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Today's News

  • Can’t smoke’em even if you got them

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It was probably a rule that most thought had been in effect for years.

    However, it wasn’t until recently that the Bullitt County Public School Board ruled that it was illegal to smoke on its properties — including during extra-curricular activities.

    For Sarah Smith, the district’s safe and drug free schools coordinator, the new smoke-free policy is long overdue.

    “Many people assumed that these policies mean that smoking was prohibited at all times,” said Smith. “This was not the case.”

  • MW rezoning raises concerns; commercial OK’d

     MOUNT WASHINGTON  -- Despite concerns from neighbors, the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission felt that the continuation of residential development off Hubbard Lane was a good thing.

    But the Mount Washington City Council will make the final zoning decision.

    Rocky Lonesome Realty Management sought to rezone 49 acres from Agricultural to R-3 Residential.

    According to attorney Mark Edison, the property in question is adjacent to the Twin Eagles development.

  • Hillview officials asked to control yard signs

     HILLVIEW-- He counted 27 yard signs in a stretch from Zoneton Road to Tanyard Springs Boulevard.

    And Mike Raney wasn’t happy to see them.

    So the president of the Tanyard Springs Homeowners Association took his cause to the Hillview City Council.

    His question was simple. Does the city have any regulations on the placement of yard signs?

    “To me, it’s litter,” said Raney. “They’re like breeding out there.”

  • Minnis makes right moves as educator named tops in state

     HEBRON ESTATES - Whether it’s the strategy of a chess board move or the skill of saving up energy for the end of the cross-country run, Dennis Minnis knows how to teach and motivate his students.

    As a long-time Bullitt County Public Schools educator, Minnis tries to assist in the physical education at all schools and education levels.

    His efforts were recognized by the Kentucky Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (KAHPERD), which selected Minnis as the 2016-17 Elementary School PE Teacher of the Year.

  • Louisville man sentenced for role in string of armed robberies

        LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. today announced the 37-year sentence of a violent convicted felon for his role in a string of armed robberies in Metro Louisville. The federal charges stemmed from “Project Recoil,” the on-going partnership of multiple Jefferson County, Kentucky law enforcement agencies, developed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Kentucky, to maximize penalties for the most violent offenders and to reduce violent crime in our community.

  • Louisville woman guilty of defrauding Social Security

     LOUISVILLE – A Louisville woman pleaded guilty this week in United States District Court before Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr., to several charges involving the fraudulent receipt of Old-Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance (OASDI) benefits by the Social Security Administration (SSA), for an eleven-year period, totaling $268,396 announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Another "look-alike" weapon found at BCHS

      The following was a letter emailed to Bullitt Central High School parents from principal Jim Beavers in regards to a look-alike weapon found on campus Monday:

    This morning, at Bullitt Central High School, we had another look-alike weapon brought to school.  Again, it was a look-alike weapon and there has been no firearm at BC.

  • A Gift You Can’t Exchange

     The annual Hillview Winterfest drew record crowds to the government center.

    The star attraction came from the AnimalTales handler, who brought a variety of animals to the stage. That attracted a lot of kids to the stage to see animals like snakes and wallabys.

    There was also a visit from Santa, crafts and food

     

    For more pictures of the event, click here.

  • BBB Hot Topics: December 2016

     See the latest scams in BBB’s December 2016 Hot Topics

    1.    The BBB is warning iPhone owners about hundreds of fake retail apps popping up in Apple’s App Store. These counterfeiters are impersonating businesses like Dollar Tree, Foot Locker, Dillard’s, and Nordstrom. BBB recommends going to a retailer’s website to get a link to the legitimate app in the App Store.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning December 4, 2016

    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.