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Today's News

  • City seeks answers to vandalism problems

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- As much as the city officials would like to make improvements at the First Street Park, there is always a drawback.

    Vandalism at the park continues and city officials are looking for a solution.

    Public works supervisor Tom LaFollette recently told council members that $400 in repairs had to be made to park equipment due to vandalism.

    “It happens all the time,” said LaFollette.

  • Former pastor in Bullitt County now leads efforts in brain injury awareness

     LOUISVILLE - A former Bullitt County church pastor is using his brain to help others in need of assistance.

    Eddie Reynolds, former pastor of Bullitt Lick Baptist Church, has been named the executive director for the Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky (BIAK).

    Reynolds becomes the fifth executive director for the organization, with 12 years of experience, most recently as program director.

    The Boyle County native served as Bullitt Lick pastor from 1993-99.

  • County, MW at odds on larger facility permits

    MOUNT WASHINGTON  -- Currently, Bullitt County has the ability to inspect larger non-residential buildings no matter the location.

    But, the city of Mount Washington would love to have the opportunities to perform that service for its incoming businesses.

    For the city to assume the classification of having expanded jurisdiction, the state Department of Housing must give its blessing.

    And, in order for that to happen, Bullitt Fiscal Court must give up its current powers for the incorporated area only.

  • City audit getting closer to final report begins

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  -- A more extensive look at the city of Shepherdsville finances for the 2015-16 fiscal year might be coming to a close.

    At least that is the hope of current members of the Shepherdsville City Council.

    The previous council commissioned the accounting firm of Jones Nale and Mattingly to conduct a “forensic audit” due to concerns about some of the spending practices.

    The council approved a fee of up to $10,000 for the audit.

  • Beckner continues winning ways in Kentucky State Fair competition

     CLERMONT - He’s Bullitt County’s chairman of the boards.

    John Beckner continues to receive accolades for his wooden toy models, earning a Best of Show at the 2017 Kentucky State Fair.

    The award is Beckner’s ninth Best of Show since entering his first fair competition in 1999. Counting entries from both the state fair and the Bullitt County Fair, Beckner has earned 34 overall ribbons.

  • Fox Chase looking for new place to store items

    FOX CHASE - Where does a small city keep its most important items?

    The city of Fox Chase has always implemented a storage unit, located at the Wee Stor-It Self Storage location on N. Preston Highway.

    Mayor Owen Taylor said the unit was always free to the city for use. However, new owners have decided otherwise.

    According to Taylor, the new owner would begin charging the city $115 per month for the unit’s use, effective as of Oct. 1.

  • Mullins returns to BCPS as new LJ principal

     The new principal at Lebanon Junction Elementary School is a familiar face to Bullitt County.

    Daniel Mullins worked as a teacher at Brooks and Overdale Elementary Schools before landing an administrative role in Hardin County.

  • Who Killed the Witch of the East?

     The fourth annual Dancing for the Arts fundraiser took a different road this year…the yellow brick road.

    “I think this year’s event was a huge success,” said Bullitt County Arts Council President Terri Amody. “It brought smiles to face from 9 years of age to 91.”

    Performing a twist on “the Wizard of Oz”, community members spent eight weeks learning not only to dance but to act, too.

  • Treasurer Allison Ball warns Kentuckians of recent phone scam

     The Kentucky State Treasurer’s Office has recently learned of a telephone fraud scheme listing the Kentucky State Treasury as its physical address.

    Under this scheme, an individual is notified that he or she is eligible for a “free grant” of thousands of dollars. The individual is then instructed to wire money or purchase gift cards for the scammer in exchange for the promise of receiving this “free grant.” 

  • Webber announces PV grant

     The City of Pioneer Village was awarded $33,000 on behalf of Governor Matt Bevin and the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security (KOHS) as part of the 2017 Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP).

       The funds will go toward the purchase and installation of six portable radios, six desktop charges, six remote speakers, and microphones.