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Today's News

  • Free reading material now in Bernheim

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — Just in time for summer visitors, the Little Free Library is now open at the Bernheim Forest.

    The idea took root in Beth Fox’s Mount Washington Elementary fourth grade classroom at the beginning of the school year.

    According to student Berlyn Jones, Fox brought the idea up to her class after hearing about another class donating items to a local hospital.

  • Views sought on aquatic facility

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Could Bullitt County have an indoor aquatic center that would be jointly operated with the Bullitt County YMCA?

    Or could the facility be totally operated by the YMCA?

    And, where would such a facility be located?

    Or do the county residents even support an indoor swimming facility?

    Those are just some of the questions that could be answered over the next month as a survey is now being conducted.

    After those answers are secured, the Bullitt County aquatic committee will have to decide the next step.

  • Hillview’s first budget since lawsuit shows nice growth

     HILLVIEW - Mayor Jim Eadens believes that Hillview’s 2017-18 fiscal year budget is possibly the best budget created by the city during his tenure.

    “It’s the best budget since I’ve been here,” he said. “I appreciate the council’s feedback. Everyone taking an extra look helps out a lot.”

  • 2017 BULLITT BLAST ready to supply lots of fun this weekend

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - More changes are taking place, but the fun will remain the same at the annual Bullitt Blast and Shepherdsville City Fair.

    The big event takes place Friday, June 30, and Saturday, July 1, at Shephedsville City Park.

    The two big events merged five years ago into an even bigger event, with the fair sponsored by the city of Shepherdsville and Bullitt Blast by the Shepherdsville/Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission. The event is presented by the Zoneton Trowel Club.

  • Roby courtyard dedicated to former educator

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The outside learning environment in the center of Roby Elementary School has a new name.

    The Mattie L. Owens Courtyard was dedicated in May with members of the Owens family in attendance.

    Mattie was a Bullitt County native, born March 12, 1906 to Henry and Susie Simmons Owens, Sr.

    Bowman’s Valley School Committee member Gwinn Hahn said the courtyard now bearing her name is a fitting tribute.

  • Council makes changes to proposed budget

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- While there were not a lot of changes made to the proposed 2017-18 budget for the city of Shepherdsville, the one alteration made will affect every employee.

    In a workshop before the final vote on the upcoming budget set for Monday, June 26, Shepherdsville council members changed how employees will be compensated.

    Mayor Curtis Hockenbury proposed a 2.5 percent cost-of-living increase for all city employees in his budget.

    However, that was not the desire of the five council members present on Tuesday.

  • Alpha Way open for business

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Forget the rains which fell on Thursday afternoon.

    The cutting of the ribbon for Alpha Way was the start of a bright future in the ever-growing industrial market in Bullitt County.

    Local officials gathered in the rain on Thursday afternoon as the ribbon was cut on Alpha Way.

    The $3.5-million road will connect Cedar Grove Road with an eventual interchange on Interstate 65.

  • Ford removes interim tag, new ZMS principal

     The 2017-2018 school year will begin with Ann Ford as Zoneton Middle School’s new principal.

    “I am thrilled to be working with students, staff, parents, and the Hillview community to build an even stronger culture of school spirit,” she said.

  • Two local residents die in separate out-of-county accidents

     Two Bullitt County residents were killed in separate auto accidents over the past week.

    On Tuesday, a 31-year-old Shepherdsville man died in a single-vehicle accident in Oldham County.

    According to reports from the Oldham County Police Department, Francisco Morales was driving southbound on Interstate 71 on Tuesday.

    At around 7 p.m., his vehicle left the roadway and went into the center median, where several trees were struck.

  • Court cases recently settled in Bullitt Circuit

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — The following cases were recently settled in Bullitt Circuit Court:

    *Brooke Graf — entered a guilty plea to the charge of possession of a controlled substance.

    The one-year sentence would have pre-trial diversion for two years.

    Graf, 25, of Mount Washington, had the final sentencing completed at the same time.

    *Christopher A. Shaffer — entered a guilty plea to possession of a controlled substance.

    Shaffer, 40, of Louisville, would have his two-year sentence probated for two years.