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Today's News

  • Repairs on tracks still facing tall financial hurdles

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The promise of adding restroom facilities for the outdoor sports at North Bullitt High may be broken.

    And the prospects of being able to resurface the three tracks in the county could be a dead deal also.

    For the past three years, members of the Bullitt County Public School Board have been going in circles trying to find a way to resurface the track facilities.

    Each time, they face hurdles -- mainly budgetary in nature.

    During its March work session, Scott Kremer brought the board the latest bid proposals.

  • Three indicted for firing firearm into home

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Three individuals have been indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury for allegedly discharging a firearm in a person’s home.

    William D. Wright, John F. Nichols and Anna B. Coffman were each indicted on three counts for complicity to wanton endangerment.

    According to the indictment, the three were in the home of a woman on Jan. 25, 2016.

    They pointed and then discharged a firearm, which put three occupants in danger.

    This is a Class D felony, which is punishable by 1-5 years in prison.

  • Metro United Way to help homeless in county

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - For Bullitt County citizens working to combat homelessness, they currently find themselves feeling somewhat homeless.

    In recent months, the county has dealt with the closing of Shepherd’s Shelter, an organization that assisted with homeless issues, including temporary rental housing.

    Other organizations have developed since that time, trying to pick up the slack and assist any way they can.

  • She Did It: Smith glad she donated hair once again to help raise research funds

    Cancer patients enduring hair loss will eventually have wigs to wear thanks to the efforts of people like Jessica Smith.

    She, along with over 120 people, participated in St. Baldrick’s head shaving event earlier this month at Louisville Slugger Field.

    The special education teacher at Nichols and Shepherdsville Elementary Schools had to wait awhile until she sat in the barber chair but it only took moments for her long brunette hair to be cut. Her hair was carefully handled so it can be used by Locks of Love.

  • Mount Washington looks at total money needed to borrow for projects

    MOUNT WASHINGTON— Mount Washington currently has a lot of projects happening and those projects cost a lot of money.

    The city is borrowing $6.5 million from First Citizens Bank of Mount Washington through a Bond Anticipation Note (BAN) to assist with the projects until the finalized bond is drawn up.

    Because the final bond amount needed is uncertain at this pointing time, the BAN allows the city to borrow what they think they’ll need until three-fourths of the project is finished, 

  • Work Ready certification will have to wait another year

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It doesn’t appear that Bullitt County will get its certification as a Work Ready community this year.

    At a recent committee meeting, Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts said two educational measures couldn’t be met by the March 15 filing deadline.

    But by just the smallest of margins.

    In the area of high school graduation rate, Bullitt County’s mark of 88.8 percent was just shy of the 88.9 percent goal.

  • Former Secretary of Kentucky’s Personnel Cabinet Charged With Accepting Kickbacks

     LEXINGTON - Timothy M. Longmeyer, the former Secretary of the Kentucky Personnel Cabinet, solicited and accepted over $200,000 in kickbacks during his tenure, according to a criminal complaint unsealed in federal court today.

  • Booklet to help freshman survive college

     FRANKFORT -- Surviving College, a guide that helps college freshmen succeed during their first year on campus, is available free from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

    The 36-page booklet includes sections about:

    *Majors and class schedules.

    *Staying healthy and safe on campus.

    *Learning styles and study tips.

    *Campus life.

    *Financial basics.

    KHEAA also provides Surviving College for Adults, geared toward nontraditional students.

  • KSP warning public about phone scams

     ELIZABETHTOWN – Kentucky State Police Post 4 is asking for citizens to be aware of Telephone Scams where the caller is purporting to represent the KSP.

    The KSP has not entered into any agreement with any fundraising organizations and furthermore has never solicited money over the phone.

    We have received reports in the last few days that citizens are receiving these calls and want to make the public aware.

  • BE softball unstoppable in week one

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – It’s good to have Taylor Roby on your team.

    Bullitt East softball coach Ricky Hoffman was all smiles last week as his powerful sophomore, who has already committed to play at the University of Louisville, just overpowered the Lady Chargers’ opponents both in the pitching circle and at the plate.

    The red and gold opened the season with five straight wins, allowing just two hits. Two of the wins came over teams ranked among the top-25 teams in the state in the coaches’ pre-season poll.