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Today's News

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • Connie Brown finds calling to express her life stories

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — There are only 101 stories in each bowl of Chicken Soup for the Soul books and a Shepherdsville resident has her name in two of the sought after spots.

    California native Connie Brown grew up reading the Chicken Soup books and writing her own life stories down.

    When the opportunity came about to submit her own narratives, she took a leap.

  • When did Harned travel to Kentucky?

     The Harned family came from England.

    The first immigrent of the Harned family to travel by vessel to America was Edward Harnett/Harned and his wife Scisllea/sysley Parrmaor arrived in Salem, Massachusetts around 1643.

    Before coming to America, Edward married his wife in 1619 when he was 21 years old.  They had a son name Edward Jr. who was born in England.  Edward died in 1658 in Salem, Massachusetts.  Edward’s wife death was unknown.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Crystal Clear

     Maybe the biggest buzz word in government circles over the past few years is “transparency.”

    Everyone on the campaign trail talks about it.

    Those in office swear by it.

    The public drinks it down like a cold, icy cola on a hot summer day.

    In the media, we talk about transparency and how we are the champions.

    In reality, not the fake world where so many tend to spend their time, transparency is no more present today than it was 100 years ago.

  • Bullitt County agencies share in state’s pride for economic growth

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The state of Kentucky has recently been honored for its economic development for the past year.

    And, Bullitt County is sharing in some of that glory.

    Area Development Magazine awarded Kentucky with its Gold Shovel award to Kentucky for the commitment of economic development growth for states with 3-5 million people.

    According to John Snider, executive director of the Bullitt County Economic Development Authority, the honor for Kentucky is very prestigious.