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Today's News

  • Kentucky man sentenced 10 years for crystal meth distribution

     BOWLING GREEN – A Logan County, Kentucky, man was sentenced today in United States District Court by District Judge Greg N. Stivers, to ten years in prison and five years of supervised release, for conspiring with others to knowingly and intentionally possess with the intent to distribute fifty grams or more of methamphetamine, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. There is no parole in the federal prison system.

  • Lebanon Junction council agrees to small increase in center rental fee

     LEBANON JUNCTION— No one ever willingly wants to raise prices, but sometimes it’s just what the budget calls for.

    After a meeting with the bookkeeper to look over the budget in April, Mayor Larry Dangerfield said everything looks good for the most part.

    One concern he had was the community center and lot the city purchased in January for $56,000 after previously renting the building from Publisher’s Printing for $1 a year.

    The current rental rate for the building is a $50 rental fee plus a $50 refundable deposit.

  • Rep. Webber assigned to key Southern panel on education

     State Rep. Russell Webber, a Shepherdsville Republican and member of the House Education Committee, has been appointed by Speaker Jeff Hoover to the Education Committee of the Southern Legislative Conference (SLC). 

    The two-year appointment lasts until the end of 2018.

    Since its inception, members of the SLC’s Education Committee have focused on building a world-class system of education in the United States, in order to ensure a quality, well-equipped workforce for the future.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning July 16, 2017

     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.

     

    Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night.  Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis.

     

  • Congressional Office Hours

     U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie visited Shepherdsville Government Center last week and invited constituents to come into his “office” away from Washington.

    Guthrie spoke to dozens of individuals, many times as they gathered in a circle as they voiced concerns on a number of topics.

    The Office Hour series in each of 21 counties is different than a typical town hall format.

  • County staff gets varied raises in new budget

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- In what might come as a shock to most, the 2017-18 Bullitt County fiscal budget was approved without a word being spoken.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court voted 4-0 to approve the new budget.

    With the exception of praise to those involved in the budget process, nothing was said.

    However, in peeling back the budget document, a few things were different than publicly discussed during its presentation in May.

  • Dispatchers now part of sheriff’s office

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — The transition of employees at Bullitt County Central Dispatch to a new boss is now complete.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court has approved a separation agreement with its employees who worked at central dispatch.

    Earlier this year, the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office was given the management duties for the emergency dispatch service.

    Now, the employees are officially part of the sheriff’s office and will follow sheriff Donnie Tinnell’s policies and procedures.

  • County receives ADF grant for new med cars

     FRANKFORT – The Department for Local Government (DLG) today announced an Area Development Fund (ADF) grant of $6,158.25 to the Bullitt County Fiscal Court, designated toward the Med Car Purchase Project. 

    Grant funds will assist the county in the purchase of two vehicles for emergency medical services.

  • MW youth group earns state recognition

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — In an ever-changing world, preserving history is becoming more and more important.

    For one group of local high schoolers, their effort in saving a piece of Mount Washington history earned them statewide recognition by the Kentucky Heritage Commission.

    Named for the first executive director of the commission, the Ida Lee Willis Memorial Foundation Historic Grassroots Award honors those who take on the challenge of preserving local historic resources using their personal time and resources.

  • Fox Chase members pose budget questions

     FOX CHASE - A  council meeting can still take place without a mayor present, but not having the mayor available to answer questions led to a couple of concerns and a split vote to approve the city’s budget.

    Mayor Owen Taylor missed the the Fox Chase City Council’s meeting after hurting his back while volunteering at the Bullitt County Fair. Council member Mike Higgins was selected to run the meeting.