Today's News

  • Gwinn Hahn selected as district’s top volunteer for retired teachers

     Gwinn Hahn was recently honored by the Kentucky Retired Teaches Association District Five as its volunteer of the year.

    The majority of her volunteer hours were devoted to the Bowman Valley Schoolhouse Project.

    She gave an update of the progress to save and renovate the last African-American schoolhouse in the county.

    It is now located next to the Bullitt County Board of Education office.

    Hahn is presented with her award by Fifth District president Allen Schuler. Both educators retired from Bullitt Central High School.

  • County looks at long-term plan to replace HVAC units at jail

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- After 14 years of housing inmates, the Bullitt County Detention Center is showing its age.

    First, the county is trying to locate the cause of mold, which is growing in three rooms.

    Second, the 17 air conditioning units atop the jail are showing their age.

    Jailer Martha Knox presented a bid on replacing a couple of the units.

    Magistrate Joe Rayhill said the county’s administrative code calls for three bids to be secured on anything over $500.

  • Ethics commission to meet with parties

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Ethic charges were recently filed by a member of the Shepherdsville City Council against two of her cohorts on the town board.

    But are the complaints valid enough to have a hearing before the Shepherdsville Ethics Commission?

    That three-member board will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 15, to determine the fate of the complaint filed by Gloria Taft.

  • Attorneys for accused ask for dismissal of charges

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Attorneys for two Shepherdsville city councilmembers named in an ethics complaint are asking that the charges be dropped.

    In documents obtained through an open records request, attorneys Walter A. Sholar and Thomas B. Givhan have asked that the Shepherdsville Ethics Commission not pursue a formal hearing against their clients, Larry Hatfield and Bernard Brown, respectively.

  • Summer was one full of violations at sewer plant

     HUNTERS HOLLOW -- When an explosion at the Hunters Hollow sewage treatment plant hit in March 2014, it was just the beginning of tough times.

    And, now Bullitt Utilities has been granted a request to abandon the property after Sept. 30, 2015.

    That decision came last week. 

    The state Public Service Commission granted the request to abandon the treatment system because of its inability to pay its bills -- which exceed $3 million.

  • Chance turns into Sullivan’s big ticket to go on prestigious elk hunt

     MOUNT WASHINGTON  -- While on a fishing trip at Kentucky Lake, Mount Washington resident David Sullivan won with a prize larger than the bluegill he was fishing for: an all-expense paid Elk Hunt.

    “He never buys anything like this because he never wins,” David’s wife, Vivian, said. “He just got lucky this time. It took him 70 years.”

    A single $10 raffle ticket bought Sullivan the winning ticket for the 2015 Masonic Elk Tag Hunt.

  • Corley comes to bigger district to allow growth as a teacher

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- After his first year teaching in Henry County, Bullitt Central High School freshman math teacher Liam Corley wanted a larger challenge. 

    “It wasn’t the perfect fit for me,” he said. “As of right now, I think I’ve found it.”

    A native of Chicago, Corley went to a school similar to Bullitt Central in size and school spirit, but the city community was a different than the country-style of Bullitt County schools.

    Corley left Chicago to study at the University of Louisville.

  • Community asked to help locate drainage problems in Shepherdsville

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Larry Clark had pictures.

    Ron Hockenbury had made a phone call which hadn’t been returned.

    When the topic of tackling the drainage issues in Shepherdsville was brought up, both men had situations they felt needed addressing.

    In the initial stages of formulating a game plan on handling those draining issues, Clark brought pictures of his problem off Stevens Drive near Cedar Grove Road.

    Hockenbury talked about his issues on Beechwood Avenue in The Pointe Subdivision which had not been addressed.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning September 6

     Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so the information below is strictly of an advisory nature and is subject to change with no notice.

    Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night.  Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis.


  • Cougars set to visit Gossett and Southern on Friday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – It will be a battle between rivals and friends on Friday when Bullitt Central makes the short trip to Okolona to take on fellow Class 5-A foe Southern.

    The Trojans are now coached by Mike Gossett who worked as an assistant coach at Bullitt Central the past eight years. For many of those seasons Gossett was the ‘Coach in Waiting’ when Danny Leasor was hired. Instead, Leasor stayed eight years and three years ago Gossett moved from coaching to being the school’s athletic director.