Today's News

  • City retains 1.5% occupational tax

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - In 2011, the city of Shepherdsville was searching for ways to pay its bills.

    At the time, the Shepherdsville City Council, which included two current members, was looking for ways to tackle a debt of over $5 million and the need to have another $1.5 million annually just to pay the debt service.

    Sewer rates were increased by 66 percent and the occupational tax went from 1 percent to 1.5 percent.

    But the increase in the occupational tax included a provision that on Dec. 31, 2014, it would revert back to its original amount.

  • Contract Board will seek contract where it retains control of tax dollars

     CLERMONT - The contract governing the relationship between the Southeast Bullitt Fire District board of trustees and the fire department corporation has been terminated.

    But, to ensure there is no gap in fire protection service to the residents, the board authorized negotiations to begin immediately on a 60-day emergency contract with Southeast Bullitt Fire and Rescue Department.

    However, the future of who will provide fire protection starting March 1 is still a major concern.

  • CONTRACT TERMINATED: Hatfield withdraws resignation; back on fire board

     CLERMONT - Legal or illegal, Julius Hatfield reassumed his position as a member of the Southeast Bullitt Fire District board of trustees.

    With Bullitt Fiscal Court preparing to hold a hearing to remain Hatfield from the board in December, the fire chief resigned on Dec. 4.

    However, when Bullitt Fiscal Court took no action on the resignation, Hatfield had second thoughts.

  • Community invited to comment on possible Fort Knox cuts

     ELIZABETHTOWN - Fort Knox and Department of the Army headquarters officials will hold a Community Listening Session at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School.

    The event, open to the public, is an opportunity for area leaders and citizens to comment on factors they believe Army leadership should consider when making decisions about force reductions and restructuring that could affect the greater Fort Knox area.

  • Fire district cuts contract; chief withdraws resignation

     In a loud, boisterous meeting, the Southeast Bullitt Fire Department Board of Trustees severed its contract with the fire corporation.


     The Bullitt County Publics Schools calendar of events for January 2015. For more information call 869-8000 or visit the BCPS website.





  • LJ students helping others

     It’s all about learning about giving.

    Lindy Meyer’s fifth-grade class is getting pretty good at helping the community.

    Earlier this school year, the students gathered canned goods and won a pizza party.

    Next, the Lebanon Junction Elementary students decided that after a discussion with Bruce Rucker of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office, it would be a good idea to collect stuffed animals.

  • Local man enters guilty plea for not doing work

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - A local contractor has entered a guilty plea for failing to complete work for which he had been paid.

    And similar cases in both Jefferson and Grayson counties will be settled with all charges running concurrently.

    Kevin Carter, 43, entered guilty pleas in Bullitt Circuit Court.

    In five separate indictments, Carter entered pleas with a total sentence of 10 years for the Bullitt County charges.

    The charges, which related to incidents in 2013, were for theft for failure to make required deposition.


     Billie Sue Waters was honored as she nears her retirement from the Bullitt County Clerk’s office.

    Waters received a proclamation from Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts and Bullitt Fiscal Court on her 20 years of service.

    Starting in February 1994, Waters served under current clerk Kevin Mooney, as well as past clerks Nina Mooney and Nora Jean Howlett McCawley.

    She will officially retired on Dec. 31, 2014.

  • WARM BULLITT COUNTY helps families

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The first annual Warm Bullitt County was a success in helping those less fortunate at Christmas.

    Organizer Caleanna Morley said 60 blankets were collected, along with gloves, hats and scarves.

    Donations were distributed to homeless families in the Bullitt County area, along with victims of house fires. Some of the items were also donated to Kosair Children’s Hospital and the Family Day Ministries Church in Shepherdsville.