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Today's News

  • Opening Day festivities kick off the 112th Kentucky State Fair

      LOUISVILLE, KY (August 19, 2015) – Several events on Thursday, August 20 will kick off the opening day of the Kentucky State Fair. Events include the Kentucky Commodity Group Appreciation Breakfast, Opening Day Ceremony, a free Action XTREME Sport Show in Freedom Hall and the free concerts in Cardinal Stadium. 

    The Fair opens with the Kentucky Commodity Group Appreciation Breakfast sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture at 7:00 a.m. All commodity groups will be represented.

  • Louisville teacher pleads guilty to porn charges

     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A Louisville man previously employed by a parochial high school located in Jefferson County, Kentucky, as a high school teacher and assistant coach with the school’s athletics department, pled guilty today in United States District Court to violating child exploitation laws announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.   United States District Judge David J. Hale accepted the guilty pleas.

  • Hillview files for bankruptcy

     HILLVIEW - Facing a judgment of over $15 million and growing every day, the Hillview City Council voted Monday to file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy.

    But city officials said that residents will not notice any change in the services offered.

    The council unanimously approved the resolution to allow mayor Jim Eadens to sign paperwork required for the federal bankruptcy protection.

    The council also approved retaining DelCotto Law Group to represent Hillview in the Chapter 9 proceedings.

  • Hunters Hollow Treatment Plant: Pump failure leads to sewage running into nearby stream

     HUNTERS HOLLOW - Raw sewage continues to overflow into a nearby stream and state officials are addressing the situation.

    Bullitt Utilities has been issued a citation from the state Environmental Protection Agency for failing to properly operate its system in a proper manner and for failing to protect the stream.

    According to Jeff Cummins, director of enforcement, the situation involving the Hunters Hollow sewage treatment plant is a top priority for his department.

  • Hillview library more than books; job skills provided through October

     HILLVIEW - When Lise Richey lost her job at Humana after more than eight years, she realized she needed to up her game in order to get a comparable job.

    “I’ve been able to find jobs, but nothing close to what I was making,” she said.

    After noticing a flyer for the Bullitt County Public Library’s Job Lab when she went to pay her water bill at the Shepherdsville Government Center, she found the game changer she needed.

  • Not guilty plea entered for local mayor

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A not guilty plea was entered in Bullitt District Court on the Class B misdemeanor charge against the mayor of Shepherdsville.

    Attorney John Cook entered the not guilty plea on behalf of Scott Ellis, who has been indicted on a single count of solicitation to prostitution.

    The charge is punishable by 90 days in jail, a $250 fine or both.

    Special prosecutor Mark Shouse, an assistant Hardin County Attorney and former assistant Bullitt County Attorney, will be required to release evidence in the case to Cook.

  • Martin Hill bridge slowly making progress

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Early spring rains caused havoc with several bridges and overpasses in the region.

    While much of the attention has been placed on Brownsboro Road’s closure in eastern Jefferson County, a similar situation occurred in western Bullitt County.

    As Brownsboro Road’s dilemma was solved just prior to last week’s opening of school, residents who used to travel Martin Hill Road are also waiting for a solution.

  • Sewer issue must come to a swift end

     Since last March, a cloud has been hanging over the heads of about 700 homes and businesses.

    A sewer plant literally blew up. Since thing, the future of their service provider has been up in the air.

    Most recently, a pump operated by Bullitt Utilities has failed. Some sewage is being pumped to and handled by the Bullitt County Sanitation District. Some is running on the ground and in a stream.

  • New coach, new era for North Bullitt football

     HEBRON ESTATES – A new era in North Bullitt football will begin on Friday when head coach Adam Billings leads the Eagles onto the field at Woodford County.

    Billings takes over for former head coach Brett Newton, who guided the green and gold for the past 18 seasons, campaigns that ran the gambit from highly successful to agonizingly painful.

  • Free concerts on Turf at this year’s state fair

     LOUISVILLE - The Turf Concert Series returns to the Kentucky State Fair for the third year and includes 11 concerts on the Cardinal Stadium field. All concerts are free with Kentucky State Fair gate admission.

    The 2015 Turf Concert Series features: