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Today's News

  • Artifacts, history still sought for Bowman Valley

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Work continues on restoring the Bowman Valley Schoolhouse.

    The last African-American schoolhouse in the county was recently moved to its new home next to the Bullitt County Board of Education.

    According to project volunteer Gwinn Hahn, several activities are currently underway.

    With the assistance of students from Bellarmine University, an oral history is being collected from former students of the school.

  • Short session gets started quickly with key issues

     It’s our first week back in this second part of the 2015 session of the Kentucky General Assembly, our shorter annual session held in odd-numbered years.

    I’m glad to be back doing the work of the 49th district.

    Earlier in January, we elected our leadership, established committee assignments, and adopted rules of procedure before returning to our districts to touch base with you and your concerns. 

  • Police searching for suspects in attempted murder

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - Police are searching for two suspects involved in an attempted murder late Tuesday afternoon.

    Bullitt County Sheriff's, with assistance from Shepherdsville Police, are seeking two individuals involved in the shooting of a Pizza Hut delivery driver in the Kings Forest subdivision around 5:30 p.m..

    According to Sheriff's public information officer Mike Murdoch, the delivery driver was approached by another vehicle at the intersection of Kings Lake Drive and Pitts Point Road.

  • One injured in N. Buckman accident

     A driver was transported to the hospital with minor injuries following an accident along N. Buckman St. Wednesday afternoon.

    Shepherdsville Police responded to the scene at the 400 block of N. Buckman around 1:30 p.m.

    SPD Ofc. Tim Wade said a resident was pulling backwards out of his driveway into traffic. His Chevy Dually truck collided with a Honda Pilot headed northbound.

    The Pilot swerved off the roadway and into a chain-link fence, suffering substantial front right damage. The Dually experienced rear left-side damage.

  • Gathering Thursday offers chance to unite

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - There have been moments where the community appears to be divided.

    Whether it’s during election time, or if it’s involving business such as the Southeast Bullitt Fire Department and Board of Trustees, or whether it’s just disagreements at city council meetings.

    Randy Pace has noticed it. As pastor of the Family Worship Center, as a Christian, and as a Bullitt Countian, it’s a heavy burden.

  • A Final Tribute to Les Bandy

     It was time Monday to say the final goodbyes to Les Bandy, deputy director of Bullitt County Emergency Management Agency. He died on Thursday evening in a single vehicle accident off Highway 44 West.

    Thousands of emergency responders from Bullitt County and throughout the state of Kentucky came to express gratitude for Bandy’s 35-plus years of service to the community.

  • Court of Appeals sends part of annex suit back to judge

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Legal action challenging annexations by the city of Shepherdsville may not be over quite yet.

    A three-member panel of the state Court of Appeals sent a portion of a local decision which had presumably ended the battle between Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District and the city of Shepherdsville.

    In a prior ruling, Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress granted summary judgment for the city in its legal battle over the validity of several annexations.

  • Accidents common as major portion of Preston opens to traffic; various factors listed as causes

     PIONEER VILLAGE - Bullitt County residents couldn’t hardly wait any longer for the new stretch of Highway 61 to open.

    And now that it has, drivers can’t seem to wait for the traffic lights.

    The Pioneer Village City Council discussed concerns relating to the number of accidents that have taken place at the new intersection of Highway 61 and John Harper Highway in the short amount of time the roadway has been open.

  • Initial plan to establish mutual aid good start

     Erik Butler is saying all the right things and tackling all the right issues.

    Our assumption is that by the time you are reading this, Butler would have officially been hired as the new chief of the Southeast Bullitt Fire Department.

    The board was to meet on Tuesday night with Butler expecting to be named chief.

    Even with the interim tag around his neck, Butler has made some great strides.

  • Deaths leave holes to be filled

     Holes in the soul.

    Those were the words of the minister conducting funeral services for Les Bandy on Monday afternoon.

    Starting year number 31, you get to know a lot of people. Some are elected officials who seem to dominate the press. Others may be individuals who quickly go about their work.

    Over the past couple of weeks, the Bullitt County community suffered some holes. Holes that will be patched but they will not be forgotten.