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Local News

  • Late work gets road projects back in plan

     FRANKFORT - The road to progress is often filled with potholes.
     But for Bullitt Countians, many of those hurdles caused by poor transportation systems will be alleviated thanks to the work of the General Assembly.
     While it took legislators a few extra days to get the job done, state Sen. Paul Hornback was pleased with the outcome.
     And that outcome included over $62 million in road projects for Bullitt County over the next two years.

  • Family has plenty of love to share

     CEDAR GROVE - Home is where the heart is, and for two boys a Bullitt County family features a lot of heart.

    Misiker, 2, and Kenean, 1, officially became United States citizens as of Mar. 31, adopted from the Harrar region of Ethiopia by the Cochran Family.

    Their new father, Greg Cochran, is pastor of Cedar Grove Baptist Church. He and his wife, Vickie, recently flew to Ethiopia to bring their new children home.

  • Visitors like what they see in new library

     HILLVIEW - On a beautiful Sunday afternoon, the Bullitt County Public Library system passed on tradition while celebrating its future.

  • Ice has cool experience helping to be part of movie on firefighting

     ATLANTA, Ga. - A Bullitt County native helped ignite a spark into an upcoming made-for-television movie.

  • Underage drinking town hall meeting

     New Hope Christian Fellowship is sponsoring a town hall meeting to discuss the issues surrounding underage drinking.

  • Police investigating traffic fatality on Cedar Grove Road

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - Police are investigating the cause of an accident involving a fatality.

            The accident occurred Tuesday afternoon on Highway 480 at Interstate 65 involving a Ford Ranger truck and a tractor trailer.

            The Ford Ranger driver, Bernard Koester, 73, of Shepherdsville, was pronounced dead at the scene by Bullitt County coroner David Billings.

  • Individuals indicted for drug-related charges at grand jury

            SHEPHERDSVILLE - The following individuals have been indicted by the Bullitt Circuit Grand Jury panel for drug-related felony charges:

            *Nathan T. Houtchins and Michael Schrader - charged with complicity to manufacture methamphetamines, complicity to wanton endangerment and complicity to unlawful possession of a meth precursor.

            According to the indictment, the pair had equipment or materials needed to manufacture meth on Jan. 24, 2012.

  • Communication key part of county plan

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - As part of moving the county forward, a component is improving communications.
        The strategic planning commission listed communications as one of the goals in its list of recommendations to city and county leaders.
        Alex Wimsatt, a member of the committee, recently told Bullitt Fiscal Court members that the goal of the group was to unify the county and to create a vision.

  • Mount Washington's Ruth Ball reaches milestone birthday

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - While this week marks the 100th anniversary of the Titanic's sinking, it also marks a milestone for one Mount Washington woman.
     On Tuesday, longtime Mount Washington resident Ruth Ball will celebrate her 100th birthday.
     Though her century-birthday is certainly a rare feat, Ball said it's just another day to her.
     "I don't feel any different," she said with a smirk.

  • Pearl decides to retire from store, meeting spot

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - After a lifetime of service, local businesswoman Pearl Hudson, 78, will hand over control of Pearl's Food Mart on Tuesday. 
     Though the convenience store and its name will remain much the same under new management, Hudson's retirement will mark the end of an era in Mount Washington history.
     Hudson, who has operated the convenience store affectionately referred to as "Pearl's" for a quarter century, said her last day will be bittersweet, but it's time to pass the torch.