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Today's News

  • PBI Bank will keep drive-thru service open downtown

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - For 85 years customers at Bullitt County Bank, which evolved into PBI Bank, could walk into the ornate lobby at the corner of Second St. and Highway 61, which evolved into Joe B. Hall Ave. and S. Buckman St.

    The corner bank, a staple of the downtown Shepherdsville corridor, has closed its doors to walk-in customers as of Monday, Aug. 4. The drive-thru service alongside the building will remain open.

  • Monitoring execution of programs key

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Even as he enters his eighth year as superintendent of the Bullitt County Public School System, Keith Davis still has that eager nervousness that comes with the opening day.

  • Ramp closure on Interstate 65 South in Bullitt County August 8-11

     LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists that the entrance ramp from KY 245 to southbound Interstate 65 will be closed next weekend for concrete pavement repairs.

    This ramp is scheduled for closure from 9:00 p.m. on Friday, August 8 until 5:00 a.m. on Monday, August 11.

    Motorists should follow the signed detour via westbound KY 245 to southbound KY 61.  They can access southbound I-65 at Lebanon Junction.

  • SPD searching for robbery suspects

     On July 11, 2014 at around 12:30pm a victim reported that two suspects approached him on Adam Shepherd Parkway near the Bestway Rent-To-Own and robbed him of an undetermined amount of money.

    The victim stated he believed they were armed with a firearm but did not provide a description.

    The suspects are described as follows:

    Suspect #1: Black Male,  Height 5'8",  Weight 210-220lbs, last seen wearing a white button down dress shirt and khaki pants

  • Roby students get big response from Disney on movie request

     Officials at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, CA took interest in letters dispatched by students in Roby Elementary School teacher Jacquelyn Clark’s reading council.

    “The kids loved the book The Boy Who Saved Baseball by John R. Ritter and wanted to see if a studio would make it into a movie,” Clark said.

  • Lebanon Junction looks at water pressure issues

     LEBANON JUNCTION -- The water pressure problem continues in Lebanon Junction. 

    At the July council meeting, discussion continued about problems with some residents’ water pressure since the city changed over to Louisville Water at the beginning of the year.

    A representative from Kentucky Engineering PLLC told the council they plan to present a draft of solutions at the next meeting.

    Council member Tim Sanders asked why they would be having problems with the water pressure when all that happened was change of supplier.

  • Minnis pleased as participation in chess grows

     The popularity of an ancient board game is captured in the number of new players.

    “We have, as a group, seen our chess program almost double in size over last year,” said District Chess League Coordinator Dennis Minnis. “18 different schools from Bullitt County participated in the district Chess Championships this year.”

    Minnis has a passion for chess because it involves thinking strategies.

  • Teachers, coaches enjoy growth in second chess season

     School chess team coaches are learning that once word reaches students they can be part of a chess team, moves are made.

    Rita Taulbee of Lebanon Junction Elementary School distributes flyers in the fall followed by visiting individual classes and asking teachers for input.

  • Local writing team earn top honors at various competitions

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Two local authors have received a great deal of success, and that’s not fiction.

    Amy McCorkle, with her co-author Melissa Goodman, have achieved success this year in the form of multiple awards from various independent organizations.

    The duo received nominations for two separate awards at the 2014 FandomFest event at the Galt House in Louisville Aug.1-3. The nominations are both for screenplays, featuring the works, “Bella Morte” and “City of the Damned.”

  • Street Rods will be seen in county during national show

     LOUISVILLE - Residents in Bullitt County will see a lot of classic street rods in the community this week.

    It is time for the National Street Rod Association’s annual Street Rod Nationals in Louisville.

    Between 10,000 and 15,000 vintage automobiles will make the visit to Louisville for show, which will be held at the Kentucky Exposition Center.

    Members from across the world will gather for this unique event. The NSRA will include vehicles from the 50s, 60s and 70s.