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  • Domestic violence awareness activities Saturday

     The second annual community awareness day will be held in observe Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

    The event will run from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the Shepherdsville City Park.

    The Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office and the Center for Women and Families will sponsor the event.

    Activities are free and open to the public.

    At 9:30 a.m., a walk will be held in honor of Kim Nugent, a victim of domestic violence.

  • Colorfest makes annual Bernheim visit

     CLERMONT - Seventeen years of celebration may result in the best event Bernheim Forest has ever hosted.

  • Week to honor retired teachers

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - You may have seen a bumper sticker that read, "If you can read this, thank a teacher." 

    With patience and skill we do learn to read, write and do arithmetic. But what happens when a teacher retires? 

    Well, in Bullitt County, they continue to quietly serve our community. 

    Bullitt County Retired Teachers Association members have raised thousands of dollars for the Relay for Life and given scholarships to local high school seniors. 

  • Local hotel, restaurant business still growing

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Whether it's a sign of a local or national economic trend, one thing is for sure, more people are eating at Bullitt County restaurants and staying at Bullitt County hotels than last year. 

    During the September regular meeting of the Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission, commission treasurer James Watkins reported that the amount of motel and restaurant tax revenue the commission received rose from 2011.

  • Apartments may be built; roadwork to be required

          HILLVIEW - David McMullan has seen too many vehicles leave the road at a sharp curve on East Blue Lick Road.

         In fact, he keeps pictures on his cell phone of the various accidents.

         Now, a developer is looking to add nearly 200 apartment units just south of the curve.

         With promised road improvements, the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to rezone 8.5 acres from B-1 Highway Business to R-3 Residential.

  • Council OKs hiring of one officer in Shepherdsville

          SHEPHERDSVILLE - It's not perfect but it will be better.

         Shepherdsville city leaders approved the hiring of an additional police officer due to concerns over the lack of manpower on some shifts.

         While speaking to the Shepherdsville City Council, chief Doug Puckett knew he only had two officers on duty to cover the entire town. That is not a situation which makes him feel comfortable for either his officers or for the residents.

  • BEHS teacher killed in Monday morning crash

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - A Bullitt East High School teacher was killed in a car crash early Monday morning. 

    Brian Walters, 38, of Spencer County died shortly after the accident that occurred just before 7 a.m. on Dale Lane off Wilsonville Road in northern Spencer County.

    According to Shannon Brock of The Pioneer News' sister paper, The Spencer Magnet, Shelby County Deputy Coroner Jeff Ivers identified Walters and, from the information he collected, said Walters was on his way to work when the accident occurred.

  • Diabetes Walk for Fitness

     Several dozen walkers of all ages came out recently to participate in a walk around the Cedar Grove Business Park to raise awareness to the fight against diabetes.

    The KIPDA Rural Diabetes Coalition sponsored the Tri-County Walking Challenge started at the Anytime Fitness facility in the shopping center.

  • THE BOOM IS BACK: Access found, Knob Creek event is back

     WEST POINT - Considering the area lost millions when a collapsed bridge forced the Knob Creek Gun Range to cancel its Spring Machine Gun Shoot, local officials and business leaders alike held out hope that a new bridge would be constructed in time for the fall shoot. 

  • State watching meningitis issue

     FRANKFORT- The Kentucky Department for Public Health has been notified of five recent cases of fungal meningitis in Kentucky residents who received medical care in Tennessee.