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Today's News

  • Williams enjoys every day of life

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - There were two things that occurred on December 7, 1914, that changed the world for the better.

    One was the World War I Christmas Armistice, a call for soldiers throughout the world to cease fighting on Christmas Day in honor of the special holiday.

    The other was born in Bullitt County, possibly near the Bardstown Junction area, and has brought joy to everyone who has met her since.

  • Traffic switch on Interstate 65 as of Dec. 15

     The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists of a change in the traffic pattern on Interstate 65 in Bullitt County.

    Pavement repairs in the southbound lanes have been completed between mile points 118 and 123. Contract crews have begun moving barrier wall today in preparation for work on the northbound lanes in this section of I-65.

  • Hatfield to take paid leave as fire chief

     CLERMONT - Admitting that the negative publicity which has occurred the past month has distracted from the important work to be done by the firefighters, Julius Hatfield submitted a request for a leave of absence as chief of the Southeast Bullitt Fire Department.

  • Fire board begins work under new leadership; comments are heard

      CLERMONT - In its first meeting without Julius Hatfield leading the meeting, the Southeast Bullitt Fire Board of Trustees listened to several comments in regards to recent events.

    But the mood was fairly calm as board members began to figure out what happens next.

    Hatfield, under fire for comments made to a television reporter and on a deputy sheriff’s body camera, resigned last week from his position with the fire board. He remains fire chief.

  • UK students map out proposals for series of possible hike, bike trails

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - What is the best way to relax and enjoy Bullitt County?

    How do locals get their exercise in? How does the county intrigue tourists to visit the area?

    These were some of the many questions addressed by students from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Landscape Architecture class during a presentation at the Bullitt County Cooperative Extension Service Office.

    Eighteen students participated in the Greenway Project Proposal: Envisioning the Future Connectivity of Bullitt County.

  • BBB Tips on Charitable Giving During the Holidays

     Many people support their favorite charities all year long, however, some wait until the holiday season to donate. BBB serving Louisville, Southern Indiana, and Western Kentucky offers some DOs and DON’Ts that apply year-round when it comes to charitable giving.

  • MW to look at adding meat to its sign ordinance

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - A big change is coming, one that could really affect how businesses advertise in Mount Washington.

    At a recent meeting of the Mount Washington City Council, the group had the first reading of a new sign ordinance sponsored by council man Brent Wheeler.

    Wheeler said his purpose of redoing the ordinance was to beautify the appearance of the city and rid it of “eyesores.”

    “We’re going to move forward with making this town presentable,” he said.

  • Postal service tries to restore some convenience for Clermont customers

    CLERMONT - The Valero Food Mart on Clermont Road is now an even more convenient store thanks to the U.S. Postal Service.

    Valero now hosts a 'village post office" for postal customers, designed as an alternate access location for local residents, according to USPS VPO coordinator Nick Walker.

    "There's been a nationwide reduction of post office hours," he said. "Clermont recently experienced reduced hours."

  • Shepherdsville closes out some on-going sewer work; sets rules on newest lines

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The future potential growth of Shepherdsville's south end is one step closer to a solid liquid foundation.

    The city council will hear the second reading of an ordinance allowing the city to impose tap-on fees and implement services on the South Bullitt Interceptor Line.

    The ordinance would legally complete an agreement from 2009 between the city and Salt River Investments, Inc., for the line originally placed to serve Beam, Inc.

  • Appeals court rock solid behind Hillview rezoning

    HILLVIEW -- The rezoning of over 300 acres to an Earth Products classification has met the muster of the state Court of Appeals.