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Today's News

  • Bullitt Blast Dash set for July 4

     The Bullitt County Family YMCA will host its fourth annual Bullitt Blast Dash on Monday, July 4.

    The race will start at 8 a.m. at the YMCA facility on Joe B. Hall Avenue in Shepherdsville.

    This is a 5K run/walk.

    Race packets will be available July 1-3 at the YMCA or at 7 a.m. on the day of the race.

    If you register by June 20, you are guaranteed a T-shirt. Prizes awarded to the top finishers.

  • Students selected to Governor’s Scholars

     Bullitt County Public Schools will be well represented during the 2016 summer sessions of Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program.

  • Bevin Unveils Proposal for Medicaid Transformation

     FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 22, 2016) – Gov. Matt Bevin today presented “Kentucky HEALTH”, a comprehensive plan to transform Kentucky’s Medicaid program, empowering individuals to improve their health and well-being while simultaneously ensuring Medicaid’s long-term fiscal sustainability in the Commonwealth. 

  • Shepherdsville police arrest man on charges of sex with a minor

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A man has been arrested and charged with sex-related offenses.

    Donald Ernest Hotchkiss Jr., 29, of Shepherdsville, was arrested on Monday evening by Shepherdsville Det. Myra Minton.

    He was charged with rape, sodomy, unlawful transaction with a minor, promoting a sexual performance by a minor and having an outstanding warrant. 

    He is in the Bullitt County Detention Center.

  • State fire marshal advises Kentuckians to celebrate Independence Day at community events

     FRANKFORT – The Kentucky Division of Fire Prevention and the state fire marshal encourage Kentuckians to attend community celebrations instead of celebrating with fireworks at home.

    “Using fireworks at home risks injury and property damage and may also violate local ordinances,” said state Fire Marshal Mike Haney. “I recommend that families attend local festivities instead of celebrating with fireworks at home. Let the professionals entertain your family.

  • Budget talks focus on salaries

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Through the give and take of any budget process, members of Bullitt Fiscal Court seemed to reach accord on several key pay differences.
        Of course, the budget will not be approved until its second reading and vote, which is planned for June 21.
        Earlier this month, magistrates spent about an hour talking about differences of opinions on the proposed budget by Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts.
        And most of those talks centered around pay differences.

  • Counselors will see bigger bump when school salaries increase

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Employees of the Bullitt County Public School District are slated to receive a small pay increase.
        That was released as part of the tentative budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year.
        Finance director Denise Smith outlined some of the highlights of the proposed budget, what will go into effect on July 1.
        The budget is just over $140 million.
        Of the general fund dollars, 79.5 percent goes to salaries and fringe benefits.

  • Kolb selected to lead district’s special education

      Troy Kolb has been named Director of Special Education for Bullitt County Public Schools.

  • Crossroads awarded grant to begin Leader in Me

        Crossroads Elementary School has been selected from hundreds of schools across the country to receive a $47,684 grant to implement The Leader in Me, FranklinCovey’s whole-school transformation process for teaching 21st century leadership principles and skills to K-12 students.
        The total amount exceeds $50,000 when adding a $3,000 donation from the Crossroads PTA.

  • School arranges man’s dream of seeing his stepdaughter graduate

        MOUNT WASHINGTON—What could have easily been a time of sadness and grief for one Mount Washington family was turned into a time of gratefulness thanks to the local community.
        Mike Underwood was diagnosed with appendix cancer on Jan. 7, 2015.