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Today's News

  • Medical professionals volunteer time to provide free Surgery on Sunday

     HILLVIEW - Jane Jones worked her entire life.

    She even worked more than one job at a time.

    But, due to a change in her employer’s benefit package, Jones suddenly found herself without insurance.

    Due to her high blood pressure and diabetes, securing her own insurance policy was either impossible or the premiums were too high to afford.

    She fell and tore her rotator cuff. But for over 13 months, the best Jones could do would be to have her arm in a sling.

    That was before Surgery on Sunday.

  • Permits will ensure tiles, fences are installed properly

     HILLVIEW -- It is a whole lot easier to do it right the first time.

    That is the philosophy behind a new permit requirement proposed in the city of Hillview.

    The Hillview City Council held a first reading of an ordinance that would require permits for the installation of a fence, a driveway or a driveway drain tile.

    The catch -- there is no cost to the permits.

    Too many times in the past, mayor Jim Eadens said that a homeowner will put up a fence that might be located across a drainage easement.

  • Planners look at keeping Highway 245 tourist kind

     CLERMONT -- Trying to protect a highway lined with tourist-related facilities, members of the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission were presented with a set of proposed requirements for future development along Highway 245.

    Started as a committee with the planning commission, residents who live along Highway 245 have taken over ownership of the proposal.

    The planning commission was recently handed proposals for the Highway 245 scenic corridor.

    The proposal was met with differing opinions from those who might be affected.

  • Road crews made for good ‘sledding’ in time of snow

     OK, it wasn’t the ‘big’ one. But in our parts of the country, a dusting of snow can cause as much havoc as if it was a 20-inch dumping.

    Thanks to the road departments for the county, state and municipalities. Bullitt County roads -- be it in the county or in a city -- are always done quickly and effectively.

    Law enforcement are always there to help those in need. EMS staff face added challenges when the roads (and sidewalks) are bad.

    Dispatchers are kept busy and Emergency Management Agency is also busy.

  • There will be some politics this spring despite few races

     While the signups were still being taken as our deadlines passed, we know a couple of things about the May primary.

    First, there will be at least one race for everyone in Bullitt County. That will be the Democratic primary for U.S. President.

    Second, voters in the 49th District, no matter your party, will have a primary race.

    Incumbent Linda Belcher will be challenged by Paul Caccitore in the Democratic primary, a repeat of two years ago.

    And County Judge Melanie Roberts will face Jennifer Stepp in the Republican primary.

  • Month remains in basketball regular season

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – With just a month remaining in the regular season, basketball is looking ahead to the post-season both on and off the court.

    On the court, the only really important game left is next Friday’s boys’ contest at North Bullitt when 23rd District rival Moore visits. North Bullitt can wrap up the number one seed with a win. If the Eagles beat Moore, then it won’t matter the outcome of the Feb. 10 game at Evangel, the final district game of the regular season.

  • Bowling enters post-season

     LOUISVILLE – Local bowling teams are the first of the ‘winter’ sports to enter the post-season this week and next week with Region Three competition at Ken Bowl Lanes.

    The girls’ team competition was held on Tuesday and the boys’ team competition will be on Thursday starting at 4 p.m. The individual championships will be held next Tuesday starting at 4 p.m.

  • Bullitt County Player of the Year

     Bullitt Central senior Cameron Dukes was recently named the Bullitt County Player of the Year by Schmid Funeral Home, The Award Center and The Pioneer News.

    Bullitt Central principal James Beavers was at the award presentation along with Tim Gonterman and Mark Schmid of Schmid Funeral Home.

  • Shepherdsville woman guilty of stealing $243,000 from employer

     LOUISVILLE, KY – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. announced the guilty plea of Kathleen Marie Farias to charges related to the theft of over $243,000 from her Bullitt County employer, before Judge Greg Stivers in U.S. District Court.

  • Area Technology Center unveiling lot of changes

     The Bullitt County Area Technology Center (ATC) is experiencing a renaissance of reinvigorating existing programs and launching new initiatives.

    First year Academic Principal Angela Binkley spoke about the changes during the December District Assembly meeting with an audience gathered inside the Crossroads Elementary School media center.