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  • Donations continue to roll in for ‘Christmas miracle’ for Houston

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A Christmas miracle is shaping up for Hurricane Harvey victims in Houston.

    Family Day Ministries, based in Shepherdsville, has been collecting items that will be distributed in time for the Christmas holiday.

    Pastor Mike Miller has connected with Trinity Lutheran Church, located near Downtown Houston, about 934 miles from FDM. Miller always contacts local ministry during a donation delivery, making certain the donations will make to those in the most need.

  • Beckner continues winning ways in Kentucky State Fair competition

     CLERMONT - He’s Bullitt County’s chairman of the boards.

    John Beckner continues to receive accolades for his wooden toy models, earning a Best of Show at the 2017 Kentucky State Fair.

    The award is Beckner’s ninth Best of Show since entering his first fair competition in 1999. Counting entries from both the state fair and the Bullitt County Fair, Beckner has earned 34 overall ribbons.

  • Treasurer Allison Ball warns Kentuckians of recent phone scam

     The Kentucky State Treasurer’s Office has recently learned of a telephone fraud scheme listing the Kentucky State Treasury as its physical address.

    Under this scheme, an individual is notified that he or she is eligible for a “free grant” of thousands of dollars. The individual is then instructed to wire money or purchase gift cards for the scammer in exchange for the promise of receiving this “free grant.” 

  • Mount Washington Fire gets grant for suits

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- The Mt. Washington Fire Protection District was awarded $19,000 on behalf of Gov. Matt Bevin and the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security (KOHS) as part of the 2017 Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP).

      The funds will go toward the purchase of 19 hazmat suits, which protect first responders against hazardous materials they could encounter during the course of performing their duties. 

  • Bad hair day? Stolen curling iron lands man in trouble

    SHEPHERDSVILLE — A customer in the local Wal-Mart must have had a need to do a little hair styling.

    Or maybe it was just a bad hair day.

    On Oct. 3, a customer noticed someone shoplifting from the store.

    Shepherdsville Police were notified and Officer Colebank pursued the shoplifter.

    Austin Brown, 23, of Shepherdsville, was arrested on one count of theft by unlawful taking under $500.

    The suspect allegedly had a curling iron concealed under his shirt and exited the store without paying.

  • Webber announces PV grant

     The City of Pioneer Village was awarded $33,000 on behalf of Governor Matt Bevin and the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security (KOHS) as part of the 2017 Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP).

       The funds will go toward the purchase and installation of six portable radios, six desktop charges, six remote speakers, and microphones. 

  • New to the Chamber

     A long-time, locally-owned business is now one of the newest members of the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce.

    Shepherdsville native Wayne Lewis and his wife, Dana, have been co-owners of Discount Auto Supply since 1989. The company was founded in 1976.

    “I worked here when I was 16,” Wayne said, “Ronnie Tinnell and his family started it. One day I fixed his brakes for him, and he offered me a job.”

  • THINK PINK: Annual awareness to broaden scope to all varieties of cancer

    SHEPHERDSVILLE—October may signify the return of pumpkin spice lattes and sweater-weather, but it also serves as a month of breast cancer awareness.

    Each year, the Bullitt County Health Department, the Kentucky Cancer Program and the Bullitt County Cooperative Extension Service work to ensure residents “think pink” by hosting the annual Think Pink evening at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre in Shepherdsville.

    On Tuesday, Oct. 17, both men and women are invited to attend the free event from 5-7:30 p.m.

  • Who Killed the Witch of the East?

     The fourth annual Dancing for the Arts fundraiser took a different road this year…the yellow brick road.

    “I think this year’s event was a huge success,” said Bullitt County Arts Council President Terri Amody. “It brought smiles to face from 9 years of age to 91.”

    Performing a twist on “the Wizard of Oz”, community members spent eight weeks learning not only to dance but to act, too.

  • Fall burn laws go into effect this week

     FRANKFORT - The Kentucky Division of Forestry (KDF) is again preparing for an active wildfire season. Each year, there are nearly 1,500 wildfires in the state of Kentucky, based on a 10-year average.

    Last fall, the division responded to 520 fires that burned 52,216 acres with a timber value loss of $20,642,663. The majority of the fires occurred in November.