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Today's News

  • Family begins new life in MW thanks to Building Homes for Heroes program

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — Adjusting to life after leaving the military can be difficult.

    Add in an injury and a family to take care of and it can be close to impossible.

    Army veteran Steven Fader knows the struggle all too well.

    Surgery gone wrong in 2003 left Fader with a knee injury that also causes neck and back pains. He also discovered he suffers from neurocardiogenic syncope, a disorder that causing frequent fainting, stress and effects posture.

  • UPDATE: Family reports missing teen located

     UPDATE (02/06/15, 3:30 p.m.): The family of Ashley Brown reported that she was found safe, thanking the community for their assistance in the matter.

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    The following is a message sent from the Shepherdsville Police Department Friday morning, seeking assistance in locating a missing Shepherdsville teenager:

    Shepherdsville Police are asking for your assistance in locating a missing teenager.

  • Valentine Gala tickets, chances on sale

     The American Red Cross in Bullitt and Spencer counties will host their annual Valentine Gala on Saturday, Feb. 13.

    The event at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre will include music by Wulfe Pack.

    Corporate sponsors this year include Citizens Union Bank, Derby Fire and Safety and Publishers Printing Co.

    Tickets are $60 per person or $120 per couple. A table of eight is available for $480.

    Cocktails begin at 7 p.m. with dinner at 8 p.m. featuring music by Hans Sander.

  • McCracken Co. drug distributer sentenced 120 months

     PADUCAH, Ky. – The leader of a large drug trafficking organization operating in McCracken County, Kentucky, was sentenced today by Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, to 120 months in prison and 5-year period of supervised release for conspiracy to traffic in large amounts of crack cocaine, cocaine powder, and marijuana, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Heating assistance funds available for residents in need

     LOUISVILLE – As the region’s unusually mild temperatures decline into those more typical of the season, some area residents may have trouble keeping their homes comfortable. For many, it’s during these times that we could all use the support of those around us.

  • Residents want more notice by zoning officials to provide time to oppose, support request

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When it is a controversial rezoning request, Roy Willis said those opposed do not have time to build a case under the current time restraints.

    He would like to see residents have more time between the time the application is filed and when the case is set for a public hearing.

    Willis, who most recently dealt with a rezoning issue off Chapeze Lane, might get his wish.

    Members of the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission will take the comments of Willis and fellow resident William Kidd into consideration.

  • Governor says interchange IN budget

     FRANKFORT -- State Rep. Linda Belcher was confident.

    Shepherdsville Mayor Scott Ellis was hopeful.

    And Shepherdsville councilman Bernie Brown was still a bit skeptical.

    But after Gov. Matt Bevin delivered his first budget address to the General Assembly, a collective sigh of relief may have been heard from all.

    Bevin not only placed the proposed interchange just south of Highway 480 on Interstate 65, he mentioned the proposal as an example of an economic development project that needs to be done.

  • Man who sued city now under indictment

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A man who sued the city of Mount Washington is now in trouble with the law.

    Brenton Wombles has been indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury on a charge of theft by failure to make required disposition of property.

    The charge is a Class C felony, which is punishable by 5-10 years in prison.

    According to the indictment, Wombles allegedly did not pay for property or services valued at over $10,000.

    The period of the alleged actions was from May 15, 2015, through Oct. 26, 2015.

  • Separate bids for multi-family rezonings get rejection from MW officials

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Residents hoping to move into a new apartment or town home in Mount Washington will have to make do with the current selections.

    Two multi-family complex proposals were denied rezoning requests by the Mount Washington City Council.

    The first case belonged to Nathan Jones, a local realtor looking to remove the restrictions on a tract of land off Hardy Lane, near Twelve Oaks subdivision.

    The restriction prevents building multifamily units, as well as building any unit less than 1,400 square feet.

  • Committee to dive into future of new county aquatic center

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When a new version of the Bullitt County Parks Board was formed in July 2010, it had a mission and some vision.

    Part of the board’s mission statement was to pursue partnerships to maximize funding to support county objectives, such as an indoor aquatic facility.

    The members of that board are gone and another group has been given the reins of the county’s parks and recreation recommendations.

    Apparently, Bullitt Fiscal Court is looking at pursuing one of those mission goals from 2010.