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Today's News

  • Tinnell joins Ellis, Portman in mayor's race

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Sherman Tinnell had a list of things he wanted to see accomplished.

  • Music on Main canceled Friday in Mount Washington

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--The Music on Main event scheduled for Friday night has been canceled due to a scheduling conflict.

    The series is held every third Friday of the month at the fountain. The next one will be Aug. 15.

  • Daycare owner/operator charged with fraud

      LOUISVILLE, Ky. –David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky, announced today the indictment of a Louisville daycare owner on charges of wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, and money laundering.

    Lottie Carisa Burgos, the owner and operator of ABC Village Daycare, was charged in a 20-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury on July 16, 2014.  Burgos made an initial appearance in federal court today following her arrest.

  • Kindergarten students at LJES experience growing lessons in the garden

     Kindergarten students in Rita Taulbee’s class at Lebanon Junction Elementary School started two outdoor gardens during 2013-2014 school year.

    “They have a salad garden which contains tomatoes, lettuce, chard, carrots, onions, and radishes…everything you would find in a salad,” Taulbee explained.

    With assistance from the Bullitt County Cooperative Extension Service, students used unique ways to get seeds to germinate before transplanting them.

  • Refinancing of bonds to save school district $2.9 million over time

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With the funding cuts from federal and state agencies, Bullitt County school officials are always looking for additional revenue.

    One avenue in past years has been the refinancing of previous bond issues for construction projects.

    Recently, the Bullitt County Public School Board, through its finance corporation, had an opportunity to save money.

    The 2009 Build America bond issue, which was used to build schools, renovate others and provide energy savings projects, will be refinanced.

  • Bullitt County certified as Storm-Ready community

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -  Forget about Tornado Alley.

    During a stretch of time in the mid-1990s through the mid-2000s, Bullitt County was becoming the poster child for disasters.

    It ranged from snow storms to blizzards to floods to wind storms to tornados.

    Throw in a train derailment or two and Bullitt County was the mecca of disaster.

    Over the course of that time, Bullitt County emergency responders have learned a lot.

  • Enjoy a gentle ride down Salt River on a tube

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- What a nice way to spend a summer afternoon.

    While the sun may be blazing, a nice trip down the tree-shaded river in a tube might provide that perfect way to relax.

    For years, people have looked at the Salt River and discussed ways to make it more of a recreational attraction.

    There are those who will do a little fishing and others will jump in a kayak or a canoe.

    Now, there is another way to utilize the resources of the Salt River.

  • More changes made to circuit clerk’s office

     More changes have been made at the Clerk’s office in an effort to serve you better. 

    For years the Clerk’s office has been the “middle man” for Bullitt Countians scheduling road tests.  As many of you are aware, the state police actually administer the permit tests and the road tests. 

  • Short season, long effort for local swim team

     HILLVIEW – In Kentucky, the summer swim season is never long enough.

    However, this summer, with the end of the school year pushed back into second week of June, the summer swim season for the Dolphins Swim Team was really short in 2014. Veteran team coach Kathy Abell had her swimmers for only five total weeks this summer compared to as many as eight or nine weeks in the past.

  • Grant sought to improve safety for law enforcement

     HILLVIEW - The problem has been present for years.

    But emergency responders found ways to compensate.

    However, that never reduced the dangers of responders being inside a building and not being able to communicate effectively.

    When the city of Hillview came up with a possible solution, a funding source may now be available to make it happen.

    For the past year, discussions have been held between city officials and county emergency management services officials on a way to improve the radio communications.