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Today's News

  • Pet Lovers Thankful for New Ownership

     SHEPHERDSVILLE—Joni Blake’s friends thought she was pulling some elaborate April Fools Day joke when she told them she’d purchased a pet cemetery.

    Six months later, Blake is continuing to prove the purchase wasn’t a joke.

    “My whole thing was it as broken and I knew I had the ability to fix it and so I took the opportunity,” she said.

  • Bogard traffic light fight to begin

     MOUNT WASHINGTON  -- Jessica Phelps has battled the anxiety of trying to make a left-hand turn off Bogard Lane onto Highway 44 for the past 24 years.

    And, she can’t take it any more.

    Phelps could not believe when she learned that the state Department of Transportation was planning to add a turn lane at the intersection of Bogard Lane/Lloyd Lane and Highway 44 but not include a traffic control device.

    “This is an extremely dangerous intersection,” Phelps told members of Bullitt Fiscal Court.

  • Mayor has to break tie on budget changes

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It took a vote by the mayor to approve the amended general fund budget for the city of Shepherdsville.

    Amending the budget just five months after the original financial plan for the 2017-18 fiscal year was approved, Shepherdsville officials have spent the past several meetings talking about changes.

    But, even after a special meeting was held, half of the council was in support of the proposed budget and the other half was opposed.

    Mayor Curtis Hockenbury broke the tie in favor of the amended budget.

  • Hillview settles old lawsuit on weapons ordinance

     HILLVIEW — A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit dating back to 2013 over a concealed carry ordinance adopted over 20 years ago in the city of Hillview.

    The Hillview City Council recently approved a settlement of $9,250 for attorney fees for the Kentucky Concealed Carry Coalition.

    In the 2013 lawsuit, the city was alleged to not take proper actions to repeal its 1996 ordinance preventing people from carrying a concealed firearm or other deadly weapon on any building or portion of a building owned, leased or controlled by the city.

  • High winds, not tornado, hits MW area

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- A fast moving storm hit Bullitt County on Saturday afternoon but the National Weather Service’s survey of the area did not reveal a tornado.

    At around 5:05 p.m. on Saturday, reports of a heavy storm left a path of wind damage, mainly on either side of Highway 44 from the Pleasant Grove area to Mount Washington.

    Numerous trees and power lines were down in the area.

    There was also structural damage to several buildings and reports of roof damage were numerous in the area.

  • Free app can make it easier to provide info to first responders

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- McFarland-Troutman-Proffitt Funeral Home has graciously invested back into the community in order to promote the saving of lives. 

    The owners recognized a very unique opportunity to assist our local first responders through an ingenious marketing initiative that could help save lives.  The funeral home asks that you download the Vital ICE (In Case of Emergency) app, from either the Apple App Store or Google Play, for your smart phone and enter in their code: #7738. 

  • Roby continues to play football despite some early obstacles

    MOUNT WASHINGTON—When Luke Roby was four years old, his dad signed amputation papers for his son’s foot. Now, 11 years later, Roby continues to defy the odds as he finished his second year playing football for Bullitt East.

    In May 2006, Roby was playing in the backyard at his grandparent’s house with his older siblings. His grandfather had recently been in a car accident and was still in the hospital. Roby’s dad, Skee, had brought the kids along while he mowed the yard.

  • Early gift may be over 550 new jobs

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — An early Christmas present for the city of Shepherdsville, Bullitt County and the Louisville metro area was opened on Thursday.

    Gov. Matt Bevin announced that New Flyer of America Inc. will bring up to 550 new jobs to Shepherdsville.

    An investment of $40 million will be made by the manufacturer of transit buses and motor coaches.

    The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority gave preliminary approval for $8.5 million in tax incentives during a special meeting on Thursday.

  • White Flag program for homeless gets cool first reaction from council

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- As winter weather approaches, Carl Rogers would like to expand on his current Room in the Inn program for those who are homeless.

    However, his request to open up the Shepherdsville Community Center on nights when temperatures drop below freezing received a bit of a chilly reception.

    Patterned after “white flag” programs in other areas, Rogers said he was seeking a place for any homeless person to come in out of the cold.

  • Hillview to host Thanksgiving dinner for the community

     HILLVIEW — It is something Jim Eadens has thought about doing for years.

    Now, it will become a reality.

    The mayor of Hillview is organizing a Thanksgiving meal for seniors and those in need.

    The meal will be served on Wednesday, Nov. 22, and Eadens is working to get donations and volunteers.

    “There are a lot of struggling families,” said Eadens. “We need to do something.”