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  • Shepherd's Shelter faces financial hurdles

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - There are two plans of attack in the battle against homelessness.

    The short-term approach involves finding immediate food, clothing and shelter for those in need.

    The long-term involves a process in which the person gets back on their feet in an attempt to re-establish a normal, self-sustaining life.

    The Shepherd's Shelter, Inc., is a non-profit, faith-based organization first created in 2001 by local citizens, offering "a continuum of care" throughout the entire homeless process.

  • Woman found dead in creek

    SHEPHERDSVILLE--A woman was found dead in a creek off Martin Hill Road in western Bullitt County on Thursday afternoon.

    Her discovery came two days after Jennifer Pettjohn Pike, 30, and an unnamed man apparently went to the creek to avoid the police.

    According to Capt. Mike Murdoch of the Bullitt County Sheriff's Office, the victim's boyfriend contacted the police on Thursday. He said the last time he saw Pike was on Tuesday.

    At this stage, Murdoch said it was an open investigation.

  • Shepherdsville upgrades with Louisville Geek for IT assistance, website

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A geek from Louisville will protect the city of Shepherdsville.

    The Shepherdsville City Council unanimously approved a contract extension with Louisville Geek for information technology protection.

    Louisville Geek has already been working with the city. Shepherdsville Police Lt. Col. Dan Patchin has served as the city's liaison with the company.

    At a previous council meeting, Patchin said estimated costs for city to work with Louisville Geek was estimated at $71,000.

  • Mount Washington looks at tax on abandoned property tract to help clean up city

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--Mount Washington means business. At a recent city council meeting, Mayor Barry Armstrong said he was interested in implementing an abandoned property tax.

    The issue has been a hot topic at meetings for some time now.

    Lori Puchino, director for the Main Street Program, has asked the council several times to address the excess of abandoned properties,businesses and excess signage.

    Though it is in the preliminary stages, Armstrong said action must be taken to “clean up the city.”

  • Darnell unveils book on history of Mt. Washington

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--A lifetime passion will now be forever memorialized in the pages of a book.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning February 23, 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 highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis.

  • HOT OFF THE PRESS

     You don't have to go far for a story when it's in your own building.

    Firefighters from Shepherdsville, Zoneton, Nichols and Southeast Bullitt fought a blaze Wednesday afternoon at the home of The Pioneer News and Standard Publishing.

    The fire was restricted to the warehouse area of the plant. No one was hurt.

    Due to the smoldering rolls of newsprint, fire officials were on the scene over 24 hours.

    The cause of the fire is under investigation.

    There should be no delays in the production of the newspaper.

  • New traffic signal activation on KY 61 at KY 1116

     LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announces activation of a new traffic signal at the intersection of KY 61 (Preston Highway) and KY 1116 (Zoneton Road) in Bullitt County.

    The signal heads are currently in place and will be turned on flash this week to make motorists aware of new traffic conditions.

    The signal is currently scheduled for activation on Tuesday, March 3.

    KYTC staff will test the traffic signal next week and adjust the timing as needed.

  • FIRE AT STANDARD PUBLISHING, PIONEER NEWS OFFICES

     A blaze began in the back warehouse where paper rolls are stacked, leading to an evacuation of Standard Publishing and The Pioneer News offices Wednesday afternoon.

  • Healthy Heart luncheon brings awareness, knowledge

     When February rolls around, people usually always have love on the brain. But some often forget to consider the health of their heart first.

    February is also American Heart Month and continuing with the tradition the Bullitt County Health Department will sponsor the Healthy Hearts Wear Red luncheon Thursday, Feb. 26.

    “Heart disease is one of the silent killers,” said Liz McGuire, Bullitt County Health Department health education coordinator.  “A lot of people don’t know they have issues until something happens.”