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  • New flag flying high thanks to DAV chapter

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Residents at the Colonial House Personal Care Home in Shepherdsville can once again show their patriotism in a proper fashion.

    The Disabled American Veterans Henry Richardson Memorial Chapter 89 in Louisville donated a new U.S. flag and pole to Colonial House to replace the items damaged by a storm.

    Chapter 89 commander Mike Neal presented the flag and a plaque to Colonial House administrator Robin Petty during a special ceremony for the residents.

  • Conservation District provides funds for county junk pickup

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Once again this year, the Bullitt County Conservation District will contribute funding for the annual junk pick up days in April.

    Lewis Skidmore presented a check for $5,000 to help pay for the disposal days, set for April 16 and April 30.

    A new program this fall will be to provide vouchers for trees to be planted this fall. He said there is $1,000 to be spent in $20 vouchers. 

    Also, the seedling giveway will be held later this spring.

  • Former county judge Farris passes away

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- James Neil Farris may have been a man ahead of his times when he served as Bullitt County Judge.

  • US Attorney, IRS: Beware of fraudulent tax preparers, schemes

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr., joined by Tracey D. Montaño, Special Agent in Charge, IRS Criminal Investigation, urged the public today, to avoid dishonest tax-return preparers and their fraudulent schemes, and urged taxpayers to pay federal income taxes on time and in full, during a press conference today, at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Louisville.

  • Health Department earns accreditation

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When you go to the Bullitt County Health Department for those clinical services, you should rest assured.

    Or when you call the environmentalists for the health department, you should know that you are getting the best advice possible.

    And when you attend a program like the smoking cessation classes, the instruction is among the best in the country.

    That is because the Bullitt County Health Department has recently been accredited.

    Simply put, the services provided locally are among the best in the nation.

  • April is cleanup time in county

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- You will have two Saturdays in April to get rid of your junk if you live in Bullitt County.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court will again sponsor the ever-popular junk pickup days.

    Cleanup days are scheduled from 8 a.m to 4 p.m. at the following locations:

    - Saturday, April 16: Bullitt East High School and North Bullitt High School.

    - Saturday, April 30: Lebanon Junction Elementary, Nichols Elementary and the old Shepherdsville High School (current youth football complex).

  • Shep. pool unlikely to open this summer

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- While nothing is official, if you liked to take a swim in the pool next to Bullitt Central High School this summer, you might start looking for other options.

    Without a blessing from state inspectors to open the pool while repairs are being done, Bullitt County YMCA executive director June Daugherty said the chances of opening the main pool are very doubtful.

  • John Asher to be guest speaker at Boy Scout fund-raising dinner

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Paroquet Springs Conference Centre will host this year’s Lincoln Heritage Boy Scout fund-raising dinner on Tuesday, April 12.

    John Asher of Churchill Downs will serve as keynote speaker.

    The leadership team of John Snider, Jose Cubero and Gary McGruder are recruiting a strong campaign team as they aim for the event’s $32,000 goal. 

    The annual dinner will offer a social hour and silent auction for the over 150 business leaders anticipated to attend. 

  • Sheriff’s office investigating shooting at woman’s home

     HUNTERS HOLLOW -- The Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating an incident on Wednesday evening where a homeowner was shot.

    According to Cpt. Mike Murdoch, spokesman for the sheriff’s office, a call came into dispatch around 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday from a home on Hillview Boulevard.

    The initial call was that a woman in her 40s had been shot in her stomach by a male intruder who broke into her home.

    She was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

  • War on Heroin: Standing-room only crowd listens to new approach to solving issue

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It will not be a problem that law enforcement officials can solve.

    And it won’t be a situation that medication is the answer.

    Most certainly, counseling alone will not alleviate the country of this growing cause of death.

    However, a multi-faceted approach has begun in Bullitt County to combat the issue of heroin abuse.

    Officials with Seven Counties Services unveiled a new comprehensive recovery approach before a standing-room only crowd on Thursday.