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Today's News

  • Unemployment office now mobile

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Times are changing and finding a job or managing unemployment insurance is no exception.

    On Feb. 28, the Bullitt County Career Services branch, commonly referred to as the unemployment office, closed its doors due to grant funding cuts.

  • Hillview sets up safe place for transfer of ‘items’

     HILLVIEW -- Say you have divorced parents who need a place to exchange your child at the end of your weekend of custody.

    Or say that you’ve purchased an item online and need to make your transaction with the seller.

    You might be afraid to go to a person’s home and would rather find more neutral ground.

    The city of Hillview recently joined a growing trend of governmental agencies designating a safe spot.

  • Man indicted for attempt to kill another with knife

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A local man has been indicted for stabbing another individual.

    Justin Honrado has been charged with assault by a recent session of the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

    According to the indictment, Honrado stabbed and cut another man on Dec. 28, 2016, causing serious physical injury.

    This is a Class B felony, which is punishable by 10-20 years in prison.

    Det. Myra Minton of the Shepherdsville Police Department investigated.

    In other felony indictments:

    *Dakota Hatzman — charged with sexual abuse.

  • Restoring the past

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Although it may be true that the building doesn’t make the church, there is nothing that says the building can’t inspire the church.

    Jim Hatfield is a 70-year-old, lifelong member of the Davidson Memorial United Methodist Church. He was baptized there, married there, held his wife’s funeral there and, when the time comes, will have his own funeral there.

    So it comes as no surprise that the building, or rather the stained glass windows that line the walls of the building, holds a special meaning to him.

  • SMILE... Illegal Dumpers

     NICHOLS -- If you are thinking about pulling off the side of the road and dumping junk into a ditch or ravine, you might want to think twice.

    Or you might want to look around to see if any of the hidden cameras are taking your picture.

    Larry Hatfield, Bullitt County’s solid waste coordinator, said one of the hidden surveillance cameras caught two individuals in the act.

    They will be in Bullitt District Court on March 13 to face charges.

    “We have used the cameras in various places,” said Hatfield.

  • Road construction not pretty in Shepherdsville

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - With ongoing construction involving the Cedar Grove Business Park and the expansion of Highway 61/Buckman Street, the City of Shepherdsville’s facelift remains an ugly site.

    The city council discussed relative issues at a recent meeting, with one resident concerned about the final product.

    Patricia Kesterman, a resident of The Pointe subdivision, addressed concerns about the lights removed from the entrance road, along with the sign and landscaping.

  • MW OKs bid for sports complex

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— With a construction company on board, the community sports complex in Mount Washington is continuing toward a fall 2018 completion.

    The bid opening on Feb. 22 brought in seven bidders ranging from $5.65 million to $8.3 million, with Woodbine Construction Company offering the low bid.

    According to Land Design and Development planner Chad McCormick, the company reviewed the bid and, after ensuring all the insurance forms and other requirements were included, offered its recommendation that the city select Woodbine.

  • Fox Chase votes for slight hike in property tax rate

    FOX CHASE - The new tax rates are in for the City of Fox Chase, and one of them is going up.

    The city council unanimously approved an increase on the 2017 real property ad valorem tax rate, set at 13.93 cents per $100 of real property.

    The 2016 rate was set at 13.88 cents per $100. City attorney Mark Edison said based on the city’s tax base, a compensating rate to collect the same funding as last year would need to be set at 13.98 cents.

  • Fire boards shake hands on deal

      CLERMONT — They rose as one. 

    Members of the Southeast Bullitt Fire District Board and the members of the Southeast Bullitt Fire and Rescue Inc. stood facing one another at the conference table.

    But, unlike days of old, there was no yelling or screaming.

    There were handshakes and smiles.

    While not official, an amended contract is getting closer to passage.

  • BE’s Bowles, Sharpe join Hall of Fame

     LOUISVILLE – On Jan. 14, Bullitt East baseball head coach Jeff Bowles and associate head coach Craig Sharpe were both inducted into the Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

    The two have worked together for 14 seasons with the Charger program and have accounted for 341 wins against 163 losses.

    At one point, the Charger program under Bowles and Sharpe won 11 consecutive district titles. The program has also won three regional titles and twice reached the semi-finals of the Kentucky State Baseball Tournament.