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Today's News

  • MW talks on retirement gets toxic

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — It appears the Mount Washington City Council’s discussions on reinstating hazardous duty pension to local police new-hires might become hazardous themselves.

    The council and Mayor Joetta Calhoun had some emotional discourse about the subject at the council’s Sept. 28 meeting.

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  • Healthy Expo

    The Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Health Fair on Thursday at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    Shepherdsville resident Tina Zamora wasn’t a happy camper and it had nothing to do with the recent UL-UK football game. She was getting her finger pricked by Chris Cope, a registered nurse with Jewish Hospital. It was part of a free cholesterol screening.

    Semi Phelps has her blood pressure checked by Jewish Hospital's Ashley Riley.

  • Sunday sales in Hillview may be close

    HILLVIEW - It appears that getting a drink on Sunday in some establishments in Hillview might be getting closer to reality.

    At a special meeting Tuesday night, Hillview councilmembers batted around several possibilities in terms of extending the right to sell alcohol to Sunday.

    However, the recommended ordinance to be drawn by city attorney Mark Edison could have impact on all who sell alcohol in Hillview.

    The consensus among councilmembers seemed to only allow Sunday liquor sales in restaurants that have at least 70 percent in food sales.

  • Two injured in Monday accident

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Two Taylorsville residents were seriously injured in a two-car collision Monday afternoon on Highway 44 between Winning Colors and Emerald Drives. 

    The accident happened shortly after 3 p.m. and left 47-year-old Donald L. Dunn with life-threatening injuries, according to an investigation conducted by Kentucky State Police Det. Terry Whittaker. 

  • Paving the safer way for student mobility

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - It’s not an easy walk becoming an Eagle Scout, but one local Scout hopes to achieve it by making walking easier.

    Jamie Stottman is working toward becoming the first Eagle Scout recognized by Troop 685 since the group rechartered two years ago.

    An Eagle Scout must complete at least 100 hours of a service project that benefits the community. Stottman helped to plan and create a sidewalk between Shepherdsville Elementary and Bullitt Lick Middle School, where Troop 685 meets.

  • Third meeting might be charm for owners to get zoning decision

    SHEPHERDSVILLE — The third time might be a charm for Jeffrey and Louie Sherrard.

    Or, at least, they might be in a position to get a recommendation on a rezoning request that has become controversial for the second time in the past decade.

    The Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission opted to table the rezoning request for a tract of land off Highway 44 West near Buckman Street.

    The Sherrards are hoping to rezone from R-3 Residential to B-2 Central Business.

  • East secures top seed, then crushes Cougars

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The Bullitt East Lady Chargers had already wrapped up the number seed for the upcoming 27th District Tournament, but coach Michelle Gajdik’s team still made an emphatic point on Tuesday hen they pushed aside Bullitt Central 25-15, 25-10 in the final regular match-up between district foes.

    The two rivals had played a three game marathon back on Aug. 27 in Mount Washington, but this time the Lady Chargers took control early and never looked back as they won for the sixth straight time this season against their district foes.

  • Officer appeals; civil service hearing Oct. 20

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The attorney for a suspended police officer hopes a resolution to the disciplinary action could be reached.

    However, if that resolution between the city of Shepherdsville and police officer Brent Dawson can’t be reached, an appeal to the Civil Service Commission will begin on Oct. 20.

    Dawson was suspended without pay for 30 days beginning on Sept. 11.

    Police chief Doug Puckett found Dawson guilty of unethical conduct, conduct unbecoming of a police officer, associating with the criminal element and having an unsecured weapon in his vehicle.

  • Shepherdsville still looking for ways to deal with property

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The problems of caring for homes which are going through the foreclosure process is growing throughout the country.

    Shepherdsville is not immune to that problem.

    Code enforcement officer Jim McAuliffe said growing grass and abandoned homes are becoming a “major problem.”

    Local banks are good about taking care of their properties, said McAuliffe.

    Chuck Keith, city works foreman, said his crews could work every day for two weeks and not get caught up with the grass cutting.