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Today's News

  • Statewide technology seminar comes to county

    HEBRON ESTATES - Technological advancements often coincide with educational improvements.

    Bullitt County did its part to keep pace with those advancements, playing host to Kentucky’s tech-savvy educational leaders.

    The three-day Kentucky Society for Technology in Education (KySTE) Conference took place at North Bullitt High School.

    The event included Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson and Todd Leatherman, Executive Director of Consumer Protection with the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office, as featured speakers.

  • NES principal to also direct pre-school program

    NICHOLS - Donna LaFountain is now doing some double duty.

    The principal of Nichols Elementary is now also serving the role as director of the county’s pre-school program.

    Superintendent Keith Davis said it would not be a position where LaFountain splits the duties 50/50. Instead, she will spend whatever time is required for each of the positions.

    When the pre-school coordinator’s position became open, Davis said he looked at ways to fill the slot.

    “I think we have a good solution,” said Davis.

  • Bernheim Forest: Scheduled July events

    Happy 80th Birthday, Bernheim Forest!  1929 was a historic year.  It was the year Isaac W. Bernheim established Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest.  Bernheim will be celebrating all year long and we hope you will join us.  We have new and exciting initiatives and events planned for you in this 80th anniversary year, and we want you to be an integral part of all we do.  Bring us your Bernheim stories, photos and ideas as we honor the history and the shining future of this grand and beautiful natural resource that is Bernheim Forest.

     

  • Welcome to America

    The Alternative Adult Day Health Care Center in Hillview got into the Independence Day spirit early this year with a pre-holiday parade.

    Members dressed up in patriotic and Americana costumes, walking and rolling along with waves and smiles for everyone. Each member picked out their own costume.

    Administrator Leah Smith said all-American foods such as hot dogs and apple pie were served for lunch to get everyone in a festive mood. Beach ball volleyball and Washers were among the outdoor recreational games following the parade.

  • Seven Counties' Clubhouse celebrates 20 years

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – For more than 20 years the Challenge Clubhouse at Seven Counties Services, Inc., has served as a home away from home for many program clients.

    In an effort to make everyone even more comfortable, the clubhouse recently expanded, with more features to help fulfill clients’ needs.

    An open house was hosted to introduce the additional facilities to the public. Program clients assisted with individual tours.

  • Mount Washington seeks new police chief

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — Despite receiving high praise from colleagues and the community, Mount Washington Police Chief Thomas Rosselli Sr. resigned unexpectedly last week.

    Mayor Joetta Calhoun said she received Rosselli’s resignation letter late last week which was dated July 10 and effective immediately. Rosselli, a Shepherdsville resident, was hired in September 2008 after previous chief Rodney Hockenbury stepped down.

    The former chief cited personal reasons in his letter but did not provide additional details.

  • Fiscal court should rule on Hwy. 245 rezoning

    CLERMONT - Christopher Mattingly may soon find out whether he can store automobiles on property off Highway 245.

    Following a trio of public hearings, Bullitt Fiscal Court is expected to make a decision on Tuesday over the request to rezone 3.7 acres from Conservation and R-1 Residential to B-1 Highway Business.

    The property, owned by Leonard and Christopher Mattingly, has stored vehicles and the request would bring the tract into compliance.

  • Record number of indictments continue in '09

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- As the county court system works through cases to decrease the number of open charges, the Bullitt County Grand Jury is handing down what is on track to be another record year.

    Those indicted recently include:

    *Dallas Ashbaugh Jr. - indicted for manufacturing methamphetamine and being a persistent felony offender.

    According to the indictment, Ashbaugh was allegedly in possession of the chemicals and equipment needed to manufacture methamphetamine on March 16, 2009.

    The charge is a Class A felony punishable by 20 years to life in prison.

  • Men indicted for May theft at pharmacy

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Two men have been charged with a May break-in at a local pharmacy.

    Barry Joe Kerr, 34, of New Albany, Ind., and Jacob Robinson have been charged with allegedly breaking into the Medica Pharmacy in Shepherdsville on May 2, 2009.

    They were each indicted for complicity to burglary and complicity to theft of a controlled substance over $300.

    The most serious charge is a Class C felony punishable by 5-10 years in prison.

    However, Kerr was also indicted for being a persistent felony offender.

  • Shepherdsville agrees to help open up pool at Bullitt Central

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Two pools are open and a third one may be less than two weeks away from being operational.

    Facing renovations required to the federal Virginia Graeme Baker act, the swimming pools at Maryville and Mount Washington opened several weeks late.

    Now, with the financial assistance of Shepherdsville, the Bullitt Central pool could be open in a couple of weeks.

    The Shepherdsville City Council voted Monday evening to spend $2,442.86 on materials needed. The city will also provide some equipment and manpower to install the new safer drain system.