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Today's News

  • Quilts from Bluegrass to be on display this week

     What do a log cabin, trip around the world and wedding ring all have in common?

    Find out at the fourth annual Bluegrass Quilt Festival this year. The event will be Sept. 25 to 27 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre in Shepherdsville.

    The festival was started by Bluegrass Quilt Festival LLC owned by Bullitt County residents Jo Ann Jeffries and Pam Heyna. The Mt. Washington Quilting Bees also help to run the show.

  • Board listens to plan on two renovated schools

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- An architectural firm familiar with projects in Bullitt County could be selected to work on two major school renovations.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning September 22, 2014

     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.

     

     

  • Distillery knows how to throw a birthday party

    CLERMONT - The celebration was for the man who kept the family business alive and thriving. And his name is on the product to prove it.

    Jim Beam Bourbon hosted a 150th birthday party for former master distiller Col. James Beauregard Beam, the company's fourth-generation master distiller and the man responsible for keeping the business alive following the Prohibition era.

  • Mother, son indicted for drug trafficking

      FRANKFORT - Attorney General Jack Conway today announced the indictments of a mother and son on prescription drug charges.

    On Sept. 18, a Johnson County grand jury indicted 63-year-old Mary Lou Chandler, of Paintsville, on one count of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance less than 10 dosage units and two counts of complicity to first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance less than 10 dosage units.  Both charges are class D felonies.

  • Ramp closure at Interstate 65 North Exit 117 Sept. 26-29

     The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists that the exit ramp from northbound Interstate 65 to KY 44 (Exit 117) at Shepherdsville will be closed this weekend for concrete pavement repairs.

    This ramp is scheduled for closure from 9:00 p.m. on Friday, September 26 until 5:00 a.m. on Monday, September 29.

    Motorists should follow the signed detour via northbound I-65 to westbound KY 480 (Exit 116), northbound KY 61 and then connect with KY 44.

  • Forum Tuesday to look at pros, cons of newest debate

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -  It’s legal in two states, medically legal in another 23, considered less harmful than other illegal narcotics, and some believe it’s safe enough for legal use.

    Kentucky is among the states now discussing marijuana legalization. That’s why Bullitt County Partners in Prevention (PIP) is hosting a public forum to address issues and concerns.

    “Marijuana: Legalize It?” will take place Tuesday, Sept. 23, 6 p.m. at the Shepherdsville Government Center.

  • Mount Washington warns that restrictions apply for all signage

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--Here’s your sign politicians—keep them off fences and state right-of-ways.

    At a recent meeting of the Mount Washington city council, Council member Brent Wheeler brought up how he’s seen a lot more political signs around town.

    Being a candiate himself, he said he understands the need to advertise, but he hopes people can do it in a non-cluttering manner for the city.

    “We need to do our part as a council to clean that up,” he said.

  • Healthy Walk

     The KIPDA Rural Diabetes Coalition held its third annual Tri-County Diabetes Walk at the Shepherdsville City Park.

  • Mt. Washington to host annual BBQ festival

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--Mount Washington hopes to again draw a number of visitors hungry for barbecue.

    The city will have its second annual BBQ Festival on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 2 to 9 p.m., according to Dan Kelty, one of the event coordinators.

    This year the festival will be held in the ValuMarket parking lot.

    Other activities will include bounce houses for children, car shows, chances to dunk some of the Mount Washington police officers and live entertainment.

    This year’s proceeds will go to benefit CASA of Bullitt County.