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Today's News

  • Roby courttyard dedicated to former educator

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The outside learning environment in the center of Roby Elementary School has a new name.

    The Mattie L. Owens Courtyard was dedicated in May with members of the Owens family in attendance.

    Mattie was a Bullitt County native, born March 12, 1906 to Henry and Susie Simmons Owens, Sr.

    Bowman’s Valley School Committee member Gwinn Hahn said the courtyard now bearing her name is a fitting tribute.

  • Council makes changes to proposed budget

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- While there were not a lot of changes made to the proposed 2017-18 budget for the city of Shepherdsville, the one alteration made will affect every employee.

    In a workshop before the final vote on the upcoming budget set for Monday, June 26, Shepherdsville council members changed how employees will be compensated.

    Mayor Curtis Hockenbury proposed a 2.5 percent cost-of-living increase for all city employees in his budget.

    However, that was not the desire of the five council members present on Tuesday.

  • 2017 BULLITT BLAST ready to supply lots of fun this weekend

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - More changes are taking place, but the fun will remain the same at the annual Bullitt Blast and Shepherdsville City Fair.

    The big event takes place Friday, June 30, and Saturday, July 1, at Shephedsville City Park.

    The two big events merged five years ago into an even bigger event, with the fair sponsored by the city of Shepherdsville and Bullitt Blast by the Shepherdsville/Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission. The event is presented by the Zoneton Trowel Club.

  • Mixed review for past year of work

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It wasn’t a bad evaluation as superintendent Keith Davis did not receive any low marks.

    However, in several categories, the latest evaluation from Bullitt County School Board members were not quite as high as in 2016.

    The board unanimously approved the evaluation during a special meeting on Wednesday.

    “It was a good evaluation,” said chairperson Debby Atherton. “He is very good at some things and needs to work on a few areas.”

  • Conservation District returns money to county for junk days

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Once again this year, Bullitt Fiscal Court will get some reimbursement on its annual junk pickup program.

    Lewis “Spud” Larimore of the Bullitt County Conservation District presented the county with a check for $7,500 to assist with the annual junk pick-up days.

    Over the past five years, the district has been able to return about $52,000 to offset county expenses for the popular project.

    The district has also secured about $37,000 over the past five years for dead animal removal.

  • Sen. Paul looks for ways to help businesses be even more successful

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — He was in Bullitt County on Monday to look at an existing business and see how he could make it even better.

    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul spent time at Gordon Food Service on Monday.

    The way to deal with major national issues, such as health care, is to grow existing businesses and make it easier for new ones to start up.

    His mission on Monday was to see what makes Gordon Food Service so successful and discuss ways the government can make it easier to do business.

  • KORT to build new facility; MW also getting new Dollar General

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- A couple of businesses that local residents are already accustomed to seeing will be building new facilities in the coming months.

    E&S Developers received site plan approval for a new KORT rehabilitation center in Mount Washington.

    According to Denny Whitley, the company will build an 8,400-square-foot facility next to the Dollar Tree off the Bardstown Road bypass.

    There will be 53 parking spaces.

    The company currently has a facility in Mount Washington but will move to the new site once it is completed.

  • KPSC rules in the LG&E, KU rate review

     LOUISVILLE — The Kentucky Public Service Commission issued its ruling today in the rate review for Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company, upholding the majority of the settlement reached by 18 interested parties to the case.

  • Former LaRue Co. sheriff guilty of embezzlement

     BOWLING GREEN –  A  former Larue County Sheriff pleaded guilty in United States District Court today before United States District Judge David J. Hale, to a felony information charging him with a single count of embezzling money, that was under his care and custody, and belonged to Larue County, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • MW officials look to state to assist in traffic congestion

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — With little room to improve Highway 44 East, the city of Mount Washington is looking for advice on how to help the city’s sub-streets.

    The Mount Washington City Council held a special meeting recently to bring the status of the city’s roads to the attention of the higher-ups, in hopes of getting answers on what needs to be done to correct them.