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Today's News

  • Urgent care facility earns approval to open center in Mt. Washington

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- The opening of an urgent care medical facility in Mount Washington got the needed approvals from a pair of Bullitt County planning boards.

    Palm Development received a pair of variances and a site plan approval for a  medical facility on Highway 44 East.

    According to a representative of the development company, a 3,600 square foot building is planned on Highway 44 East, across from Hometown Pizza.

    The urgent care facility will be open seven days a week.

  • County will join in lawsuit against opioid distributors

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Without any discussion, Bullitt Fiscal Court members changed an earlier decision and will now participate in a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and distributors.

    Last month, fiscal court members said they would not be one of the plaintiffs in a battle against manufacturers of opioids across the country.

    Bullitt County Attorney John Wooldridge said he didn’t believe the county needed to get involved with any lawsuits filed by a number of national law firms.

  • Mom, pop ready to retire at Country Cabin

    HEBRON ESTATES-- For 14 years, a local shop has brought country charm to the edge of northern Bullitt County.

    Located in the Hebron Building on West Hebron Lane, Country Cabin Treasures began as a small space for Joann and Bill Doyle to sell country-themed items.

    Three years prior to opening, Joann ran a similar shop with her niece in Lincoln County. Once the hour and a half drive started to wear on her, the couple looked into a spot closer to home.

  • Season to give many thanks

     The leaves fell and the weather grew cooler as we transition into this blustery November.

    As Thanksgiving quickly approaches, the Legislature continues to hold Interim Joint Committee meetings throughout the Commonwealth and in Frankfort.

  • Another seasonal classic?

     Bullitt County has again found itself involved in a nationwide controversy that could signal the end of the traditional Thanksgiving holiday.

    Henrietta “Herkey” Turkey was scheduled to appear at the White House Thanksgiving dinner, but fled the area after learning the president refused to offer a traditional presidential pardon.

    “My predecessors may have made it easy on all of these birds, but not me,” Donald Trump said. “No free meals on my watch.”

  • Bogard traffic light fight to begin

     MOUNT WASHINGTON  -- Jessica Phelps has battled the anxiety of trying to make a left-hand turn off Bogard Lane onto Highway 44 for the past 24 years.

    And, she can’t take it any more.

    Phelps could not believe when she learned that the state Department of Transportation was planning to add a turn lane at the intersection of Bogard Lane/Lloyd Lane and Highway 44 but not include a traffic control device.

    “This is an extremely dangerous intersection,” Phelps told members of Bullitt Fiscal Court.

  • Mayor has to break tie on budget changes

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It took a vote by the mayor to approve the amended general fund budget for the city of Shepherdsville.

    Amending the budget just five months after the original financial plan for the 2017-18 fiscal year was approved, Shepherdsville officials have spent the past several meetings talking about changes.

    But, even after a special meeting was held, half of the council was in support of the proposed budget and the other half was opposed.

    Mayor Curtis Hockenbury broke the tie in favor of the amended budget.

  • Hillview settles old lawsuit on weapons ordinance

     HILLVIEW — A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit dating back to 2013 over a concealed carry ordinance adopted over 20 years ago in the city of Hillview.

    The Hillview City Council recently approved a settlement of $9,250 for attorney fees for the Kentucky Concealed Carry Coalition.

    In the 2013 lawsuit, the city was alleged to not take proper actions to repeal its 1996 ordinance preventing people from carrying a concealed firearm or other deadly weapon on any building or portion of a building owned, leased or controlled by the city.

  • Pet Lovers Thankful for New Ownership

     SHEPHERDSVILLE—Joni Blake’s friends thought she was pulling some elaborate April Fools Day joke when she told them she’d purchased a pet cemetery.

    Six months later, Blake is continuing to prove the purchase wasn’t a joke.

    “My whole thing was it as broken and I knew I had the ability to fix it and so I took the opportunity,” she said.

  • High winds, not tornado, hits MW area

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- A fast moving storm hit Bullitt County on Saturday afternoon but the National Weather Service’s survey of the area did not reveal a tornado.

    At around 5:05 p.m. on Saturday, reports of a heavy storm left a path of wind damage, mainly on either side of Highway 44 from the Pleasant Grove area to Mount Washington.

    Numerous trees and power lines were down in the area.

    There was also structural damage to several buildings and reports of roof damage were numerous in the area.