Today's News

  • Careless driving in lot leads to heroin bust by Shepherdsville police

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Driving carelessly in a parking lot has landed two local individuals in the Bullitt County Detention Center.

    On Tuesday, the Shepherdsville Street Crimes Unit stopped a vehicle in the Wal-Mart parking lot and it was observed being driven in a careless manner.

    Police officers learned that the vehicle had been stolen from Hardin County.

  • Slight increase in tax rate for Pioneer Village

    PIONEER VILLAGE - Real property tax rates will raise again for Pioneer Village residents.

    The city council approved an increase for the real property rate during its August business meeting.

    The real property rate increased from 12.73 to 12.77 cents per $100 of property, with personal property and public utility rates remaining at 14.4. 

    That means taxes on $100,000 of property would increase from $127.30 to $127.70.

  • Chargers make the most of homecoming ‘17

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- It was a beautiful homecoming evening.

    But when Kenneth Thornsberry returned to Mike Egan Field on the Bullitt East campus, the former Charger assistant coach didn’t get a warm homecoming welcome.

    Bullitt East enjoyed the homecoming festivities with a 65-12 victory over the Nelson County Cardinals.

    The Charger victory came in the first district game for each team.

  • THE GAME: Cougars score late to rally past North

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Over the summer, Bullitt Central head coach Matt Kuehn scrapped the plans he had coming out of spring drills and inserted junior Daylin Huff at quarterback, stating that he wanted the ball in the hands of his best athlete.

  • Search for new school leader begins

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The process for selecting a new superintendent has begun.

    The Bullitt County School Board approved a proposal by the Kentucky Association of School Administrators to serve as the screening committee during the Bullitt County Public Schools selection process.

    BCPS attorney Eric Farris presented two proposals to the board at a recent workshop meeting. The proposals were from KASA and the Kentucky School Board Association.

  • Planners reject Bells Mill, Highway 44 commercial zone

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- The area at Bells Mill Road and Highway 44 East has a traffic signal and a redesigned intersection.

    But, is it ready for commercial development?

    That will have to be the decision made by the Mount Washington City Council. And, it must overcome an unfavorable recommendation sent by the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission.

    Albert and Mary Rose Cahoe requested a rezoning on a 5-acre tract on the northeast quadrant from Agricultural and R-1 Residential to B-2 Central Business.

  • Ordinance would put owners responsible for land upkeep

    MOUNT WASHINGTON— Property owners with public access real estate are now responsible for maintaining their own grounds.

    A vote to approve an ordinance that would require property owners to maintain their real estate was unanimous at a recent city council meeting.

  • MW Lions Club donates to Youth Services

      Mount Washington Middle School Youth Services Center Coordinator Megan Hatter was a guest speaker at the Mount Washington Lions Club recently. 

    Hatter spoke about the dramatic needs of many children in our local school system and efforts being made to help them.  

    One particular program provides support and learning opportunities for children from school closing time until 6 p.m. Mentoring, tutoring, activities, and computer WiFi is provided.   

    Such programs can be costly but are extremely beneficial.

  • Merit plan to stay intact

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Early in the month of September, it appeared that the merit ordinance covering the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office was in its final days.

    However, when Sheriff Donnie Tinnell polled his employees, 95 percent wanted the merit system to remain in place.

    Heeding their wishes, Tinnell requested Bullitt Fiscal Court deny the motion to abolish the merit system.

    By a unanimous vote, the court members did just that.

    The merit system was imposed by fiscal court at the request of now-retired sheriff David Greenwell.

  • More indictments: Former chief deputy facing more charges

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A former Bullitt County sheriff’s chief deputy has been indicted on three felony counts involving the handling of evidence.

    John Cottrell, who was relieved of his duties last October, now faces three Class D felonies.

    The Bullitt County Grand Jury issued the indictments Wednesday.

    And, in a hearing on Thursday, two felony counts which had been dismissed were reinstated.