Today's News

  • Special election on Tuesday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It will truly be a special election on Tuesday, Feb. 20.

    Voters of all party affiliations will be eligible to cast their ballots if they reside in the 49th District.

    Due to the death in December of Dan Johnson, his seat as the state representative is open and must be filled.

    His widow, Rebecca Johnson, will be the Republican nominee and Linda Belcher, who served three terms previously, will be the Democratic representative on the ballot.

  • Superintendent selection may be made on Friday night

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- By the end of this week, the next superintendent for the Bullitt County Public School System could be determined.

    The search, which was recently narrowed down to four candidates, could end at a special meeting of the Bullitt County Public School Board,  which is set for 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23.

    Last Thursday, two of the candidates met in closed session with members of the school board.

    Matthew Shane Baker, director of districtwide programs for Greenup County Schools, met first with the school board.

  • Student caught writing threat note at BCHS

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A day after the shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla., left 17 dead, a student in Bullitt County could face criminal charges for writing a threatening note.

    On Thursday a “school threat” was discovered in a note at Bullitt Central High School.

    Christian Cargill, 18, has been charged with terroristic threatening by the Shepherdsville Police Department. He was served with his arrest warrant.

  • SHOT: Long-time sheriff passes away

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- All he wanted to do was to help people.

    Whether it was his time as the sheriff of Bullitt County or during his tenure as a Mount Washington City Councilman or as a person out in the community, Lloyd H. “Shot” Dooley loved helping people.

    Dooley passed away Tuesday, Feb. 13, at Baptist Health, at the age of 82.

    The Mount Washington man served four terms as the sheriff of Bullitt County and a total of 25 years overall in the office.

  • Burress again best of best

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — No current teacher has taught in Bullitt County longer than Lauren Burress.

    The Eastside Middle teacher laughed as she tells the story of how she found out: a paycheck didn’t go through and the powers that be couldn’t figure out what went wrong with the automated system… until they saw the program was set to deliver the checks to current teachers from 1987 and beyond.

    “They didn’t realize anyone was still teaching in the county from before then,” she said.

  • Twelve local wrestlers advance to the state finals

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – On Saturday, Bullitt Central played host to the Region Three Wrestling Championships with 13 schools taking part.

    DeSales won the overall team title with 208 points while Bullitt .East was second with 163 points. Fern Creek, the defending champions, were third with 138 points, just ahead of Valley with 136 points. Bullitt Central was fifth with 101 points.

  • Details of bid spec, wide range of quotes questioned

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  -- Over the course of the past year, heating and air conditioning units on top of the Bullitt County Detention Center were being replaced.

    The latest round of bids was for the final nine units. Four would be replaced before June 30 and another five to be replaced after the new fiscal year starts on July 1.

    Bids received by Bullitt Fiscal Court ranged from $62,825 to $112,150.

  • Owensboro man faces additional charges for unregistered weapons

     BOWLING GREEN – An Owensboro, Kentucky man was charged in a superseding indictment this week, by a grand jury meeting in Bowling Green, Kentucky, with possessing unregistered machine guns announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman.

    Glen Allan Aley, 45, was charged with 19 counts of possessing multiple types of firearms, including machine guns, short-barreled shotguns, short-barreled rifles, and silencers, that were not registered in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record.

  • Two face multiple charges including wire fraud, bribery

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman announced the Grand Jury Indictment, unsealed today, charging the founder and former employee of Bluegrass Training and Therapy Center, with devising a scheme to defraud the Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice and the federal government, and associated bribery charges.

  • Student in police custody following threatening note

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - A student is in custody following the discovery of a threatening note at Bullitt Central High School.

    According to the Shepherdsville Police Department, a school resource officer found the note at the school on Thursday.

    Additional police units responded to the school, which was place on a soft lockdown during the investigation. Detectives with the SPD Criminal Investigations Unit conducted the investigation.