Today's News

  • Maryville, Eastside earn Energy Star status

     Maryville Elementary and Eastside Middle Schools have been awarded the 2015 Energy Star Award from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    Buildings that earn the EPA’s Energy Star use 35 percent less energy and generate 35 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions than similar buildings across the nation.

    Maryville Principal Ruth Esterle congratulated her students and staff by referencing the school mascot.

  • Downey makes it official, signs with Bellarmine

     HEBRON ESTATES – Despite offers from a pair of Division I programs, North Bullitt senior Katie Downey took the offer from Bellarmine University, singing with the Lady Knights last week during the NCAA early signing period for basketball.

    Downey had committed to Bellarmine back during the summer.

    Over the past year, the high-scoring guard had a scholarship offer from Eastern Kentucky University as well as an offer from national power Louisville to be a walk-on.

  • Chapeze request for rezoning has much opposition

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A developer would like to rezone property off Chapeze Lane for a general industrial use.

    A large group of his neighbors are opposed.

    And the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission members heard testimony that passed 1 a.m. on Friday morning.

    With over four yours of testimony to consider, commissioners opted to return to the Bullitt County Courthouse on Thursday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. to make its final recommendation.

    And a large crowd of opponents are expected to return.

  • Police ask city to look at collective bargaining

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Police officers in the city of Shepherdsville don’t have a lot to complain about in terms of their pay levels.

    And they may not really be worried about too many things going on currently in the operation of the police department.

    However, down the road, some may be concerned.

    Tim Wade, president of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 80 in Shepherdsville, formally brought up the topic of collective bargaining to the city council during a recent meeting.

  • Hillvew hosts Winterfest this Saturday

     HILLVIEW - In the city that boasts one of the longest-standing Christmastime traditions with the Operation Santa program, another event is becoming Bullitt County’s kickoff to the holiday season.

    The city of Hillview will host its ninth annual Winterfest on Saturday, Nov. 21, 4-7 p.m., at the Hillview Government Center, sponsored by the city’s recreation department.

    The free event is designed to get the community officially into the holiday spirit.

  • Frank R. Hatfield: Former superintendent remembered as true educational leader statewide

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- He never applied for the position of school superintendent in 1966.

    But Frank R. Hatfield went on to not only be superintendent of the Bullitt County Public School District but to also be one of the most influential educators in the state of Kentucky.

    Hatfield died on Sunday.

    A man who never sought publicity made Bullitt County his home and he would continue to be an active member in organizations like the Shepherdsville Lions Club and the American Cancer Society until his death.

  • Sid Griffin: Mt. Washington mayor, community leader

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- A voice for the people.

    That was former Mount Washington mayor Sidney Edward Griffin’s go-to campaign slogan and it was one he never lost touch with.

    Sid, as most knew him, moved to Mount Washington around 1958. Not long after, he was asked to serve on the trustee board, similar to today’s city council. From 1961-1968, he served with five others to run the city. He lost the race to become the city’s first mayor, but won two years later. He held the title from 1969-1981.

  • 11 three-points lead to ‘A’ team reversal

     BERNHEIM –It’s never easy to beat a good team three times.

    It’s just about impossible beat a good team three times when during the third meeting the team connects on 11 three-pointers.

  • Late threes lift MW past Eastside in ‘B’ final

     BERNHEIM –Connecting on a trio of three-pointers over the final 90 seconds of the game, the Mount Washington Lady Generals’ seventh-grade team rallied to beat Eastside 38-35 in the Championship Game of the Girls’ Bullitt County Middle School Basketball Tournament on Thursday.

    The win reversed two regular season losses by Mount Washington to their arch-rivals.

  • Ft. Campbell resident guilty of manslaughter in child abuse case

     LOUISVILLE – A Fort Campbell, Kentucky, woman pleaded guilty today before Senior United States District Judge Thomas B. Russell to a Superseding Information charging her with first degree manslaughter in the death of an infant whom she was babysitting in December 2013, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

    Sheilla E. Linares, age 22, is in the custody of the United States Marshals Service and will be sentenced in Louisville on February 24, 2016 at 11:45 a.m.