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Today's News

  • Pay may accompany service on MW committees

      MOUNT WASHINGTON — Community members involved in future plans of the city have a paycheck coming their way.

    An ordinance was read at a recent city council meeting amending Chapter 35: Departments, board and commissions of the city of Mount Washington.

    The amendment would allow for any person serving on a board or committee for the city to be compensated for each meeting they attend.           

  • Man indicted for murder in I-65 death

     HILL VIEW -- A Jefferson County man has been indicted for the murder of a Bullitt County resident.

    Robert H. Whitaker Jr., 52, has been indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury on numerous charges relating to the Nov. 26, 2016, death of William Lee “Billy” Dezern.

    According to the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office, Dezern was called to Interstate 65 northbound near the Brooks exit.

  • Forensic audit begins; team asked to look at irregularities

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With the regular annual audit for the 2015-16 fiscal year about completed, a committee is already looking at the start of a much more detailed look at city spending.

    The Shepherdsville forensic audit committee got a sneak peak at what the regular annual audit by Smith and Company will say when it is presented on Feb. 14.

    Jonathon Eade and Wayne Stratton, auditors with the firm of Jones, Nale and Mattingly, made a presentation to the committee.

  • ‘Small’ redistricting changes put into place for next school year

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — After listening to several parents with comments — both pro and con — over two proposed redistricting areas, the decision was made.

    The Bullitt County Public School Board unanimously approved changing about 80 elementary students in two areas.

    In the Chapeze area, 37 students would move from Lebanon Junction Elementary to Cedar Grove Elementary.

    That change received support from several speakers.

  • Police seek Wal-Mart burglar i.d.

     The following is a statement released by the Shepherdsville Police on Friday, Jan. 27:

    The Shepherdsville Police Department needs your assistance in identifying this person.

    On January 14, 2017 at about 6:50am the person in the photo is alleged to have entered a car and stole several items in the parking lot of Wal-Mart.

    Should you have information on who this person is please call (502) 921-1000.

  • State Police investigating local death

     The following is a statement released by the Kentucky State Police Thursday morning, Jan. 19:

    Kentucky State Police Post 04 Trooper/Detectives are conducting a death investigation in Bullitt County.

    On January 18, 2017 at approximately 11:24 PM EST, the Shepherdsville Police Department responded to a report of a burglary in progress at a residence on Landmark Ct. in Shepherdsville.

    Shortly after, Shepherdsville Police Officer Matthew Johnson saw a man matching the description that was given, walking in the vicinity of the initial call.

  • Police seeking individuals in Wee Stor-It theft case

     PIONEER VILLAGE – Invesitagators with the Pioneer Village Police Department have received several new leads regarding a major theft at the Wee Stor-It storage lot.

    The department issued a press release stating that the leads have resulted in recovered property and new leads, along with two persons of interest that are now being sought.

    Police are seeking David Embry Simmons, 43, and John Wilson Sparks Jr., 42, both of Shepherdsville, in relation to the theft investigation.

  • Local wrestlers just can’t find winning groove at state meet

     LEXINGTON – After a strong showing in the Region Three Wrestling Championships a week earlier that saw 13 Bullitt County competitors advance to the Kentucky State Wrestling Championships, the good fortune melted away last week as no wrestler reached the podium, signifying a top eight finish.

    At the local level, reaching the podium is a powerful goal. A handful of Bullitt Central wrestlers have reached that level over the past dozen years, but it has eluded any wrestlers from either Bullitt East or North Bullitt.

  • NB’s Brown set for ‘air raid’ at Kentucky Christian

     HEBRON ESTATES – When it comes to football, North Bullitt senior Andrew Brown loves the passing game.

    It helps a lot that the Eagle signal caller the past two seasons has the arm to go with his fondness for throwing the ball.

    With that at the forefront, Brown had no trouble falling for the ‘air raid’ style of offense used at Kentucky Christian University in Grayson, about 20 miles west of Ashland.

    In the end, Brown made the decision to attend Kentucky Christian after giving a lot of consideration to Kentucky Wesleyan.

  • Energy in schools - Potential versus kinetic

     Most readers will know that to say “potential energy” is another way of saying “stored” energy, like when you turn the propeller on the balsa wood rubber band powered plane until it is so twisted it is getting ready to break. 

    To turn it into kinetic energy, one just has to let go and away the plane soars.

    During the last couple of weeks, I had my yearly opportunity to speak to our 8th grade class at all six middle schools. 

    That adds up to just over a thousand 13- or 14-year-old young men and women.