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Today's News

  • Son indicted for manslaughter in father's death

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — A man has been charged with the death of his father.

  • Muhlenberg Co. mine worker guilty of violating safety, health act

     OWENSBORO –  The Chief of Maintenance at Ken American Resources Paradise #9 Mine located in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, recently pleaded guilty to a federal grand jury indictment, in United States District Court, before Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley, Jr., charging him with violating the Mine Safety and Health Act, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • FIRST-YEAR TEACHERS: Ellis overcomes change to Bullitt system

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — Taking on extra responsibility in the workplace can be a difficult transition for anyone but, when that extra responsibility is 18 extra students, a teacher has to be on top of her game.

    Luckily for students at Old Mill Elementary, Rachel Ellis was ready for the challenge when she moved from her previous Jefferson County position of working one-on-one with six special education students to being a teacher to a full classroom of first grade and kindergarten students last September.

  • Blue Lick wins third straight state title

     OKOLONA -- Brian Shirley has coached baseball for over 20 years, so you shouldn’t expect there to be any nerves as he guides the Blue Lick 18U team in the state tournament.

    But, after serving as an assistant coach on the squad’s back-to-back state titles, Shirley admitted to being just a little nervous.

    With the exception of one inning, there was no reason for nerves as Blue Lick swept through all four games to claim its third straight state title.

  • School staff to get 2 percent pay hike

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Employees with the Bullitt County Public School System will see a pay increase for the 2017-18 year.

    The school board voted unanimously to approve a 1 percent pay increase for all employees. This will be added to a 1 percent increase supplied by the state for a total of 2 percent.

    This does not include any step increases earned by system employees.

    The pay increases went into effect on July 1, 2017.

    The board also approved a contract renewal with the Bullitt County Education Association.

  • Honeymoon hits bit of rough spot in Shep.

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — After a relatively smooth transition over the past seven months, a bit of friction surfaced at the most recent Shepherdsville City Council meeting.

    Much of the differences seemed to stem from the powers of the executive and legislative branches of city government.

    Councilmember Bonnie Enlow inquired whether mayor Curtis Hockenbury told employees to not talk with city councilmembers.

    She asked if the mayor had such a right.

  • Mayor refutes statement that no progress has been made

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When a councilmember stated that the city hadn’t moved forward, mayor Curtis Hockenbury shook his head.

    After being appointed last fall to serve the final year of the mayor’s term, Hockenbury felt the city had been making strides.

    “People wanted stability in city government,” said Hockenbury. “We’ve done that.”

  • Four face charges on illegal dumping from Hardin Co.

     NICHOLS -- For the second time in the past few months, individuals from another county have been charged with illegally dumping in Bullitt County.

    According to Larry Hatfield, the Bullitt County solid waste coordinator, a resident called in with a tip on April 17.

    When Hatfield arrived at the property on Knob Creek Road in western Bullitt County, he saw the individuals dumping debris.

    Two men were dumping material they got from Dale and Stacey Moss of Radcliff. The couple manages a mobile home park in Hardin County.

  • READING BLAST

     Bullitt Lick Middle School hosted a Summer Reading Party for all students and their families, including incoming sixth graders.

    The event included fun and games and a free cookout meal, along with an opportunity to collect new t-shirts and meet members of the BLMS staff.

    Fun activities were provided courtesy of the Bullitt County YMCA and Games 2U Mobile Entertainment.

    The Bullitt County Public Library and the Dream Express mobile library also attended, promoting summertime reading and education.

  • Could this be last budget Parker has to worry about in Hunters Hollow?

    HUNTERS HOLLOW - It could be the last city budget mayor Linda Parker ever has to worry about it… and there wasn’t too much to worry about.

    The Hunters Hollow City Commission unanimously approved the city’s 2017-18 fiscal year budget ordinance, which goes into effect July 1.

    The budget will carry over around $135,000 in available resources, along with $30,000 in its Municipal Road Aid fund (MARF).