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Today's News

  • St. Francis ladies give prayer blankets to MW Police

     MOUNT WASHINGTON  — Hiding under a blanket as a child kept the monsters away and made everything better.

    As adults, the comfort of a blanket still brings a form of reassurance in times of distress. 

    A blanket that had been made and consistently prayed over can be especially comforting to those in the community who have dedicated their lives to keeping everyone safe from monsters.

  • Serial bank robber sentenced to federal prison

     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman announced today that United States District Judge Rebecca Grady Jennings sentenced Johnnie B. Day, age 53, of Shepherdsville, Kentucky, to 37 months in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release for multiple bank robberies.

    The Court ordered Day to pay restitution of $3,942.

    The Court sentenced Day for four bank robberies committed from January, 2015 through November 2016.

  • School officials get close up look at what UPS can do for students

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Officials with Bullitt County Public Schools know what brown can do for their students.

    United Parcel Service is working with the BCPS College and Career Readiness Program to promote its School to Work program, which allows senior high school students to work during part of the school day while also acquiring college course credits.

    BCPS College and Career Readiness director Lee Barger credited School to Work with connecting all of the same dots that the school system hopes to match.

  • Man charged with trying to kill wife several times

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- A man has been accused of trying to kill his wife on several occasions in the past month.

    Stevan Lawrence Carr, 57, of Mount Washington, is being housed in the Bullitt County Detention Center on a $300,000 cash bond.

    According to a citation filed by the Mount Washington Police Department, Carr has been charged with attempted murder/domestic violence, assault/domestic violence, intimidating a witness in a legal process, unlawful imprisonment and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

  • Two arrested after vehicle investigation, pursuit

     The following is a statement released by the Shepherdsville Police Department:

    On September 18, 2018 at 2:23pm a Shepherdsville police officer observed a vehicle being operated in the 500 block of W. Blue Lick Road with expired registration.

  • Former sheriff’s audits questioned

     SHEPHERDSVILLE –– The state auditor has released two more reviews of retired sheriff David Greenwell and the findings were very similar to a report recently filed.

    The two most recent audit reports by state auditor of public accounts Mike Harmon involved the 2016 financial records of Greenwell, who retired at the end of February 2017.

    In both reports, the state auditor found areas in which improvements must be made.

    In the 2016 financial statement audit, the auditor had the following concerns:

  • Opportunity might be knocking in two areas of county for new tax investors

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — If you are looking to open up a liquor store, tanning salon, golf course or race track, the tax advantages in an area designated as an Opportunity Zone would not be available.

    However, in Bullitt County, there are two tracts in the Brooks/Hillview/Shepherdsville community which could provide some tax advantages for some developers.

    In a financial nutshell, partnerships or corporations can bring development to certain areas and receive tax breaks on their capital gains.

  • EDA looking for contribution from MW

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — A growing county needs support from all corners and the Bullitt County Economic Development Authority is working to make preparations that they said should have happened 30 years ago.

    BCEDA Chairman Jessica Sullivan spoke to the Mount Washington City Council about reinstating prior commitments and adding extra funding to help with a retail project study.

    According to Sullivan, the expected population of Bullitt County by 2023 to be well over 100,000 residents.

  • Contractor hired to construct new fire sub-station

     SHEPHERDSVILLE --  The next phase in the construction of a new firehouse for the southern portion of Shepherdsville moved closer to reality.

    With six bids presented, the Shepherdsville City Council accepted the low bid of E.H. Construction at $2,268,000.

    It was $1,000 lower than the next bid.

    Eric Keyes, a representative of Keyes and Associates, said that a tabulation sheet was prepared. 

    The one question posed by the council was the use of a geothermal heating and cooling system for the facility.

  • Tax rates to stay same after much discussion

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — It took a couple of special meetings but it appears the tax rates for the city of Shepherdsville will remain the same.

    When the council meets at 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 17, the real property tax rate will remain 13.9 cents per $100 of assessed property and personal property will remain at 13.6 cents per $100 of assessed property.

    That means that if you have a $100,000 home, your city tax portion will be $139.