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Today's News

  • Dispatchers now part of sheriff’s office

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — The transition of employees at Bullitt County Central Dispatch to a new boss is now complete.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court has approved a separation agreement with its employees who worked at central dispatch.

    Earlier this year, the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office was given the management duties for the emergency dispatch service.

    Now, the employees are officially part of the sheriff’s office and will follow sheriff Donnie Tinnell’s policies and procedures.

  • County staff gets varied raises in new budget

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- In what might come as a shock to most, the 2017-18 Bullitt County fiscal budget was approved without a word being spoken.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court voted 4-0 to approve the new budget.

    With the exception of praise to those involved in the budget process, nothing was said.

    However, in peeling back the budget document, a few things were different than publicly discussed during its presentation in May.

  • Congressional Office Hours

     U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie visited Shepherdsville Government Center last week and invited constituents to come into his “office” away from Washington.

    Guthrie spoke to dozens of individuals, many times as they gathered in a circle as they voiced concerns on a number of topics.

    The Office Hour series in each of 21 counties is different than a typical town hall format.

  • MW U-8 Softball All-Stars

     LOUISVILLE -- The Mount Washington Under-8 Softball All-Stars, the only Softball All-Star team based in Bullitt County this summer, was very busy the past two weeks playing in the Kentucky State Tournament at Germantown and then the Ohio Valley Regional Tournament at Fern Creek.

    In the 11-team Kentucky State Tournament June 29 to July 2, the U-8 All-Stars split a pair of ‘pool’ play games, falling to Fern Creek Orange 16-0 and then beat LaRue County 12-10.

  • County finally looking at way it pays staff

     You had to dig a little into the recently adopted budget to find some of the changes in salaries for county employees.

    And, for others, it was pretty transparent.

    No matter the way it was done, Bullitt Fiscal Court took an important step in dealing with a common problem -- turnover.

    Turnover has been a tremendous issue for departments such as EMS and Central Dispatch.

  • Tampa Bay little longer but well worth the trip

     The Tampa Bay Area was our choice for a family vacation this summer. Lots of factors weighed in to that decision. 

    The first being that Allegiant Airlines just started flying from Louisville to Florida, and they offer some amazing bargains. Four of us flew round trip for $700. Allegiant may be an economy airline but their customer service is first class!

  • BBB Hot Topics: July 2017

     Read about the latest scams in BBB’s July 2017 Hot Topics

  • Price selected to serve as Henry Co. superintendent

     NEW CASTLE — A familiar face in Bullitt County has become the latest local educator to become a superintendent.

    Back in Henry County Public Schools for a year after two decades away, Terry Price has been selected to fill the seat of retiring Superintendent Tim Abrams.

    Being hired in 2016 as assistant superintendent marked Price’s return after 20 years away from Henry County. He began his career in 1989 as a sixth grade teacher at Eastern for five years and then moved to the Henry County Middle School to teach literature and English.

  • Fox Chase members pose budget questions

     FOX CHASE - A  council meeting can still take place without a mayor present, but not having the mayor available to answer questions led to a couple of concerns and a split vote to approve the city’s budget.

    Mayor Owen Taylor missed the the Fox Chase City Council’s meeting after hurting his back while volunteering at the Bullitt County Fair. Council member Mike Higgins was selected to run the meeting.

  • Individuals indicted on drug-related charges

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Three individuals arrested in March have been indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

    Donnie L. Smith, 26, Brian S. Short, 21, and Garrett C. Hoagland, 20, were indicted for complicity to traffick more than five pounds of marijuana.

    According to a previous story in The Pioneer News, detectives with the Bullitt County Narcotics Unit of the sheriff’s office had been conducting a major investigation into the distribution of marijuana.