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Today's News

  • ENDLESS LOVE: Porters still in love after 75 years

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—Once upon a time, a girl sat next to a boy in the gym of the old Mount Washington High School. Today, that same girl and boy are celebrating 75 years of marriage.

    To get away from a fellow chasing her around the gym during the 1938 basketball season, 14-year-old farm girl Dorothy Swearingen sat in an empty seat next to 17-year-old farm boy Melvin Porter.

    “I just went up and sat down,” she said. “I knew who his family was but I didn’t know a thing about him.”

  • Mayor heard no issues yet in forensic audit of Shep.

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- So far, mayor Curtis Hockenbury has heard of no major problems with the forensic audit being conducted.

    The certified accounting firm of Jones Nale and Mattingly has been contracted by the city of Shepherdsville to do a more invasive look at the 2015-16 fiscal year.

    The city allocated up to $10,000 for the audit — with additional funds possible, if requested.

    Auditors Jonathon Eade and Wayne Stratton met with the audit committee in January. Since that time, the auditors have been examining records.

  • Warehouse operation gets local support for state, city incentives to expand facility

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — A company with a presence in Bullitt County already is looking to expand its warehousing operation.

    Bluegrass Supply Chain LLC received preliminary approval from the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority for tax incentives of $300,000 over the next 10 years.

    The company is looking to lease space on Omega Parkway. Currently, the company, which also has facilities in Logan, Metcalfe and Warren counties, is leasing some space off Cedar Grove Road.

  • Middle school students see consequences

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—How do you have kids gets a firsthand understanding of what a life of substance abuse can do without giving them the actual substance?

    You give them the cliff notes version.

    Close to 400 eighth graders from Mount Washington and Eastside middle schools were given the chance to “live through” sibling’s deaths, friends’ addictions and their own “go-to-jail” scenarios by attending “Truth and Consequences: The Choice is Yours.”

  • Graduation Precautions

     Graduation can turn quickly from a night of joy to an evening of tragedy.

    Each spring, the North Bullitt senior class gets to witness Shattered Dreams.

    This is conducted so students can realize the dangers which can happen during the season of prom and graduation. 

    The mock fatal accident included first responders and students got to see the emotions from those involved, as well as family of the victim.

    The event is presented through the North Bullitt Youth Services Center.

  • Little Academy helps kids, parents prepare for school

     CEDAR GROVE - Kindergarten used to be the educational level that prepared students for their future learning experiences. Then pre-school was established to prepare students for Kindergarten.

    A pilot program allowed students that were unable to attend pre-school an opportunity to prepare for their future education, along with their parents and guardians.

    The Little Academy helps children familiarize with school expectations while also assisting adults in preparing for their experience.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning May 28, 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.

     

  • Hardin man charged with child sex exploitation by KSP

     ELIZABETHTOWN — On May 25, 2017, the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Shannon Reeves, 48, on charges related to distribution and possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

    Mr. Reeves was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect sharing images of child sexual exploitation online.  

  • Preston Highway to be shut down near Belmont to replace bridge

     LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) recently awarded a contract for the replacement of the KY 61 (Preston Highway) bridge over Barley Creek (mile marker 7.6) in Bullitt County. This bridge is located just north of the intersection of KY 61 and KY 251 (Belmont Road).

    Scott & Murphy Inc. of Bowling Green, Ky. was awarded this contract in amount of $482,000. Work is scheduled to begin the week of May 30 to replace this aging bridge, which was built in 1927.

  • Splash park in Hillview will be ready for summer

     HILLVIEW - Recreation director Terry Bohannon made a big splash of an announcement during a recent city council meeting.

    The city previously approved a splash pad park area to be installed next to the Hillview Recreation Center. Bohannon said final work on the park has been scheduled.

    According to Bohannon, concrete is scheduled to be placed during the week of June 11. Once the concrete settles, she said the park should be ready to open.