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Today's News

  • Cottrell sues sheriff for dismissal; claims Whistleblower Act

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Three months after being terminated, former chief deputy John Cottrell has sued sheriff David Greenwell and Bullitt County government.
        Filed on Tuesday in Bullitt Circuit Court, Cottrell is claiming a violation of the whistleblower protection stating that he was terminated Oct. 5 for his investigation and questions about Greenwell and the sheriff’s office.

  • Two arrested as over $5,500 in crystal methamphetamine seized

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The first major drug bust of the new year came just two days into 2017.

    The Bullitt County Sheriff’s Drug Task Force seized around $5,500 worth of crystal methamphetamine in an investigation that concluded on Jan. 2.

    According to Col. Mike Murdoch, public information officer for the sheriff’s office, detectives with the task force stopped Jonathon Wayne Ernspiker Sr.

    Ernspiker, 34, of Shepherdsville, was wanted on a parole violation at the time of the traffic stop.

  • Hunters Hollow gets involved in fight against sewer surcharge request for plant’s creditors

      HUNTERS HOLLOW - Although the situation affects more residents in the city of Hillview, Hunters Hollow residents still remain affected by the ongoing saga of a failed sewage treatment plant.

    In the past month, two companies still seeking reimbursement for their services following the failed plant incident are seeking to create a surcharge through the Kentucky Public Service Commission, with increased monies coming from residents to pay the companies.

  • Fox Chase could add piece of commercial property in city

        FOX CHASE - Five acres of rezoned property might not affect New York City as much as Fox Chase.
        But a portion of the Bullitt County municipality may be rezoned for business if the city council approves a request.
        Land owner James Robards wants to rezone approximately 5.06 acres of his property from Residential R-1 to Business B-1. The property is adjacent to Hebron Presbyterian Church with access to Old Highway 61.

  • Neighbors assist in containing fire

     HILLVIEW - Firefighters, along with some neighborly assistance, controlled a residential structure fire Monday afternoon.

    Zoneton Fire Marshal Kevin Moulton said units were dispatched to 316 Overdale Drive at 3:37 p.m.

    According to Moulton, the fire was contained to the living room area in the front of the house.

    Moulton said the homeowner was in the shower at the time and was unaware of the fire until seeing smoke.

    Meanwhile, two neighbors saw the fire and broke through a front window to combat it with an extinguisher.

  • Mount Washington has big plans for 2017

        MOUNT WASHINGTON— As 2016 comes to an end, it’s time to prepare for what 2017 has to offer.
         For the city of Mount Washington, 2017 will be the year for most of what was discussed in 2016 to come to life.
        GOVERNMENT: Halfway through his term, mayor Barry Armstrong is looking to complete the projects he and the newly reelected city council started in 2017.

  • Hillview praised for efforts to battle drug abuse

        HILLVIEW — The holiday season is a festive one that is commonly associated with parties.
        However, as the holiday season was in full swing, Jennifer Stepp was present to praise Hillview officials for its efforts during 2016.
        It was in the past year that Hillview police officers saved nearly three dozen lives by using the narcan program.
        This drug helps keep those who have overdosed alive long enough to get treatment.

  • Easier, safer access to Cedar Grove now open

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The  construction of a new interchange on Interstate 65 was exciting.

    But, for those who travel Buffalo Run, the most important news is that getting back on Cedar Grove Road would become a much safer adventure.

    With negotiations between the city of Shepherdsville with landowners and developer Browning Investments, a new, safer way to get to westbound Cedar Grove opened on Thursday.

    Shepherdsville City Councilmember Gloria Taft and Bullitt County Economic Development director John Snider opened Bison Court.

  • Bullitt jobless rate improving

     Unemployment rates fell in 119 Kentucky counties between November 2015 and November 2016, and stayed the same in Carlisle County, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    In addition, for the first time since December 2007, only one county, Magoffin (12.2 percent), had a double-digit unemployment rate in November 2016.    

    Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 2.6 percent. 

  • Court approves pay hike for electrical inspector position

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Uncertainty over electrical inspections and the availability of inspectors may have been solved by Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    Debating over the past few months over pay to the replacement for retired electrical inspector Lawrence Froman came to a close last Tuesday.

    Without any public discussion and following a short closed door executive session, Bullitt Fiscal Court voted to promote Ronnie Blankenship to the lead electrical inspector at the rate of $52,500 per year.