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  • Beam family looks at past, future of firm

    CLERMONT - Back in 1795, the first barrel of whiskey was produced by Jacob Beam.

    The production of bourbon continued until 1920 when prohibition was declared and the distillery was shut down.

    But when prohibition was repealed in 1933, Jim Beam took just 120 days to get the distillery back in business.

    On Friday, over 300 employees, vendors, public officials and even country music stars Montgomery Gentry gathered together to celebrate an anniversary.

  • County still in hunt for seat plant

    HILLVIEW - There is some hope remaining that a major supplier to Ford Motor Co. will locate in Bullitt County.

    But the chances of that happening in the city of Hillview could be dashed.

    Hillview mayor Jim Eadens discussed the future of Magna Seating of America on Monday.

    The city council had two key components to the $13 million plant opening in Hillview - zoning changes on separate properties west of Interstate 65. In order to build the manufacturing plant, zoning changes would be needed.

  • Four injured after MWPD cruiser crashes into home on 44

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Four men were taken to University of Louisville Hospital on Wednesday night after a police cruiser crashed through a local home.

        Jeffery Mueller, 45, was seated in his living room when the cruiser, driven by Mount Washington police officer Timothy Morris, 33, crashed into his home near the corner of Dennis Drive and Highway 44.

  • Governor orders work to resume on Highway 480

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A road project that was on the back burner for several years suddenly got a kick start on Monday.

    With students from Cedar Grove Elementary looking on, Gov. Steve Beshear announced that work would resume immediately on the widening of Highway 480.

    The $5.7 million project would widen Cedar Grove Road from Interstate 65 to just past the elementary school.

    Beshear said that the state of Kentucky had been aggressive, despite the tight economic times, in moving forward with infrastructure projects.

  • LJ gets good financial report in audit

        LEBANON JUNCTION - Despite experiencing a decrease in total revenue and an increase in total expenses during the 2009-2010 Fiscal Year, a recent audit shows the city in good shape.

        During the October regular meeting of City Council CPA Cheryle Beauchamp presented the 2009-2010 audit prepared by Stiles, Carter and Associates and while the report recommended city officials remain prudent, Beauchamp proclaimed that Lebanon Junction was financially sound.

  • Despite strides, school system on 'list' of 13 failing NCLB

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Riding on a crest of euphoria after recent test data revealed that the marks were rising, Bullitt County school officials were given a dose of reality on Tuesday.

        Bullitt County joined 12 other school districts targeted by assistance by the state Department of Education.

  • Alcohol back on table in Mt. Washington

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - Three years ago the city council considered a measure to allow Sunday liquor sales, but due to a lack of support from council members, the measure died.

        Now Councilman Gary Lawson is asking that the city revisit the issue and at the request of several constituents he has sponsored an amendment to the city’s alcohol license ordinance to permit by the drink license holders to sell liquor by the drink on Sundays after 1 p.m.

  • Police investigate armed robbery

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Shepherdsville Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred Tuesday at 274 Highway 44 East.

        The incident occurred around 4:30 PM, according to SPD.

        An unidentified male entered the business and fled with an undetermined amount of cash.

        Anyone with more information should call the Shepherdsville Police at 502-921-1000, 957-1001, or the anonymous tip line at 502-215-1588.

  • Views vary on results from Tuesday's elections

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The question of whether the voter dissatisfaction with politics in Washington would trickle down to the local level may have been answered loud and clear in Bullitt County last Tuesday.

        As a result, there will be unprecedented change in local positions when officials take office in January.

        Out of the 29,794 votes cast in Bullitt County, 34 percent went with a straight ticket. And of that number, 4,917 filled out the Republican box and the remaining 3,063 selected the Democratic box.

  • Slaughterhouse 5, Opposition 6

        BROOKS - If a slaughterhouse in northern Bullitt County is to be expanded, expanded, it will take the approval of fiscal court.

        By a 6-5 vote, the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission adopted a recommendation to not rezone 22 acres owned by Virgil Warren Jr.

        Warren was applying to rezone the property off Brooks Hill Road from Agricultural to IG Heavy Industrial.