Today's News

  • Violations, $200,000 bill to fix, places BCHS pool in grave danger

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The busiest of the three public swimming pools in Bullitt County may be left high and dry when the season opens next May.

    Facing a repair bill of $200,000, county officials are now trying to find out how to pay for the work… or if the work should be done.

    June Daugherty, executive director of the Bullitt County Family YMCA, approached members of Bullitt Fiscal Court recently to discuss their plans for the pool sitting outside Bullitt Central High School.

  • Recommendation on MW apartment rezoning worth long wait for foes

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- It took until the wee hours of the morning but opponents to a rezoning request off Highway 44 East got the answer they were hoping for.

    At the clock struck midnight as Thursday became Friday, the Bullitt County Planning Commission voted to send an unfavorable recommendation to allow a 120-unit apartment complex to be constructed near East Sanders Lane.

    The Mount Washington City Council will now have the final decision.

  • HOPE filling void for those seeking help

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - A group of dedicated Bullitt Countians wants everyone to know that when times are tough, there’s always hope.

    Helping Out People Everywhere (HOPE) in Bullitt County is a non-profit organization striving to meet the needs of homeless individuals and families in the area.

    “We’ve recently applied for a 501-c-3 tax-exempt grant,” said state Rep. Linda Belcher, who serves as a HOPE board member working with services.

  • Saluting Our Veterans - Overdale Elementary

     HILLVIEW - Bullitt County Public Schools have made great efforts in recent years to educate students and honor military veterans, especially on Veterans Day.

    Overdale Elementary is among the first of the schools to present an annual Veterans Day program, inviting all veterans and families to attend the celebration.

    Students presented the National Anthem and the Pledge of Allegiance as well as other military-related songs. Some students read thank you letters to the veterans.

  • KSP Warns Motorists of Increased Deer Activity

     FRANKFORT ― The Kentucky State Police is urging all motorists to be aware of the increased dangers posed by deer wandering onto roadways during November and December.

    “Two factors combine to boost the chances that motorists may encounter these animals during this time of the year: mating season and hunting season” says KSP Sgt. Michael Webb. “This results in increased movement that presents hazards to deer, vehicles and drivers.”

  • Ohio felon charged with 2005 Ft. Knox murder

     LOUISVILLE, Ky – A Toledo, Ohio, felon who is currently in prison for an aggravated murder conviction, was charged today by federal Information with one count of murder, which occurred in 2005, on the grounds of Fort Knox Military Base, announced U. S. Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • NB vs. speedy force in second-round foe Fern Creek

      HEBRON ESTATES – It will be unchartered territory for the North Bullitt Eagles and their head coach on Friday as the green and gold play in the second round of the Kentucky high school football playoffs for the first time since 2011.

    The Eagles have a big hurdle to clear as they have to go on the road to face Class 5-A, District 4 winner Fern Creek, a team that defeated Bullitt Central 30-0 in its opening playoff contest.

    The Tigers are 10-1 overall and are ranked fourth in Class 5-A while North Bullitt is 9-2 and ranked eighth.

  • Williams part of summer STEM program at Emory

     Sarah Williams was both excited and nervous when she found out she had been nominated and accepted into the National Youth Leadership Forum program over the summer.

    A seventh grader at Little Flock Christian Academy, Sarah attended a four-day STEM program at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., this past June.

    Science has always been a favorite of Sarah’s subject in school so this opportunity seemed hard to pass up.

    Only 320 students were accepted into the STEM program at Emory.

  • CTP classes filled for first month; more invited for next training as manufacturing jobs waiting

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- There are still opportunities for local residents to go back and receive some free training which could lead to high-paying manufacturing job.

    The Certified Production Technician (CTP) program is a four-week process that is currently being offered through several agencies, including the Bullitt County campus of Jefferson Community and Technical College.

    Donna Miller, director of the local campus, said that the sessions would continue in December and into 2016.

  • Case to be dismissed against Shepherdsville mayor

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Provided the mayor of Shepherdsville stays out of criminal trouble for the next year, he will no longer face the charge of soliciting prostitution.

    An agreement has been reached to dismiss the misdemeanor charge against Shepherdsville mayor Scott Ellis. The condition is that Ellis would not commit another criminal act within the next 12 months.

    The mayor had been accused of asking a woman for sexual favors.

    Special prosecutor Mark Shouse and defense attorney John Cook worked out the agreement.