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Today's News

  • LG&E, Ky. Utilities agree on rates

     Louisville Gas and Electric Company, Kentucky Utilities Company and most parties to the utilities’ rate review have reached an agreement filed with the Kentucky Public Service Commission today.  

  • Mosquito Proof Your Yard This Spring To Reduce Mosquito Population

     FRANKFORT – As part of the 52 Weeks of Public Health campaign, the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), is calling on homeowners to help control mosquitoes by eliminating standing water from containers that can collect rainwater where insects breed.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning April 23, 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.

     

  • Residents ‘hear’ cell tower coming

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Can you hear me now?

    For residents along McElvain Lane in southern Bullitt County, they heard what they didn’t want to hear.

    The Bullitt County Planning Commission gave approval to a revised plan by Capital Telecom Holdings and Verizon to install a 190-foot cellular tower.

    While not totally opposed to the need for the cellular tower, residents were hoping that planners would force the company to move the facility into wooded areas which would make it less visible.

  • Bojangles newest national chain to land in Shepherdsville

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Another restaurant chain is looking to continue its trek north with a new eatery in Bullitt County.

    Bojangles, which has over 600 restaurants, including 11 in Kentucky, will build its northern-most eatery the Commonwealth in Shepherdsville.

    The company secured a variance for five smaller-than-allowed parking spaces, as well as its site plan review, on Thursday.

    Attorney Eric Merlino, representing the company based in Tennessee, said that the restaurant is to be located on Conestoga Parkway adjacent to the PBI Bank facility.

  • Sanitation District to begin quest to upgrade current facilities

     HILLVIEW — The  hard work of meeting the promises made to the state Division of Water has now begun for members of the Bullitt County Sanitation District.

    Approval was given to begin the first phase of its plans to get rid of smaller treatment plants and constructing a larger regional facility.

    The sanitation board voted unanimously to allow district manager Jerry Kennedy to borrow up to $775,000.

    The first phase of the $18 million project will include obtaining a loan from the Kentucky Rural Water Finance corporation.

  • Hunters Hollow officials can only wait on sewer decision

    HUNTERS HOLLOW - Mayor Linda Parker determined that a sewage treatment plant explosion in 2015, affecting 700 area residents including Hunters Hollow homes, classified as an immediate emergency.

    Over two years have gone by, however, as Parker, the city commission, and the residents continue to wait for both answers and results.

  • An Adventure in the Forest

      CLERMONT - Students don’t have to travel out of Bullitt County to enjoy fun adventures during Spring Break.

    Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest hosted Spring Break Adventure Week, a free event filled with guided promotions and daily activities to keep students active while celebrating the natural wonders of the environment.

    The event included daily Discovery Station activities featuring hands-on educational opportunities with a focus on plant and animals.

  • BCHS students open greenhouse

     Looking for any annual flowers or vegetables? 

    The Bullitt Central Greenhouse students, such as myself, have grown not only these plants but also our minds.

    These plants are completely student grown and have provided the students with much needed experiences, skills, and knowledge.

    Teamwork and a strong work ethic are two of the more important skills used and discussed in the greenhouse class.  The greenhouse also allowed us to incorporate many principles from core content classes in a real-life setting.

  • Shepherdsville man pleas guilty to sex charge

     FRANKFORT – Attorney General Andy Beshear and his Cyber Crimes Unit today announced a Shepherdsville man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for seeking sex with a minor.

    Jonathen Howerton, 25, of Shepherdsville, was sentenced last week in Louisville by United States District Court Judge David Hale. As part of his plea agreement, Howerton must register as a sex offender upon release.