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Today's News

  • Shepherdsville residents get to talk flood insurance

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The recent changes to flood insurance regulations by the federal government are on their way, soon to be followed by changed in flood plain area designations by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

    The double whammy leaves many area home and business owners in a precarious situation, substantially increasing rates.

    An educational seminar hosted by D.M. Fleitz and Associates at the Shepherdsville Government Center was designed to assist owners with various ways of limiting the cost increases.

  • Mediation sought to settle legal dispute

     CLERMONT -- A lawsuit filed between two fire entities may be settled outside the courtroom.

    The Southeast Bullitt Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department voted Tuesday to enter into mediation in its legal issues with the board of trustees.

    A request for a temporary injunction was granted against the Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District board by Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress.

    The issue revolved around seeking to stop the trustees from contracting with another entity to provide fire protection.

  • Butler selected chief; pay to increase for certifed firefighters

     CLERMONT -- A chief and two new board members have been found.

    But the question of whether retired fire chief Julius Hatfield should receive any type of severance pay will have to be answered another day.

    The Southeast Bullitt Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department Inc. board tackled a wide range of issues at its first meeting since the retirement of Hatfield, who served as chief since 1990.

    First, the board had to select a new leader of the department.

  • Flurry of bills considered early in short session

     FRANKFORT -- The 2015 Session of the Kentucky General Assembly is nearing the halfway point, and with few days left to take up legislation a flurry of key bills passed in the House this past week.

    Among the bills passed in the House include allowing a local option sales tax in Kentucky, combating the growing issue of heroin in our Commonwealth, and proposals to raise the minimum wage and implement a smoking ban across the state.

  • FIRE AT STANDARD PUBLISHING, PIONEER NEWS OFFICES

     A blaze began in the back warehouse where paper rolls are stacked, leading to an evacuation of Standard Publishing and The Pioneer News offices Wednesday afternoon.

  • BC wrestling is relevant again with 3rd-place finish

     UPDATE (FEB.18): The 2015 Kentucky Wrestling Tourment scheduled this weekend has been postponed due to weather conditions.

    It will now be held Mar. 9-11 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

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    SHEPHERDSVILLE – After a few down years of wrestling in which the team had a few good wrestlers, but a lack of depth, Bullitt Central showed its rebirth under head coach James Huffman over the weekend as the team finished third in the Third Region Tournament at Pleasure Ridge Park High School.

  • Healthy Heart luncheon brings awareness, knowledge

     When February rolls around, people usually always have love on the brain. But some often forget to consider the health of their heart first.

    February is also American Heart Month and continuing with the tradition the Bullitt County Health Department will sponsor the Healthy Hearts Wear Red luncheon Thursday, Feb. 26.

    “Heart disease is one of the silent killers,” said Liz McGuire, Bullitt County Health Department health education coordinator.  “A lot of people don’t know they have issues until something happens.”

  • Tammy Ott nominated for her community service, business skills

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A Bullitt County resident is getting some big recognition for her time and talent. 

    Tammy Ott, owner of Today’s Kids Childcare & Learning Facility in Shepherdsville, was one of six recently nominated for the EPIC Award given by the National Association of Women Business Owners of Louisville.

  • We must all realize that homeless woes exist

     Many years ago, a very intelligent and well-respected man told us that there was no drug problem in Bullitt County.

    Even 25 years ago, there was a drug problem in the county and in the region.

    Now, there is another problem that many would like to ignore -- homelessness.

    We’re not talking about someone who lost his or her home due to financial problems. We’re talking about people who are literally walking around with no clue where  they might spend t he next night.

  • Does snow make us crazy?

     Is it simply the falling of those pretty white flakes that make us a little crazy?

    Or is it just a coincidence?

    Probably just a coincidence that everyone hits the grocery stores on those days preceding a big snow storm.

    And probably just another coincidence that people get interested in buying shovels and salt on the days before a snowy storm.

    It’s probably just a coincidence that the viewship on The Weather Channel, once a proud member of the Landmark family, goes through the roof.