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Today's News

  • Darrell Vincent selected principal of Bullitt Area Technology Center

     Darrell Vincent is departing Bullitt East High School after a 22-year teaching career to become the new principal of the Bullitt County Area Technology Center.

    “I am really excited about the opportunity at the Area Technology Center,” Vincent said. “Bullitt County continues to grow very rapidly and with growth comes opportunity. Bullitt County students live in one of the top manufacturing areas in the country and the programs at the ATC align perfectly with the rapid growth of our county and the industries in the Louisville Metro area.”

  • Joni Britt selected new North Bullitt principal at North Bullitt

     North Bullitt High School Assistant Principal Joni Britt has been selected as the new leader following the retirement of Chris VerDow.

    “I was very shocked when I got the call from the SBDM committee offering me the position,” Britt said. “I never imagined that I would get the opportunity to become a leader this early in my career. It is both a blessing and an honor to be appointed the next principal of North Bullitt High School.”

    Britt brings 13 years of experience in education to her new role.

  • CRIME: Sheriff’s report shows dramatic drop

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- In a time when you hear a lot about growing problems with crimes, Bullitt County sheriff Donnie Tinnell is pretty proud of the work done by his officers.

    In presenting a six-month report, which compares statistics from January through June 2017 versus those same months in 2018, Tinnell was beaming.

    In terms of overall crimes, Tinnell said the figures went from 561 in 2017 to 311 so far this year.

    This is a decrease of reported crimes overall of around 45 percent.

  • Driver in fatal accident avoids murder charge; shock probation possible after 170 days

     PIONEER VILLAGE — After she testified on Friday morning, Cathy Compton walked over and gave Stephanie Lynn Coy a hug.

    Coy was driving the vehicle on Nov. 10, 2017, that took the life of Compton’s daughter, Hannah.

    But instead of asking for a possible murder conviction, Compton agreed to a 15-year sentence imposed against Coy, who could ask for shock probation after serving 170 days in confinement.

    Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress accepted an amended plea agreement on Friday from Coy.

  • Southeast Fire boards reach agreement on new budget

     CLERMONT — After several special meetings and a like number of tense moments, the budgets for Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District and the Southeast Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department have been approved.

    Agreeing that the first budget process under a contract between the two agencies had some bumps, the parties were able to come to an agreement just six days before the deadline.

    The budget for the fire department will be $971,100, according to assistant chief Tom Leach.

  • Bernheim honored with national award

     CLERMONT --  The American Public Gardens Association (APGA) recently named Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest the recipient of the 2018 Operational Sustainability Award at its annual conference.

    Bernheim is only the third organization to ever receive the honor from the leading professional organization in the field of public horticulture. 

  • Final Look at Bullitt Blast

     It was a very hot couple of days for visitors to the Shepherdsville City Fair/Bullitt Blast.

    Eating a watermelon was one way to cool down.

    Or trying one of the 25 cent ice cream cones was another option.

    Then there were the water slides at the inflatable village.

    Despite the record high temperatures, the crowd seemed to have a good time and the festivities wrapped up with the annual fireworks show.

    See more photos from the event here.

  • Shep. budget has lot more carryover ... over $5 M in general fund

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Entering the 2017-18 fiscal year, Shepherdsville’s budget showed no carryover from the previous cycle.

    City officials show a completely different outlook as the 2018-19 fiscal year has begun.

    In the general fund, the city will carry forward over $5 million with another nearly $600,000 in the municipal aid/local government economic assistance fund.

    The sewer department will carry forward $3.7 million.

    That made for much more tranquil budget workshops, which were held during the month of June.

  • Dispatch receives accreditation

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — A year ago, the operation of Central Dispatch moved under the control of sheriff Donnie Tinnell.

    The county dispatch had lost its NCIC privileges due to non-compliance in several areas. Bullitt Fiscal Court opted to place Tinnell’s office in control of the emergency communications system.

    With hopes of having the NCIC system returned to county control, dispatch supervisor Capt. Danny Thompson began on his quest to have the agency accredited.

  • Ordinances put on table dealing with signs, code issues, fencing

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — How do you deal with unsightly tall grass, hundreds of signs placed on utility poles and along roadsides and dumpsters which are overflowing?

    If you are a member of city government, you pass an ordinance.

    But, for members of the Shepherdsville City Council, things aren’t that simple.

    Besides the affect regulations may have against residents and business owners, city leaders must also figure out how the ordinances, which would replace existing laws, would be enforced.