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  • Goodwyn believes his Moore's Karate has something for everyone

     There is a new addition across the street from Zappos. Moore’s Karate had its grand opening on August 30th. It is located in 1707 Cedar Grove Rd Suite 5 in Shepherdsville. The owner Eric Goodwyn, was stationed in Fort Minot, North Dakota three years ago and got involved with the business.

         “I knew I wanted to come back and live in Kentucky,” Goodwyn said. “I wanted to continue on with the business and decided to open one here.”

  • Rachel's Challenge positive message for students

      CLERMONT - Thirteen years after becoming the first victim of the fatal shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado, Rachel Scott lives on and continues to challenge other students.

    Based on her life and writings, Rachel's Challenge was formed by family and friends to spread Rachel's anti-bullying message and her challenge to treat everyone as a friend.

  • Laura Terry victorious ways continue with win at State Fair

     This has been Laura Terry’s year.

    The 22-year-old Mount Washington resident was named one of the 2013 Bullitt County Vocalists of the Year at the Bullitt County Fair and recently the winner of Mike Linnig’s Southern Starlet singing contest at the Kentucky State Fair. The Southern Starlet contest focuses on country music.

    The contest lasted a whole day. Terry said tryouts were in the morning and they crowned the winners that same night.

  • Martin wows the crowd to win KSF karaoke contest

     PIONEER VILLAGE - The new voice of Bullitt County comes in the form of a 12-year-old girl, according to Kentucky State Fair judges.

    Emma Denise Martin was selected as the winner of the "So You Think You Can Sing" karaoke competition, hosted annually in the Mike Linnig's tent at the fair. She earned top honors in the 12 and under age division.

    The seventh grader at St. Athanasius Catholic School in Louisville earned $50 and two tickets to Kings Island Amusement Park, along with a ribbon and a trophy half her size.

  • Car show replaces beauty pageants at festival

     This year’s show will still have some beauties, but maybe not the ones you normally think of. There will be no pageants at the Old Fashioned Days Festival this year, but there will be a car show.

    Bobby Hartlage, coordinator of the contest, said this is an open car show so anyone is welcome to enter.

    “Everything is welcome,” he said.

    It will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 28, the second day of the festival. The fee to enter is $10.

  • Stream Walk planned for Saturday in north end

    Brooks Run is described by the Kentucky Division of Water as a stream with impaired uses due to low water quality.  Each of the five (5) northern Bullitt County Phase II cities is located at least partially within the Brooks Run Watershed.  The main channel passes through Fox Chase and Pioneer Village and primary tributaries flow from or through Hillview, Hunters Hollow and Hebron Estates.  In an effort to involve and educate the general public to be aware of and help improve water quality, the cities conduct an annual stream walk. 

  • BOMB THREAT: Investigation on-going as offices closed Monday following threat

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Investigators are still in the process of finding the person responsible for a bomb threat scare at the Bullitt County Courthouse.

    A call was received after 1 p.m. Monday saying a bomb was inside the courthouse, according to Bullitt County Sheriff’s spokesperson Scotty McGaha.

    Officials were uncertain if the caller meant the Courthouse or the neighboring Bullitt County Judicial Center, where actual court cases were scheduled. 

    Both buildings were evacuated.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning Sept. 23, 2013

     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 

  • MW tries to deal with smelly issue near plant

     It’s a stinky situation. One the city of Mount Washington is taking more steps to solve.

    At Monday night’s city council meeting, City Sewer Superintendent Tim Johson gave an update on combating odor. He said he did some research and has isolated hydrosulfide as the problem.

    “It releases the gases that they’re smelling and eats at the concrete,” Johnson said.

    He said he thinks removing that element at the pump stations could be the key to getting rid of the smell before it even reaches the treatment plant.

  • Parade will continue to be focal point again in annual OFD festival

     The Lebanon Junction Old Fashioned Days parade is being driven with some new reins this year.