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Today's News

  • Emotional message delivered to BAC students on life lessons

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Quinton Higgins has something to be thankful for every day that he wakes up.

    But, for a number of years, that wasn’t the sentiment felt by the Radcliff resident.

    Instead, Higgins was a mess. A self-proclaimed mess.

    Students at the Bullitt Alternative Center intently listened recently as Higgins told his story on how his life nearly ended at the age of 15.

  • Sheriffs seize records in Southeast Bullitt investigation

     The Bullitt County Sheriffs Department has seized records from Southeast Bullitt Fire Department and chief Julius Hatfield as part of an ongoing investigation.

    As of Tuesday, no charges have been filed. However, Capt. Mike Murdoch of the Sheriffs Office said the next step will be to take information to the Commonwealth's Attorney to discuss the matter going to the grand jury for possible indictment.

  • Comments result in call for action

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The controversy involving statements made by a local fire chief has led to several officials seeking action.

    And, one has asked Southeast Bullitt fire chief Julius Hatfield to resign.

    Hatfield, the long-time chief, made comments recently to a television reporter when she questioned actions taken by the fire district.

    Already under an examination by the state auditor’s office, the question revolved around spending and why several of the district’s six firehouses were not manned.

  • Businesses in MW part of effort to encourage shopping at home on Saturday

     MOUNT WASHINGTON  - Looking for some unique gifts for Christmas this year? 

    Why not shop local.

    This will be the second year Mount Washington will be participating in the Small Business Saturday effort, said Lori Puchino, director for the Main Street program.

    “I just want people to realize the difference it will make shifting the way they spend even just a little, the impact could be phenomenal,” she said. “One out of every three dollars stays in your city.”

  • Beautification work will take time to be in full bloom

     CLERMONT - It will take little bit of time for the beautification project at exit 112 to come to full bloom, Executive Tourism Director Troy Beam told commission members at a recent Shepherdsville/Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission meeting.

    He said Phillips Brothers had completed their work and staff from Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest visited the site recently and planted about 200 trees, but it will take awhile for those plants and the native grasses and wildflowers to bloom.

  • Schaaf to make music as part of Macy’s parade

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The 88th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade will have everything you want to see: Floats, balloons, clowns, celebrities, Broadway performances and a marching band with a Bullitt County high school student.

    Bullitt Central senior band and marching band member Sarah Schaaf will perform with 185 high school musicians and 40 dancers in the Macy’s Great American Marching Band during the parade.

  • Convenience store to again give back by offering free Thanksgiving dinner

     HILLVIEW - The Guru Market Spirit Gas Station in Hillview knows how to dish out the Thanksgiving holiday spirit.

    Employees and their family members will prepare free meals for the store’s third annual Thanksgiving dinner event.

    Owner Ishwar Patel said the store, known for its Broaster chicken, will offer a complete meal with broasted turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn and a roll.

    Guru Market distributed about 700 free meals last year. They are preparing to serve up to 900 this year.

  • BBB tips on holiday travel

     The holiday travel season is upon us! Better Business Bureau has some tips on how to make your holiday travel a little brighter.

    Do Your Research. If you are driving, before you hit the road, find alternative routes in case of traffic delays. Also, travel with GPS.

  • Thanksgiving is top day for cooking fires

     FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 24, 2014) – Leaving food on the stove to cook unattended is a recipe for disaster, says Kentucky State Fire Marshal William Swope.

    According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries.

    "Being aware of fire safety while preparing your holiday meal can mean the difference between calling family and friends to the dinner table or calling the fire department to put out a fire," said Swope.

  • LIHEAP subsidy program to help low-income households in need of energy assistance

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency, Inc. began the “Subsidy” portion of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) that provides heating assistance to eligible households on November 3rd, 2014.

    The significant cost of energy to heat homes leaves many households unable to fully meet heating bills or purchase sufficient bulk fuel to keep their families safe and warm. Your local Community Action Partnership (CAP) stands ready to help!