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Today's News

  • Election 2016: Few sign up for elective offices

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Activity is slow as the filing deadline approaches for those wishing to run for select offices in 2016.

    The filing deadline is at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26.

    With all local municipalities going with a non-partisan election, there will be few, if any, races on the May ballot.

    State representative races are all up for grabs.

    At this stage, there are no primary races.

    In the 49th District, incumbent Linda Belcher has filed for another term.

  • Vandalism leads to discussion on curfew in MW

     MOUNT WASHINGTON-- After continuous destruction of city property over the past few months, the local leaders have agreed that something needs to be done.

    Mount Washington councilmember Greg Gentry brought up the idea of revisiting the city’s juvenile curfew ordinance in December after a group of teenagers were suspected to be the ones responsible for tearing down some of the city plaza Christmas lights.

  • New bank continues community focus

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Dan Cline has been in the community for years.

    He’s seen the work done by The Peoples Bank of Bullitt County for the community over that time.

    And when he had an opportunity to join up with the financial institution that purchased The Peoples Bank of Bullitt County in early 2014, Cline wanted to know one thing -- would it remain a strong community supporter?

    Satisfied with what he heard, Cline is now the market manager for the five First Harrison Bank branches which have been operating in the county since early December.

  • Group trying to make smiles happen for students at Bullitt Lick Middle

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Lick Middle School sixth graders have a reason to smile thanks to a little help from their friends in the Making Smiles Happen Oral Health Surveillance Initiative.

    Making Smiles Happen, co-sponsored by Delta Dental, Kentucky Youth Advocates and the University of Louisville School of Dentistry, is a statewide project hoping to collect vital dental data to better understand and improve health.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning January 17, 2016

     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.

     

  • Home Product Expo returns to Shepherdsville on Jan. 30-31

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The Home Product Expo presented by L&N Federal Credit Union will take place at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre in Shepherdsville on Jan. 30-31, bringing the region’s home building and remodeling professionals to Bullitt County and jumpstarting the home improvement season.

  • Belcher selected to serve on Appropriations, Revenue committee in Frankfort

     FRANKFORT -- Kentucky House leadership announced that it has appointed state Rep. Linda Belcher to the House Appropriations and Revenue Committee, which oversees the state’s two-year budget and road plan.

  • Sanitation chairman pleased with work in 2015

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The past year has been a busy one for members of the Bullitt County Sanitation District.

    But chairman Chuck Callahan believes it was a very successful one for the agency.

    The project that drew the most attention was the failure of the privately-owned Hunters Hollow treatment facility.

    While the actual failure of the plant occurred in March 2014, it wasn’t until the fall of the next year that the sanitation district became the proud operator of the facility.

  • Many big issues for legislators to tackle in ‘16

     I hope you and your family enjoyed a wonderful Christmas season and a happy New Year. 

    A new year also means a new legislative session of the Kentucky General Assembly. Tuesday, January 5, marked the beginning of a 60-day session that will run through mid-April. In this session, we hope to address the numerous important issues facing our state, keeping the common theme of creating Kentucky jobs and strengthening Kentucky families.

  • Lady Cougars end tough week with lopsided win

     OKOLONA – At the end of a long week for the Bullitt Central Lady Cougars, there was a light at the end of the tunnel as the maroon and gray had some fun on Friday in defeating Moore 61-22.

    The week had started with a loss at Taylor County, a team that the Lady Cougars had beaten earlier in the season.

    Then, the team learned over the next few days that senior Lexi Graham would have very limited availability for the rest of the season because of her surgically-repaired knee.