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Today's News

  • Shepherdsville police make more arrests for shoplifting incidents

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — A man wanted on a warrant found himself in more trouble July 5.

    When Shepherdsville officers were serving a mandatory re-entry supervision violation warrant on Joseph Pike, 34, they found more than expected.

    While conducting a search incident to arrest, officers found methamphetamine and a glass pipe.

    Pike, of Shepherdsville, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • MW U-10 Baseball All-Stars

     TAYLORSVILLE -- The U-10 Mount Washington Baseball All-Stars had a good opening week in Cal Ripken play, finishing second in the District 10/11 Tournament at Spencer County.

    Mount Washington fell to Jeffersontown in the championship game.

    With that finish, the Mount Washington team has momentum heading into this week’s Metro Kentucky State Tournament at the Shawnee Baseball Complex in Louisville. The winner of the eight-team, double-elimination event will advance to the Ohio Valley Regional in Vincennes, Indiana the following week.

  • Football schedules see more changes than normal

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – In the past, the area high school football programs haven’t done a lot of schedule changing in the middle of the four-year KHSAA alignment cycle.

    But this time all three went out and made some pretty drastic changes to their schedules. Part of it might be due to the fact that all three schools have different coaches than they had when the schedule for the previous two-year rotation started.

  • Commercial growth can enhance county

     When are we going to get another sit-down restaurant?

    Why can’t we have a major mall in Bullitt County?

    Both are questions asked at political forums, as well as whenever the county’s economic development director enters a room.

    The focus on EDA has been industrial and light industrial growth. 

    Location remains a key factor and Bullitt County has that.

  • 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!