rezone 532 acres from Agricultural to Light Industrial around the future interchange on Interstate 65.

    The property could not be developed — other than site work preparing for infrastructure — until bids are let on the interchange, which is just south of the current Exit 116 at Cedar Grove Road.

  • Court withholds payments to state

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Bullitt County officials made a deal with the state revenue cabinet and former sheriff David Greenwell to help pay off a debt.

    However, Bullitt Fiscal Court voted unanimously to withhold payments for the months of September, October and November.

    That $638,860.87 debt was incurred by the sheriff’s office when the system of funding changed.

    As part of the agreement, Bullitt Fiscal Court agreed to pay $14,000 per month to the state through December 2018, when a final payment of $162,860.87 would be due.

  • City to have four trash bids to consider

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Four bidders hope to gain the sanitation business over the next four years in the city of Shepherdsville.

    And this comes even though the current carrier has filed a lawsuit against the city due to over $150,000 being owed in delinquent payments.

    Shepherdsville City Council members did not make any decision after bids were opened from the four companies.

    A major change made by the city a couple of months ago may have given the current bidders reason to consider providing service.