Today's News

  • Campaign launched against distracted driving

     In honor of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) and law enforcement agencies are asking drivers to keep their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel as part of the U Drive. U Text. U Pay. campaign. 

  • Bullitt joins in national observance to highlight Library Week in America

     The Bullitt County Public Library joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities across the nation in celebration National Library Week.

    Libraries today aren’t only a place of quiet study and a place to check out books but also creative and engaging community centers where people can collaborate, explore new technologies like 3D printing or just relax with friends old and new.

  • Fox Chase officials decide what roads to be resurfaced

     FOX CHASE - Roads will be improved in the city of Fox Chase, but it’s not an invitation to speed up.

    The city council approved a contract with Mago Construction for improvements on four streets.

    At a previous meeting, mayor Owen Taylor divided the council into two groups, asking each to look over bids received by the city and determining the best bid. Both groups suggested the Mago bid, at a price of $74,769.

    Mayo was selected over competing bids from Louisville Paving and R.L. Harrison.

  • Educators looking for jobs can attend April 18 recruitment fair

     The fourth annual District Recruitment Fair is Tuesday, April 18, from 4-6 p.m. at North Bullitt High School.

    Aspiring educators are encouraged to attend the open house style fair and bring their resumes. Principals from all Bullitt County Public Schools will be in the media center.

  • Man arrested after standoff in Zoneton

     ZONETON -- A Zoneton man has been charged with three counts after holding law enforcement officials at bay for five hours Monday evening.

    John P. Beard, 42, was charged with wanton endangerment, assault and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

    According to the citation, Bullitt County Sheriff’s deputies were called to Stave Mill Road around 6:38 p.m. The report was that a man had a sawed-off shotgun in his possession.

  • Track teams seem to have gotten some boost from new tracks

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The first track and field meet held in Bullitt County in four years turned out to be a success two weeks ago with Bullitt East hosting North Bullitt and Bullitt Central as well as Moore and Fern Creek.

    That is not to say that everything went perfectly, few track meets ever do, but it was a very positive first step. Much of the credit for the success goes to Bullitt East head coach Lenny Raley. No one person in Bullitt County is more important to a sport than Raley is to track.

  • Final pre-season test session Saturday at Salem Speedway

     SALEM, IN - The second and final pre-season practice session at Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery is set for Saturday, April 15th.

    The test, open to both Salem Speedway divisions and any traveling divisions scheduled to race at Salem in 2017, starts at 12-noon and goes until 2 p.m.  Both the short-track and high banks will be available for testing.

    PNC pit gates open at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday.

    Race fans are invited to view the test session from the grandstand area at no admission charge.

  • Would you pay $50 to rent city hall?

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It was a special meeting in which three topics were on the agenda and decisions were made on none of the trio of issues.

    The Shepherdsville City Council met to talk about its pay and job classification ordinance, as well as the hiring of Arthur Jones as its engineer and more discussion on usage of city-owned properties.

    At the end of the two-hour meeting, nothing was voted upon.

    The future of renting the community center off Frank E. Simon Avenue evolved into the need to set rental pricing for the city government center.

  • Williams wins 3-2 battle to return to role as animal control director

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The new animal control director in Bullitt County is a familiar face.

    By a 3-2 vote, Bullitt Fiscal Court opted to return Mark Williams into the director’s position.

    This came after a closed door session with Williams and his attorney, Mike Lawrence.

    Williams had been terminated by Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts on March 22.

    With Kentucky being an at-will state, Roberts gave no reason for Williams’ termination.

  • Zehnder brings her engineering experience to class

     HEBRON ESTATES - There are moments when students complain about mathematics, saying they will never use algebra or trigonometry in their future lives.

    A North Bullitt High School teacher, who is also a retired engineer, knows better. She brings her career experience to the classroom, making math more practical for her students.

    That teacher is Cindy Zehnder, selected as the Bullitt County Public Schools 2017 High School Teacher of the Year.