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Today's News

  • What a blast!!

    The weather was perfect and the crowd was large for the annual Bullitt Blast fireworks display. The show was again over the Salt River as part of the Shepherdsville City Fair festivities at the First Street Park.

     

    For more photos from the event, click here.

  • Bank customer shows up at right time to scare off thief

     PIONEER VILLAGE -- Things were about to get interesting in the city of Pioneer Village.

    Fortunately, a customer arrived at just the right time and a robbery was averted.

    Pioneer Village police chief D.J. Reynolds told city officials that on June 19 the First Harrison Bank on the John Harper Highway had a visitor.

    Reynolds said the individual knew to cover his face when passing the ATM camera and the security system inside the bank.

  • EDA considering putting push on recruiting more commercial

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — John Snider serves as executive director of the Bullitt County Economic Development Authority.

    One of the most common questions he gets is when will more sit-down restaurants or retail stores come to Bullitt County.

    His primary focus, which was the same as his predecessor, has been bringing in jobs through industrial growth.

    However, in a recent discussion with his EDA board, Snider said it might be time to get into the role of commercial development.

  • Insurance news good for county as rates stable

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- You seldom hear good news about insurance.

    However, Bullitt County and its carrier, Brown and Brown Insurance, has one of those good stories.

    Angie Weilage of Brown and Brown Insurance presented fiscal court members with good news.

    She said the health insurance through Anthem would come in nearly $300,000 under the budgeted cost.

    With that, all the rates — including supplemental coverage on items such as vision and dental — will remain the same.

  • Hebron Estates cries fowl; puts limit of five live chickens in city

     HEBRON ESTATES - City commissioners work each year on the Hebron Estates fiscal year budget, playing it safe by not putting all their eggs in one basket.

    Citizens will be able to put all their eggs in one basket, however, thanks to the passing of a new city chicken ordinance.

    By a 3-1 vote, Hebron Estates residents will now be allowed to keep no more than five chickens on their property.

    Discussions have taken place over the past six months, with commissioners weighing various ideas and collecting community input.

  • BAMS grads recommend program to others

    SHEPHERDSVILLE — When you don’t attend your home high school, sometimes there can be a disconnect.

    But that doesn’t mean they didn’t enjoy their four years in the Bullitt Academy of Math and Science.

    Three recent graduates wouldn’t change their decision to participate in the academy. And each graduated at the top of their classes at their home schools.

     

    Kayla Davenport

    Kayla Davenport completed her studies as the valedictorian of North Bullitt High.

  • U.S. Rep. Guthrie to meet with public today

    SHEPHERDSVILLE — Have a question for your U.S. representative in the House?

    Come out to the Shepherdsville Government Center on Wednesday, July 5.

    Beginning at 3:30 p.m., U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie will be present to answer questions during his Office Hour session.

    During the summer break, Guthrie has traditionally met in each of his 21 counties. Because of the large area to cover, Guthrie said he started having a few meetings in June and July to avoid a rush in August.

  • Shepherdsville continues its crackdown on shoplifting

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- If you think about shoplifting, you better not think about doing it in  the city of Shepherdsville.

    Shepherdsville police chief Rick McCubbin recently stated that his department would have a concentrated effort to crack down on shoplifting.

    On Thursday, June 29, officers responded to a call from Wal-Mart on a shoplifting complaint.

    The suspect had put on a pair of pants underneath her own pants and concealed a shirt in her purse.

  • Summer All-Star action heats up this week

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The summer Baseball and Softball All-Star season is upon us and once again there will be plenty of action all-around the area including a first-ever trip to Spencer County, a program that recently moved to Cal Ripkin/Babe Ruth play.

  • FUNdamentals stressed at baseball camps

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- After completing their own seasons, the baseball programs at both Bullitt Central and Bullitt East hosted youth camps for area youngsters who were interested in improving their play on the diamond as many prepare for the upcoming All-Star games this month.

    At Bullitt Central, head coach G.J. Moore had a single camp in the morning at the school’s facilities. the camp used both the baseball and softball fields for the 40 players in attendance.