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  • Distillery knows how to throw a birthday party

    CLERMONT - The celebration was for the man who kept the family business alive and thriving. And his name is on the product to prove it.

    Jim Beam Bourbon hosted a 150th birthday party for former master distiller Col. James Beauregard Beam, the company's fourth-generation master distiller and the man responsible for keeping the business alive following the Prohibition era.

  • SPECIAL SALUTE to 9/11

     Each year, the North Bullitt JROTC program hosts a remembrance to the 9/11 tragedy.

    For the first time, this year’s remembrance was held in front of Hebron Middle School.

    With the assistance of Zoneton Fire Department and Schoppenhorst, Underwood and Brooks Funeral Home, the ceremony was held with the American flag hoisted high above the crowd.

    Lt. Col. Cody Niece gave the keynote address and Maj. Jeremiah Chowdhury welcomed the audience. Maj. Robert Hughes accepted the memorial wreath from the representatives of the funeral home.

  • Former Ft. Knox energy program manager faces additional fraud charges

     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A former Fort Knox Energy Program Manager was charged in a second superseding indictment today with devising multiple wire fraud schemes to defraud the United States and violating criminal conflict of interest laws, announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

  • Forum Tuesday to look at pros, cons of newest debate

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -  It’s legal in two states, medically legal in another 23, considered less harmful than other illegal narcotics, and some believe it’s safe enough for legal use.

    Kentucky is among the states now discussing marijuana legalization. That’s why Bullitt County Partners in Prevention (PIP) is hosting a public forum to address issues and concerns.

    “Marijuana: Legalize It?” will take place Tuesday, Sept. 23, 6 p.m. at the Shepherdsville Government Center.

  • Hillview will retain same tax rate for coming year

    HILLVIEW - It was called a special meeting, but there was nothing special about maintaining tax rates.

    The Hillview City Council unanimously approved similar 2014 tax rates to the previous year's rates, including real property, personal property and public utilities rates.

    City attorney Mark Edison referred to the city's real property tax rate calculation worksheet, showing the city with a total gross assessment increase of almost $2 million.

    Edison noted that many cities, including in Bullitt County, were decreasing in assessment.

  • Hunters Hollow frustrated with lack of sewer solution

    HUNTERS HOLLOW -- As the months pass, the frustrations grow for leaders with the city of Hunters Hollow.

  • All the James Beams in the world can be part of birthday bash Thursday

    CLERMONT--In recognition of legendary bourbon distiller Jim Beam's 150th birthday, Jim Beam Bourbon is inviting everyone named Jim Beam (who is of legal drinking age) to join in a once-in-a-lifetime birthday party at the world's No. 1 bourbon's historic distillery in Clermont.

    "If your name is Jim Beam, then you better get down here," said Fred Noe, Jim Beam's great-grandson and seventh generation master distiller. "We want to meet you and we want to treat you to a special day in honor of a special man."

  • 9/11: First responders are recognized

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It was a day that many Americans can remember what they were doing and how they were feeling.

  • Tourism panel works out issue on policy

    SHEPHERDSVILLE--A disagreement over company policy lead to a one-hour executive session discussion of the Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist & Convention Commission.

    For the third time, treasurer Tom Kelly brought  up concerns about allowing conference center employees to bring their children to work with them.

    Chair James Watkins said it was necessary due to the irregular hours certain employees are required to work which wouldn’t allow for child care.

  • City celebrates paying off tornado debt, 40th anniversary

    PIONEER VILLAGE - It's a celebration for a community of friends without boundaries.

    That new motto, along with a new flag, are part of the Pioneer Village 40th anniversary celebration scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 20, at Becknell Hall.

    City officials invite all residents to celebrate the free event, which will include the retirement of the city's tornado debt, paid off in full as of June 2014.

    The city has been paying off the debt since 1996, when the area was heavily damaged by a tornado, the most significant event in its 40-year history.