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Today's News

  • Brown calls for mayor to resign

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — As auditors presented their report on the city financial practices since 2013, reaction surfaced immediately.

    Some of it came from the members of the Shepherdsville City Council while some came from a pair of former town board members who were also part of the audit committee.

    And one of the comments asked mayor Curtis Hockenbury to resign his office.

    Such was the war of words on display over the past week.

  • Alvey sworn in as county’s top prosecutor

     LEBANON JUNCTION -- It didn’t take Shelly Lemons Alvey long to figure out what she wanted to do in life.

    Spending time with her aunt and uncle, who were narcotics detectives in Lexington — Alvey knew that she wanted to be involved in the judicial system.

    The path to being a prosecutor has led Alvey to Bullitt County’s top position of commonwealth attorney.

    On Friday, the resident of Lebanon Junction was sworn in as the new commonwealth attorney for the 55th Judicial District.

  • Hibbard’s story receives recognition from Trump

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—Austin Hibbard is just like every other fourth grader at Crossroads Elementary: his favorite subject is recess, he eats Oreos whenever he gets the chance and, when asked who his favorite superhero is, he’ll clarify whether it’s DC or Marvel.

    Austin wasn’t always like the other kids, though.

  • LJ fire will seek mitigation cost reimbursement

     LEBANON JUNCTION— Out of towners whose wrecks involved clean up from the Lebanon Junction Fire Department will soon be charged for the clean-up worked required.

    In an effort to remove some of the burden off Lebanon Junction’s taxpayers, city attorney Walt Sholar read an ordinance at the November city council meeting introducing increased response rates from the fire department.

  • Louisville street gang members charged in 40-count indictment

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman, joined by Special Agent in Charge Louisville Field Division of Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) Stuart L. Lowrey, Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad, and Special Agent in Charge Federal Bureau of Investigation Amy Hess, announced the results today, of an ongoing investigation in to violent criminal activity, within Jefferson County, Kentucky, with the indictment and arrests of members and associates of the Victory Park Crips.

  • Vincent adds engineering knowledge to KDE

     Project Lead The Way Engineering Master Teacher Darrell Vincent has been selected to continue to serve on the task force working on Engineering curriculum, standards, and certifications with KDE.

    According to Mark Harrell, Engineering Consultant & Director of KYTSA, Career Pathways Branch, Division of College and Career Readiness, Office of Career and Technical Education, Vincent will work specifically with the Engineering Technology Education Curriculum Team.

  • Grand Opening: Shelter Insurance

     Whether you’re on the county’s east side or west side, Barbara Wright Insurance is there to cover you. Barbara S. Wright Insurance, LLC, contracted with Shelter Insurance, has opened its second location inside the Porter Building in Shepherdsville.

  • Scheduling continues to change

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – For decades upon decades, local basketball fans pretty much set their schedules each winter around the intra-county boy/girl doubleheaders between the three area hoops programs.

    That was pretty much the backbone of the schedules as six of the roughly ten Friday nights in a season (not counting the two Friday’s in the Christmas break) had the big games pretty much right there front and center.

  • County looks to save money through energy improvements

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The Bullitt County Public School System has saved hundreds of thousands of dollars annually through an energy performance plan.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court could take a similar approach on a smaller scale.

    Andrew Apro, a representative with Perfection Group Inc., talked with members of fiscal court recently.

    After the company presented a free audit which showed major savings, fiscal court voted unanimously to move forward with taking sealed proposals.

  • Steinmetz selected state’s JEA director

     Bullitt East High School’s English Dept. Chair Larry Steinmetz has been named the State Journalism Director for the Journalism Education Association (JEA).

    Steinmetz has also been named to the executive board of the Southern Interscholastic Press Association (SIPA), a regional group which encompasses the southeastern United States.