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Today's News

  • More indictments: Former chief deputy facing more charges

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A former Bullitt County sheriff’s chief deputy has been indicted on three felony counts involving the handling of evidence.

    John Cottrell, who was relieved of his duties last October, now faces three Class D felonies.

    The Bullitt County Grand Jury issued the indictments Wednesday.

    And, in a hearing on Thursday, two felony counts which had been dismissed were reinstated.

  • Arts Council adds bit of mystery to annual dancing competition

    SHEPHERDSVILLE—Lions and dancers and murders; oh my!

    The annual Dancing for the Arts night, presented by the Bullitt County Arts Council, is back on Friday night and this time they’ve brought in a twister.

    This year’s “Wizard of Oz” themed show includes a script and a murder, but don’t fret! Local celebrities will still be dancing to raise money for scholarships to give local high school seniors perusing higher education in the arts.

  • Merit plan to stay intact

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Early in the month of September, it appeared that the merit ordinance covering the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office was in its final days.

    However, when Sheriff Donnie Tinnell polled his employees, 95 percent wanted the merit system to remain in place.

    Heeding their wishes, Tinnell requested Bullitt Fiscal Court deny the motion to abolish the merit system.

    By a unanimous vote, the court members did just that.

    The merit system was imposed by fiscal court at the request of now-retired sheriff David Greenwell.

  • Ordinance would put owners responsible for land upkeep

    MOUNT WASHINGTON— Property owners with public access real estate are now responsible for maintaining their own grounds.

    A vote to approve an ordinance that would require property owners to maintain their real estate was unanimous at a recent city council meeting.

  • School work to alter traffic at two locations

     Due to renovations at Bullitt Lick Middle, there will be traffic changes for both Bullitt Lick and Shepherdsville Elementary.

    Also, it appears the road connecting Highway 44 and Blue Lick Road will not be open for through traffic.

    For Bullitt Lick parents, car rider drop off and pick up will use the Highway 44 entrance. Buses and visitors will use the Blue Lick Road entrance. 

  • Planners reject Bells Mill, Highway 44 commercial zone

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- The area at Bells Mill Road and Highway 44 East has a traffic signal and a redesigned intersection.

    But, is it ready for commercial development?

    That will have to be the decision made by the Mount Washington City Council. And, it must overcome an unfavorable recommendation sent by the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission.

    Albert and Mary Rose Cahoe requested a rezoning on a 5-acre tract on the northeast quadrant from Agricultural and R-1 Residential to B-2 Central Business.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning September 24, 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.

     

  • MW Lions Club donates to Youth Services

      Mount Washington Middle School Youth Services Center Coordinator Megan Hatter was a guest speaker at the Mount Washington Lions Club recently. 

    Hatter spoke about the dramatic needs of many children in our local school system and efforts being made to help them.  

    One particular program provides support and learning opportunities for children from school closing time until 6 p.m. Mentoring, tutoring, activities, and computer WiFi is provided.   

    Such programs can be costly but are extremely beneficial.

  • Salute to First Responders

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual First Responders Appreciation Luncheon at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    The event is held to commemorate the anniversary of 9/11, with many Chamber members sponsoring meals for the honored guests.

    Zoneton Fire chief Rob Orkies was the keynote speaker, while Zoneton chaplain Bro. Bob Kendrick performed the invocation.

    Representatives from each Bullitt County first responders branch were presented with commemorative wooden plaque from the Chamber.

  • Coping name of game for those hit by storms

     In Kentucky, it’s difficult to picture the threat of a hurricane. Yes, there are tornados and ice storms, but how do you react when 130 miles per hour winds are headed your way and your wife is 39 weeks pregnant? How about when you and your dog just became Floridians a year ago and your children and grandchildren keep calling to make sure you’re prepared?

    For 74-year-old Joyce Antons, the worried phone calls from family up north sealed the deal.