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Today's News

  • ENDLESS LOVE: Porters still in love after 75 years

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—Once upon a time, a girl sat next to a boy in the gym of the old Mount Washington High School. Today, that same girl and boy are celebrating 75 years of marriage.

    To get away from a fellow chasing her around the gym during the 1938 basketball season, 14-year-old farm girl Dorothy Swearingen sat in an empty seat next to 17-year-old farm boy Melvin Porter.

    “I just went up and sat down,” she said. “I knew who his family was but I didn’t know a thing about him.”

  • Mayor heard no issues yet in forensic audit of Shep.

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- So far, mayor Curtis Hockenbury has heard of no major problems with the forensic audit being conducted.

    The certified accounting firm of Jones Nale and Mattingly has been contracted by the city of Shepherdsville to do a more invasive look at the 2015-16 fiscal year.

    The city allocated up to $10,000 for the audit — with additional funds possible, if requested.

    Auditors Jonathon Eade and Wayne Stratton met with the audit committee in January. Since that time, the auditors have been examining records.

  • Warehouse operation gets local support for state, city incentives to expand facility

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — A company with a presence in Bullitt County already is looking to expand its warehousing operation.

    Bluegrass Supply Chain LLC received preliminary approval from the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority for tax incentives of $300,000 over the next 10 years.

    The company is looking to lease space on Omega Parkway. Currently, the company, which also has facilities in Logan, Metcalfe and Warren counties, is leasing some space off Cedar Grove Road.

  • Flags for Memorial Day

     Students from the Bullitt Central JROTC and members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5710 in Shepherdsville gathered on Friday at Highland Memory Gardens in Mount Washington to put out flags for Memorial Day holiday. Hundreds of flags were placed at the cemetery, which hosted its annual observance on Sunday.

  • Roby archery team targeted for national tourney

     A season of firsts has Roby Elementary School archers aiming high.

    “We could not be happier,” said Archery Coach Alisha Bodner. “My archers have been super dedicated this season and practice at least four days a week.”

    Roby’s archery team has competed in 13 tournaments this school year including Regionals, State and Nationals (where they placed 111 out of 180 teams).

  • SURVIVING THE GAME OF LIFE: Relay, cancer patients must adapt to survive

    HEBRON ESTATES - The Relay for Life has had to adapt in recent years with a number of changes to the annual community event.

    This included a move from the new North Bullitt High School track, which could not be implemented. A makeshift track did the trick in the back of the North Bullitt parking lot, with some folks actually enjoying the condensed version.

    Like the event itself, cancer survivors and their caregivers are always adapting lives to various insinuating circumstances. Despite life’s changes, they continue to adapt and survive.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning May 28, 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.

     

  • Hardin man charged with child sex exploitation by KSP

     ELIZABETHTOWN — On May 25, 2017, the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Shannon Reeves, 48, on charges related to distribution and possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

    Mr. Reeves was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect sharing images of child sexual exploitation online.  

  • Former MW martial arts instructor honored with lifetime achievement

     BARDSTOWN -- The story began when three veterans, after serving in Korea, opened the first Tae Kwon Do school in the Kentuckiana area in Jeffersonville. 

    Dennis Wiley had been a sickly, asthmatic kid whose doctor had recommended him taking martial arts because of the benefits the breathing exercises would provide. Forty-nine years later, Master Dennis Wiley of Y-Lee’s School of Martial Arts was recognized by the EMAC, a national martial arts association, with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

  • Lady Lion success

     The Little Flock Lady Lions had an outstanding season. The team won the Our Savior Lutheran School’s 26th annual Roundball Classic and finished second in the St. Francis tournament.

    Kayli Smith scored her 1,000 point during her last game for Little Flock.