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Today's News

  • Central office renamed for longtime educator

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Frank Hatfield was never one to like a lot of publicity for himself.

    He was always more worried about placing the focus on the students and ways to improve their educational opportunities.

    But, on Saturday, it was Frank Hatfield’s day.

    The Bullitt County Public School Board unanimously agreed recently that the central office should now be known as the Frank R. Hatfield Administrative Center.

  • Flood still major topic for Shepherdsville board

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Any water found in the new Federal Emergency Management Agency’s designated flood plain proposal will be hot water.

    The Shepherdsville City Council continues to work toward a more feasible solution to FEMA’s suggestions of increased flood insurance premiums for residences and businesses located within the proposed plain.

    The city’s 90-day appeal period began on Oct. 1, giving the city until Jan. 1, 2015, to officially appeal. The process began when the plans were officially made public.

  • MW AARP to host Veterans Day celebration event

     The Mount Washington AARP Chapter 4613 will host a Veterans Day Fund-raiser on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    This “red carpet” evening will begin with a Veterans Day tribute at 6 p.m. with the National Anthem. After dinner, the evening will continue with John Wigginton and Allen Peavler providing musical entertainment and live and silent auctions.

  • Forum provides differing views on issues

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Many came sporting the shirts of their favorite candidates.

    Others just came to listen to the views of those running for local office.

    About 150 people attended the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce’s Meet the Candidates night inside the new Bullitt Central High cafeteria.

    Each of the candidates were presented with a number of questions in advance. However, none knew the two which would be selected.

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  • Brides can be part of unique day of fun

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Hold on to your veils ladies, bridal show has just gone to a whole new level.

    Want in on the fun?

    The Paroquet Springs Conference Centre will be hosting a Bridal Scavenger Hunt on Saturday, Nov. 1, at 1 p.m.

    The event will begin at Especially You Events at 226 Old Preston Highway. 

    Brides will be given their first clue and then will visit about 12 other locations in Bullitt County to receive stamps, said Conference Centre executive director Vicki Downing. 

  • Barger comes home to lead Bullitt Lick Middle

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - One of Shepherdsville’s native sons, and a respected member of the Bullitt County Public Schools community, returns home to help educate his fellow residents.

    Lee Barger was named principal of Bullitt Lick Middle School, replacing Robert Fulk, who left at the beginning of the school year to fill the principal position at North Bullitt High School.

    The Bullitt Lick hiring brings Barger full circle on the educational level. He grew up attending Roby Elementary and the old Shepherdsville High School, graduating from Bullitt Central.

  • Ramp closure from KY 245 to I-65 North October 24-27

     LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists that the entrance ramp from KY 245 to northbound Interstate 65 will be closed this weekend for concrete pavement repairs. This ramp is scheduled for closure from 9:00 p.m. on Friday, October 24 until 5:00 a.m. on Monday, October 27.

    Motorists should follow the signed detour via westbound KY 245 to northbound KY 61 to eastbound KY 480. They can access northbound I-65 at Shepherdsville.

  • Man sentenced 15 years for producing child porn

     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Senior United States District Court Judge Charles R. Simpson III, sentenced Craig Ian Elliott, age 47, to 15 years in prison followed by 20 years of Supervised Release for violating federal child pornography laws, namely, the production of child pornography, announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

  • Program encourages kids to speak up when there are acts of violence

     HEBRON ESTATES - In an attempt to get at the root causes of domestic violence, it's never too early to learn.

    Some children may experience domestic violence through parents or even from bullies their own age.

    Representatives from The Center for Women and Families teamed with Hebron Middle School to offer a program, "Step In and Speak Up," discussing tell-tale signs and prevention methods.

  • City recommends back-flow valves

    HUNTERS HOLLOW - "I encourage every resident and business owner to put in a back flow preventer," said Hunters Hollow mayor Linda Parker.

    The back flow preventer will help keep raw sewage from getting into homes and businesses, an event that Parker said was beginning to happen in the city.

    The reason for the sewage back-ups, according to Parker, is the lack of a sufficient treatment plant since March, when the plant serving the city exploded.