Today's News

  • Nichols Branch Library?

                    NICHOLS -- There really didn’t seem to be any doubt that the residents of the Nichols community would have a library facility.
        The only question seemed to be when that might happen.
        About 50 people attended a public forum recently to discuss with Bullitt County Public Library officials the possibility of a facility to serve their portion of the county.

  • Work on BLMS may be back on table

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Getting good news about its most recent round of test scores was great for the Bullitt Lick Middle School community.

    Now, it appears, the oldest school in the district to not receive renovations could again be in line for improvements.

    Earlier this summer, the Bullitt County Public School Board opted to not move ahead with selecting an architect to begin work on plans for major renovations.

  • No jail for jailer; contempt dismissed

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The Bullitt County jailer will not have to serve time in her own facility.
        A special judge from Hardin Circuit Court ruled on Friday that jailer Martha Knox had not been in contempt of an order to mandate that she move emergency protective orders to an electronic format.
        Acting upon the wishes of the entire 55th Judicial District, Family Court Judge Elise Spainhour brought contempt charges against Knox.

  • Brooks students devise plan for bad weather if it strikes area

     BROOKS - Many of the county’s north end residents still recall the fateful day 20 years ago when a tornado made a path through the area.

    Or the storm in 2012 when a tornado all but destroyed a school complex in Henryville, Indiana.

    Brooks Elementary is located close to wear the 1996 tornado touched down. Although the building is fairly new, school officials still wanted students to be as safe as possible.

  • Hillview, business owner look at disputes over annexation of land

        HILLVIEW - The Hillview City Council has proposed an annexation, though the property owner shared consolidation concerns.
        The council approved a proposed annexation ordinance of 1.49 acres of unincorporated territory along E. Blue Lick Road, formerly the Old Custom Aluminum Building.
        Property owner Kenny Hester, addressing the council, said the property proposed for annexation was consolidated weeks prior with the rest of the surrounding property he owned. He requested a delay in passing the ordinance.

  • Carts could be more than used for golf in Mt. Wash.

        MOUNT WASHINGTON— Golf carts aren’t just for the green anymore.
        An ordinance was introduced to the Mount Washington City Council allowing the use of the vehicles on city streets.
        According to councilmember Greg Gentry, with subdivisions like River Crest being built that cover a large space but have central parks or other gathering spaces within the area, golf carts are often used by homeowners to avoid driving vehicles over.

  • Logan County tax preparer guilty of false returns

     BOWLING GREEN – Two former tax preparers pleaded guilty in United States District Court this week, before United States District Judge Greg N. Stivers, to conspiring to defraud the United States through preparing false tax returns and aiding in the preparation of the false returns at a tax preparation office in Logan County, Kentucky, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Under Fire... Both parties call for Johnson to withdraw

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Kentucky Republican Party officials are asking that Dan Johnson resign in his race for the 49th District state representative seat.

    However, the candidate, who was selected by the Bullitt County Republican Party to fill a vacancy, is not ready to back out.

    Johnson, who was selected out of four interested individuals to fill the spot vacated when Jennifer Stepp was declared ineligible to run, drew controversy from his Facebook postings.

  • Fox Chase looking forward to fall cleaning day set for this Saturday

        FOX CHASE - Well before it’s time to start thinking about spring cleaning, the Fox Chase City Council discussed fall and winter.
        Mayor Owen Taylor announced that the city’s dumpster day was scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 15, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
        The event allows Fox Chase residents to clean up and clean out their properties.
        Certain items will not be allowed, such as hazardous materials, tires, appliances with freon, wet paint, batteries or household garbage.

  • Velocity 65 to bring investment of $175 million to community

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When you have an investment of over $175 million, you don’t necessarily have to wait for a formal groundbreaking to get dirt moving.

    As local officials gathered with members of the Browning Investments team to “officially” break ground on Velocity 65 Trade Center, bulldozers were busy in the background on the 260-acre development.

    It was all smiles on Monday as the shovels were used to throw some dirt.