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  • Martie's Kitchen

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Martie Korphage loved to cook, and she loved to feed everybody.

    The folks at First Baptist Church could think of no better way to honor her memory than to honor her as the namesake of a new program offering free meals to the community.

    Martie's Kitchen held its first public meal on Monday, Oct. 21, at the FBC community room.

    Barbara Elliott, a Martie's Kitchen volunteer and church member, said a group of dedicated citizens wanted to give back to the community by offering a free meal each week.

  • Large Halloween events planned by local fire department

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When Halloween arrives this Thursday, as many as 10,000 youngsters may be found at two popular trick-or-treat locations.

  • Judge ordered investigation into release

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A Bullitt Circuit Judge has ordered an investigation on why a court order to place a defendant on home incarceration was not followed.

  • Body found on hillside identified

     NICHOLS - The body found along a hillside off Weavers Run Road has been idtentified as Robert Holt, 45, of Jefferson County.

    He died of blunt force trauma and a single gunshot wound. Police believe the crime was committed elsewhere and the body dumped in Bullitt County.

    No suspect has been found. Bullitt County sheriff’s department is working with LMPD.

  • Hannah’s Closet to help find clothes for foster children

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - Hannah Thompson hopes to help a lot of people in the area with an issue near to her own heart.

    Hannah’s mother, Jennie, is a foster parent. Hannah has lived with foster siblings on a regular basis.

    The 15-year-old North Bullitt sophomore established Hannah’s Closet, an opportunity to assist foster families with much-needed clothing supplies for the children.

    Hannah said the concept involved offering clothes to the children who have nothing when they arrive at a new home.

  • Russell believes your body’s scars are what define your life

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Sherry Russell doesn’t live her life being defined by her breasts but rather by her scars.

    “Your scars kind of make you who you are,” said the Mount Washington resident.

    In January, Russell will be in remission from breast cancer for five years.

    She had been regularly going to get mammograms done every year, but she missed one in 2007. It wasn’t until after a co-worker at Papa Johns was diagnosed with breast cancer that it sparked her memory to go.

  • Early detection at mobile unit leads to treatment for Noe

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - It was a routine check at the mobile wellness unit about 14 years ago that alerted Shepherdsville resident Georgia Noe.

    She had a mammogram done and later received the call that they found something.

    Shortly after, she went to the James Graham Brown Cancer center to have some more extensive tests done. 

    She was lucky they caught it early.

    Noe said she was surprised because her family does not have a history of cancer.

  • Local man charged in latest bomb threat

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Just hours after a threat cleared the Bullitt County Courthouse, the judicial facility and surrounding buildings, a man has been charged.

    The Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office has charged Robert Pronovost, 30, with allegedly making a bomb threat on Monday afternoon.

    According to Lt. Mike Murdoch, spokesperson for the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office, a bomb threat was called into Central Dispatch Monday.

    The threat stated there were explosive devices around the courthouse and the sheriff’s office.

  • Bullitt County schools participating in safe driving campaign

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - With the community's assistance, two local high schools could earn a substantial amount of money while promoting safe driving.

    State Farm Insurance is hosting its national Celebrate My Drive campaign, a celebration of teen driving safety. The event is being held during National Teen Driver Safety Week, Oct. 18-26.

    The Bullitt Central and North Bullitt High School Youth Service Centers have both registered for an online voting competition, with the national winner earning $100,000 and a visit from musician Kelly Clarkson.

  • MW to tighten reins on driving city vehicles

     The joy rides on the city dollar have come to a halt in Mount Washington. At Monday night’s city counil meeting, the Mount Washington Police Chief Roy Daugherty asked the council to approving an ammendum to the city vehicle policy.

    He said they’ve been having problems with some officers using their police cars for personal trips out of the county.

    “It could save quite a bit of money in fuel cost,” he said.