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Today's News

  • Stable that meant so much to so many rebounding after fire destroys facility

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— When Sally McConnell’s seven-year-old granddaughter, Morgan, first saw flames coming from her grandma’s horse barn in early June, her first thoughts went to her pony, Mr. Freckles.

    “My granddaughter went in when she saw it sparking instead of coming to get me and tried to get her pony out,” the Rolling Hills Farm owner said. “He made it about to the first post.”

  • National commander makes visit to local VFW 5710 Post

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 5710 in Shepherdsville greeted some special guests at its headquarters.

    The Post welcomed VFW National Commander-in-Chief Brian Duffy and Kentucky State Commander James Curry to a special luncheon.

    Post 5710 Commander Jimmy Anderson said the dignitaries were visiting the area as part of a tour of various Kentucky post locations.

  • Naloxone to be made available in Kroger stores in Kentucky

     LOUISVILLE -- The Kroger Co., Louisville Division, announced recently that opioid overdose reversal medicine naloxone is now available without a prescription at its 80 pharmacies in Kentucky.  Naloxone is also available without a prescription in the 16 Kentucky pharmacies operated by Kroger’s Cincinnati/Dayton division – for a total of 96 Kroger pharmacies across Kentucky.  

  • Publishers to combine facilities; work to go to plant in Lebanon Junction

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Until the logistics boom of the past decade, Publishers Printing was the place that many Bullitt Countians looked to for a job.
        Many graduates of the Bullitt County Public School System secured their first jobs at the Shepherdsville facility.
        However, with the changing economy and the presence of more modern equipment, employees were notified on what had become a popular rumor the past month -- the facilities in Shepherdsville will be consolidated with the plant in Lebanon Junction.

  • Board to consider school tax hike

            SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Could property owners in Bullitt County pay a little more in school taxes later this year?
        The Bullitt County Public School System has proposed its tax rates for the upcoming year and there could be an increase.
        After a real property tax rate of 66.2 cents was set last fall, that rate could increase to 69.4 cents.
        For example, a person with a $100,000 home could see their annual school tax increase from $662 to $694.

  • Year-long probe nets big drug bust

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- For the past year, detectives with the Bullitt County Drug Task Force have had an investigation underway.

    On Sunday, two individuals were arrested by the task force.

    Junior J. Guzman, 25, and Cid Alvaro, 30, were arrested.

    According to Capt. Mike Halbleib, director of the sheriff’s task force, the detectives were still trying to verify the identity of the suspects.

  • Daughters of American Revolution honor life of Henry Crist with marker

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It had truly been a labor of love or the members of the Daughters of American Revolution Salt River chapter in Bullitt County.
        The research and the resources to make a lasting recogniton to Henry Crist was not done overnight.
        But, recently, a large crowd gathered at the Bullitt County Courthouse on a hot Saturday afternoon.
        They came to learn a little about the man who had a big presence in Bullitt County.

  • Works of young artists etched in stone at Shepherdsville Park

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The careers of some of Bullitt County’s finest young artists are now etched in stone.
        Their permanent works are now being featured for public view at the Shepherdsville City Park.
        The Junior Visual Artists of the Bullitt County Arts Council completed a two-year project involving the carving of stones that spell “SALT RIVER” and the placement of the stones at the park.

  • Boy Scout honors vets as Eagle Scout project

         MOUNT WASHINGTON— A Mount Washington Boy Scout designed a monument to honor Vietnam Veterans at the Louisville Veteran Affairs Medical Center.
        Serving as part of his application to become an Eagle Scout, Tyler Prell first came up with the idea after visiting the Vietnam Wall in Washington D.C. five years ago.
        “We spoke to a lot of veterans who told us how they were spat on and called ‘baby killers’,” he said.

  • Woman takes stand on removal of trees for sewer project

     BROOKS  - Lynn Triplett said she meant well.

    Beginning in 2012, Triplett attempted to pursue a solution to the chronic drainage problems affecting her Marvin Ave. neighborhood, contacting Bullitt County Sanitation District director Jerry Kennedy.

    In ensuing years she assisted with plans to promote a new sewage treatment plant for the area. She communicated with residents hoping to hook up to the new system, as well as those not wanting the new plant.