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  • MW Middle students are 'reel' stars at competition

    Mt. Washington Middle School students Cambren Joiner, Trenton Stetser, Jordan Pollard and Macy Pratt were recognized last month at the REEL Action Awards Ceremony as 2nd Runner Up in Best Use of Sound for their 30-second video Failing Grade.

                The annual contest was sponsored by Alliance for Youth and features videos from youth ages 12-17 about the dangers of underage drinking.

  • Proposal makes big dent in spending

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Magistrates were presented the proposed budget for the next fiscal year.
        In that budget, appropriations will be decreased by around $1 million and the reserve account increased to $775,000.
        However, the county's chief financial officer, Keith Griffee, said his first proposed budget is more than just figures on a piece of paper.
        "It's a change in the culture," said Griffee. "We have to look at how we are doing business."

  • Refinance plan will save dough for county

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- In a move that will save Bullitt County over $75,000 a year, fiscal court members jumped on the opportunity to refinance some debt.
        Chief finance officer Keith Griffee, a long-time bank executive, said there is a way to refinance two of the existing county debts.
        By refinancing debt involving the renovations on the county courthouse and the purchase of the EMS building on Saltwell Drive, Griffee said the annual savings would be around $75,000.

  • Program helps to get veterans back on their feet in society

    LOUISVILLE--Former Bullitt County resident Gary Harrington never thought he would be homeless. But after about four years of bouncing from place to place, that’s where he found himself.

    That was recently when the 65-year-old Vietnam veteran had some help in securing a place of his own.

    Harrington contacted Volunteers of America after someone at the local Shepherd’s Shelter told him they help veterans in his situation.

    He was able to find an apartment in Louisville.

  • Graduation ceremonies on June 6

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Barring any weather emergency, you can start making your high school graduation plans.
        With the final day of school now set for June 3, the Bullitt County Public School Board has set its commencement dates.
        According to Greg Schultz, assistant superintendent for student learning, all three high schools will return once again to Broadbent Arena.
        The graduation date will be on Saturday, June 6.

  • Mount Washington will add several eateries to its business landscape

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--Open your wallets Mount Washington and come hungry.

    Most topics that grace the agenda of the Mount Washington city council meetings involve sewer issues, annexation, abandoned buildings and taxes.

    Residents have been asking for a number of years for some more variety in food and retail in the city and very soon that wish is coming true.

  • Harris still has cake decorating touch at age 91

    An Elmcroft resident got a special “treat” Tuesday afternoon at Sweet Sprinkles Bakery in Mount Washington.

    Ninety-one year old Mary Harris got to relive a favorite hobby of hers—decorating cakes.

    “I haven’t done this for 40 years,” she said. “I used to work for a T-shirt factory and made cakes for girls and their daughters.”

    Harris said her favorite cakes to make are wedding cakes, “I’m not sure how they’re making wedding cakes now,” she said.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning May 1 2015

    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

  • May begins with I-65 construction in Hardin County

       I-65 repair work will require lane closures in northern Hardin County over the next two weeks.

    Northbound will be affected beginning Sunday night, May 3rd .  The inside and center lanes will be closed at 7pm (reduced to one lane) as contract crews begin concrete repairs between Mile Points 102 and 104, near the Hardin-Bullitt County line.  Motorists should reduce speed and be prepared for slow/stopped traffic upon approach to the work zone.  Delays are likely during peak volume hours.

  • Church welcomes bikers on road to Jesus Christ

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - If Jesus were living among us today, would He ride a Harley-Davidson?

    Lou Imbrogno and Wayne Miller think so, and they are convinced that Jesus would participate with them in their church services.

    Rushing Wind Ministries, a biker-friendly church organization originally founded in Oceanside, Calif., now has 25 chapters throughout the United States, including one in Bullitt County.