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Today's News

  • Lady Eagles get to unwind in Florida

     HEBRON ESTATES – Area high school basketball teams seldom know what they are going to get on holiday trips out-of-state other than some better weather, a chance to ‘bond’ for the second half of the season and to get a chance to unwind.

    That was certainly the case for the North Bullitt Lady Eagles last week as they traveled to Pensacola for three games in the Innisfree Hotels Pensacola Beach Tournament. The host high school was hosting concurrent boys’ and girls’ tournaments and had teams from just about every southern state.

  • Anything for Operation Santa

     Overdale staff, including Caitlin Valdez, along with local police officers, including Hillview officer Scott Barrow, agreed to take a pie in the face as part of the Operation Santa program at the elementary school.

    Hillview's Operation Santa program donated 400 boxes full of food and toys to area families. The annual program is organized by the city's recreation department.

    Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 86, based in Hillview, held vaqrious fundraising events at area schools, collecting over $1,700 for the program.

  • County audit has issues to correct

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Bullitt County officials must address nine issues raised by the state auditor.

    State Auditor Mike Harmon released the 2015-16 audit of Bullitt Fiscal Court and listed a number of deficiencies, most of which dealt with the animal control services.

    The following concerns were addressed in Harmon’s audit:

    *Bullitt County Animal Services did not properly account for pet license receipts

  • Health staff also worried about impact on pension

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The good news is that your might have over $600,000 in surplus funds.

    The bad news is that retirement benefit changes might require you to come up with another $465,000.

    The moral of the story is that the Bullitt County Public Health Board will not be spending any excess fees in the near future.

    Bullitt County Health Department director Andrea Renfrow said that the good news in terms of revenue is that frugal spending and some state assistance will result in the district having surplus funds.

  • Merit board affirms decision of sheriff in deputy’s appeal

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A merit board stood behind the action taken by the Bullitt County sheriff.

    Deputy Daniel Miller filed an appeal to the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Merit Board after he was moved to a first shift position.

    Rob Flaherty, an assistant county attorney representing sheriff Donnie Tinnell, told the merit board that Miller had a documented medical condition which made it difficult for him to work at night.

  • 2018 should be year of growth for county in so many ways

     The new year is here. The new challenges are before us. The question is how will be tackle those challenges and new opportunities.

    The past year was pretty good. But we can’t look behind us. Someone might pass us.

    The biggest challenge is the selection of a new school superintendent. While we’re still really not sure why we are in the middle of this process, the powers that be have determined that the school district needs to take a different direction.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning January 1, 2018

     Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so the information below is strictly of an advisory nature and is subject to change with no notice.

    Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night.  Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis.

     

  • New traffic signal activation on US 31E in Jefferson County

      LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) announces activation of a new traffic signal at the intersection of US 31E (Bardstown Road) and Broad Run Parkway in Jefferson County. 

    The signal is scheduled to be turned on flash mode Wednesday, Jan. 3 in an effort to make motorists aware of the new traffic conditions. The signal will flash yellow for traffic on Bardstown Road and red for traffic on Broad Run Parkway.

  • 2017 -- A Sports Year to Remember

     From Bullitt East’s Lindsey Duvall being named Miss Basketball to a pair of state cheerleading championships, 2017 was certainly a year to remember on the local high school sports scene.

  • Bullitt East reaches final of Owensboro tourney

      MOUNT WASHINGTON – Playing an extra game and not getting home until early on Christmas Eve was just fine with the Bullitt East Chargers as they competed in the Owensboro Invitational Tournament just before the holidays.