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Today's News

  • Another city looks to regulate fireworks stands

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Just days after another city revamped its regulations, the Shepherdsville town board is looking to make changes to its ordinance regulating temporary structures that sell fireworks.

    The Shepherdsville City Council held the first reading of its ordinance on fireworks sales.

    In an ordinance very similar to one adopted by the Hillview City Council, businesses selling fireworks this summer will pay a flat $1,000 permit fee.

    The permit would cover 14 days.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning May 8, 2016

    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.

  • Roberts drops out of state rep race

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The political season got a whole lot less interesting on Thursday afternoon.

    Melanie Roberts officially withdrew from her bid to be the next state representative for the 49th District.

    Barring upsets in the May 17 primary, the general election would have pitted three-term incumbent Linda Belcher versus Roberts, who is serving her third term as county judge.

  • Able-bodied without dependents in Bullitt lose benefits if they have no job

     FRANKFORT -- Approximately 9,000 able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs), who live in Bullitt, Hardin, Jefferson, Fayette, Daviess, Henderson, McCracken and Warren counties lost Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits on May 1 because they failed to either comply with federal work requirements or participate in an Employment & Training (E&T) program.

  • Students, schools recognized for outstanding energy projects

      FRANKFORT – Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC) Secretary Charles Snavely today announced student energy projects from six Kentucky school districts have received top honors from the Kentucky National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project, and three student energy teams have earned national NEED awards.

  • BBB Hot Topics: May 2016

     See the latest scams in BBB’s May 2016 Hot Topics

     

    1.    A local BBB employee received a fake “notice to appear in court” email. The email appears to be from District Court, and informs the recipient to appear in court for a case hearing, then asks the recipient to click on an attachment for more information. Don’t click it! You could end up with a virus on your computer!

  • City looks to help keep MW pool open this summer

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — The county may not want to swim this summer, but Mount Washington is ready to dive in and help keep the pool project afloat.

    Mount Washington resident Trisha Moats spoke at a recent Mount Washington City Council meeting about her campaign to keep the county pools open and active for residents to enjoy.

    While her long-term goal is to have an indoor aquatic center in the county, she told the council her main focus until then is to maintain the facilities the county currently operates.

  • Artistic winner

     Jerry Roberts of North Bullitt High School was honored for his artwork.

    Each year, U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie holds an art contest in conjunction with the national competition.

    Winners are selected from each county in Guthrie’s Second Congressional District. 

    There are three overall winners.

  • Field ready for muddy Bullitt County Derby

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Heavy rains last week have let up in time for the glade cress to bloom at Hall of Famer Mike Farner Downs for this year’s Bullitt County Derby.

    This year’s odds-on favorite in the Run for the Glade Cress is the Bullitt County Sheriffs entry, Ultimatum, out of No Patrol and Nita Newvest. With an endorsement from Bullitt Fiscal Court, Ultimatum is an assured 3-2.

  • Mount Washington looks at changes to regulations on legal height on grass, weeds

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — The grass may be greener in Mount Washington, but the city is cracking down on just how tall it can be.

    An amendment pertaining to grass height was read at a recent council meeting.

    Previously, it was unlawful to permit on any portion of a lot or parcel of land the accumulation of weeds, grass or underbrush in excess of 12 inches in height.

    The proposed change involved lowering the height to eight inches.