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Today's News

  • Holiday celebration

     When the Mount Washington AARP chapter gathered for its July meeting, there was plenty of explosive excitement.

    From fancy July 4 attire to some dancing in St. Francis Xavier to some singing by Jonathan Rideout, it was a festive time.

    The local AARP chapter meets on the first Thursday of each month at St. Francis.

  • Literacy bus will be on road to help kids, parents with needed resources

     The Shepherdsville Elementary School community will get a good look at a resource bus during an unveiling Thursday, Aug. 6, at 2 p.m. at the Frank R. Hatfield Administrative Center (BCPS central office).

    The vehicle is loaded with books, literacy kits and equipped with a Wi-Fi “hot spot” for technology. It is part of an assistance plan implemented at Shepherdsville Elementary.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning August 2

     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.

  • Fired detective sues to get her job back, monetary damages

     

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Lynn Hunt wants her job back as a detective with the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office.

    Hunt, who was terminated from her position on July 16, has filed a civil wrongful termination lawsuit in Bullitt Circuit Court.

    Less than a week after her termination, attorney Mike Moulton filed the litigation on behalf of Hunt.

    She began her employment with sheriff David Greenwell on Nov. 30, 2012.

    In the lawsuit, the lone defendant named was Greenwell.

  • Council clears road to Cedar Grove improvements

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- While some of the questions could not be given a guaranteed answer, the Shepherdsville City Council voted 4-2 to move forward with a potentially-major economic development project off Cedar Grove Road.

    Under the proposal approved, the city could spend up to $3 million to enhance transportation issues along Cedar Grove Road, as well as set the stage for providing a second route in and out of the business park.

  • Elementary schools ready to get young off to great start

     These days everything seems to start earlier: Christmas decorations up in October, Independence Day fireworks sold before the Kentucky Derby, Easter Candy available by New Year’s Day and Halloween candy available in July.

    School starts earlier, this year beginning in Bullitt County on Wednesday, Aug. 12.

    Here is a glimpse of what to expect when BCPS elementary schools to start the 2015-16 school year:

     

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  • Bernheim students help design logo for Southeast Bullitt VFD

     CLERMONT - People often enjoy the site of a shiny red firetruck, at least when it’s not headed to an emergency.

    The Southeast Bullitt firetrucks are adding a little more color to their vehicles thanks to a local school’s art contest.

    Hannah Arnold and Ashleigh Stopher won a design contest at Bernheim Middle School, with their contest entry selected for placement on the Southeast vehicles.

  • Annual Street Rod Nationals invade local community on August 7-9

     LOUISVILLE -- Street rods, muscle cars and classic cars will roll into the Kentucky Exposition Centeron Thursday, Aug. 6, through Sunday, Aug. 9 for the National Street Rod Association’s 46th Annual Street Rod Nationals Plus. 

    More than 11,000 vintage vehicles and 30,000 visitors are expected to attend this event which will generate $12.85 million in economic impact.

    Many of those attending will be present throughout Bullitt County.

    Local hotels and restaurants will be filled with street rod fans.

  • Blue Lick runs out of gas in regional final

     SAUK PRAIRIE, WIS. -- Heading into the Ohio Valley 16-18 Regional tournament, Blue Lick manager Tommy Parker didn’t have a lot of extreme hopes.

    With nine players on the trip after winning the state tournament, Parker knew it would be tough to bring home a championship.

    However, the local team surprised everyone by reaching the championship game last Sunday.

    But with a lot of tired bodies and sore arms, Blue Lick fell just short, losing 4-0 to the host Sauk Prairie team.

  • Two arrested for child porn, enticement

      FRANKFORT - Attorney General Jack Conway and his Cybercrimes Unit today announced the arrest of two men.

    Joseph Andrew Morgan Oldani, 29, of Oregon and Ashish Ashok Parekh, 33, of Louisville were arrested yesterday by Attorney General Conway’s Cybercrime investigators. The charges are the results of unrelated investigations that began in July of 2015. Oldani is from Oregon and was arrested in Kenton County. Parekh was arrested in Jefferson County. Both defendants were arraigned this morning and remain in custody.