Today's News

  • Concert series invites public to see strides at veterans retreat

     CEDAR GROVE -- In 1980, Troy Yocum’s grandfather Joseph Leake committed suicide. After his death Yocum and his family visited a retreat specific to survivors. 

    “He struggled with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder well before it was a documented medical term,” Yocum said. “In 1989 I wrote the original plan for what would eventually become the Active Heroes Retreat Center.”

  • Fair will bring changes for 2019 edition

     CLERMONT — Nothing quite brings a county together like its annual fair.

    The Bullitt County Fair will take place June 17-22 at the Bullitt County Fairgrounds, located on Highway 245 off exit 112 on Interstate 65.

    Though the county continues to grow, the Bullitt County Fair is still considered an agricultural fair, sticking to its roots with a cattle show, homegrown vegetable contests and, new this year, a mule pull.

  • Fiscal Court to ask AG for opinion on corridor annexations

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — They have battled the legal issue previously.

    Now, members of the South East Bullitt Community are asking that Bullitt Fiscal Court take a step forward to settle an issue involving annexation.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court voted 4-1 to ask the state attorney general for an opinion on corridor annexations.

    Steve Phelps, representing the citizens’ group, presented the request to magistrates.

  • Local man helps fathers across state to see kids

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Matt Hancock, a Bullitt County resident, joined the National Parents Organization when he noticed how backwards he felt the court system was. 

    “I’m a single father and I wasn’t getting a lot of time with my daughter,” Hancock said. 

    Kentucky passed House Bill 492 in 2017 that said parents going through a separation and in a temporary order are given joint custody and equal parenting time.  

  • First Year at the Helm

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Jesse Bacon is confident of his abilities.

    But, the talk of some in the community was whether the principal who was hired to take over one of the larger school districts in Kentucky could handle the large task.

    Every once in a while as he prepared to take over last July, Bacon may have thought a little about the task at hand. 

    There was no reason to worry.

    Bacon came into a district with a solid foundation and a vast amount of experience.

  • Residents blow up at judge

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — The discussion over the installation of a natural gas line was much more pointed.

    And the target of the “high pressure” presentation was Bullitt County Judge/Executive Jerry Summers.

    Residents living along an area of Cedar Grove Road who are being subjected to a major natural gas transmission line by Louisville Gas & Electric did not hold back when addressing Bullitt Fiscal Court on Tuesday.

  • Mt. Washington park big part of 2019-20 budget

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—A big park comes with big expenses and the city of Mount Washington is still learning what those entail.

    Like when the engineering rooms are too small for the planned splash pad.

    That’s just one of the issues which make up the annual budget for the city of Mount Washington. And that’s one part of the budget which must be balanced and approved by the end of this month.

  • Another notice of violation as more dumping on Brooks Hill

     BROOKS  — A property owner who has already been cited by state officials for his role in a dumping of concrete slurry in April, is in trouble once again.

    According to John Mura, executive director for communications in the state Energy and Environmental Cabinet, state officials were notified that dumping had resumed on Virgil Warren’s property off Brooks Hill Road.

    Upon inspection, state officials saw evidence of dumping and issued another notice of violation to Warren.

  • Four sign up to run for vacant seats on Hillview city council

     HILLVIEW -- There will be four names on the ballot this fall for voters in the city of Hillview to consider.

    The names will be on the ballot to fill the final year of the unexpired term of former Hillview city councilmember JoAnn Wick.

    Wick resigned from the council earlier this year in light of charges revolving around the theft of money. A plea agreement was reached on the misdemeanor, which could eventually be discharged.

  • Mayor, quarry owners meet to discuss council concerns

     FOX CHASE - For the time being, the relationship between quarry owners Brian and Dana James and Fox Chase mayor Owen Taylor remain rock solid.

    The Fox Chase City Council heard complaints from city residents about dumping along the quarry property that could be seen from the homes. Taylor announced that he would talk to the owners personally, as well as extend them an invitation to appear at the next meeting.

    Although the owners did not appear, Taylor said he spoke with them about the various issues.