Today's News

  • Velocity 65 to bring investment of $175 million to community

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When you have an investment of over $175 million, you don’t necessarily have to wait for a formal groundbreaking to get dirt moving.

    As local officials gathered with members of the Browning Investments team to “officially” break ground on Velocity 65 Trade Center, bulldozers were busy in the background on the 260-acre development.

    It was all smiles on Monday as the shovels were used to throw some dirt.

  • Hayes opts to not run for new school board term

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- After doing everything from being a school bus driver to a head football coach to being a principal, Roger Hayes has spent over 46 years in education.

    His experience is vast and his most recent calling has been to serve on the Bullitt County Public School Board.

    Completing his first four-year term, Hayes had filed to serve another stint.

  • District proficient again in state testing

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The scores will never be where local school officials would like them to be; however, Bullitt County leaders are pleased with the strides made in the recently-released Unbridled Learning state assessment.
        For a fourth straight year, the Bullitt County Public School System has been labeled as proficient.
        And several individual schools made great strides.

  • Council able to work out vote to select new mayor

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It may have been a task many didn’t believe could happen.
        But, with a standing room only crowd watching, the Shepherdsville City Council selected a mayor to serve out the remaining two-plus years of the term vacated by Scott Ellis last month.
        By a secret ballot vote of 4-1, with one person not making a selection, Curtis Hockenbury was elected to be mayor.

  • Hockenbury looks to remove ‘cloud’ hovering over city

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Curtis Hockenbury visited 1,702 homes during his campaign to be the next mayor of Shepherdsville.
        One of the overwhelming themes when Hockenbury talked with registered voters was that they had lost faith in their local government.
        On a cloudy, cool Wednesday, Hockenbury was sworn in as the mayor of Shepherdsville for the next 27 months.

  • Fiscal court tables requests by cities for interlocal agreement on projects

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Two municipalities hoping to get some work done by the county road department will have to wait a little longer.
        Bullitt Fiscal Court tabled a pair of interlocal agreements with the cities of Mount Washington and Hillview.
        County attorney John Wooldridge said the court could table both proposals as they were not complete.
        Missing from both documents was an amount to be paid for the work to be completed.

  • Shepherdsville will slightly lower property tax bills for coming year

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Ever so slightly, property owners in Shepherdsville will get a break on the taxes.
        The Shepherdsville City Council voted 4-1 to lower its real estate property tax rate from 14 cents to 13.9 cents per $100 of assessed property.
        For a $100,000 home, the tax bill would reduce from $140 to $139.
        Those with personal property, such as automobiles, will see a decrease from 14 cents to 13.6 cents per $100 of assessed property.

  • Fiscal Court turns down first attempt to hire new planning administrator

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It appeared that there was a candidate to fill the vacant seat of planning administrator in Bullitt County.
        However, that appointment was not approved by members of Bullitt Fiscal Court.
        A panel interviewed four candidates for the planning administrator’s position, which was left vacant with the resignation of Brian Richardson.
        Deputy judge Lisa Craddock said the candidate who resides in Virginia was “heads and shoulders” above those interviewed.

  • Cougars rout Nelson as seven players score TDs

     BARDSTOWN – Quick, efficient and to the point.

    The Bullitt Central Cougars took care of business in meticulous fashion on Friday, running through a struggling Nelson County team to the tune of a 53-7 victory.

    With the win, in the final district game of the season, the Cougars wrapped a berth in the Class 5-A play-offs. Bullitt Central finished tied for second in Region 3 along with their two county rivals, North Bullitt and Bullitt East, with 3-2 records.

  • NB again falls a conversion short of victory

     PEWEE VALLEY – The battle for the top spot in Class 5-A, District 3 lived up to all the hype on Friday before a failed two-point conversion left South Oldham with a 35-34 victory over North Bullitt.

    This was the second straight year that the final district game of the season matched these two teams for the top spot. It was winner take all for the number one seed in the post-season. With the win, the Dragons repeat as district champions.