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Local News

  • Spring weather boosts tourism

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- As the weather got better, so did the numbers for local merchants associated with the tourism business.

              Troy Beam, executive director of the Bullitt County/Shepherdsville Tourist, said that lodging deposits in March has increased about $3,000 from last year.

              Local attractions have also picked up in attendance as the weather has continued to get warmer, he said.

  • Local businesses still reap benefits of Kentucky Derby

    Kentucky Derby betters weren't the only ones getting lucky from the festivities last weekend, so did Bullitt County. This year's Derby set a record attendance of more than 170,000 people.

    It's no secret Derby-goers flood to Bullitt County during Derby-week, whether it's for Jim Beam, cheaper hotel prices or “charming” hospitality said Troy Beam, executive director of tourism.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning May 11, 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.

     

  • I-65 construction in Hardin could affect Bullitt traffic

     I-65 repair work northbound between Mile Points 102 - 104 was completed late Thursday, ahead of schedule. No northbound construction delays are expected in Hardin County on Friday.

    With northbound work finished, southbound will be affected beginning Sunday night, May 10th.

    The interstate will be reduced to one lane between Mile Points 104 - 102 at 7pm as contract crews make concrete repairs from the Hardin-Bullitt County line to the KY 313 interchange.  The center and right lanes will be closed.

  • FINAL Junk Day Saturday

     The always popular county clean ups will conclude this Saturday, May 9, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Lebanon Junction Elementary and at the parking lot of the Greater Bullitt County Youth Football field (former Shep. High School). 

    The normal rules apply: Bullitt County residents only; no hazardous materials; no tires; no  household waste; no batteries; and no paint.

  • Derby with the Seniors

     The Multi-Purpose Senior Citizens Center in Shepherdsville hosted a special Kentucky Derby lunch complete with your favorite hats for the occasion.

    The seniors enjoyed the lunch and the fellowship, as well as the friendly competition of who had the best Derby hats.

  • Statewide Candidates Talk Issues in Bullitt County

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - It was a shining moment, literally, for 11 candidates asking for Bullitt County votes in the May 19 state primary election.

    The candidates gathered in the sunlit Bullitt Central High School gymnasium  for a Meet the Candidates event sponsored by the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce, KentuckyOne Health, Republic Bank and The Pioneer News.

    The group included two gubernatorial candidates, both running for the Republican nomination.

  • 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.