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Today's News

  • Kindergarten Kickoff set for Tuesday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The first day of the 2016-17 school year is Aug. 10, and for some Bullitt Countians it’s the first ever day of school.

    New kindergarten students and their families are encouraged to start on a good note by attending the annual Kindergarten Kickoff, presented by the Bullitt County Public Schools Family Resource Centers.

    The annual celebration is scheduled for Tuesday, July 26, 4-7 p.m., at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

  • $10M bid for MW sports park causes city to look at options

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—When building a $7 million sports park, problems are expected.

    But having not contractors’ interest was not one Land Design and Development manager Chad McCormick was expecting.

    “We were very concerned that we only received one bid given the amount of interest we received,” McCormick told the city council.

    The bid opening on July 6 left those involved in the project befuddled as the only proposal that came in was a $10,500,000 bid from Martin Construction Company.

  • Former sheriff’s deputy found guilty

     LOUISVILLE -- A Bullitt County sheriff’s deputy who was fired for his actions during an October 2014 incident has now been found guilty of abusing his authority by retaliating against a civilian.

    Matthew Corder, who was terminated in 2015, was convicted last week by a federal jury of two counts of willfully depriving a Bullitt County resident of his constitutional rights under the color of the law.

  • Radiant Touch features massage therapy

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Amanda Mattingly had never even received a massage before attending the Louisville School of Massage. 

    In fact, Mattingly knew very little about massage therapy before meeting with the school in 2008. All she knew was that she wanted to help those in need.

    Today Mattingly, 36, is doing just that her own message therapy business, The Radiant Touch, in Cedar Grove Village, located on Buffalo Run Road off Cedar Grove Road.

  • Old Shepherdsville Pioneers Cemetery: Jacob Troutman is buried there

     The Old Shepherdsville Pioneers Cemetery is located on West Plum Street between 1st and 2nd streets in Shepherdsville, Kentucky. 

    The Cemetery is located near the Salt River.  The Cemetery has been through several floods.  

    There were about 300 graves found in the Cemetery, but only a little over 100 marked graves were read. 

  • Endangered, missing man found dead; foul play possible

     CLERMONT -- The day a man was listed as a missing person who might be endangered has been found.

    Craig Ickes was found by the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office on Friday evening off old Highway 245.

    According to Capt. Mike Murdoch, public information officer for the sheriff’s office, the cause of death was listed as a homicide.

    The recovery of the body came just two days after Ickes’ home on West Audubon Drive was destroyed by fire.

  • Plenty of entertainment at Renfro Valley

     We have often drive by Renfro Valley on our way to the Smoky Mountains. “The Valley” is only about two hours away from Shepherdsville. 

    This summer after stumbling upon www.renfrovalley.com we decided to make “The Valley” and Berea a weekend summer get-away, and are we glad that we did!

    This area may just be one of the most overlooked destinations in Kentucky. It offers some great shopping, handmade artisan crafts, delicious eating, and great family shows. 

  • Federal law change helps Pioneer Village add officer

     PIONEER VILLAGE - A change in federal government policy indirectly resulted in an increase in staffing for the Pioneer Village Police Department.

    Mayor Gary Hatcher announced at the city’s June meeting that long-time officer Ray Wilburn will officially switch to a newly-created part-time position within the department.

    Police chief D.J. Reynolds announced that the city’s newest officer, Nick Hibbs, will fill Wilburn’s full-time vacancy as of Aug. 1.

  • Linda Belcher honored by KDA for work to pass legislation

     FRANKFORT – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association (KDA) has honored state Rep. Linda Belcher with its prestigious “100 Proof Award” for her leadership in passing landmark tourism legislation that will elevate and transform the KDA’s Kentucky Bourbon Trail® adventures.

  • CHASING THE DREAM: Bickett works to keep baseball dreams alive

     PIONEER VILLAGE -- After sitting on the bench for most of his high school varsity career, Evan Bickett packed up his glove for what was presumably the last time. 

    The plan was simple: go to Indiana University Southeast and earn a criminal justice degree. 

    No more baseball, strictly academics.

    In the back of his mind, though, Bickett knew there was a chance to do something more.