Today's News

  • Groups work together to provide family with smoother ride in life

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – A few local companies have given one Mount Washington family a big reason to be thankful this season.

    Travis Holbert, a fourth grader at Crossroads Elementary, has cerebral palsy.

    “Everything in the head just works great,” his mom, Melissa Hembree, said. “It’s them limbs that don’t want to do what he wants them to.”

  • SPLIT DECISION: Zoning requests get mixed review from commission; fiscal court to rule

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- In a boxing match, the first two judges would have ruled a different participant as the winner.

    The third judge would have that deciding vote.

    On Thursday night, developer George Miller received a split decision on two rezoning requests. And, for him and the dozens of residents from the community, the deciding judge will be members of Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    The Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission gave a favorable recommendation for a 35-acre tract but an unfavorable recommendation on a 90-acre tract.

  • Litter money available for more non-profit groups to generate funds

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Non-profit organizations will now have another avenue to generate funds.

    And they will be cleaning up the county at the same time.

    Larry Hatfield, Bullitt County’s solid waste director, said there will be more opportunities available to groups wishing to pick up trash along roadways.

    Previously, much of the state’s litter abatement funds were used as constables took inmates out to pick up trash.

  • County now ‘entertaining’ bids for tract next to I-65

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Are you looking for a prime piece of real estate near the Highway 44 interchange at Interstate 65?

    Do you have at least $700,000 to spend?

    Then, Bullitt Fiscal Court may have a deal for you.

    Sealed bids are currently being taken through Nov. 30 for the property located just west of the Frank R. Hatfield Administrative Center.

    Fiscal court members voted unanimously to sell the property, which was purchased by the county in March 2006.

  • Local business will help bring Christmas to Louisville

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- If you happen to see Jim White during the upcoming holiday season, you might detect a little more twinkle in his eye.

    No, the long-time businessman isn’t playing the role of Santa Claus this Christmas.

    But his company is playing a major role in the Light Up Louisville celebration, which runs from Nov. 27-Dec. 27.

  • Assessment Team seeks community input

     The Bullitt County Assessment Team is working on the Community Strengths and Weaknesses Assessment Survey for Bullitt County. If you live, work, or play here in Bullitt County, your input is requested.

    Please take a couple of minutes to fill out this survey! We are hoping to complete 1000 or more surveys for Bullitt County.

    We have this survey online and in paper copy as well. For information, as well as suggestions for places to host paper copies, call 955-5355.

  • Community joins together to celebrate bank’s service as transition beginning

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - What might seem like a sad farewell became a very happy celebration at The Peoples Bank of Bullitt County.

    Employees gathered to host a party at the main branch offices to honor the careers of 10 long-time employees who will retire from the company in December.

    Earlier this year the community received official word that First Harrison Bank, based in Corydon, Ind., would take over The Peoples Bank branches.

  • Video- Bullitt East "Aspire" Video

    The following video was produced by Bullitt East students to recognize just a few of their many achievements over the years in celebration of their recent top ten high school rank in the state of Kentucky.

  • Fellowship of Concern started local work

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - As Bullitt County prepares for the closing of The Shepherd’s Shelter and sees other organizations stepping up to fill the void, one helpful organization continues to stand the test of time and help others in need.

    The Fellowship of Concern consists of representatives from area churches working together to assist others. The program has worked in the local community for 50 years.

    Bill Hardy, CEO and chairman of the Board with The Peoples Bank of Bullitt County, has served at the FOC’s treasurer since the first meeting.

  • Groundbreaking Dec. 4 for MW branch library

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- To celebrate the start of construction for the new 12,700-square-foot Mt. Washington Branch Library, a groundbreaking event will be held Friday, Dec. 4, at 11:30 a.m. at the site of the new facility, located at 214 N. Bardstown Road.