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Today's News

  • Concern over use of property in Yorkshire leads to BOA hearing

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Martin Whelan recently brought a concern to the members of Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    He was concerned over the operation of a business in a residential neighborhood.

    Besides wanting to give the other party an opportunity to speak, Bullitt Fiscal Court members did not offer any alternatives.

    However, Whelan will have an opportunity to bring his concerns to the Bullitt County Board of Adjustments.

    At its 6 p.m. meeting on Thursday, Aug. 10, Stephen Smith will apply for a conditional-use permit.

  • Two NB students face consequences in conduct code breaches

     HEBRON ESTATES - North Bullitt High School went on a soft lockdown Friday morning after a bullet was found inside the school.

    It was the second incident in two days at the school. Principal Chris Ver Dow notified parents on Thursday that a student was overheard saying they brought a weapon to school. Though no weapon was found, that student would face consequences per the Bullitt County Public Schools Code of Conduct.

  • Culvert repairs on Belmont Road

     LOUISVILLE -  The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) recently awarded a contract for culvert repairs on KY 251 (Belmont Road) in Bullitt County. Contract crews will be mitigating erosion underneath the culvert over Crooked Creek (mile marker 1.6) near Lebanon Junction.

    Contract crews have begun working in this area and some temporary traffic stoppages are possible. Flagging operations will be used to direct traffic through the work zone particularly when heavy equipment will be in operation near the roadway.

  • Portman to lead community projects in city

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Faith Portman loves the city of Shepherdsville.

    She’s served on the city council, ran for mayor and attends almost every town board meeting.

    When mayor Curtis Hockenbury was talking about creating a position similar to one held by Lori Puchino in Mount Washington, one person came immediately to mind.

    Faith Portman.

    When Hockenbury talked with her about his vision, she knew it was the job for her.

  • Mount Washington adjusts rental prices for facilities

    MOUNT WASHINGTON—Gatherings on city land will cost a little extra in the near future.

    The council recently passed an ordinance establishing rental fees and rules for the use of city pavilions, the city annex building, the gazebo and folding chairs and tables.

    Each of the locations will require a $200 deposit with varying non-refundable deposits included for each location depending on if the renter is a city resident or not.

  • Shepherdsville approves road project funding

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — After a few weeks of improving its ordinance, city officials are ready to move forward with a borrowing plan to pay for up to $3 million in road projects.

    Getting all the language and interest rate details included in the document, the Shepherdsville City Council approved a bond issue agreement through Republic Bank and Trust.

    Under the agreement, a bond issue for up to $3 million was approved. The maximum interest rate was set at 2.59 percent, which is lower than the original estimate.

  • Kentucky doctors of optometry provide guidance on how to safely watch the eclipse

     FRANKFORT – If you live in Western Kentucky, or are headed that way later this month to view the total solar eclipse, make sure you pack more than a lunch and some lawn chairs.

    Eye safety will be critically important.

  • Minor traffic stop turns into major charges for local individuals

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A simple traffic stop can lead to more serious charges.

    Just ask a couple of individuals who were arrested over the past week by Shepherdsville police officers.

    On Aug. 3, officer Todd Johnson arrested a pair of individuals who were originally pulled over for minor traffic violations.

    In the first incident, Johnson pulled over a violator. As the driver got out of the vehicle, the officer observed drug paraphernalia on the floor board. 

  • Louisville couple guilty of wire fraud

     LOUISVILLE - A Jefferson County, Kentucky, couple pleaded guilty in United States District Court yesterday, before Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley, Jr. to a single charge of wire fraud for their individual roles in a scheme to divert over $550,000.00 from the Iceland Sports Complex announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • School year set to begin; staff, buildings are ready

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — The buildings are ready.

    The staff is getting their rooms in place.

    And the bus routes have all been filled.

    The only thing left to do is ring the school bell on Wednesday morning as the 2017-18 academic year in Bullitt County is set to start.

    “It’s going to be a good year,” predicted Bullitt County superintendent Keith Davis, who is entering his 11th year at the helm. 

    For one of the few times, major construction is not underway as the nearly 13,000 students return to class.