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Today's News

  • Pioneer Village loses officer, gains new one

        PIONEER VILLAGE - A former city police officer recently took over as mayor of another city.
        Last month former Pioneer Village police officer Curtis Hockenbury was selected as the new mayor of Shepherdsville following a vote by that city’s council.
        In response, PVPD chief D.J. Reynolds needed a replacement to fill the void.
        “I needed to find a certified, top-notch officer immediately,” he said.

  • Recanvass changes nothing; Johnson wins 49th District

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- As expected, the vote count for the 49th District House of Representatives race did not change.
        After a recanvass on Thursday morning by the Bullitt County Board of Elections, Dan Johnson retained his 156-vote margin of victory over incumbent Linda Belcher.
        The total of 9,342 for Johnson and 9,186 for Belcher did not change after members of Bullitt County Clerk Kevin Mooney’s staff checked the computer readings from the Nov. 8 general election.

  • Cottrell seeks return to job

        SHEPHERDSVILLE — A former chief deputy for the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office is seeking to regain his job.
        John Cottrell, who was terminated on Oct. 5, requested a hearing before the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office Merit Board.
        However, Cottrell’s return to work will have to go through the legal system.
        Or will it?
        At its meeting Wednesday, the merit board unanimously rejected the request for a hearing.

  • Car stolen at gun point in MW

                MOUNT WASHINGTON—A car was stolen at gunpoint from a Mount Washington resident early Sunday morning.

                According to Det. Sgt. Dan Kelty, Mount Washington Police were dispatched to High Point Court at 12:49 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016 for the robbery.

                The victim told the officers that her car had been taken at gunpoint.

  • Grassroots effort to help feed hungry at holidays

     SHEPHERDSVILLE—In the spirit of giving, Britney Wimsatt has set out on a mission to provide Thanksgiving dinner to many of the homeless students in Bullitt County.

    After a trip with the Bullitt County Leadership group through the Chamber of Commerce to the Bullitt County Board of Education, Wimsatt learned that the school system had identified 50 homeless children within the first two weeks of school.

  • Striping to be done on busy roads

     SHEPHERDSVLLE -- Gary Board is familiar with the streets in Shepherdsville.

    But what happens to a visitor to the community when they try to start navigating streets like Keystone Crossroads, especially at night?

    The issue of striping the city’s streets expanded into a lengthy conversation for members of the Shepherdsville town council.

    The issue revolved around how to bid out the work.

  • BE’s Renneisen all Aces with Evansville softball

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – No doubt about it. Bullitt East softball standout Lindsey Renneisen was all ‘Aces’ with Evansville University.

    It was over a year ago that the Lady Charger senior committed to the ‘Aces’ and then a few weeks ago she made it all official, signing the NCAA Division I paperwork with the school in a ceremony in the Bullitt East Media Center.

    Even with the early commitment, Renneisen never wavered from wanting to play for Evansville.

  • Plenty of fun activities at Bernheim in December

     CLERMONT -- Cold weather doesn’t stop Bernheim from celebrating all that nature has to offer in December. 

    With the exception of Christmas Day, Bernheim is open the entire month with events and activities for every age.

    To get in the holiday spirit, join Bernheim on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. –  Noon for Smart Gardens and Landscapes: Holiday Wreath Making with Nature at the Research Center.

    Participants will enjoy decorating for the holidays using objects found in nature to create wreaths, swags, kissing balls and more.

  • Despite heavy losses, Eagles ready to fly

     HEBRON ESTATES – Every coach expects graduation losses, that is just part of coaching high school sports.

    What coaches don’t like is when athletes transfer out the day before pre-season practice is set to start.

    North Bullitt head coach Korey Craddock got both the expected and the unexpected since the end of last season.

  • Jacob Hubbs -- Revolutionary soldier who died in Bullitt

     Jacob Hubbs was born in 1762 in Nova Scotia, Canada.  He was the son of Captain Samuel Hubbs and Nancy Dodsworth.  Jacob’s father was in the Royal British Army, who came to North America to receive a land grant in Nova Scotia.

    The land which he had the deed to was already settled by another family. 

    So, Jacob moved his family to Maryland.  Jacob’s father Samuel assisted with the establishing of American independence.  His rank was Lieutenant in the Maryland Militia.