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  • Despite leak, Maryville pool to finish out swim season

    SHEPHERDSVILLE — Bullitt County officials will just resign themselves to the fact that its public pool behind Maryville Elementary has a leak.

    But the leak isn’t big enough to shut down one of the two remaining pools.

    Ed Etherton, assistant director of the county’s parks and recreation program, said that the leak at the Maryville pool will get worse.

    However, with just a few weeks remaining in the season, Etherton said the loss isn’t too great.

  • Man from Germany facing indictment on sex with minor

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — A man from Germany who traveled to Bullitt County to meet a minor for the purpose of illegal sexual activity has been indicted.

    The Bullitt County Grand Jury has recently indicted Michael Manfred Natterer, 22,  of Lockitzaue, Germany.

    He was charged with sodomy, unlawful transaction with a minor, prohibited use of electronic communication system, custodial interference, possession of matter portraying sex performances by a minor and use of a minor in a sexual performance.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning July 30, 2017

     Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so the information below is strictly of an advisory nature and is subject to change with no notice.

     

    Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night.  Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis.

     

  • Man charged with assault in park

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A man has been charged with improper sexual contact with a woman on Monday evening in the Shepherdsville City Park.

  • Couple runs in all 120 counties after Bullitt dash

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Fourth of July celebrations aren’t just fireworks and hot dogs.

    For one Midway couple, this Independence Day was about celebrating the completion of a bucket list item the size of Kentucky.

    Ambrose and Karen Wilson ran in their 120th 5K in their 120th Kentucky county.

    Inspired by Lexington-based friend Liam McNealon, Ambrose, 66, and Karen, 59, teamed with their runner friends to complete the same task.

    “After he did it, we all just thought we should do it, too,” Debbie Biddle, 58, said.

  • BIG PURPLE... Drug awareness event Saturday

     PIONEER VILLAGE - If you have a loved one who is battling a drug addiction, or if you are personally battling an addiction, then The Big Purple Event is something to consider attending.

    The second annual event will take place Saturday, July 29, at the Zoneton Fire Station on Preston Highway.

    The event is co-hosted by the Bullitt Opioid Addiction Team (BOAT) along with Break the Chains of Addiction, a group formerly known as Walking for Wellness Bullitt County.

  • Pioneer Village has best budget ever

    PIONEER VILLAGE -- Gary Hatcher and several of the current council members can remember the days when money was tight.

    There was a tremendous debt to pay off from the 1996 tornado.

    But, over the years, city officials have taken necessary steps, sometimes painful ones, to put Pioneer Village in solid financial shape.

    As the Pioneer Village City Council considered the second reading of its 2017-18 budget, Hatcher proudly stated that 10 years ago, the coffers had $10,000 in the bank.

  • Back in Business

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—Doug Green had never had a Donut King doughnut before. But that didn’t stop him from getting to their shop at 5:30 Tuesday morning to ensure he got one during the shop’s reopening.

    “I just moved to town in February and I’ve heard about his story and how great the doughnuts are so I wanted to be here when they opened to show my appreciation for him,” Green said. “He’s very well loved in this part of the county, from what I’ve heard.”

  • NO TURN ON RED

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—After repeated attempts, the state has finally allowed the city of Mount Washington to place a “No Turn on Red” sign at the bypass…but it comes with a catch: the sign is only in operation three hours a day.

    Councilmember Greg Gentry first asked about the sign over a year ago, stating that the traffic coming from Louisville tends to back up the rest of the Bardstown Road and Highway 44 East intersection by continuing to turn right.

  • MW community mourns loss of Jasper

     Thomas R. Jasper, 86, of Mount Washington, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 20, 2017.

    He was a man of solid faith and a loving, dedicated family man. As an active, lifelong member of First Baptist Church Mt. Washington, he served as deacon and on various committees.