Today's News

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning September 4, 2016

    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.

  • Ellis still mayor following ruling

       SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When he tendered a letter on Feb. 9, 2016, Scott Ellis intended to resign from the office of mayor.
        But what Ellis really did was resign his duties, not the office.
        As a result, Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress ruled late Tuesday that Ellis’ letter of resignation did not comply with state statute.
        However, the question is whether Ellis will reassume his position as mayor.

  • Six who filed for mayor will not be on ballot

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With the judge’s ruling, six individuals were suddenly left with campaign materials that aren’t worth a whole lot.
        When Scott Ellis resigned, a vacancy was supposedly created with an election for the final two-plus years of the mayoral term on the ballot.
        However, Bullitt County clerk Kevin Mooney said the election will not be held and names will not appear on the ballot in November.

  • Raising Awareness to Dangers of Opioids

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - As the month of September began, the Kentucky Department for Public Health issued an advisory pertaining to a rash of overdoses involving heroin laced with another drug, fentanyl.

    As the month of August ended, two local organizations continued their struggle to educate the community on the dangers of heroin and other abused substances.

  • REMINDER: No school Monday and Tuesday

      Local students will receive the gift of a rare four-day holiday weekend.

    Bullitt County Public Schools will not host classes on Monday, Sept. 5, and Tuesday, Sep. 6.

    Schools are closed Monday to commemorate the Labor Day holday, annually recognized on the first Monday of September.

    This year a monthy teacher planning day will take place on Tuesday, meaning teachers will go to work, but allowing students to enjoy their extended weekend holiday.

    For more information call 869-8000 or visit www.bullittschools.

  • State health department issues public health advisory on fentanyl-laced heroin

     FRANKFORT – Kentucky’s top health officials are warning state medical providers and community leaders of a pending public health crisis involving dangerous drugs.

    Kentucky Department for Public Health Commissioner Dr. Hiram Polk said officials wanted to issue the warning before the holiday weekend, when they expect a rise in recreational drug use.

  • Webber joins Bevin in signing of HB 183

     On Aug. 5, state Rep. Russell Webber joined Gov. Matt Bevin for the ceremonial signing of House Bill 183.

    The legislation created the new Kentucky Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Certification program.

    Webber and Bevin were joined by other intersted parties at the ceremony, which was held in Frankfort.

  • Center making phenomenal changes in just the past year

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - At the Bullitt County Area Technology Center, every day is like Labor Day.

    That’s because students participating in the non-traditional high school are happy to learn work skills from qualified teachers that will lead them toward potential career advancement.

    Principal Angela Binkley said the school’s enrollment, including a Nursing program located on the Bullitt East High School campus, numbered 310 students, up from 165 in 2015-16.

  • Piccola receives state incentives to build facility

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When Richard Eschman acquired Piccola Manufacturing in the 1980s, he pledged to grow the machine shop into a much larger operation.

    Since 1986, the manufacturing business has seen its business triple in size.

    After purchasing an adjacent lot on Old Preston Highway in Shepherdsville, Eschman’s family business is ready to expand.

    The company received a $70,000 tax credit from the Kentucky Economic Development Authority on Thursday.

  • Companies look at different ways to fill jobs as holiday rush nears

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With the holidays quickly approaching, where do you find several thousand extra workers?

    That is maybe the biggest challenge for businesses in Bullitt County.

    While the distribution boom has been great, Bullitt County Economic Development Authority executive director John Snider said there are headaches which accompany such rapid growth.

    In the the past 18 months, Snider said over $192 million in new investments have been announced for Bullitt County.