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Today's News

  • Survivors, caregivers all have special stories to tell

     HEBRON ESTATES - The clouds broke away and sunshine prevailed at the 2016 Bullitt County Relay for Life.

    Even without the sun, smiles were bright along the North Bullitt High School track, where cancer survivors and their caregivers celebrated by taking victory laps.

    Many of the faces in the purple survivor shirts are familiar to one another, many of them gathering together since the first Bullitt County Relay to celebrate and raise awareness.

    Below are a few of the many stories that celebrated life during the 2016 Relay for Life:

  • Shepherdsville advises Zika virus caution

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - With summer arriving, concerns have raised over the spread of the Zika virus throughout the country.

  • Over 100 new jobs coming to Rue La La facility

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The growing employee base centered in the Cedar Grove Business Park continues to increase.

    On Thursday, the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority granted preliminary approval for $2.25 million in tax credits for an existing business to expand.

    Retail Convergence.com, which has Rue La La as part of its umbrella of companies, will had 102 more jobs over the course of the next two years.

  • Hillview police get high marks as goal still accreditation

     HILLVIEW -- Over the past year, the Hillview Police Department has come a long way.

    And, if you doubt that, just ask officials at the Kentucky League of Cities who are grading the papers of the local police department.

    Police chief William Mahoney presented police department accreditation test scores through the Kentucky League of Cities.

    According to Mahoney, the department’s score dropped significantly after 2011, following stringent additions to the testing process.

  • Public meeting to show plans for new interchanges on I-65 in Shepherdsville

     SHEPHERDSVILLE --  The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) will host a public meeting regarding proposed improvements to the existing Interstate 65 interchange at KY 480 in Shepherdsville and designs for a new interchange south of KY 480 in Bullitt County.

    The meeting is scheduled for Thursday evening, June 2, at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre, 395 Paroquet Springs Drive, Shepherdsville.

    The meeting will be an open house format where citizens can stop by anytime between 5-7 p.m.

  • Saluting the military service organizations: American Legion Post 157

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - In 1919, following The Great War, the U.S. Congress chartered the American Legion with the intent to focus services on veterans and service members, as well as communities.

    By 1929, Bullitt County had its own American Legion established, which was Post 157 based in Shepherdsville.

    The tradition of offering assistance to veterans and their families, current military members and the surrounding community continues today, all centered around the Post headquarters located on Old Preston Highway and Cedar Grove Road.

  • Saluting the military service organizations: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5710

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Since the organization was chartered over 41 years ago, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5710 has been an active member of the community.

    Through the years, the Post and its Ladies Auxiliary have been known to provide many services to eligible veterans and their families over the years.

    A bump in the road was experienced earlier this year but new commander Jimmy Anderson sees a bright future of the organization.

  • Saluting the military service organizations: Veterans of Foreign Wars post 8293

      LEBANON JUNCTION -- Each Memorial Day, over 100 flags show up on the graves of veterans in the Lebanon Junction City Cemetery.

    Those flags are placed in love by members of the Veterans of Foreign War.

    “I really don’t think people know what we do, but they’re going to miss us when we’re gone,” commander Jimmy Reynolds said.

    The VFW Post 8293 serves not only Lebanon Junction, but surrounding areas such as Boston and Belmont.

  • Suit seeks to remove candidate

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Incumbent Linda Belcher will be on the ballot this November in the race for another term as state representative in House District 49.

    However, there is some question on who her opponent might be.

    A lawsuit was filed last week against Jennifer L. Stepp, who had won the Republican primary on May 17.

    Her victory came after her opponent, Melanie Roberts, withdrew two weeks earlier, leaving Stepp as the only Republican on the ballot.

  • Fire groups battle over money will continue until June

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Taxes paid by property owners in the Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District have not been turned over to the contracted fire department.

    Now most of those funds will be placed in a court-appointed banking account as the controversy between the fire district board and the fire department rages on.

    The two parties were in Bullitt Circuit Court Wednesday after the fire department filed a claim seeking the release of the tax dollars collected last year.