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Today's News

  • New family court judge position now open for candidates

     FRANKFORT  -- As of today, the secretary of state’s office can now accept entries into the race for the newest position in Bullitt County.

    By virtue of action taken by the past session of the General Assembly, Bullitt County will now have three judges in the 55th Judicial District.

    The current circuit judge, Rodney Burress, and the current family court judge, Elise Givhan Spainhour, will be joined in January by a second family court judge.

    At the same time, Bullitt County will lose one of its two district judge positions.

  • Old Mill set to get new school; Bullitt East to expand space

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Looking toward the future, the Bullitt County Public School System has purchased two pieces of property in the eastern portion of the county.

    Dr. Keith Davis, former superintendent, said that the purchase of land has started the process of building a new Old Mill Elementary.

    With the overcrowding problem at Bullitt East High and the lack of space for any additional expansions, the long-discussed plan to provide an option is coming to fruition, said Davis.

  • CGES’ Flachbart to be part of leadership course

     Cedar Grove Elementary School’s Bryan Flachbart has been selected to participate in the 2018 Kentucky Chamber of Commerce’s Foundation Leadership Institute for School Principals.

    Flachbart is one of 40 principals around the Commonwealth who will begin a year-long executive level leadership training course usually reserved for the nation’s top CEOs. 

  • Morningside Drive looks to be in store for resurfacing work

     PIONEER VILLAGE - It’s known as the cut-through, and it’s also known for its potholes, but it should receive substantial upgrades in the near future.

    The Pioneer Village City Council is accepting bids for paving improvements along Morningside Drive, located off of the John Harper Highway.

    In past years the city was not responsible for the roadway’s upkeep. The roadway was on private property belonging to Jim Walser. The city now owns the road and hopes to make substantial improvements.

  • No local projects in initial bridge program

     FRANKFORT -- Bridges throughout the nation have fallen into states of disrepair.

    The lack of revenue has been a key issue in the lack of maintenance for the county’s bridge system.

    Gov. Matt Bevin and the General Assembly have implemented Bridging Kentucky.

    Over the next six years, the state intends to spend $700 million to repair and restore 1,000 bridges in all 120 counties.

    However, in the first round of repairs, Bullitt County will not be part of the program.

  • Ten charged in national health care fraud takedown

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman today announced the results of a health care fraud sweep in the Western District of Kentucky as part of the national health care fraud takedown led by the Justice Department.

    The law enforcement takedown, in the Western District of Kentucky, resulted in charges against ten individuals for their alleged participation in health care fraud schemes, to include unlawful dispensing of controlled substances, including opioids.

  • INDOT Plans to Close Portion of Interstate 65 in Indianapolis on July 1

     INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) will close portions of I-65 in Indianapolis beginning on July 1 and anticipate opening the interstate back to traffic on Aug. 5. American Contracting & Services Inc. has been contracted to rehab seven bridges along the stretch of I-65. This is not part of the highly-publicized North Split project.

  • Charges dropped against grandmother

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — A misdemeanor charge against a grandmother for not properly providing welfare for her 2-year-old granddaughter has been dismissed.

  • 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.