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Today's News

  • Academies will allow more areas of expertise in learning

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- With the year started new beginnings.

    By next year, all Bullitt County high schools will be fully implementing career academies or “pathways” that will give students the opportunity to gain background in fields of study they might show interest in as well as possibly obtain certifications.

    Superintendent Keith Davis said the new programs will help students be better prepared for their future.

  • College, career programs have endless possibilities in county

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The more she is on the job, the more excited Christy Coulter is about the possibilities of the college and career readiness program in Bullitt County.

    The push of students to attend college has been a longstanding mission of the education system.

    The need for a trained workforce in a diverse pathway of careers is new on the horizon.

    And, it is that newness of the career part of the equation that excites Coulter.

  • Hunters Hollow frustrated with lack of sewer solution

    HUNTERS HOLLOW -- As the months pass, the frustrations grow for leaders with the city of Hunters Hollow.

  • Hillview will retain same tax rate for coming year

    HILLVIEW - It was called a special meeting, but there was nothing special about maintaining tax rates.

    The Hillview City Council unanimously approved similar 2014 tax rates to the previous year's rates, including real property, personal property and public utilities rates.

    City attorney Mark Edison referred to the city's real property tax rate calculation worksheet, showing the city with a total gross assessment increase of almost $2 million.

    Edison noted that many cities, including in Bullitt County, were decreasing in assessment.

  • Tourism panel works out issue on policy

    SHEPHERDSVILLE--A disagreement over company policy lead to a one-hour executive session discussion of the Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist & Convention Commission.

    For the third time, treasurer Tom Kelly brought  up concerns about allowing conference center employees to bring their children to work with them.

    Chair James Watkins said it was necessary due to the irregular hours certain employees are required to work which wouldn’t allow for child care.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning September 15, 2014

    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.

  • AG indicts local contractor

     Attorney General Jack Conway and his Office of Consumer Protection today announced that a contractor accused of failing to perform home repair services for a Louisville resident, despite being paid to do so, has been indicted on one count of theft by deception over $10,000, a class C felony. A Jefferson County grand jury returned the indictment on 42-year-old Kevin Carter, of Mount Washington, Ky., on Thursday.

  • Issues are few when congressman comes to town for annual gathering

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - He arrived a few minutes late because of the local traffic, but U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie made it to Shepherdsville City Hall for his scheduled Town Hall Meeting.

    Shepherdsville hosted Guthrie’s 15th meeting, allowing citizens an opportunity to address their concerns and ask questions about local, state and federal issues.

    Guthrie’s goal was addressing topics from the House of Representatives perspective, shedding light on reasons behind the thoughts and actions of the Washington, DC, brain trust.

  • School board to seek input on tax proposals

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Bullitt County Public School superintendent Keith Davis knows that the funds generated by increasing property tax rates could be wisely utilized for student learning.

    But, he also knows that the efficient spending of the district could allow for the school board to vote for the compensating tax rate, which would be the same rate as this year.

    The public will have its opportunity to voice its opinion on the school tax rates. The public hearing will be held on Monday, Sept. 22, at 5:30 p.m. at the central office.

  • Shepherdsville looks to be proactive in sewer updates

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Rob Campbell said Shepherdsville could be "proactive" in updating its city sewer system.

    The representative from QK4 discussed two potential sewer system upgrade plans with the Shepherdsville CIty Council.

    The two projects included sewer improvements along Highway 44 West and the elimination of a pump station along W. Blue Lick Rd.