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  • Tea party to raise funds, draw attention to MW’s Lloyd House

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - What little girl doesn’t love to play tea party?

    On Saturday, Sept. 29, the Mount Washington Historical Society will give little girls and women of all ages the chance to partake in a real tea party at the 19th-century Lloyd House Museum in Mount Washington. 

    Event organizer Melissa Thompson said teas have become popular in recent years and with the history of tea dating centuries before it became synonymous with Great Britain, she thought it was the perfect event for the historical society to host.

  • New operating hours begin on Oct. 1 for Bullitt Health Dept.

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Effective Oct. 1, 2012, the Bullitt County Health Department hours of operations will change. “This change in operating hours will result in more appointments before school and work while continuing late hours on Tuesdays,” stated Vickie Trevino, Clinical Supervisor.  

  • Bernheim, Louisville Water find way to reach goals of each entity

     CLERMONT - Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, along with the Louisville Water Company, showed that collaboration is still a good thing in Bullitt County.

  • A new Castle to come...

    Crews demolished the existing White Castle in Shepherdsville.

    A new White Castle restaurant is expected to open in early 2013. 

  • The Long Road Home: Bikers bring attention to issues facing returning war veterans

     CLERMONT - For many military veterans, the journey home means a longer than expected recovery more than it means returning.

    Many veterans bring home extra baggage in the forms of physical or mental disabilities due to a wide variety of stress-related reasons.

    Bullitt County was located along the road for a handful of veterans now raising awareness of such issues as part of The Long Road Home Project.

  • Fouts resigns as EDA director

          SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bob Fouts has had a lot of successes over the past nine years as executive director of the Bullitt County Economic Development Authority.

         And he has seen a few new misses over that time.

         But after Nov. 1, Fouts will no longer be in charge of bringing jobs to the county.

         Fouts, a former state employee, announced that he is not seeking to renew his contract Thursday during a meeting of the Bullitt County EDA.

  • Right lane of I-65 south closed for repairs

     The right lane and shoulder of Interstate 65 southbound at the 111 mile marker in Bullitt County is currently closed Thursday, September 20, until 6 a.m. EDT, Saturday, September 22.

    The mile-long closure is for slab replacement work and to fix drainage issues.

    The fast and middle lanes will be opened to normal traffic.  Motorists are encouraged to watch for slowed or stopped traffic.

    Appropriate signage will be in place to alert and guide the traveling public.

  • Down on Fifth caps off family festival Saturday

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - A central Kentucky band is shaking up the bluegrass music scene and one of its members calls Bullitt County home. 

  • Additional funds to allow MW sidewalk project to go forward

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - A long awaited sidewalk project may soon get underway in Mount Washington. 

    Three years after the city received a grant to replace the sidewalks along Old Bardstown Road in downtown Mount Washington, mayor Joetta Calhoun recently shared that she received a contract authorizing additional grant funds to get the project moving. 

    Last year, the city council unanimously approved a resolution to accept a $178,200 grant from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to install new sidewalks from Highway 44 to Snapp Street.

  • In or Out...Mount Washington mapping boundaries

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Folks in certain areas of Mount Washington's Autumn Glen and Twelve Oaks subdivisions may be surprised to find that they they don't actually live in the city. 

    At least not according to the Kentucky Secretary of State's office.