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Today's News

  • Brief collection results in major results

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Public Library system hosted a brief campaign asking Bullitt County residents to drop their drawers for a good cause.

    The Drop Your Drawers program was a collection of new underwear and socks for the Bullitt County Public Schools Family Resource and Youth Service Centers.

    Laundry hampers were placed at each BCPL location in November and December, with an image of official mascot Captain Underpants reminding everyone to share what they could.

  • Eastside students learn from Newcomer Academy

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — They’re not from around here. They speak very little English and have very little experience with American culture.

    But eighth graders at Eastside Middle learned that the students from Jefferson County’s Newcomer Academy like chicken and selfies and aren’t as different as they may look.

  • City swings into action to help

      HILLVIEW — The renovated Maryville Elementary School is fantastic.

    Everyone was pleased with the results when the school board voted to basically gut the original building and rebuild.

    However, there is just one thing that remains from the prior school that is causing problems today.

    The playground area has equipment that is desperately in need of replacement.

    The Maryville Elementary PTO may have found its first partner in a long quest to update the playground and fence in the equipment for safety reasons.

  • WHITE FLAG...Group looks at solutions for homeless on coldest nights

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Local agencies willing to find a way to help the homeless on cold winter nights aren’t willing to fly a white flag just yet.

    But questions remained as to how a white flag shelter operation would work in Bullitt County, including definitions to implement such a shelter location, where it would be located, and who would maintain it.

    A group gathered at Ridgway Memorial Library to discuss such issues, with members of various homeless agencies represented.

  • Waller remembered as fair, respected on bench

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Rodney Burress practiced law in Bullitt County a number of years prior to becoming a circuit judge.

    As a defense attorney and also as an assistant commonwealth attorney, Burress had the opportunity to work with Thomas Lee Waller Sr. in various roles.

    But the role that will stand out more to the current circuit judge was the mentoring and advice Waller offered as he retired in 2006 from the bench.

  • Longtime constable, Charles Wright, dies

     The man who revolutionized the position of constable in Bullitt County has passed away.

    Charles William Wright, 77, of Shepherdsville, died on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, at Baptist Health in Louisville. 

    Wright served 16 years as constable of the Fourth District. Not only did Wright become heavily involved in the patrolling of his district, he also started working for companies to provide a safer work area. He would provide off-duty law enforcement in work zones.

  • EMS rumblings critical in first week

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Jerry Summers probably wasn’t fully aware of the staffing issues at Bullitt County EMS when he took office Monday.

    But the newly-elected county judge/executive has found himself spending a lot of time dealing with issues within that department.

    Part of that includes an investigation into concerns over a death of a patient last week. Allegations were that the response time for a paramedic was too long.

    On top of that, disgruntled employees with the service have been making their concerns known in a public way.

  • Wet year can lead to drainage issues in MW residential lots

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— Kentucky may have experienced one of its wettest years in history but residents say that isn’t the only cause of the flooding in their yards.

    Resident Judy Foster spoke to the Mount Washington City Council about the flooding in her yard, located on Georgia Avenue off Flatlick Road.

    Foster said she posted a video on social media of the flooding and was surprised at the response of her neighbors who experience similar issues.

  • Arts grant allows seniors to participate in program to share their art skills

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Arts Council was awarded for imagining greatness.

    The council hopes to spread the greater imagination throughout the county by allowing seniors to express themselves.

    BCAC was one of 10  regional recipients of the Imagine Greater Louisville 2020 grant program presented by the Jennifer Lawrence Art Fund at the Fund for the Arts.

    With the grant, BCAC has created its Art Reach Funding program, providing art supplies and opportunities throughout the community, primarily for seniors.

  • Bullitt County CASA program receives $25,000 federal grant

     FRANKFORT -- The Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet is awarding more than $26 million in federal grants to programs that assist victims of violent crime or help combat violence against women, Gov. Matt Bevin and Justice Secretary John Tilley announced recently.

    The funds are part of two federal grant programs --  the Victims of Crime Act, known as VOCA, and the STOP Violence Against Women Act, known as VAWA.