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Today's News

  • 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.”

  • Politicians will have more days for signage

      HILLVIEW — The city of Hillview now has new regulations on signage.

    However, it might take a masters degree to understand it.

    While not that complicated, those wishing to place new signage in the city of Hillview will need to make sure all the permits and applications are secured.

    Or you could face a fine.

    The Hillview City Council voted 6-0 to approve the revised ordinance.

    For those running for elected office, it will mean you have a few more days to post your signs.

  • Charges of arson dismissed

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A man indicted for starting fires at the same home on two occasions has had those charges dismissed.

    William Prather, also known as William Prater, had the indictment against him dismissed on Oct. 30.

    According to the original indictment, he allegedly started a fire on Sept. 1, 2016, and again on Oct. 18, 2016, and was charged with two counts of arson.

    If convicted, he could have faced 10-20 years in prison.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning November 19, 2017

     Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so the information below is strictly of an advisory nature and is subject to change with no notice.

     

    Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night.  Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis.

     

  • Educators pose many questions; legislators have few answers

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  -- The current pension discussions in Frankfort have raised more questions than answers.

    And, before a crowd of around 250 educators, that was the message delivered by two members of the state House of Representatives.

    State Rep. Russell Webber and state Rep. Dan Johnson took questions during a forum sponsored by the Bullitt County Education Association.

    (State Rep. James Tipton, who was in a caucus meeting in Frankfort, and state Sen. Dan Seum were not present.)

  • Meeting to elect minority parent as part of superintendent search

     There will be a meeting for all parents who have children that attend the Bullitt County Public Schools for the purpose of electing a minority parent to the superintendent screening committee on Thursday, Nov. 30, at 7:00 pm at the Bullitt County Public Schools Central Office located at 1040 Highway 44 East, Shepherdsville, KY. 40165. 

  • Church shootings lead to step being taken locally

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A recent mass shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, wasn’t the first such event to occur in a house of worship.

    In fact, because of the number of shootings taking place in churches over recent years, safety precautions are being taken to keep congregations as safe as possible and discourage similar situations.

    For local church leaders, it means determining a fine line of adequate security measures at each location.