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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • ROADSHOW for the week of June 10, 2018

     Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so the information below is strictly of an advisory nature and is subject to change with no notice.

     

    Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night.  Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis.

     

  • Cyclist killed at S. Buckman bridge

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A bicyclist was killed after being hit by a vehicle on S. Buckman Street Friday afternoon.

    According to Shepherdsville Police spokesperson Mike O’Donnell, the accident occurred at 2 p.m. near the West First Street intersection, at the north end of the Salt River bridge.

    O’Donnell said the vehicle involved was headed northbound when it collided with the bike.

    The cyclist was transported to University Hospital in Louisville, where the person was pronounced dead. Police have not identified the cyclist.

  • 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.

  • CHILD CARE CRISIS: Finding workers for facilities challenging at times

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- There is a list of children looking for child care in Bullitt County. 

    There are some day cares with a waiting list.

    So, why are you seeing several daycares in the community closing their doors?

    One reason is a lack of qualified workers.

    Little Sweetheart’s Child Development Center, LLC in Mount Washington marked the third day care center to be closed down due to staffing in Bullitt County on May 25, 2018, according to the owner, Tammy Klumb. 

  • Eastside sweeps middle school track titles

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- The All-Bullitt County Middle School Track and Field Championships awarded team points to the top six finishers in each individual event on a 10-8-6-4-2-1 basis and to the top five teams in each relay on a 10-8-6-4-2 count. No school could have more than three athletes scoring team points. Only those athletes scoring team points are listed below.

    (Please note that several relay teams listed more than four runners with alternates. All runners on the score sheet are listed for that team.)

  • Simpson Co. man sentenced for archealogical violations

     LOUISVILLE – U.S. District Judge Greg N. Stivers sentenced Gary Womack, Age 60, from Woodburn, Simpson County, Kentucky, to 15 months imprisonment for 3 felony violations of the federal Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA). Womack had previously pleaded guilty to the violations on March 8, 2018.

  • Another salute to those who served

     Each Sunday during the Memorial Day weekend, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 454 hosts a special service in Highland Memory Gardens in Mount Washington.

    This year’s celebration was the 26th.

    William (Bill) Roby was the keynote speaker this year.

    A large crowd came out to honor those who have fought for this country.

    See more photos of the event by Stephanie Jessie here.

  • 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.