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Today's News

  • Knob Creek Machine Gun Shoot

     KNOB CREEK—With over 11,000 visitors from around the world, the bi-annual Knob Creek Gun Range Machine Gun Shoot was right on target.

    Throughout the weekend, machine gunners aimed at burning cars, old refrigerators and clock-stopping targets while participating in a variety of events like the Jungle Walk through the woods and the assault rifle relay competition.

    Those looking to add to their collections were able to purchase anything from custom dog tags to rifles with all the accessories.

  • Animal control officer finally hired

    CLERMONT  — After months of uncertainty, the Bullitt County Animal Shelter has a new leader.

    Angie Greenup was appointed the animal control officer by a 3-2 vote of Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts had requested support of fiscal court to make the personnel change for the past couple of months.

    And, before that, she had fired Mark Williams, who served in the director’s seat, only to have him reinstated by fiscal court.

  • Bells Mill zoning request draws ire of citizens

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— In a stretch of residential homes in the Pleasant Grove area of Mount Washington, one corner lot could be rezoned to allow businesses to begin.

    The Mount Washington City Council heard some pros and a lot of cons to a request by Albert and Mary Rose Cahoe to rezone 5.022 acres located at the intersection of Highway 44 East and the eastside of Bells Mill Road.

    Currently the land is zoned AG Agricultural and R-1 Residential. The ordinance request the land be rezoned B-2 Central Business.

  • BE’s Woods selected merit semifinalist

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Bullitt East High School senior Sean Woods has been named a 2017 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist.

    The 17-year-old son of Rick and Krista Woods of Mount Washington is one of 16,000 semi-finalists across the nation and now pursues becoming a finalist and, ultimately, the recipient of a National Merit Scholarship.

    “I was excited to receive the letter,” Sean said. “I told my parents, starting with my Dad, and they were excited for me as well.”

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning October 23, 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.

     

  • Family looks to find way to aid others facing hearing issues

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - At age 2, Luke Montgomery is already bi-lingual.

    His parents and older brother are as well, so they can communicate with him.

    Luke was born with congenital deafness - sensorineural deafness syndrome - that left him considered deaf, albeit with very limited hearing abilities.

    Luke’s parents, Brooke and Jeff Montgomery, decided early on that the family, including sons Nate, 9, and Seth, 6, would learn their new language along with Luke.

  • Plans continue on renovation of Bullitt Lick Middle School

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The physical process of upgrading Bullitt Lick Middle School is underway.

    Principals at both Bullitt Lick and neighboring Shepherdsville Elementary warned families that the road between the campuses would now be closed to thru traffic, as construction is set to begin on the front of the BLMS facility.

    Cate Ward, representing Studio Kremer Associates, confirmed to the Bullitt County Public School Board that construction was underway.

  • Colorfest this weekend at Bernheim

     CLERMONT - It’s not every day you can launch a pumpkin into the air, work your way through a hay maze, and check out the beautiful natural autumn colors.

    At least not along with food vendors, live music, and educational programs.

    Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest provides all that and more during its annual ColorFest celebration, scheduled this year for Oct. 21 and 22.

  • MW residents like sod better than homes

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Another controversial rezoning request will head to the Mount Washington City Council.

    The request received a favorable recommendation from Bullitt County Joint Planning and Zoning, though not unanimously, and coming after lengthy discussion.

    The request was made for 229 acres of property along Highway 44 East, backing up to Waterford Road, known locally as the sod farm.

    Owners Larry and Carolyn Helm hope to rezone the property from Agricultural and R-1 Residential to R-2 Residential, with plans to create a new subdivision.

  • Shepherdsville garbage service can be stopped

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- If you are past due in your payments for garbage service in the city of Shepherdsville, you could be cut off in the next few weeks.

    And then the code enforcement officer with the city will be asking you where you are getting rid of your garbage.

    With the current hauler over $150,000 in the hole from payments by Shepherdsville customers, city officials recently made a change in its collection ordinance.