• Culvert will be repaired; Old Preston to be reopened

     HEBRON ESTATES - Joanna Doyle knew that business at her Country Cabins Treasures gift and antique shop took a blow when the new Preston Highway was opened last fall.

    But, when old Preston Highway was closed just north of her shop on Hebron Lane due to a collapsed culvert, things got much worse.

    The merchants along Old Preston Highway in northern Bullitt County were already feeling the pinch of losing thousands of passing motorists each day.

    Now, with the road closed in the curve just south of Bob West Auto, things got much worse.

  • Worries continue over site of planned skate park in MW

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Things are rolling along for the new BMX/skate park in Mount Washington.

    However, there is still some concern from some of the public.

    Shepherdsville resident Jim Sauss said he was not in favor of the location for the BMX/skate park, at the city park. He said he owns land in Mount Washington in Autumn Glen.

    The site is located behind Mount Washington Elementary in the current park location.

    Sauss said he did not think there would be enough room for it.

  • Over 1,200 new jobs open at Amazon

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- If you are looking for a new job, Amazon Fulfillment Centers in the local region might just be your answer.

    Due to the growth in the Amazon business across the world, the demand for filling nearly 3,000 new full-time positions is a reality.

    Nina Lindsey, Amazon spokesperson, said the company is seeing record customer demand and that has created the need to hire at least 1,200 full-time positions on all shifts at both the Shepherdsville and Jeffersonville facilities.

  • Pioneer Village looks at purchasing property

      PIONEER VILLAGE - After years of discussion, the Pioneer Village City Council is finally in a position to purchase the Hiram Gibson property located adjacent to Becknell Hall.

    In order to complete the purchase, the council made two financial moves to guarantee funding of the purchase.

  • KentuckyOne Health Jewish Hospital honored with Mission: Lifeline achievement award

     LOUISVILLE —Jewish Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, has received the Mission: Lifeline® Gold Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.

  • Local firm not pleased with city's bid process

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Highway 44 sewer improvement project is ready to begin in Shepherdsville.

    The city council unanimously approved a motion to accept QK4, the project designer, to serve as the project inspector to oversee the work.

    The council approved QK4's inspection offer despite receiving a lower offer from Armstrong Engineering.

    Arthur Jones, representing Armstrong, addressed the council just prior to the official vote.

  • Farmers’ Market in Shepherdsville Saturday

     CEDAR GROVE - In the shadows of a thriving business park, located on what once was ample farmland, locals will again be able to acquire farm products.

    A new Shepherdsville Farmers’ Market has been established, located at 172 Buffalo Run Rd. off of Cedar Grove Rd. near the House of Quilts.

    The market will be available every third Saturday of the month through October, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Furniture, variety store looks to be good fit for MW, Bullitt County

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Growth and a warm community have brought new store—F & B Furniture & Variety Store-- to Mount Washington.

    Owner Faith Roberts, of Bardstown, said she chose to have her store in Bullitt County because there was no store like it here and “thought it would be a good fit for the area.”

    “We didn’t want to go to Louisville and Mount Washington is up-and-coming, has a lot of potential for growth,” she said.

    Roberts said the whole community has been so welcoming since she opened May 5.

  • Grand Opening: Zounds

     Kevin Franke was joined by his wife, family, friends and members of the business and government community recently to cut the ribbon on his second Zounds of Louisville location.

    This site is located on Smyrna Parkway at the Gene Snyder Freeway.

    The store provides professional assistance for those experience hearing difficulties. The unique hearing aids developed by Zounds is available through over 200 locations coast-to-coast.

  • City OKs budget after lot of talks, changes

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - It took several meetings. It took extra meetings. And it still wasn’t unanimous. But the city of Shepherdsville officially has a budget.

    The city council approved the 2015-16 fiscal year budget, which begins on July 1, by a 4-2 vote.

    Council members were more or less satisfied with the second reading of the budget version presented by city attorney Joe Wantland, with a few reservations.