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Today's News

  • Schedule woes; new track/CC alignment

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – A situation that local football coaches and athletic directors are watching closely involves the football program at Nelson County High School.

    While nobody has visited and watched, the word on the grapevine at this point is that the Class 5-A school is having a serious numbers crunch. The word earlier this week was that the team had not had more than 19 players show up for any one practice.

  • Concern over use of property in Yorkshire leads to BOA hearing

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Martin Whelan recently brought a concern to the members of Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    He was concerned over the operation of a business in a residential neighborhood.

    Besides wanting to give the other party an opportunity to speak, Bullitt Fiscal Court members did not offer any alternatives.

    However, Whelan will have an opportunity to bring his concerns to the Bullitt County Board of Adjustments.

    At its 6 p.m. meeting on Thursday, Aug. 10, Stephen Smith will apply for a conditional-use permit.

  • Women graduate from program that fights abuse

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Three participants in the Families Moving Beyond Abuse (FMBA) program recently graduated.

    Katie Thornsberry, Jamie Gunter and Samantha Lunsford graduated after completing the four-phase program that generally takes 12 to 18 months to complete.

    At the graduation ceremony, Family Court Circuit Judge Elise Givhan Spainhour told those in attendance that the graduation was not only for those who went through the program, but also for those who have worked to help the graduates get to that point.

  • Louisville couple guilty of wire fraud

     LOUISVILLE - A Jefferson County, Kentucky, couple pleaded guilty in United States District Court yesterday, before Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley, Jr. to a single charge of wire fraud for their individual roles in a scheme to divert over $550,000.00 from the Iceland Sports Complex announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • PVPD seek help in locating person of interest

     The following is a statement released by the Pioneer Village Police Department Wednesday afternoon:

    Following an arrest of a subject for receiving stolen property, the Pioneer Village Police Department is seeking a second person of interest wanted for questioning.

    Anyone with information as to the identity of this person shown in these photos, please contact investigating Officer Jeff Carter of the Pioneer Village Police Department, (502)957-3800.

  • BCPS OPENING DAY 2017

     A beautiful morning helped to greet students attending their first day of the Bullitt County Public Schools 2017-18 school year.

    For more 2017 BCPS back to school photos click here.

  • Davis to retire as superintendent at end of the current school year

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — When he was named interim superintendent 11 years ago, Keith Davis saw the potential in the Bullitt County Public School System.

    He knew that as an assistant principal, a principal and director of finance in Bullitt County that there were pockets of great education.

    As the district went through a major construction phase, Davis knew that the low academic numbers must improve.

    Davis enters his final year at the helm of one of the most improved districts in the state of Kentucky.

  • Interstate 65 widening in top three in new highway repair plan

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — When the state legislature approves its six-year road plan, there are many hopes and dreams.

    Unfortunately, more than 90 percent of those projects have no funding associated with the work.

    Gov. Matt Bevin imposed the challenge to find a data-driven, objective and transparent way to rank projects throughout the state.

    Projects were based on criteria such as improving safety; preserving existing infrastructure; reducing congestion; fueling economic development; and spending tax dollars wisely.

  • District won’t take TRIP as questions still unanswered

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A brand new teacher education incentive program approved by the Bullitt County School Board in May has been suspended before it even started.

    A legal concern within the plans of the new Teacher Retention and Induction Program (TRIP) led to a split vote by board members to halt the program immediately, one week prior to a Boot Camp training event for potential participants.

  • Allen retires after taking MWMS to new heights

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— Three hundred and fifty thousand miles.

    That’s how far Dr. Denise Allen has driven to and from work the past 12 years.

    In measures of time, that’s an estimated 5,760 hours or 720 eight-hour workdays, the equivalent of three years of work for an educator.

    That Lexington-based drive ended this summer though, when Allen retired as principal at Mount Washington Middle School.

    “I’ve spent 20 percent of my life here,” she said.