Today's News

  • Library buys land for new main facility

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — With a new branch recently opened in Mount Washington and another branch set for construction in Nichols, the Bullitt County Public Library Board of Trustees are looking toward the future for its main facility.

    Poor location and lack of space are two reasons that has led to the purchase of five acres of land on Conestoga Parkway for a new Shepherdsville location of the Bullitt County Public Libraries.

  • Process begins for new school leader

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The official search for Bullitt County’s new school superintendent is officially underway.

    The Bullitt County School Board hired the Kentucky Association of School Administrators (KASA) to assist with the process to fill the vacancy being left by Keith Davis, who announced he will not seek a contract extension when the current pact ends  June 30, 2018.

  • Sanitation district now seeing gains thanks to growth, rate increases

      HILLVIEW -- With the state mandating a plan for the future, the Bullitt County Sanitation District is moving forward.

    The sanitation district has purchased two tracts of property from Countryside Enterprises. The total of three acres is located next to the existing sewer treatment plant on John Harper Highway.

    The plan is to replace the existing treatment plant with a larger regional facility to help reduce current problems with the system. Existing plants are an average of 50 years old.

  • Oh so close! East falls to Mercy in overtime

     LOUISVILLE – Heartbreak and the Bullitt East Lady Chargers seem to go hand-in-hand when it comes to girls’ soccer.

    That was the case again last week as for the 16th straight time the Mercy Jaguars got the best of the Lady Chargers in a classic regular season match that needed extra time to find a winner.

  • BE/Eastside’s Macie Brown has a big fall

      MOUNT WASHINGTON – Just four days after becoming the youngest player from Bullitt County to ever qualify for a KHSAA State Golf Championship, Bullitt East and Eastside seventh-grader Macie Brown added to her honors on Saturday, winning the Girls’ Kentucky Middle School State Golf Championship.

  • Domestic Violence Month: An overview of a grave topic

     When Ellen heard her husband come through the door, she knew this would be a bad night. Quickly sending her kids to their room, she turned the music up so they wouldn’t hear what was coming. After last night’s beating, Ellen had made sure to do all he’d asked of her today: cooked his food, cleaned the house, washed and folded his clothes, and dressed exactly the way he wanted. Still, it was never enough. As he walked toward her, Ellen wondered just what she’d done wrong this time.

  • Hebron Estates tax rate will increase slightly on new bills

    HEBRON ESTATES - Residents in Hebron Estates will see a slight tax increase similar to other surrounding cities.

    The Hebron Estates City Commission unanimously approved a property tax increase to 9.34 cents per $100 of property, equalling a total of $93.40 per $100,000 of property.

    The increase was raised from last year’s rate of 9.31 cents per $100, meaning an extra 30 cents per $100,000.

  • Seniors ‘rock’ with latest fad

    MOUNT WASHINGTON— Senior living situations don’t have to mean being omitted from the latest fads.

    Residents at Elmcroft Senior Living in Mount Washington were recently joined by volunteers with the Mount Washington Rocks! group to paint their own stones to hide.

    Fifteen painters decorated rocks with flowers, American flags and other colorful designs.

    Mount Washington Rocks! founder Vicki Huffman ensured the hashtag #MWR was written on the bottom of each stone before sealing the art.

  • Criminals should watch where they fuel up if officers are in the area

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A little tip from the police is that if you are ridin’ dirty, it’s probably not a good idea to hang out where the officers regularly get fuel.

    In the early morning hours of Sept. 27, the Shepherdsville Street Crimes Unit conducted an investigation at the Speedway on Highway 44 East.

    K9 Diego came out and conducted an open air sniff test and indicated on the passenger door of a vehicle.

  • Louisville felon sentenced 10 years on firearms, meth charges

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman today announced the sentencing of a Louisville felon, in United States District Court, by Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr., to 120 months in prison, for possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon and possession of methamphetamine. There is no parole in the federal system.