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Today's News

  • Louisville teacher pleads guilty to porn charges

     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A Louisville man previously employed by a parochial high school located in Jefferson County, Kentucky, as a high school teacher and assistant coach with the school’s athletics department, pled guilty today in United States District Court to violating child exploitation laws announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.   United States District Judge David J. Hale accepted the guilty pleas.

  • Hunters Hollow Treatment Plant: Pump failure leads to sewage running into nearby stream

     HUNTERS HOLLOW - Raw sewage continues to overflow into a nearby stream and state officials are addressing the situation.

    Bullitt Utilities has been issued a citation from the state Environmental Protection Agency for failing to properly operate its system in a proper manner and for failing to protect the stream.

    According to Jeff Cummins, director of enforcement, the situation involving the Hunters Hollow sewage treatment plant is a top priority for his department.

  • Hillview library more than books; job skills provided through October

     HILLVIEW - When Lise Richey lost her job at Humana after more than eight years, she realized she needed to up her game in order to get a comparable job.

    “I’ve been able to find jobs, but nothing close to what I was making,” she said.

    After noticing a flyer for the Bullitt County Public Library’s Job Lab when she went to pay her water bill at the Shepherdsville Government Center, she found the game changer she needed.

  • Sewer issue must come to a swift end

     Since last March, a cloud has been hanging over the heads of about 700 homes and businesses.

    A sewer plant literally blew up. Since thing, the future of their service provider has been up in the air.

    Most recently, a pump operated by Bullitt Utilities has failed. Some sewage is being pumped to and handled by the Bullitt County Sanitation District. Some is running on the ground and in a stream.

  • New coach, new era for North Bullitt football

     HEBRON ESTATES – A new era in North Bullitt football will begin on Friday when head coach Adam Billings leads the Eagles onto the field at Woodford County.

    Billings takes over for former head coach Brett Newton, who guided the green and gold for the past 18 seasons, campaigns that ran the gambit from highly successful to agonizingly painful.

  • Free concerts on Turf at this year’s state fair

     LOUISVILLE - The Turf Concert Series returns to the Kentucky State Fair for the third year and includes 11 concerts on the Cardinal Stadium field. All concerts are free with Kentucky State Fair gate admission.

    The 2015 Turf Concert Series features:

  • AG promotes safety, consumer protection at state fair

      FRANKFORT – Attorney General Jack Conway and his staff will raise awareness about cybersafety, consumer protection and prescription drug abuse at this year’s Kentucky State Fair, which runs from Aug. 20 to Aug. 30 at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center in Louisville.

  • Tipton selected to House committees

     FRANKFORT - State Rep. James A. Tipton, R-Taylorsville (53rd District), has been named as a member of the House Standing Committees on Labor and Industry, and Local Government.

    Tipton will also retain his membership on the House Standing Committee on Agriculture and Small Business, giving him representation on three House committees.

    Tipton was informed of his new committee assignments by House Republican Floor Leader Jeff Hoover, R-Jamestown.

  • Owners hope to bring local touch to new pharmacy

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - For John and Carolyn Knott, the thought of switching from a name-brand pharmacy to a locally owned, independent one was scary.

    “We were hesitant to change, but we support local,” Carolyn said. “We like that it is a family atmosphere.”

    That family environment is what B&B Pharmacy owners Ellen (Krajewski) Barger and Ashley Buckman were thinking when they decided to open Bullitt County’s only individually-owned pharmacy. 

  • Pioneer Village continues to grow through annexations

     PIONEER VILLAGE - The city of Pioneer Village has experienced a recent growth spurt.

    The city council approved two annexation ordinances during its July business meeting.

    The properties include a farm at the end of Lodie Lane owned by Michael and Karen Roby, as well as property along Highway 61 owned by Stephen and Frieda Joyce Stone.

    Mayor Gary Hatcher said a portion of the Roby property would experience some development.