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Today's News

  • Hebron Estates gets insurance plan in place

     HEBRON ESTATES - Not long after switching the city’s insurance tax rate collection through the county from 3 to 5 percent, the Hebron Estates City Commission approved an insurance premiums surcharge ordinance.

    The new ordinance affects the levy of license fees imposed on insurance companies representing city residents.

    According to the ordinance, a 5 percent fee, based on life and health insurance policy premiums collected within the city, will be imposed.

  • 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.

  • Familiar face to lead planning office

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A familiar face will return to fill the role as planning administrator for Bullitt County.

    Roanne Hammond, who retired a year ago as administrator, was rehired for the position by Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    She will earn a salary of $50,000. She was also given two weeks of vacation.

    Hammond will return to work on Feb. 2.

    After Brian Richardson resigned last spring, the county had not been able to fill the position.

  • Lebanon Jct. proud owner of its own community center

     LEBANON JUNCTION — The city of Lebanon Junction is the proud owner to three tracts of property.

    And the crown jewel is the community center next to Daddios Pizza.

    Lebanon Junction mayor Larry Dangerfield said that the city was given the Reynolds estate on Railroad Avenue.

    The property was in disrepair and the family was not interested in bringing it up to standards.

    Public Works foreman Chaz Sullivan said the old house has already been torn down.