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Today's News

  • Hillview budget will carry over less than before

     HLLVIEW - It was a long fiscal year for the Hillview City Council, but the city has officially approved its 2015-16 budget.

    The council unanimously approved the budget, with less funding carried over from the previous year.

    Mayor Jim Eadens said the general fund carryover of $148,000, down substantially from last year’s carryover of $303,000, was due to more back taxes, money given back to the county involving insurance tax, and continuation of annexation upgrades.

  • Dolphins compete a lot in short swim season

     HILLVIEW – It was a short, but action-packed summer for the Dolphins at Cooper Farms, the area swim team that has over half of its team members from Bullitt County.

    Because the school year in both Bullitt County and Jefferson County went well into June, the Dolphin swim team did not get into the pool until June 8. There, the team members met new coach Geof Thomas who took over during the winter from former head coach Kathy Abell.

    Brooke White, a former Dolphin team member, served as Thomas’ assistant coach this summer.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning July 19

      Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so the information below is strictly of an advisory nature and is subject to change with no notice.

  • Improved ISO ratings may save you money on your insurance

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Insurance premiums could be decreasing for a number of property owners in Bullitt County.

    However, it is the responsibility of those property owners affected to contact their insurance agents.

    With the release of the latest Insurance Services Office, Inc. ratings, several local fire departments got some good news for their property owners.

    The Zoneton Fire Department went to a 2/2X rating and Shepherdsville was given a 3 ISO rating.

    Both are among the best possible ratings in the country.

  • Humphrey selected state’s top alternative school teacher

     Bullitt Alternative Center science teacher Kristin Humphrey has been selected the 2014-2015 Outstanding Teacher of the Year by the Kentucky Education Collaborative for State Agency Children (KECSAC).

    Humphrey will be recognized at a July 29 awards luncheon during the 14th Annual Alternative Strategies for Educating Students At-Risk Conference at Eastern Kentucky University.

  • Spirited crew to bring musical to stage this week

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County Public Schools is again hosting unique opportunities for local singers and actors, no matter how blonde they might be.

    The BCPS Summer Musical production of the Broadway show “Legally Blonde The Musical Jr.” will appear July 23-26 at the Bullitt Central High School auditorium.

    The musical is unique for the county in that it includes students from all three high schools and most of the area’s middle schools, with students ranging from sixth grade to seniors.

  • Columbus provides great short trip for your family

     We had debated on going to Busch Garden in Tampa this summer. 

    But we couldn’t seem to get past the 14 hour drive (two days lost driving) and the cost of a vacation in the Sunshine State. 

    After much exploring we decided to spend three nights (four days) in Columbus, Ohio. I know what you’re probably thinking…a family vacation in the Buckeye State? 

    Yep and not only did we vacation in Ohio, but we had a surprisingly great vacation full of family fun and at a fraction of the cost! 

  • Armstrong named president of Kentucky Derby Museum

     LOUISVILLE - A native of Mount Washington will be the new president of the Kentrucky Derby Museum.

    Mr. Brad Rives, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Derby Museum, announced that that with Lynn Ashton’s retirement after 20 years of service,  Patrick Armstrong will be the museum’s new president effective Aug. 10, 2015.

    Patrick will be the fifth president in the museum’s 30-year history. 

  • KSP charges Louisville man with child porn

     On July 15, 2015, at approximately 8:10 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch, assisted by the Jeffersontown Police Dept., arrested Rosalio Martinez-Bruno, 39, on charges related to possession and distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

  • Beam Distilling has its own distributors’ walk of fame

     CLERMONT - The Jim Beam American Stillhouse has hosted a number of parties since opening to the public in 2012.

    Beam Suntory held its own party specifically for their company’s distributors to thank them while drinking a toast to the new Bourbon Road.

    Making its way from the Stillhouse to Fred’s Smokehouse and over to the T. Jeremiah Beam Home, the Bourbon Road is lined with bricks featuring the names of 1,800 various worldwide distributors.