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Today's News

  • Hillview to increase pay for police as recruitment, retention tool

     HILLVIEW -- Sometimes you get more than you ask for.

    Hillview Police chief Bill Mahoney came before the town board asking for pay increases for his officers.

    The concern was both retention and recruitment issues as Hillview battles other departments who are offering more money.

    The chief’s plan would give all officers a $1.25 per hour pay increase.

    But the Hillview City Council opted to approve a pay increase of $1.50 per hour, effective with the next pay period.

    The council voted 5-1, with Randall Hill in opposition.

  • Medical marijuana talks in the air

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  -- The support for allowing medical marijuana in the state of Kentucky seems to be getting a little more support recently.

    And, in Bullitt County, two entities — the Hillview City Council and Bullitt Fiscal Court — are drafting resolutions to show their support.

    Dan Seum Jr., whose father has sponsored a bill in the state senate, wants to see that happen.

    But, he also wants the state legislature to go even further by allowing the “adult responsible use” of marijuana.

  • Details of bid spec, wide range of quotes questioned

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  -- Over the course of the past year, heating and air conditioning units on top of the Bullitt County Detention Center were being replaced.

    The latest round of bids was for the final nine units. Four would be replaced before June 30 and another five to be replaced after the new fiscal year starts on July 1.

    Bids received by Bullitt Fiscal Court ranged from $62,825 to $112,150.

  • LJ man part of couple wanted in Grayson County burglary

     ELIZABETHTOWN – Kentucky State Police Post 04 is asking for the public’s assistance in locating two wanted fugitives.

    Camryn Hope Cooper (19) of Hopkinsville and Charles Jeremy Keith (20) of Lebanon Junction, are both wanted in connection to a January burglary that occurred in the Iberia community of Grayson Co.

    Both suspects have active criminal warrants for Burglary 1st degree in Grayson County.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact KSP Post 4 at 270-766-5078 or your local Law Enforcement.

  • Mahoney not shy about pushing for projects in Third District

     ZONETON -- Geneva Mahoney is not a person who sits by without offering an opinion.

    Whether it is fighting to have natural gas expanded into her community or whether it is making sure Bullitt Countians aren’t being saddled with a multi-million dollar bill for extending water service, Mahoney will let you know how she feels.

    Being a community advocate for years, Mahoney is now seeking a title — and an elected office.

    Mahoney, 71, is seeking the Democratic nomination for the Third District magistrate’s seat in the May primary.

  • Whittaker provides trained experience to sheriff’s post

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Over the course of his 21 years in law enforcement, Bryan Whittaker has seen plenty of bad things happen.

    But, when he was called to respond to his last fatal drug overdose, something happened.

    “I realized we need to step up,” said Whittaker.

    As a member of the Shepherdsville Police Department, officers are CPR and First Aid certified and use the NARCAN drug to help reverse the overdose.

    “It really affected me,” said Whittaker. “I just felt I needed to do more.”

  • Hudson hopes to use city experience on fiscal court

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Curt Hudson had completed 12 years on the Milltown, Ind., town council.

    He got married to a Mount Washington girl and decided to settle down in Bullitt County.

    He wasn’t looking to get involved in government.

    But, the itch returned and Hudson started to look around his community.

    “I like community service,” said Hudson.

    After attending a meeting of the Bullitt County Republican Party and talking with its chairman, Hudson said he seriously started to look at running for local office.

  • Habib receives prestigious honor to attend West Point military academy

     HEBRON ESTAES - A North Bullitt student will make Bullitt County - and her country - proud when she begins leadership training at the United States Military Academy this summer.

    Kailah Habib has accepted an offer from West Point, where she will report July 2 following North Bullitt graduation.

    She is the daughter of James and April Habib. James works as a Deputy United States Marshal, while April is a Captain with Cadet Command at Fort Knox.

  • Johnson seeks special, primary election wins

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- During Dan Johnson’s first 11 months in office, his wife was a constant companion.

    She went to Frankfort. She attended meetings. She knew his passion to make Bullitt County and Kentucky better.

    So, when Johnson died last December, Rebecca Johnson quickly knew what she wanted to do.

    She announced within days that she would run in a special election to fill out his term. And she would file for a full two-year term.

  • Alvey poised to continue as commonwealth’s attorney

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Everything she had done in her life was focused on some day becoming a chief prosecutor.

    Shelly Alvey has gotten a crash course feel of the commonwealth’s attorney office in Bullitt County as she was appointed last fall to the position vacated when Michael Mann retired.

    She is more than ready to secure a full term for the office she had been pointing toward for years.

    “I love it,” said Alvey.

    Even before Mann retired, Alvey had filed her intent to run for the office.