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  • School arranges man’s dream of seeing his stepdaughter graduate

        MOUNT WASHINGTON—What could have easily been a time of sadness and grief for one Mount Washington family was turned into a time of gratefulness thanks to the local community.
        Mike Underwood was diagnosed with appendix cancer on Jan. 7, 2015.

  • KSP Charges Nelson Co. Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

     BARDSTOWN - On June 16, 2016, at approximately 4:00 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch, assisted by KSP Post 4-Elizabethtown, arrested Brenton T. Byrd, 36, on charges related to possession and distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

  • Interstate 65 lane closure in Bullitt County scheduled for June 17
  • Open Records celebrates 40 years of open government

     Government watchdogs are celebrating this month the 40th anniversary of the Kentucky Open Records Act. It has withstood the test of time as an indispensable tool for a variety of individuals and interest groups seeking to hold public officials accountable.

  • Meade County’s Rhodes claims crown

     CLERMONT – Erica Rhodes loves pageants and pageants seem to love the 5-6, 140-pound 21-year old from Brandenburg.

    On Monday night under the pavilion at the Bullitt County Fairgrounds, Rhodes was crowned the 2016 Miss Bullitt County Fair in a contest with four other young women.

    The Miss Bullitt County Fair Pageant is the traditional main event on opening night. This year’s Bullitt County Fair runs through Saturday.

  • Crusading For a Cause

        Once again this year, the Bullitt County community came through for the Crusade for Children.
        Throughout Kentuckiana, over $5.4 million was raised during the annual event.
        Locally, around $184,000 was generated by local fire departments.
        Once again, Zoneton led the way with $94,369.19 to place them in the top 10 of all fire departments.
        Shepherdsville firefighters collected $27,270.99, while Mount Washington received $23,525.

  • Sheriff changes mind; will run for third term

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- David Greenwell would have been content to close out his law enforcement career when his term ends in two years.
        At the age of 58, he would be ready for retirement.
        In fact, the two-term sheriff had been very clear in telling everyone that he would not run for that office in 2018.
        Well, never say never.
        Greenwell announced last week that he would indeed run for a third term as Bullitt County sheriff.

  • Community’s ‘go to’ man, Nick Simon, passes away

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- No matter the fund-raising need, Nick Simon was the “go to” man in Bullitt County.

    The man known more for his generosity than any wealth he may have earned passed away on Friday morning.

    An email was sent to Publishers Printing employees alerting them of Simon’s death that morning.

  • Barn fire results in loss of horses

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - A major barn fire resulted in the loss of several horses at a Mount Washington residence Friday morning.

    Multiple fire departments responded to the scene at 201 Woodland Ave. around 10 a.m.

    Mount Washington Fire chief Charles Fugate said firefighters discovered a "fully involved fire" when they arrived at the residence.

    Fugate said as many as 15 horses were inside the barn at the time of the fire, with none surviving.

  • Flowers on mission to visit 11 countries in 11 months

     BROOKS -- In October, Lydia Flowers will embark on the journey of her lifetime. 

    Flowers, 23, will visit 11 countries in 11 months as part of Adventures in Mission’s World Race program.

    After receiving her masters degree in social work from Campbellsville University in May, Flowers returned to her home in Shepherdsville to work as a foster parent supervisor at New Hope Foster Homes. Because Flowers said she felt like she was getting her life together, she ignored the idea of mission work.