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Today's News

  • Residents oppose plan already OK’d for Hillview apartments

     FOX CHASE - More than a month after approval of an apartment complex in the city of Hillview, a group of nearby residents, including Fox Chase citizens, have collected to appeal the approval.

    Jennifer Picheo, a Hebron Woods resident and city clerk for Hebron Estates, addressed the Fox Chase council during its May business meeting about an apartment complex project, located off W. Hebron Lane near John Harper Highway, in Hillview.

  • Man indicted for kidnapping, wanton endangerment

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — A man has been charged with kidnapping.

    The Bullitt County Grand Jury recently indicted Kenneth L. Hodge.

    He was indicted for kidnapping and wanton endangerment.

    According to the indictment, on April 1, 2018, Hodge unlawfully restrained an individual.

    He also engaged in conduct which placed the individual in substantial danger of death or serious injury.

    The most serious offense is a Class B felony, which is punishable by 10-20 years in prison.

  • County fair opens Monday with new stuff

      CLERMONT - For many Bullitt Countains, the fair feels like home. 

    This year, the old house will see some renovations, while blending in some old with some new.

    The Bullitt County Fair will take place June 11-16 at the Bullitt County Fairgrounds.

    Fair Board president Jimmy Anderson said patrons will notice most of the renovation work, thanks to a matching grant from the Kentucky State Fair Board.

  • Magistrates: Won’t be allowed pay increase

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — For the first time in at least 38 years, magistrates in Bullitt County may receive a pay increase.

    But, then again, maybe they won’t.

    In the 2018-19 budget, the pay for each of the four magistrates was slated to increase by $4,319. That would bring their salary to $20,000 each.

    There is also additional expense allowance and a training fringe benefit for each of the four who qualify.

    The question is whether magistrates can budget for raises after the filing deadline had passed.

  • Bullitt election results audited

     State Attorney General Andy Beshear will have six counties to have random audits for the May 22 primary election.

    For a second time in the past decade, Bullitt was one of the counties selected.

    The state AG is required to conduct post-election audits in no fewer than 5 percent of the state’s 120 counties following each primary and general election.

    During its earlier audit, there were no irregularities found.

  • School System honors retiring educators

     Retiring educators received applause and accolades during an annual ceremony held at the Shepherdsville First Baptist Church Christian Education Building and sponsored by the Bullitt County Retired Teachers Association and Bullitt County Public Schools.

    Retirees and guests enjoyed a delicious catered meal by Jan Phelps followed by remarks about the importance of joining the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association by the one and only Debby Murrell.

  • Animal shelter supporters put heat on fiscal court members

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- While not on the agenda, the Bullitt County Animal Shelter was once again a topic of conversation at the most recent meeting of fiscal court.

    The wide-ranging discussion went from the prospects of building a new facility to the creation of a non-profit group to assist in funding improvements to the program.

    Angie Greenup, the animal control officer, said that members of the Perfection Group visited the shelter off Highway 245 on two occasions.

  • Mount Washington parks system big part of proposed budget

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—Budgets can be difficult to stick to but they’re most helpful when they’re as close to exact as they can get.

    While the previous treasurer tended to create the budget with the revenues low and expenses high, mayor Barry Armstrong said this year the city tried to make it as accurate as possible.

  • Charlee is Safe: 33-hour search ends on happy note

      BEECH GROVE - Years from now, Charlee Nichole Campbell will be told about the Miracle of Winding Hollow.

    After a 33-hour search-and-rescue mission with hundreds of emergency crews and volunteers, the 2-year-old was found relatively safe and sound, about 500 to 600 yards up a hill near a neighbor’s house.

    Questions remain, but family and rescue crews were all smiles and tears Friday night following Charlee’s return home.

  • BBB Hot Topics: June 2018

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