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Today's News

  • Helping Give Animals a Second Chance at Life

        MOUNT WASHINGTON— Injured squirrels, rabbits, raccoons, opossums and bats have a new home in Mount Washington.
        Started in 2009, Second Chances Wildlife Center is a 501c3 clinic whose mission is to conserve wildlife through rehabilitation and education.
        “More and more, as animals are losing their habitats, they’re forced to come in closer and closer to humans,” founder Brigette Williams said, adding that 90 percent of what the organization gets in is due to human encroachment.

  • New traffic signal activation at Highway 44, Bells Mill

     LOUISVILLE – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) announces activation of a new traffic signal at the intersection of KY 44 and KY 1526 (Bells Mill Road) in Bullitt County. This signal is being installed as part of an intersection improvement project that includes the addition of turning lanes.

    The signal heads are currently in place and are scheduled for activation later on this week. The signal will be tested and timing adjusted over the next two weeks. 

  • Court rejects planners’ bid to reduce fees

        SHEPERDSVILLE -- Some complaints over revised fees charged by the Bullitt County Planning Commission will take a little more time before any change is made.
        Bullitt Fiscal Court denied a text amendment that would address the fees charged on structures such as garages and pole barns, as well as the zoning compliance fee charged for building permits which are located inside municipal limits.
        With the denial, county attorney John Wooldridge can revise the text amendment and begin the process over again.

  • Standing key to annexation suit

                    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Residents opposed to the annexation of property along Chapeze Lane presented two days of testimony on why they should have a part in the legal battle.
        And, Bullitt Circuit Court Judge Rodney Burress agreed that their case should not be dismissed after that testimony.
        But what isn’t known is whether Burress will ultimately say if the case against the city of Shepherdsville will be allowed to move forward.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning August 28, 2016

     

  • Big Purple preview of Overdose Awareness Day on Aug. 31

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - August 31 is designated as International Overdose Awareness Day. Two local agencies were hoping to raise awareness leading up to the important date by hosting The Big Purple Event.

    Co-sponsored by Walking for Wellness Stop Heroin Bullitt County and the Bullitt Opioid Addiction Team (BOAT), The Big Purple Event featured guest speakers, live entertainment and vendor booths featuring regional organizations that are dealing with drug abuse and addiction issues.

  • Etherton closes out over 25 years of service to concerns as work continues

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When Bullitt County government inherited an emergency medical service 25 years ago, Bridgett Etherton was there.

    Mike Phillips, who has been the Bullitt County EMS director since its inception, said his friendship with Etherton goes back even further.

    So on a day in which she was honored on her service and her retirement, it was an emotional moment for Phillips.

    “She’s been my sounding board,” said Phillips. “She’s been my venting board.”

  • Maryville students to have days extended 7 minutes

     PIONEER VILLAGE -- Students and teachers at Maryville Elementary School started the current academic year off with a three-day delay.

    Due to construction issues with the renovation work at the school, classes did not resume until Monday, Aug. 15.

    As a result of the delay, students will now be in class an additional seven minutes per day through the rest of the school year.

    The additional minutes will be added to the end of the school day starting on Wednesday, Aug. 24.

  • Stable that meant so much to so many rebounding after fire destroys facility

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— When Sally McConnell’s seven-year-old granddaughter, Morgan, first saw flames coming from her grandma’s horse barn in early June, her first thoughts went to her pony, Mr. Freckles.

    “My granddaughter went in when she saw it sparking instead of coming to get me and tried to get her pony out,” the Rolling Hills Farm owner said. “He made it about to the first post.”

  • National commander makes visit to local VFW 5710 Post

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 5710 in Shepherdsville greeted some special guests at its headquarters.

    The Post welcomed VFW National Commander-in-Chief Brian Duffy and Kentucky State Commander James Curry to a special luncheon.

    Post 5710 Commander Jimmy Anderson said the dignitaries were visiting the area as part of a tour of various Kentucky post locations.