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Today's News

  • Changing of the Guard: Puckett to retire as police chief; city approves hire of McCubbin

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- After 42 years in law enforcement, Douglas Puckett has reason to smile.
        Puckett has decided that it is time to retire.
        Rick McCubbin also had reason to smile on this particular evening.
        In law enforcement for nearly 30 years, McCubbin decided after less than a year in retirement, it was time to get back to work.

  • Bad behavior costs animal control officer four days off from his job without pay

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A month after his actions at the Bullitt County Animal Shelter were questioned by a number of citizens, Mark Williams will return to work on Tuesday, Jan. 17, after being suspended for four days.
        Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts suspended Williams without pay from Jan. 10-13.
        In her letter of suspension on Jan. 9, Roberts said that Williams was being suspended due to insuborination.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning January 15, 2017

    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.

  • Police seek missing juvenile

     The following is a statement released by the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office on Friday, Jan. 6:

    The Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office needs help in finding missing juvenile Eaisa Shunnarah.

    He is a 16-year-old white male, black hair, 5’10” and 180 pounds.

    It is believed he may be in the Portland area of Louisville.

  • Police seeking individuals in Wee Stor-It theft case

     PIONEER VILLAGE – Invesitagators with the Pioneer Village Police Department have received several new leads regarding a major theft at the Wee Stor-It storage lot.

    The department issued a press release stating that the leads have resulted in recovered property and new leads, along with two persons of interest that are now being sought.

    Police are seeking David Embry Simmons, 43, and John Wilson Sparks Jr., 42, both of Shepherdsville, in relation to the theft investigation.

  • Surcharge gone, water rates equalized

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Since the inception of the Kentucky Turnpike Water District’s division one, water customers have been paying a $6 per month surcharge.

    The surcharge was to help offset the cost of setting up the district to provide water to those who were relying on hauling or wells.

    Starting this month, the surcharge will be a thing of the past for customers of that water district.

  • Police warn of scams that hit community

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — Phone scams are nothing new but the Mount Washington Police Department warns of recent ones that include sending bail money for grandchildren or sending tax money to claim a new Mercedes.

    Detective Dan Kelty stated he received a call at the end of December from a resident who was called in November about a grandchild being in jail.

  • Final participant sentenced in cigarette warehouse burglary conspiracy

     OWENSBORO – The final Miami resident from Cuba, charged in a multi-state conspiracy was sentenced in United States District Court yesterday, by Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr., to 41 months in prison and ordered to pay restitution of $1,486,164.45 - for the defendant’s participation in a warehouse burglary in Leitchfield, Kentucky, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Hillview Swearing In

    Hillview city attorney Tammy Baker swears in the new group of councilmembers. Those sworn in for their two-year terms were Randall Hill, Lisa Boggs, JoAnn Wick, Karen Johnson, Kim Whitlock and Alice Keister. Their first official meeting of the year will be on Monday, Jan. 16, at 6:30 p.m. in the government center. The public is invited.

  • Mannequin gives students better perspective on head trauma

     A mannequin is being used in high school Early Lifespan Development (ELD) courses as a teaching tool to demonstrate the devastating effects of shaken baby syndrome, or abusive head trauma.

    The $950 Real Care Shaken Baby Simulator Program with doll and curriculum was funded by the Bullitt County Foundation for Excellence in Public Education. The doll is equipped with sensors that signal when trauma is inflicted.

    North Bullitt High School teacher April Roberts wrote the proposal and has used the simulator in her class.