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Today's News

  • Governor’s road plan includes Highway 44, many others

     FRANKFORT -- While the big news of the week was the release of Gov. Matt Bevin’s first budget proposal to the General Assembly, for many people, the biggest news might be how the state plans to improve its transportation system.

     Bevin released his recommended six-year road plan with over $6 billion of projects proposed.

     Those included for Bullitt County are not new.

    Several of the projects are related to the Cedar Grove area, where traffic congestion has grown as both light industrial jobs and residential homes increased.

  • Roby students provide water for Michigan

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Roby Elementary Classroom Intervention instructor Angela Olson was thirsting for a random act of kindness.

    Wanting to make an impact to honor someone’s memory, along with offering a public service project for Roby students, Olson learned of the water donation to Flint, Michigan, being made by Family Day Ministries.

  • Kentucky residents have chance to win new iPad

     FRANKFORT -- Kentucky residents have another chance to win a new iPad from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) in a sweepstakes being held through Facebook in February. The contest runs through 12 a.m. on March 1.

     To enter, a Kentuckian must visit the KHEAA Facebook page, click on the orange graduate icon on the KHEAA Facebook page and answer one question about college. KHEAA will not share or sell any personal information to a third party.

  • Steinmetz earns certification from national teaching standards board

     Bullitt East High School AP English Language and Composition teacher Larry Steinmetz has earned certification through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS).

     Steinmetz attained education’s highest possible credential in English Language Arts/Adolescence and Young Adulthood.

     National certification is for 10 years with the option to renew.

     This was his reaction upon achieving the feat, “Relief mostly,” he said.

  • Fox Chase gets early start on setting next tax rate

     FOX CHASE - Unlike other Bullitt County municipalities, the Fox Chase CIty Council discusses tax rates as soon as the calendar turns.

     City attorney Mark Edison presented first readings of ordinances pertaining to real property, personal property and public utilities tax rates at the council’s January business meeting.

     Last year’s tax rate was set at 13.88 cents per $100 of property. According to Edison, a compensating rate to collect a similar amount would be 14 cents. However, the maximum rate allowed by statute would 13.94 cents.

  • Girls show love of vets

     The Mount Washington Middle School Girls’ Group recently got together to help show some veterans some love.

    In honor of Valentine’s Day, the girls collected cubed tissue boxes to decorate with colored pictures and encouraging notes for veterans spending the holiday in the VA hospital.

    Bullitt East freshman Brooke Hatfield first volunteered the idea after her older brothers did the project in their church.

  • Progressive Pill

     A portion of downtown Shepherdsville was demolished last week. Structures along South Buckman Street at Highway 44 are being razed for the construction of a new CVS pharmacy.

  • Convicted murderer pleads guilty to 2005 Ft. Knox incident

      PADUCAH, Ky. – A Toledo, Ohio, convicted murderer pleaded guilty before Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, in United States District Court, on Friday, February 5, 2016, to a Federal Information charging him with the 2005 murder of a woman at Fort Knox Military Base, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Governor’s Cup Competition

    District 41

     Mathematics Assessment -- 1. Logan Parrish (Eastside); 2. Zane Payton (Eastside); 3. Amanda Thompson (Bernheim); 4. Isaac Gray (Hebron); 5. Hunter Reading (Bernheim)

     Science Assessment -- 1. Andrew Abner (Hebron); 2. Reece Tomlinson (Eastside); 3. Hunter Dixon (Eastside); 4. Rhys Ortiz (Bernheim) and Erica Jones (Bullitt Lick)

     Social Studies Assessment -- 1. Reece Tomlinson (Eastside); 2. Adam Johnson (Bernheim); 3. Ethan Bleemel (Bernheim); 4. Samuel Hutchins (Hebron); 5. Andrew Abner (Hebron)

  • Council may seek resignation, own attorney

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Last year, the Shepherdsville City Council voted to ask mayor Scott Ellis to resign from office.

     That came as a result of an indictment charging the mayor with soliciting prostitution.

     The mayor didn’t resign and the charge was dropped last fall.

     Now, however, with new details on that incident, plus additional allegations of racial comments and a complaint from a city employee, the call for Ellis’ resignation may again be heard at the next council meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 9.