Today's News

  • Hillview to increase pay for police as recruitment, retention tool

     HILLVIEW -- Sometimes you get more than you ask for.

    Hillview Police chief Bill Mahoney came before the town board asking for pay increases for his officers.

    The concern was both retention and recruitment issues as Hillview battles other departments who are offering more money.

    The chief’s plan would give all officers a $1.25 per hour pay increase.

    But the Hillview City Council opted to approve a pay increase of $1.50 per hour, effective with the next pay period.

    The council voted 5-1, with Randall Hill in opposition.

  • Wollam continues teaching at her only school - Brooks Elementary

     BROOKS - A Louisville native, and a student directed affected by the city’s busing issues, has spent her entire career teaching in Bullitt County.

    Despite the opportunity of returning to Jefferson County Public Schools for more money, she has chosen to stay at the only school she has worked with, in the Bullitt County community she has grown to love.

    Brooks Elementary Kindergarten instructor Becky Wollam, in her 25th year with the school, was selected as the 2018 Bullitt County Public Schools Elementary Teacher of the Year.

  • Lady Chargers keep NB at a safe distance

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – In a much-anticipated match-up between the third- and fourth-ranked teams in the Sixth Region this season, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers kept the North Bullitt Lady Eagles in the rear view mirror for the entire game in winning 73-67 on Friday.

    The game may have been more anticipated in the north end of the county as North Bullitt was trying to break a decade long losing streak to Bullitt East. The Lady Eagles have not beaten the Lady Chargers since Feb. 3, 2006 when they won 41-36 at home.

  • No jacket, no problem for BE’s Jason Couch

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – It wasn’t exactly a wardrobe malfunction but more an assist from a sports jacket that spurred Bullitt East to an 86-67 victory over arch-rival North Bullitt on Friday.

    As the Chargers left the floor at halftime, head coach Jason Couch angrily removed his jacket and out of sight of most fans but in full view of his team, threw it against the wall and then loudly directed his players into the locker room.

    At the time, Bullitt East was ahead 44-42, but Couch felt his team should have had a larger margin.

  • Work continues on budget, pension reform

      In Frankfort, diligent work continues on a pension reform proposal and a responsible budget. As those two issues consume much time and effort, there are also several other critical bills moving through the House.

  • Louisville business owner sentenced for food stamp fraud

      LOUISVILLE – The former owner of a Louisville specialty food store was sentenced today in United States District Court, by Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, to 33 months in prison, three years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $545,000 restitution for committing Food Stamp fraud, announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman. There is no parole in the federal system.

  • BBB: Online romance scams coaxing millions out of unsuspecting victims

     A study released by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) reveals an estimated 1 million Americans have been victimized in romance fraud scams with losses nearing $1 billion over the last three years. BBB warns those who use dating websites to be wary of scammers who prey on unsuspecting victims.

  • 50th All-County Music Festival set for March 22

     When student musicians, music educators and the audience attend the Central Area Regional Music Festival March 22nd, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at Bullitt Central High School, they will make history.

    This will mark the 50th anniversary of the first All-County Music Festival in Bullitt County

    The first All County music concert (that is what it was called at the time) was held in May of 1968 in the then ‘new’ gymnasium at Shepherdsville High School.

  • Al Snow talks with Crossroads students

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—Students at Crossroads Elementary got to experience a special kind of snow day…an Al Snow day.

    The former WWE wrestler might have left Head at home, but he brought words of help to the students experiencing bullying.

    Snow reminded the students that sticks and stones may break bones but words can hurt the heart. He shared that he himself had been bullied and, if someone had been a bully, they still had a chance to turn things around.

  • Taylor looks to use his skills as next commonwealth’s attorney

     MOUNT WASHINGTON —- For Bailey Taylor, it would kind of be like a career that has gone full circle.

    When he graduated from law school, Taylor  was part of the firm operated by his father, Athol, Thomas Waller and John Wooldridge.

    He got to see a lot of the happenings in the commonwealth attorney’s office when Waller was elected to that position.

    Now, Taylor is seeking to become the next commonwealth’s attorney in the 55th Judicial District.