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Today's News

  • Bernheim Forest has plenty of May activities

      CLERMONT --  Spring is in full swing at Bernheim and that means it’s time for BloomFest, the annual celebration of spring on Saturday, May 16, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Garden faerie house construction, the garden faerie parade, flower bed planting, naturalist-led discovery stations, local artisans, food vendors,  and a very special birthday celebration are just some of the many activities for everyone to enjoy.

  • FINAL Junk Day Saturday

     The always popular county clean ups will conclude this Saturday, May 9, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Lebanon Junction Elementary and at the parking lot of the Greater Bullitt County Youth Football field (former Shep. High School). 

    The normal rules apply: Bullitt County residents only; no hazardous materials; no tires; no  household waste; no batteries; and no paint.

  • Derby with the Seniors

     The Multi-Purpose Senior Citizens Center in Shepherdsville hosted a special Kentucky Derby lunch complete with your favorite hats for the occasion.

    The seniors enjoyed the lunch and the fellowship, as well as the friendly competition of who had the best Derby hats.

  • LegalShield hopes to prevent identity theft worries

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Whitney Young has been a three-time victim of identity theft. Her son was also a victim.

    Whitney and her husband, Donte, made the decision to go into business as legal consultants to help protect others from similar situations, opening up a branch of LegalShield in Louisville.

    The couple has wanted to expand its Louisville boundaries and selected Bullitt County as its next area to assist.

  • Returning retired teachers will face changes in way benefits, like vacation, are calculated

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The Bullitt County Public School District has always been open to retired employees coming back to work.

    However, if they do come back to work after sitting out the required amount of time, they will return with zero seniority in terms of benefits.

    The Bullitt County Public School Board voted to alter its holiday and vacation policy.

    When two retired employees were rehired, assistant superintendent Becky Sexton said they were treated differently under the previous policy.

  • Softball to end season with a bang

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The area high school softball teams are prepared to end the regular season with a bang as there are three intra-county games scheduled over the last two weeks.

    Bullitt Central and North Bullitt played on Tuesday of this week in Shepherdsville in the first of two meetings in the month of May. No mater the outcome from yesterday, the two rivals will be playing in the semi-finals of the 23rd District Tournament at North Bullitt the week of May 18.

  • City’s flood plan for FEMA rejected

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Local officials are still fighting against the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s mandate to close the floodgates on insurance policies.

    However, an announcement made at a Shepherdsville City Council meeting means another low blow to the city in its attempts to delay, and ultimately reverse, new FEMA flood plain regulations.

    A group of council members and mayor Scott Ellis, along with engineer Arthur Jones, participated in a conference call meeting with FEMA representatives as well as members of the Kentucky Division of Water.

  • Statewide Candidates Talk Issues in Bullitt County

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - It was a shining moment, literally, for 11 candidates asking for Bullitt County votes in the May 19 state primary election.

    The candidates gathered in the sunlit Bullitt Central High School gymnasium  for a Meet the Candidates event sponsored by the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce, KentuckyOne Health, Republic Bank and The Pioneer News.

    The group included two gubernatorial candidates, both running for the Republican nomination.

  • Views sought before issue to resurface

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The smoke may have dissipated but it hasn’t settled yet.

    At a recent meeting of the Shepherdsville/Bullitt County Tourist & Convention Commission, member Dan Cline asked the group where it stood on adopting a no-smoking policy for the county.

    The president of the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce said his board of directors recently agreed in favor of a ban in a public place such as a restaurant, hotel or bar.

    “It’s for the betterment of my health,” he said.

  • North comes up just short in St. X rematch

     LOUISVILLE -- Leading the state in scoring and having crossed the plate at least 20 times against four different opponents, North Bullitt head coach Brian Wise was looking for something different.

    On Thursday night, the veteran skipper got exactly what he wanted -- a game against one of the top programs in the state played in a regional tournament atmosphere.

    While his Eagles fell 2-1 to St. Xavier, it was a perfect game for Wise.