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Today's News

  • Leadership week helps area elementary principals

     LEBANON JUNCTION - It’s no secret it takes good leadership to run an excellent school.

    And, this summe,r two Bullitt County school principals spent time studying just that.

    Crossroads Elementary principal Julie Skeens and Lebanon Junction Elementary principal Patrick Durham spent four days in Greensboro, N.C., at the Kentucky Chamber Foundation’s Leadership Institute for School Principals.

  • Employee charged with theft of over $300,000

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Over the past two years, an employee allegedly took more than $300,000 in merchandise from the Amazon fulfillment center in Bullitt County.

    Angela M. Gibson, 45, of Shepherdsville, has been charged with theft by unlawful taking over $10,000.

    According to arrest documents, Shepherdsville police officer Darren Patchin was called to the Amazon facility off Cedar Grove Road on Sept. 16.

  • Local artist gets to shine in midst of bash at Beam

     CLERMONT - Among those attending the recent 150th birthday celebration for James Beam was Mr. and Mrs. James Matthews.

    There were a lot of people at the celebration and quite honestly, I didn’t try to figure out whether they were part of the celebration or just visiting the American Stillhouse at the distillery on that particular day.

    Part of the celebration was the unveiling of a statue of Beam, with his tie blowing in the wind.

    It wasn’t until the end of the ceremony and the crowd had dwindled when the Matthews couple approached.

  • NB starts better, sweeps past BC

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Rallying from a 24-20 deficit in the second game to win 28-26, the North Bullitt Eagles picked up a key 23rd District win on Thursday night as they traveled into the Cougars’ Den and came away with a victory over Bullitt Central in volleyball action.

    It was just ten days earlier that North Bullitt had suffered through a straight set loss to Bullitt East. In the mean time, Bullitt Central had taken a game from Bullitt East before losing, giving the Lady Cougars hope that they could get the upper hand in the district standings.

  • BE in mix, set for regional

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Over the past two weeks, the ‘big three’ of Fifth Region boys’ golf have been punching and pushing each other in major weekend tournaments as they prepare for next Tuesday’s Regional event at the Elizabethtown Country Club.

    Throughout the season it has been Elizabethtown, Central Hardin and Bullitt East at the top of the team scores amongst Fifth Region squads at any tournament.

  • Mt. Washington fall cleanup will be Thursday, Friday and Saturday

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--It's that time of year again.

    The city of Mount Washington will have one of their annual cleanups on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the city annex, said City Utilities Superintendent. 

    Items that are allowed include furniture and old appliances.

    The crew will not accept items that are flammable or have freon in them such as gas and propane tanks.

    The city annex is located at 186 Branham Way.

  • TAX APPROVED: School tax rate to increase following 3-2 board vote

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - By a split 3-2 vote, the Bullitt County Public School Board opted to accept a proposed tax increase on real estate when bills are mailed out in the next few days.

    In accepting the 4 percent increase in tax revenue, which is the most allowed without being subject to public recall, the real estate property tax will rise from 61.8 cents per $100 of assessed value to 64.2 cents.

    For example, someone with a $100,000 home would pay $24 per year more in real estate taxes. 

  • Flood map could add over 2,000 properties

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - While many property owners in Bullitt County will not like the results, engineers with a Louisville firm doesn’t believe it would be cost effective - or successful - in trying to appeal the decision.

    As a result, many more property owners in the county would be included in the floodplain areas when the FEMA maps become effective sometime in the next year.

    Neal Crawford, an engineer with QK4, presented the firm’s report on the proposed changes to the floodplain maps.

  • Motorists beware of new stop sign on Hillview Boulevard

     HILLVIEW - If you travel Hillview Boulevard, you better be on your toes.

    Or, better yet, on your brake pedal.

    Trina Walden has mentioned her concerns about speeding motorists on Hillview Boulevard over the past year.

    Her discussion led to a decision to add a stop sign on Hillview Boulevard at Brookwood.

    This would create the third all-way stop along the long stretch of road, which has a 25 mile-per-hour limit.

    Police chief Glenn Caple said officers have run radar on the road a number of times.

  • WineFest changes dates, expands to two days

     CLERMONT -- Hoping to outsmart Mother Nature, the third annual WineFest has been expanded to two days this year at the Bullitt County Fairgrounds.

    The event will be held on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 26-27.

    Brance Gould, owner of Forest Edge Winery and one of the coordinators of the event, said they hope to avoid rain at least one day.

    At the annual event, patrons can visit more than 16 wine vendors, from across the state, to taste their wares. Wine will be available by the glass and bottle for purchase.