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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Motorsports rule the night at the County Fair

     CLERMONT -- A little dirt. 

    A little smoke.

    A little fire.

    Some bent metal.

    Not enough mud.

    And a whole lot of noise.

    Patrons to the 2017 Bullitt County Fair got a healthy dose of all of the above last week as the weather was perfect just about every night to sit out and watch motorsports at the dirt arena.

  • 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.

  • KORT to build new facility; MW also getting new Dollar General

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- A couple of businesses that local residents are already accustomed to seeing will be building new facilities in the coming months.

    E&S Developers received site plan approval for a new KORT rehabilitation center in Mount Washington.

    According to Denny Whitley, the company will build an 8,400-square-foot facility next to the Dollar Tree off the Bardstown Road bypass.

    There will be 53 parking spaces.

    The company currently has a facility in Mount Washington but will move to the new site once it is completed.

  • Former LaRue Co. sheriff guilty of embezzlement

     BOWLING GREEN –  A  former Larue County Sheriff pleaded guilty in United States District Court today before United States District Judge David J. Hale, to a felony information charging him with a single count of embezzling money, that was under his care and custody, and belonged to Larue County, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Light up the sky on the Fourth, not the emergency room

     LOUISVILLE – While fireworks can be fun and exciting, they also result in thousands of trips to the emergency room.

    According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, nearly 12,000 people were treated for fireworks injuries last year, including more than 250 per day in the weeks leading up to and after July 4. More than one-third of these injuries involve children under 15.

  • KPSC rules in the LG&E, KU rate review

     LOUISVILLE — The Kentucky Public Service Commission issued its ruling today in the rate review for Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company, upholding the majority of the settlement reached by 18 interested parties to the case.

  • BE’s Green to compete in track at Spalding U.

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Coming out of Eastside Middle School, Connor Green was a basketball and baseball player. Even in middle school, he was part of the Bullitt East baseball program.

    But midway through his sophomore season, Bullitt East track coach Lenny Raley started preaching the Green the positives of that sport. With baseball losing ground, Green opted to join the track team that spring.

    He has never looked back.