Today's News

  • Policy stands...No religious materials

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The school system’s policy on the distribution of religious information is very clear.
        It is not allowed.
        However, the practice has apparently been different than the policy and attorney Eric Farris is concerned that would open the district up to possible litigation.
        On Tuesday, a policy was presented - and rejected - to school board members that would allow the distribution of material at the middle and high schools but not at the elementary school level.

  • Age doesn’t keep 5-year-old from flying high in competition

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - Mount Washington Elementary kindergartner Ryan Robertson, 5, doesn’t have a pilot’s license, but with a remote control in his hands he can fly a helicopter just like a pro.
        Since he was 3 years old Ryan has immersed himself in the world of RC helicopters, spending at least two hours a day practicing maneuvers.
        “As soon as he gets off the school bus it’s the first thing he does,” said Ryan’s dad, Todd Robertson.

  • School board tax hearing on Monday; could be hike OK’d

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - If the Bullitt County Public School Board follows a recommendation from its superintendent, property owners will be paying a little more on their tax bills in October.
        With state funding shrinking, superintendent Keith Davis will recommend that the board accept an increase in the real property tax from 55.2 cents per $100 of assessed value to 57.6 cents.
        On a $100,000 home, the increase would be $24.

  • Decrease by county could mean loss of over $180,000

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Taxpayers in Bullitt County won’t have to worry about paying increased rates when bills are delivered next month.
        However, that decision to keep the real property tax rates the same will result in the county receiving $181,000 less revenue in the coming year.
        Bullitt Fiscal Court members unanimously agreed to keep the real property tax rate at 9.3 cents per $1,000 of assessed property. On a $100,000 home, the county would receive $93 in taxes.

  • Shepherdsville looks to put curfew back in place

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Residents of Lakes of Dogwood are not unique.
        But they are the latest in a series of complaints over the years about issues such as vandalism and thefts.
        Much of the blame over the years has been pointed at juveniles who are running the streets of Shepherdsville at all hours of the night.
        With that in mind, Shepherdsville city attorney Joseph Wantland was given the task of looking at past ordinances and developing a new one which would include a curfew for juveniles.

  • State helps to pay for paving of county roads

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Thanks to some extra money sent down from Frankfort, several county streets will be resurfaced.

  • Long overdue water main project in LJ underway

     LEBANON JUNCTION - A much awaited and much needed water main project will soon be underway in Lebanon Junction.

  • March of Dimes walk to be Saturday in Bernheim

     CLERMONT - “In the spring of 2008, we discovered that there was going to be an addition to our family and that Camden was going to be a big brother.  We were shocked at the first ultrasound to find that I was carrying twins!” said Debbie Crowe. 

  • District looks to use center to find career interests

     Ambitious, well-prepared and mature students with a strong interest in a skilled trade apply to attend the CRC (Career Readiness Center). 30 ninth graders and 30 sophomores were accepted for the 2011-2012 school year.

  • Business carries traditions of past to serve emergency services community

     Long-time Bullitt County residents may remember Emergency Medical Supplies in Shepherdsville, which was run by Bill Martin Sr. for many years before he passed away. However, none remember more clearly than Judy Whittaker, who worked alongside Martin and his family before the business closed.