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Today's News

  • Memorial planned for 1917 train wreck

        A century ago, on December 20, 1917, the local train out of Louisville was making its way toward communities like Shepherdsville, Bardstown, and Springfield. The evening sun dropped below the horizon as it approached Shepherdsville.

       The previous weeks had seen a terrible snowstorm, followed by freezing temperatures which had only thawed a bit in the last two days. Many folks eagerly took the train to Louisville that morning to take care of last-minute business and Christmas shopping.

  • Major changes in vaccinations required for admittance into school for 2018-19

     Important immunization changes are outlined in 902 KAR 2:060 for 2018-2019 school year.  Please note the following changes in order for your child to attend school:   

    *Effective July 1, 2018:  ALL students in kindergarten through twelfth grade must show proof of having received two doses of Hepatitis A vaccine to attend school.  

    These 2 shots must be given 6 months apart. Please DON’T DELAY in getting these started. 

  • Sheriff’s merit board will have to get own attorney

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Not considering the merit of the board, there must be funding if the agency exists.

    The Bullitt County Sheriff’s Merit Board doesn’t look to be going away any time soon.

    And, as it remains in existence, it will need some money to fund things like a hearing officer and an attorney.

    Bullitt County sheriff Donnie Tinnell told fiscal court members that he didn’t have funds in his budget to cover the merit board expenses.

  • Johnson to sponsor medical marijuana bill

     FRANKFORT – State Rep. Dan Johnson, R-Mount Washington, recently announced plans to sponsor legislation, in junction with Senate Majority Caucus Chair and Louisville Republican Dan Seum’s, in order to legalize marijuana in the Commonwealth.

     Seum has said he will file a bill that would legalize the production, sale and consumption of marijuana for adults in an effort to get more tax revenue for the state’s pension systems. 

  • Johnson Works to Secure Bronze Plaque for Bullitt Army Veteran, Hero

     FRANKFORT – State Rep. Dan Johnson, R-Mt. Washington, has successfully obtained a distinguished bronze plaque for the gravesite of Bullitt County native Charles C. Howlett.  

    The U.S. Army Tech 5 Tanker amicably wore our nation’s uniform during the tumultuous times of World War II. Tech Corporal Howlett served in Europe from October 1944, to January 1946, with no time lost. His campaign saw many conflicts, most notably the Battle of the Bulge.

  • Group pushing to making Chapeze special area

      SHEPHERDSVILLE—Citizens preferring a tourist neighborhood to an industrial one, and those in favor of the opposite, gathered in front of Fiscal Court recently during a special meeting to share their concerns and ideas.

    The issue on the table was over the possible development of the land near the Chapeze Lane area.

    Finance officer Keith Griffee headed the public hearing, opening by reminding those in attendance that the meeting was for the court to hear from both sides of the issue and that no action would be taken.

  • School board approves plan to bump pay for substitutes

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — It is a rare day in the Bullitt County Public School System has a substitute teacher for every classroom that has a vacancy.

    From illness to professional development training to personal issues, teachers do miss time in their classrooms.

    With 425 individuals certified to be substitute teachers, it would seem that there should be enough to fill the vacancies which occur.

    However, Jennifer Wooley, the director of human resources for the Bullitt County Public School System, says all the vacancies cannot be filled.

  • Roberts to serve as president

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Melanie Roberts will be alone in a prestigious group as she becomes the first female to serve as president of the Kentucky County Judge/Executive Association.

    Roberts will also be the first Bullitt Countian to serve in that role. She served the past year as the first vice president.

    She said she was proud to represent the county as a leader of the group.

    The goal of the organization is to better serve government in all 120 counties. The group has an annual convention.

  • Light Up Mount Washington

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—With the flip of a switch, the city of Mount Washington was in the Christmas spirit.

    Light Up Mount Washington had a little something for everybody at its annual event, held in the middle of town at the city pavilion and First Baptist Church.

    A train and horse carriages gave rides up and down Main Street while shoppers visited local booths and kids lined up for balloon animals and face paint from Mr. and Mrs. Magic.

  • Deficiencies will cost builder...but it could be worse

    MOUNT WASHINGTON—An unfinished building site could cost the city of Mount Washington $25,000 a day.

    Instead, it will cost the builder an amount only determined by how long it takes him to finish the site…one year later than originally planned.

    A hearing was held for Jones Brothers Builders regarding the incompletion of the Dollar Tree building site, located on Shadowmeade Lane off Bardstown Road.