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Today's News

  • Pretty good day to be in Bullitt County...But no joy in MW

    You learn to relish the good days and try to overlook the bad ones.

    For leaders in Bullitt County, last Thursday ranks as a pretty good day.

    Gov. Steve Beshear was in town last week to first cut the ribbon on Sabert Corp. in Hillview and bring confirmation that Shepherdsville would receive $3 million for its sewer expansion and line extension program.

    The opening last June of the Sabert plant off East Blue Lick Road was not a smooth one. Litigation remains over the rezoning, annexation and sale of the property.

  • Bullitt Lick to keep name; change other things for year

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - There is already a new attitude at Bullitt Lick Middle School.

    But, after much discussion, there won’t be a new name attached to the 32-year-old school.

    The Bullitt Lick school-based council reached a consensus to not change the name of the facility after concerns over nicknames and perceptions seemed to be on the rise.

    Instead, the discussion moved toward finding ways to prove to the community and to others that things are changing for the positive at Bullitt Lick Middle.

  • Never too early to think about end

    At 24 years old, people still tell me that I have my whole life ahead of me. But is that really true, or is it just a clich that people use to help one another feel like they’ve always got more time when, in fact, the next breath is not promised to us?

    A bit depressing, I know. But it is true. Thousands of people in the United States die each week much younger than I. If you don’t believe me, check out our local obituary pages for a few consecutive weeks and see those connected with Bullitt County communities that die at what most would consider a young age.

  • Bomb threat shuts down government

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Employees and visitors to several Bullitt County governmental buildings were forced to go outside and enjoy the cool, summer breeze for a few minutes on Monday.

    A bomb threat called in forced the evacuations.

    Bullitt County Chief Deputy Larry Coy said Bullitt County Dispatch received a phone call around 12:30 p.m.

    Coy said the caller didn’t specify which complex building, and had a silly laugh at the end of the message.

  • A little advice for those graduates

    We’re approaching that time of year where our finest students dress in goofy clothes and parade across a stage to receive a piece of paper that changes their lives.

    Bullitt County high schools will soon graduate, not to mention local college students, eighth graders and pre-schoolers.

    High school graduation is the big one; it’s the most common passage of life many will experience.

    For some it might be the most important moment of their younger lives.

  • Hallman will serve 25 years in wife's death

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - While Steven Hallman was sentenced to 25 years in prison, Christine Nugent Skaggs said her family has been given a life sentence.

    After listening to emotional testimony from four family members and after listening to the Hallman speak publicly for the first time, Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress affirmed the jury’s decision.

    Hallman was found guilty of the Oct. 13, 2007, murder of Kimberly Nugent Hallman and was sentenced to 25 years in prison.

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  • Topless Terror Night at Bluegrass Speedway cancelled

    BARDSTOWN - Pesky afternoon rain showers turned into a round of slightly heavier rain showers around 3:30 p.m. on Saturday afternoon and with the forecast calling more even more rain showers later on in the evening, Bluegrass Speedway track promoters David and Anita Ferrell were forced to cancel the 6th Annual Topless Terror Night racing program for scheduled for Saturday evening. It is the first rainout suffered in 2009 at the mile Nelson County clay oval. The event will not be made up.

  • Three arrested on separate thefts

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - With cooperation of area law enforcement agencies, local police have charged three individuals with a series of unrelated crimes.

    Medica Pharmacy

    Since Dec. 8, 2008, the local pharmacy on Highway 44 East has suffered four break-ins.

    Not including the physical damage to the store, over $35,000 in narcotics had been stolen from the local Medica Pharmacy.

  • Sewer plant expense big drain on Hillview budget

    HILLVIEW - It wasn’t too many years ago that the city of Hillview was in some financial constraints.

    But, thanks to growth and frugal spending, mayor Jim Eadens is proud of the city’s condition.

    The Hillview City Council approved its 2009-10 fiscal budget on Monday.

    The city’s general fund budget would grow by roughly $500,000 to $3.04 million in the next fiscal year.

    In terms of carryover funds from the current year, the city expects to bring forward over $347,000, a slight increase from 2008-09.