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Today's News

  • Jacob Hall attends agricultural institute

     Bullitt County high school junior Jacob Hall recently returned home from Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL).

    Hall and 45 other high school students from around the state attended the five-day summer leadership conference, held June 10-14 at Murray State University. 

    An identical IFAL conference was also held June 17-21 at the University of Kentucky for an additional 46 students. 

  • PV police catch pair of juveniles after thefts catch juveniles breaking into vehicles

     Pioneer Village police officers made an arrest of two juvenile males.

    Police were called after reports of the two males dressed in all black who were looking into vehicles on Running Creek Drive.

    The two fled police on foot but were eventually taken into custody on Summers Drive in the city of Hillview.

    Both were charged by the police department with theft by unlawful taking and one was also charged with possession of a stolen firearm.

    Both are juveniles so their names cannot be released.

  • MW student part of UK national pulling team

     LEXINGTON -- A local student was part of a group of University of Kentucky students who placed third in a national competition.

    A tractor built by University of Kentucky students recently placed third at the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers International Quarter-Scale Tractor Student Design Competition.

    In addition to the team’s overall ranking, they also placed third in performance events and placed first, second and third in each of the three tractor pulls.

  • Local schools earn Energy Star certifications

        Bullitt County was recognized for achieving ENERGY STAR certifications for 18 of their schools at the district’s May board meeting.

    Elementary schools Brooks, Cedar Grove, Crossroads, Freedom, Lebanon Junction, Maryville, Mt. Washington, Nichols, Overdale, Pleasant Grove, Roby and Shepherdsville; middle schools Bullitt Lick, Eastside, Hebron, Mt. Washington and Zoneton and North Bullitt High School earned certification or re-certification through ENERGY STAR.

  • City Fair, Bullitt Blast June 29-30

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Twelve score and two years ago, our forefathers brought forth, on this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal… an action that has led to widespread celebration throughout the country on July 4.

    In Bullitt County, the biggest celebration is the Shepherdsville City Fair and Bullitt Blast, which takes place the weekend prior, June 29-30, at Shepherdsville City Park.

  • Hillview approves budget that is in excellent condition

     HILLVIEW - It’s budget time for Bullitt County and all of its municipalities.

    The Hillview City Council was no exception, with two budget ordinance readings at its June work session.

    City attorney Tammy Baker presented the first reading of an ordinance amending the current 2017-18 fiscal year budget, which expires on June 30.

    Baker then presented a first reading of the proposed 2018-19 fiscal year budget, which will go into effect on July 1.

  • Davis pleased that education for kids showed marked improvement

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Dr. Keith Davis had grown uncomfortable the past couple of months.

    It wasn’t because of his departure as superintendent of the Bullitt County Public School System at the end of June.

    Instead, it was the various opportunities people took to recognize him for the district’s accomplishments the past 11 years.

  • Board gives ‘final’ grades for Davis

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - What is an evaluation of your job performance worth when you’ve already left your position?

    By law, the Bullitt County Public School Board was required to perform a unique task — complete an evaluation on superintendent Dr. Keith Davis even though he would officially retire from the district at the end of June.

    And he was already gone from his position while on vacation as the school board would meet to discuss his final year at the helm.

  • Four superintendents in state from Bullitt system

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Besides the records and championships, one thing people will remember about Rick Pitino is the number of assistant coaches that went on to lead college programs.

    For Dr. Keith Davis, in his 11-year tenure as superintendent of the Bullitt County Public School System, four of his staff have gone on to become leaders of their own school districts.

    And, two others have gone on to high-ranking positions in two surrounding school districts.

  • He should be thanked for demanding change to help kids

     On his final day in the office, Dr. Keith Davis was all packed up and ready to go.

    It is time for him to make that next stop in life.

    Eleven years has seemed like a couple of months. But he is ready to move on.

    In reality, Davis really wasn’t ready to move to his next destination. However, as he would be just the latest to learn the lesson, school systems are often the largest employers in a county and can also be the most political.