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Today's News

  • Hunters Hollow doesn't want surcharge as gift

    HUNTERS HOLLOW - With Christmas fast approaching, the Hunters Hollow City Commission wondered what some people would receive in their stockings this year.

    Mayor Linda Parker announced that Bullitt Utilities, owners of the Hunters Hollow Treatment Plant, were seeking a surcharge increase of $32.19 to residents' bills.

    The amount would raise current rates from $26.83 to $59.02 if allowed by the state Public Service Commission.

  • Mess YES; Criminal NO; Lot of Recommendations Set Out

    CLERMONT -- When Dan Thibodeaux made comments to Bullitt Fiscal Court concerning his issues with the activities undertaken by Southeast Bullitt Fire and Rescue Department Inc., some chose to downplay his worries.
    Four months later, state auditor Adam Edelen has released his office's examination into the affairs of Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District and many validate Thibodeaux's concerns.

  • Fiscal court will have to keep up with voting rotation

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When attending training for his upcoming duties as magistrate, Joe Rayhill noticed something other counties were doing.
    Instead of voting in the same rotation all the time, they talked about changing the order.
    Rayhill brought a proposed change to the table at his very first meeting.
    It was not met with unanimous support.
    In making his point to push his proposal, Rayhill said it seemed that would be the most fair with everyone having an opportunity to vote first or last during the course of the meeting.

  • Home Product Expo this weekend at Paroquet Springs

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The fifth annual Home Product Expo, presented by Window World and partnering with The Courier Journal, The Hawk and Q103.1, will take place this weekend Jan. 17-18 at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre in Shepherdsville.

  • Woman's Club New Officers

     The Bullitt County Woman’s Club, the longest-running civic organization in the county, recently installed its officers for the 2015 year.

    The officers include: Pam Harville, president; Sherry Parker, first vice president; Betty Porter, second vice president, Donna Stout, treasurer; and Donna Burke, parliamentarian.

    The club meets on the second Tuesday of each month at various locations.

    Major benefactors of the group’s efforts will continue to be CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) and the Center for Women and Families.

  • GEORGE BRADBURY - Early carrier, Tragic Death; Little history on postal service throughout Bullitt County

     More than two centuries ago in 1775, Benjamin Franklin was appointed first postmaster.

    ‘The first Post Office was established in Boston, Mass., at the house of Richard Fairbanks in 1639.  One of the earlier Post Offices that were located in Bullitt County was in the town of Shortsville.  Shortsville was located near the Bullitt-Jefferson County line not far from Mount Washington, Kentucky.  This Post Office was there from 1856 to 1863 when it was discontinued.  

  • Teen allegedly kills LJ mother

    UPDATE 1-16, 11:55 p.m.

    LEBANON JUNCTION--A Lebanon Junction man has been charged with burglary in the first degree and murder after an incident Thursday afternoon.

    Around 2 p.m., police were dispatched to 247 Walnut St. in Lebanon Junction with reports of a shooting.

    Lebanon Junction Police Department, Kentucky State Police, Bullitt County EMS and Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department responded to the call.

  • Auditor releases Southeast Bullitt Fire District exam; finds weaknesses in financial controls

     Auditor Adam Edelen today released a special examination of the Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District, finding lax controls and a lack of analysis of its finances while levying property taxes at the highest allowable rate.

  • HEART-WARMING: Youngster blessed with opportunity to have new lease on his young life

     HILLVIEW - Logan Johnson’s Yellow Brick Road turned out to be Interstate 71.

    That’s the route he traveled from his Hillview home to the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, where he received a new heart.

    Logan is a 10-year-old fifth-grade student attending Little Flock Christian Academy. On Sunday, Oct. 19, he also became a 10-year-old heart transplant recipient.

    On top of receiving a second opportunity, Logan was well enough to return home just in time for the Christmas holiday season.

  • Wells passes test; seeks Head Start position

     Working with Head Start students at Maryville Elementary School has been a joy for both Amber Wells and the youth.

    “I love being around the kids and seeing them make progress,” she said as student after student approached to show her a classroom object. “This is where I want to be now.”

    Wells zipped through an intensive program in only two months during the summer of 2014 to earn a Child Development Associate certification. The process was new for those desiring to work in a Head Start setting.