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Today's News

  • Small issues may become big issues on facility’s use

     It’s kind of funny how quickly one discussion can lead to another and how a non-issue becomes a major issue.

    Shepherdsville mayor Curtis Hockenbury and the council started a recent conversation about whether an agency could be given access to the community center several hours a day.

    Before you could bat an eye, the public works department would take over the use of the Shepherdsville Community Center and several groups would be left looking for other options.

    The decision took a matter of minutes.

  • Fiscal Court overturns ACO termination

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The new animal control director in Bullitt County is a familiar face.

  • Shepherdsville man pleads guilty, to receive 5-year sentence for seeking sex with minor

     FRANKFORT – Attorney General Andy Beshear announced today that a Shepherdsville man has pleaded guilty to seeking sex with a minor and will receive five years in prison. 

    Martin Eugene Klemens, 58, of Shepherdsville, pleaded guilty in Franklin Circuit Court last week to unlawful use of electronic means originating or received within the Commonwealth of Kentucky to induce a minor to engage in sexual or other prohibited activities, a Class D felony.    

  • 'Shack'led: Fire causes traffic issues in Shepherdsville

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - A structure fire led to a road closure in Shepherdsville Tuesday morning.

  • Buege cuts hair to fulfill pledge

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—Kicking off their focus of the “service” virtue, Eastside Middle issued a challenge for students to raise $2,000 to donate to St. Baldricks, a non-profit organization which funds childhood cancer research. Assistant principal Kyle Buege agreed to shave his head for St. Baldrick’s if the students met the goal during the two-day challenge. The students replied by raising $3,500.

  • MW Lions Club collects old pill bottles for another use overseas

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— Finding time to volunteer can be difficult, but what if it was as easy as putting empty pill bottles into a box rather than a trash can?

    Mount Washington Lion Gary Meredith is heading an empty-pill bottle collection to send overseas.

    “A lot of these places overseas don’t have anything to dispense medicine in, so they’re being handed their pills to put in their pockets or whatever they can find,” Meredith said.

  • Tennis programs gliding into spring break

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Action already neared the mid-way point for the tennis teams in Bullitt County.

    Unfortunately, the week got off to a wet start as a match between North Bullitt and Bullitt Central was rained out on Monday.

    In a cross-county match, the Bullitt Central Lady Cougars turned back Bullitt East 4-1 on Wednesday.

    In a battle of state tournament performers from last spring, Bullitt East’s Savannah Kruse got the best of her battle against Rebecca Price. Kruse scored an 8-4 victory.

  • FINALLY!!: All-Comers Track Meet at Bullitt East

      MOUNT WASHINGTON - After four years without a single home meet, Bullitt County track athletes got to compete on home soil on Tuesday as Bullitt East hosted an All-Comers Meet that included all three local programs as well as Moore and Fern Creek.

    Bullitt East will also host meets at home on April 19 (eight teams) as well as the All-Bullitt County Championships on May 8.

  • $20 million expansion to add 35 jobs

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Combined with its operations in Bullitt and Nelson counties, a local supplier for the automotive industry will spend almost $50 million to expand their current facilities.

    Tower Automotive Operations USA received preliminary approval for tax incentives through the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority.

    The announcement came four days after the city of Shepherdsville approved incentives for the company.

  • LJ to ensure daytime firefighter protection

     LEBANON JUNCTION -- Every time Kendall Coleman sees a fire call come across his phone, he prays.

    He prays that it isn’t a call for help at Lebanon Junction Elementary.

    He prays it isn’t a call for a house fire occupied by an elderly resident.

    In general, when it is during the day while he’s at work, Coleman prays that it isn’t a fire run in the city of Lebanon Junction.

    As the fire chief, Coleman is responsible for his crew… and for the safety of the residents of the community.