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Today's News

  • Ordinance would put owners responsible for land upkeep

    MOUNT WASHINGTON— Property owners with public access real estate are now responsible for maintaining their own grounds.

    A vote to approve an ordinance that would require property owners to maintain their real estate was unanimous at a recent city council meeting.

  • MW Lions Club donates to Youth Services

      Mount Washington Middle School Youth Services Center Coordinator Megan Hatter was a guest speaker at the Mount Washington Lions Club recently. 

    Hatter spoke about the dramatic needs of many children in our local school system and efforts being made to help them.  

    One particular program provides support and learning opportunities for children from school closing time until 6 p.m. Mentoring, tutoring, activities, and computer WiFi is provided.   

    Such programs can be costly but are extremely beneficial.

  • Merit plan to stay intact

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Early in the month of September, it appeared that the merit ordinance covering the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office was in its final days.

    However, when Sheriff Donnie Tinnell polled his employees, 95 percent wanted the merit system to remain in place.

    Heeding their wishes, Tinnell requested Bullitt Fiscal Court deny the motion to abolish the merit system.

    By a unanimous vote, the court members did just that.

    The merit system was imposed by fiscal court at the request of now-retired sheriff David Greenwell.

  • More indictments: Former chief deputy facing more charges

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A former Bullitt County sheriff’s chief deputy has been indicted on three felony counts involving the handling of evidence.

    John Cottrell, who was relieved of his duties last October, now faces three Class D felonies.

    The Bullitt County Grand Jury issued the indictments Wednesday.

    And, in a hearing on Thursday, two felony counts which had been dismissed were reinstated.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning September 24, 2017

     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.

     

    Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night.  Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis.

     

  • School work to alter traffic at two locations

     Due to renovations at Bullitt Lick Middle, there will be traffic changes for both Bullitt Lick and Shepherdsville Elementary.

    Also, it appears the road connecting Highway 44 and Blue Lick Road will not be open for through traffic.

    For Bullitt Lick parents, car rider drop off and pick up will use the Highway 44 entrance. Buses and visitors will use the Blue Lick Road entrance. 

  • Arts Council adds bit of mystery to annual dancing competition

    SHEPHERDSVILLE—Lions and dancers and murders; oh my!

    The annual Dancing for the Arts night, presented by the Bullitt County Arts Council, is back on Friday night and this time they’ve brought in a twister.

    This year’s “Wizard of Oz” themed show includes a script and a murder, but don’t fret! Local celebrities will still be dancing to raise money for scholarships to give local high school seniors perusing higher education in the arts.

  • Saying goodbye

     A final goodbye to a person who didn’t make the headlines.

    Sharon Hand was heavily involved in the Scouts and then got involved in the city of Hillview.

    First, she helped on the Hillview Emergency Response Team.

    Then, she was hired as the city’s code enforcement office.

    She wasn’t a person who wanted the spotlight. She only wanted to help her community.

    Sadly, she passed much too soon. Sharon was a true asset to the Hillview community.

    Also passing recently was Carroll Cogan.

  • Plenty of great fall attractions in the region

      Autumn is just days away! Fall in Kentucky is one of my favorite times of the year because we get to see God’s magnificent canvas take color. The leaves are sure to be pretty with all of the rain and cool weather we’ve gotten. I am looking forward to one awesome “firework show” by nature. Autumn is the perfect time to load the family up and road trip. October provides ample opportunities including fall break to road trip. To help you start making plans NOW, I offer a few of my favorite places around the Bluegrass.

  • Groups help provide duffel bags for CASA kids

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - There are approximately 500 cases in the Bullitt County court system involving children abuse, neglect, and custody issues.

    For those children, life can be a strain, and very confusing as they sometimes move from home to home, trying to live a normal life while the courts determine their futures.

    The Bullitt County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) and the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) both help determine the children’s fate. And when they can, they do a little more.