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  • History Museum reopens display room, upstairs

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County History Museum made history by making history.

    The museum, located in the older format portion of the Bullitt County Courthouse, hosted a grand reopening of one of its display rooms following damage to the room over a year ago.

    The rooms on the south side received heavy water damages, leading to substantial work to reopen each room.

  • Armstrong, former county judge, dies at 80

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- He was remembered as a man who was liked by all.

    Glenn Lewis Armstrong, 80, of Mount Washington, died on Monday, Aug. 8, 2016.

    Armstrong served one four-year term as Bullitt County Judge/Executive (1990-93).

    “He was a good guy,” said James “Butch” Sweat, who served as magistrate of the Fourth District with Armstrong.

  • Adam Shepherd’s importance to county now lives on through newest marker

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The city’s namesake was given official credit for his importance to the area.

    Kentucky Historical Highway Marker 2494, honoring Adam Shepherd, was officially dedicated in the front lawn of the Bullitt County Courthouse.

    Local residents, officials, and a few of Shepherd’s descendants gathered for the formal unveiling ceremony, including former elected official Billy Roy Shepherd.

  • Maryville Elementary closed for the week

      PIONEER VILLAGE - On the opening day of 2016, there were a few Bullitt County Public Schools students who didn't attend classes.

    Maryville Elementary principal Ruth Esterle announced to school families Tuesday evening that the school was declared not ready for students on Wednesday's opening day.

    According to Esterle, the school did not receive its Certificate of Occupancy after failing a plumbing pressure test.

  • Six to battle for Shepherdsville mayor

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With the filing deadline complete, voters in Shepherdsville will have plenty of candidates to choose from in local races.

    Six candidates have filed for the mayor's office with another 14 hoping to land one of the six council seats.

  • Tinnell seeks third term as mayor of Shepherdsville

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- He spent nine years in the mayor’s seat and Sherman Tinnell is looking to return to his old office.

    Tinnell became the third candidate to put his name into contention for the mayor’s office in Shepherdsville.

    An election on Nov. 8 will determine who will fulfill the final two years of Scott Ellis’ term. Ellis resigned in February and Brian James was selected as the interim.

    “Right now everyone is confused,” Tinnell said of the mayor’s situation.

  • Deadline to file for office on Tuesday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The time has arrived for all candidates wishing to run on the Nov. 8 ballot to sign on the dotted line.

    The filing deadline for the general election will be at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 9, at the Bullitt County Clerk’s office.

    The most heated races were predicted for Shepherdsville contests for mayor and city council.

    Both are non-partisan elections for the first time.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning August 7, 2016

     

  • Bag left at post office contained no bomb

     SHEPHERDSVLLE -- There was no service at the Shepherdsville Post Office for several hours on Thursday afternoon.

    The Shepherdsville Police, as well as the Louisville Metro Police Bomb Squad, were called to the postal facility on North Buckman Street around 3:40 p.m. on Thursday.

    According to the Shepherdsville police department, there was the report of a suspicious black duffle bag located near the flag pole.

  • Deadline to file for office less than week away

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The anticipated avalanche of candidates in upcoming races in Shepherdsville has not panned out.

    But, there are still a few more days until the Tuesday, Aug. 9, deadline.

    Candidates for the upcoming fall general election are slowly coming forward.

    In Shepherdsville, retired police officer Curtis Hockenbury, former councilmember Faith Portman and former mayor Sherman Tinnell have filed for the office of mayor.