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Today's News

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning January 1, 2017

     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.

  • Eagles struggle on the road at Spencer tourney

     TAYLORSVILLE – Three days in Taylorsville before the holidays didn’t put the North Bullitt Eagles in a very festive mood.

    At least not as festive as they were a year earlier.

    Returning to the Nick Burns Memorial Tournament after winning the title each of the past two seasons, the Eagles dropped all three games in 2016. That included an opening loss to Shelby County, the team they had beaten two years earlier in the title game.

  • Winterfest at Mount Washington Elementary School

     Mount Washington Elementary hosted its Winterfest celebration.

    The second grade students sang Christmas carols to the audience on the school’s brand new stage.

    There were also games to play, Santa to talk to and plenty of other holiday activities.

  • Hebron Estates commissioners all sworn in, ready to start new year

     HEBRON ESTATES - The year’s end meant completing old business and preparing commissioners for new business in Hebron Estates.

    Returning commissioners Bob Denner, Russell Forshee, Kathy Merrifield and James Tucker were all sworn in, following the November election, at the city’s December meeting.

    Among the business completed was a unanimous vote allowing mayor Jerry Clark to sign a four-year contract extension with the city’s new trash collection servers, Waste Management.

  • Bullitt jobless rate improving

     Unemployment rates fell in 119 Kentucky counties between November 2015 and November 2016, and stayed the same in Carlisle County, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    In addition, for the first time since December 2007, only one county, Magoffin (12.2 percent), had a double-digit unemployment rate in November 2016.    

    Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 2.6 percent. 

  • Lebanon Junction officials no longer at loss to determine water shortage

     LEBANON JUNCTION -- At times, there was more water purchased than was sold.

    But, thanks to a new meter, the losses which ranged from 10-15 percent per month may be a thing of the past. 

    Public works director Chaz Sullivan said that a new meter was installed at the truck stop and that seemed to completely solve the shortage issue.

    The water loss dropped to 1 percent, well under the goal of 10 percent.

    He said it took time to find the meter, which was leaking water.

    In other business:

  • Court approves pay hike for electrical inspector position

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Uncertainty over electrical inspections and the availability of inspectors may have been solved by Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    Debating over the past few months over pay to the replacement for retired electrical inspector Lawrence Froman came to a close last Tuesday.

    Without any public discussion and following a short closed door executive session, Bullitt Fiscal Court voted to promote Ronnie Blankenship to the lead electrical inspector at the rate of $52,500 per year.

  • TOP STORIES OF 2016: SHAKE UP in SHEPHERDSVILLE

     So, where do we start?

    In the middle of his second term, mayor Scott Ellis was part of an investigation that seemed to go on for quite some time.

    An indictment was finally issued as Ellis was charged with a misdemeanor. 

    It involved alleged activities between the mayor and a woman and some of the events apparently happened at city hall.

    However, before the matter ever went to trial, the charge was dismissed.

  • TOP STORIES OF 2016: SHOW ME THE MONEY

     When David Greenwell took office, the state of Kentucky threw a curveball. Since the county’s population had reached a certain figure, the way fees offices like the sheriff and the county clerk changed.

    In 2015, that new accounting procedure caught up with the sheriff and with Bullitt Fiscal Court.

  • TOP STORIES OF 2016: SETTLED

     A lawsuit taking back to 2004 was finally settled in the city of Hillview.

    After having filed for bankruptcy for protection against an $11 million debt, the city of Hillview was able to finally work out a deal with its victim.

    Truck America had filed suit in 2004 when the city would not accept its offer to pay $800,000 for 40 acres of property off Interstate 65.