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  • Opportunities exist to be part of Light Up, Shep.

     The Light Up Shepherdsville festivities will return to the city park on First Street.

    A full evening of activities are planned for Saturday, Dec. 2. This is the first time the event has been held on a Saturday.

    The parade will begin at 6 p.m. at the Frank E. Simon Park on Highway 44 West. There is a $20 fee to have a float. All proceeds go to the Shepherd’s Pantry program.

    Awards will be given for best float in school, church and business divisions, as well as the Mayor’s Choice Award.

  • Shepherdsville police to leave notices of visits

     The Shepherdsville Police are leaving door hangers at locations they check during their patrols. This is similar to a program Hillview police has been using.

    The door hangers will have a place where officers can document the date, time, address, whether or not the location was secure and any notes they believe would be helpful to the property owner.

    The program has been in place for the past couple of weeks. If any property owner has a question, they can call 921-1000.

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  • Lights On Ribbon Cutting

    MOUNT WASHINGTON—The Lights are officially On at Mount Washington’s newest restaurant.

    Lights On Bar and Grill offers home cooked appetizers, pasta, ribeye steaks and more, owner Tom Chamberlain said.

    Compared to its counterpart, Shepherdsville’s Lights Out, Chamberlain said the Mount Washington location has more of a restaurant feel, adding that the space offers a large patio area with a party room for secluded gatherings.

    The Lights In is located on Highway 44 East, next to Mount Washington Elementary.

  • Urgent care facility earns approval to open center in Mt. Washington

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- The opening of an urgent care medical facility in Mount Washington got the needed approvals from a pair of Bullitt County planning boards.

    Palm Development received a pair of variances and a site plan approval for a  medical facility on Highway 44 East.

    According to a representative of the development company, a 3,600 square foot building is planned on Highway 44 East, across from Hometown Pizza.

    The urgent care facility will be open seven days a week.

  • Pet Lovers Thankful for New Ownership

     SHEPHERDSVILLE—Joni Blake’s friends thought she was pulling some elaborate April Fools Day joke when she told them she’d purchased a pet cemetery.

    Six months later, Blake is continuing to prove the purchase wasn’t a joke.

    “My whole thing was it as broken and I knew I had the ability to fix it and so I took the opportunity,” she said.

  • High winds, not tornado, hits MW area

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- A fast moving storm hit Bullitt County on Saturday afternoon but the National Weather Service’s survey of the area did not reveal a tornado.

    At around 5:05 p.m. on Saturday, reports of a heavy storm left a path of wind damage, mainly on either side of Highway 44 from the Pleasant Grove area to Mount Washington.

    Numerous trees and power lines were down in the area.

    There was also structural damage to several buildings and reports of roof damage were numerous in the area.

  • Free app can make it easier to provide info to first responders

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- McFarland-Troutman-Proffitt Funeral Home has graciously invested back into the community in order to promote the saving of lives. 

    The owners recognized a very unique opportunity to assist our local first responders through an ingenious marketing initiative that could help save lives.  The funeral home asks that you download the Vital ICE (In Case of Emergency) app, from either the Apple App Store or Google Play, for your smart phone and enter in their code: #7738. 

  • Charges of arson dismissed

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A man indicted for starting fires at the same home on two occasions has had those charges dismissed.

    William Prather, also known as William Prater, had the indictment against him dismissed on Oct. 30.

    According to the original indictment, he allegedly started a fire on Sept. 1, 2016, and again on Oct. 18, 2016, and was charged with two counts of arson.

    If convicted, he could have faced 10-20 years in prison.

  • White Flag program for homeless gets cool first reaction from council

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- As winter weather approaches, Carl Rogers would like to expand on his current Room in the Inn program for those who are homeless.

    However, his request to open up the Shepherdsville Community Center on nights when temperatures drop below freezing received a bit of a chilly reception.

    Patterned after “white flag” programs in other areas, Rogers said he was seeking a place for any homeless person to come in out of the cold.

  • Roby continues to play football despite some early obstacles

    MOUNT WASHINGTON—When Luke Roby was four years old, his dad signed amputation papers for his son’s foot. Now, 11 years later, Roby continues to defy the odds as he finished his second year playing football for Bullitt East.

    In May 2006, Roby was playing in the backyard at his grandparent’s house with his older siblings. His grandfather had recently been in a car accident and was still in the hospital. Roby’s dad, Skee, had brought the kids along while he mowed the yard.