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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • NB literacy pieces become whole book

     HEBRON ESTATES - One who is established in news print rarely has an opportunity to tackle creative writing, much less Greek mythology.

    Some of the creative minds at North Bullitt High School challenged their inner artists for an opportunity at appearing in professional print, thanks to Periphas, a collection of pieces published into small book form.

    The book’s title comes from a legendary king of Attica who was turned into an eagle by the jealous god Zeus, only after Apollo asked Zeus to spare the life of Periphas.

  • Gubernatorial candidates talk about farming

     LOUISVILLE -- Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) Board of Directors met last week with gubernatorial candidates Jack Conway and Matt Bevin to discuss positions on issues affecting the state’s agriculture industry.

    Conway (D) and Bevin (R) fielded questions from the KFB leaders and explained their positions during the two-hour meeting at the farm organization’s state office.

    KFB President Mark Haney said the meeting gave the organization’s leadership and all Kentuckians an opportunity to gauge the differences between the two on key issues.

  • No one hurt as ‘drive thru’ created at Salt River office

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Salt River Electric’s office building on Highway 44 East was damaged on Wednesday when a vehicle drove through the front door.

    Randy Burba, Salt River vice-president of customer service and marketing, said the accident took place after 12:30 p.m., when a customer pulling into the parking lot came over the sidewalk and made contact with the entrance.

  • 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.

  • Shepherdsville police department needs help in identifying suspect in burglary

    A burglary took place on Miller Drive in Shepherdsville, KY on 6/29/2015 at approximately 10:15 am. The suspect is described as a white male, late teens to early 20’s, dark hair, at the time wearing dark colored shorts, dark shirt, and flip flop sandals.

    Anyone with any information concerning this crime or information on the identity of the suspect is asked to contact the Shepherdsville Police Department at 502-921-1000 or the anonymous tip line at 502-215-1588.