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Today's News

  • Lines are long to get shot at having some fun at new skate park in honor of Prescott in MW

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — The day was a long one coming, but the skate park honoring Prescott Lee Goodman is finally open.

    Family, friends, coworkers, council members and community members filled the Mount Washington City Park last Tuesday for the chance to witness the official opening of the facility.

  • Smoking in car with minor illegal?

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- As a former smoker, Tammy Ott never realized the harm she was putting her children in when they were traveling in a vehicle.

    As a child enrichment center owner, Ott now fully understands the dangers of smoking in a vehicle when there are youngsters inside.

    Ott fully supports the efforts of those wanting the passage of an ordinance to regulate smoking inside a vehicle when there are infants inside.

    But, on the other hand, Ott also understands there will be many who oppose such legislation.

  • County has over $1 billion in roadwork in plans for next 6 years

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Bullitt County motorists will experience over $1.1 billion worth of road projects over the next two years.

    This is according to the 2016-18 biennial highway construction plan completed as part of the annual budget.

    In addition, there could be another $12 million in road projects for the 2018-2022 highway construction plan.

    The newest addition to the two-year road plan may be the lowest in cost but the current situation has already cost a life.

  • PRP woman faces murder charge in fatal hit-and-run accident Monday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A Pleasure Ridge Park resident has been charged in the death of a man in Bullitt County.

  • Bullitt ATC unveils new state-of-art center to help ‘manufacture’ jobs

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- There is a manufacturing crisis in Kentucky.

    While area manufacturing was an $11 billion business in the area, there was a problem.

    Finding skilled and willing workers was difficult and it was putting local manufacturers in dire straits.

    The Bullitt County Public School System, with its mandate to prepare its students for life -- whether it is through college or through a career -- was doing just that.

  • REDISTRICTING: School system looks to maximize facilities

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Maybe the toughest decision made by a school board member is when the topic of redistricting students from one place to another surfaces.

    Due to the growth of the county, especially in the eastern quadrant, Bullitt County Public School Board members will once again have to tackle the redistricting issue.

    While there are major overcrowding issues in the Bullitt East feeder area, the option determined to be the one for recommendation will affect just about every school in the county.

  • REDISTRICTING: Meeting May 16 to let public have its say

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Trying to find a way to best utilize the space available and still using a crystal ball to predict growth over the next 10-20 years has been the task of a committee studying redistricting in the Bullitt County Public School System.

    On Monday, May 16, residents of Bullitt County will have an opportunity to voice their opinion and may give some suggestions on ways to meet the system’s goal.

  • State approves road projects along Highway 480, city loan

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With funding in place and a bid secured, construction on the new connector road from Cedar Grove Road to a new I-65 interchange can begin.

    On Monday, the Shepherdsville City Council voted to accept a $3.3 million bid to construct Alpha Way.

    And, on Thursday, the state Economic Development Finance Authority approved a $3.5 million loan to complete the project.

    The Cedar Grove improvement project includes several parts.

  • Hillview settles on fireworks ordinance with $1,000 permit

    HILLVIEW -- After several months of discussion, Hillview officials finally reached a resolution to the issue of fireworks.

    More specifically, the issue of temporary fireworks stands.

    By a 4-2 vote, with councilmembers JoAnn Wick and Karen Johnson in opposition, the council approved its new ordinance.

    The major issue for operators was the $100 per day fee to be charged for a 14-day period.

    While the council listened to the concerns, members did lower the amount required for a permit.

  • New jobs coming to seat firm supplying Ford plant

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Hoping to secure more manufacturing jobs, the Shepherdsville City Council has agreed to provide incentives for an expansion of an existing facility.

    The council voted 2-0, with two members not voting, to allow 1 percent of the current 1.5 percent occupational tax to be rebated back to Magna Seating of America, which is based in Troy, Mich.

    The company, which is a seat supplier for Ford Motor Co., is located in the Cedar Grove Business Park.