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Today's News

  • Lee steps down after 11 seasons

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – There was really no surprise, but there was a lot of emotion last week when Bullitt Central basketball coach Joe Pat Lee announced that he was stepping down after 11 years at the helm of the program for which he once played.

    Lee had been thinking about making the move much earlier. The decision was actually made for him when he was named a new assistant principal at the school. The Bullitt County Board of Education does not allow principals to be coaches.

  • Hillview settles on fireworks ordinance with $1,000 permit

    HILLVIEW -- After several months of discussion, Hillview officials finally reached a resolution to the issue of fireworks.

    More specifically, the issue of temporary fireworks stands.

    By a 4-2 vote, with councilmembers JoAnn Wick and Karen Johnson in opposition, the council approved its new ordinance.

    The major issue for operators was the $100 per day fee to be charged for a 14-day period.

    While the council listened to the concerns, members did lower the amount required for a permit.

  • Bullitt ATC unveils new state-of-art center to help ‘manufacture’ jobs

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- There is a manufacturing crisis in Kentucky.

    While area manufacturing was an $11 billion business in the area, there was a problem.

    Finding skilled and willing workers was difficult and it was putting local manufacturers in dire straits.

    The Bullitt County Public School System, with its mandate to prepare its students for life -- whether it is through college or through a career -- was doing just that.

  • REDISTRICTING: Meeting May 16 to let public have its say

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Trying to find a way to best utilize the space available and still using a crystal ball to predict growth over the next 10-20 years has been the task of a committee studying redistricting in the Bullitt County Public School System.

    On Monday, May 16, residents of Bullitt County will have an opportunity to voice their opinion and may give some suggestions on ways to meet the system’s goal.

  • New jobs coming to seat firm supplying Ford plant

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Hoping to secure more manufacturing jobs, the Shepherdsville City Council has agreed to provide incentives for an expansion of an existing facility.

    The council voted 2-0, with two members not voting, to allow 1 percent of the current 1.5 percent occupational tax to be rebated back to Magna Seating of America, which is based in Troy, Mich.

    The company, which is a seat supplier for Ford Motor Co., is located in the Cedar Grove Business Park.

  • State approves road projects along Highway 480, city loan

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With funding in place and a bid secured, construction on the new connector road from Cedar Grove Road to a new I-65 interchange can begin.

    On Monday, the Shepherdsville City Council voted to accept a $3.3 million bid to construct Alpha Way.

    And, on Thursday, the state Economic Development Finance Authority approved a $3.5 million loan to complete the project.

    The Cedar Grove improvement project includes several parts.

  • Pirates land at Crossroads

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— Crossroads Elementary set sail for the seas in “Pirates! The Musical.”

    Directed by new music teacher Kristopher Hunt, the show followed a ship of singing pirates on their journey to deal with a stowaway. The King of the High C’s, with the help of characters like Bluebeard, Greenbeard, Yellowbeard and the No Beards chorus, taught the stowaway what it takes to be a pirate before sending her to be with the prisoners below deck.

  • Lithuanian man guilty of warehouse distribution conspiracy

     LOUISVILLE, Ky. –United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. announced today the guilty plea of a Lithuanian man to a single charge of conspiracy for his role in the theft of interstate shipments from warehouses and distribution facilities in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Georgia.

  • Options Unlimited van stolen, suspect sought

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Options Unlimited is seeking the community's assistance in finding an individual who stole a company vehicle.

    Director Willie Byrd said an individual stole a wheelchair-accessible van from the property around 1:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

    Byrd contact police and offered a surveillance video that included a man walking around the property for about 30 minutes.

  • US Attorney, DEA, announce home pill Take-Back Day initiative