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Today's News

  • Mayor refutes statement that no progress has been made

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When a councilmember stated that the city hadn’t moved forward, mayor Curtis Hockenbury shook his head.

    After being appointed last fall to serve the final year of the mayor’s term, Hockenbury felt the city had been making strides.

    “People wanted stability in city government,” said Hockenbury. “We’ve done that.”

  • Eastside’s Faith named state’s best history teacher

     Kentucky’s 2017 History Teacher of the Year is Jennifer Faith of Eastside Middle School.

    “To be honest, I had put this award out of my mind because my application was submitted back in March,” she said. “I didn’t think that I had a chance but I was thankful for the acknowledgement. When I reviewed the email stating that I won, I was stunned and I am still in shock!”

    Faith appreciates the confidence of her principal, Troy Wood, who initiated the process which culminated in the award.

  • Four face charges on illegal dumping from Hardin Co.

     NICHOLS -- For the second time in the past few months, individuals from another county have been charged with illegally dumping in Bullitt County.

    According to Larry Hatfield, the Bullitt County solid waste coordinator, a resident called in with a tip on April 17.

    When Hatfield arrived at the property on Knob Creek Road in western Bullitt County, he saw the individuals dumping debris.

    Two men were dumping material they got from Dale and Stacey Moss of Radcliff. The couple manages a mobile home park in Hardin County.

  • FIRST-YEAR TEACHERS: Ellis overcomes change to Bullitt system

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — Taking on extra responsibility in the workplace can be a difficult transition for anyone but, when that extra responsibility is 18 extra students, a teacher has to be on top of her game.

    Luckily for students at Old Mill Elementary, Rachel Ellis was ready for the challenge when she moved from her previous Jefferson County position of working one-on-one with six special education students to being a teacher to a full classroom of first grade and kindergarten students last September.

  • Huber selected principal at Bullitt Central High

     Erik Huber looks forward to Aug. 9th when he will greet Bullitt Central High School students as their new principal.

  • Shepherdsville police make arrests for separate shoplifting charges

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — A call on a shoplifter led to an added finding against a Shepherdsville man.

    Shepherdsville police responded to a shoplifting charge on July 11 at the Speedway on Highway 44 East.

    When officers arrived, Dustin Sturm, 32, was still on the property.

    Besides being in possession of the stolen merchandise, it was determined Sturm also had an outstanding warrant.

    He has been charged with theft by unlawful taking under $500 and served with the arrest warrant.

  • READING BLAST

     Bullitt Lick Middle School hosted a Summer Reading Party for all students and their families, including incoming sixth graders.

    The event included fun and games and a free cookout meal, along with an opportunity to collect new t-shirts and meet members of the BLMS staff.

    Fun activities were provided courtesy of the Bullitt County YMCA and Games 2U Mobile Entertainment.

    The Bullitt County Public Library and the Dream Express mobile library also attended, promoting summertime reading and education.

  • Former Russell Co. teacher sentenced 5 years for child sex exploitation

     LOUISVILLE – A Russell County, Kentucky, resident and former teacher, convicted of a crime involving the sexual exploitation of a minor, was sentenced in United States District Court yesterday, by District Judge Greg N. Stivers, to serve 60 months in prison, followed by a ten year period of supervised release and register as a sex offender in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. There is no parole in the federal prison system.

  • Muhlenberg Co. mine worker guilty of violating safety, health act

     OWENSBORO –  The Chief of Maintenance at Ken American Resources Paradise #9 Mine located in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, recently pleaded guilty to a federal grand jury indictment, in United States District Court, before Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley, Jr., charging him with violating the Mine Safety and Health Act, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Making a big splash in Hillview

     HILLVIEW - The Hillview Recreation Department’s latest project is a big splash.

    Many interested kids and their families turned out for the ribbon cutting at the city’s new splash park located next to the Recreation Center.

    The park contains a dunk bucket, a giant mushroom and animals that squirt water, along with a shower head. Patrons push a large tube to start the waterworks.