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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Free app can make it easier to provide info to first responders

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- McFarland-Troutman-Proffitt Funeral Home has graciously invested back into the community in order to promote the saving of lives. 

    The owners recognized a very unique opportunity to assist our local first responders through an ingenious marketing initiative that could help save lives.  The funeral home asks that you download the Vital ICE (In Case of Emergency) app, from either the Apple App Store or Google Play, for your smart phone and enter in their code: #7738. 

  • Bullitt County has many things to be thankful for

    As we enter this holiday season, Bullitt County residents should be thankful for many things.

    Are there things which the county suffers a black eye from time to time? Sure.

    But that is common with any place in the United States.

    It is during this Thanksgiving week that we need to look a little deeper.

    We should be thankful that we aren’t waking up every day or going to sleep every night with a new homicide in the news. With the population reaching 80,000, the odds of bad things happening increases.

  • Hunters Hollow looks for sign locations

    HUNTERS HOLLOW - Not everyone in Hunters Hollow is as welcoming as the city commission.

    In recent months the commission has looked at placing welcome signs at the city’s two primary entrances along Hillview Boulevard, at Angelina Drive and Balboa Court.

    The signs would be made with brick and placed along the easements. However, the commission was seeking approval from various landowners to place signs on their properties, though still within the city easements.

  • Roby will be at UL in the spring, not with BE

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – While Taylor Roby went through the signing ceremony at Bullitt East recently, she will not be playing softball for the Lady Chargers in the spring.

    At the suggestion of the University of Louisville, Roby will graduate from Bullitt East at the end of the first semester in December and will then start taking classes at Louisville in January. She will then redshirt next spring with the Lady Cards before becoming a full member of that team in the spring of 2019.