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Today's News

  • Long-time firefighters resign after probe of Shep. agency

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Two long-time members of the leadership staff of the Shepherdsville Fire and Rescue Department have resigned.

    Those resignations come as a result of an investigative probe of the department.

    According to a release from the fire department on Monday afternoon, a complaint was filed with Shepherdsville fire chief Layne Troutman in March.

    The allegation involved two fire department captains.

  • Ribbon cutting: Urban Max

     Urban Max Boutique in Mount Washington celebrated its ribbon cutting with a store full of community members and officials.

    The store offers a variety of clothing, accessories and gift including candles, picture frames and home décor signs.

    The boutique is located at 611 North Bardstown Road in Mount Washington. It is open Monday from 2 - 6 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Coalition works to improve health condition in county

     HILLVIEW -- Kentucky has the seventh worst health status in the nation, according to United Health Foundation. While diabetes and disabilities have risen throughout the state, physical exercise and adequate fruit and vegetable consumption have declined.

    The Kentucky Coalition for Healthy Communities (KCHC) is hoping to change those staggering statistics, Bullitt County Community Organizer Megan Ray said.

  • Bullitt Alternative Center earns second straight distinction mark

     The Bullitt Alternative Center has achieved Program of Distinction status in Kentucky for the second consecutive year.

    School districts nominated their programs for recognition based on criteria developed by KDE and the Innovative Pathways for Success Cadre. A four-member panel screened the applications and the finalists received site visits from a four-member team.

  • Shepherdsville man dies Wednesday in single-vehicle accident

     A local man died in a single-vehicle accident on Wednesday.

    According to the Kentucky State Police Post 4, Eddie Franklin May, 35, of Shepherdsville, died on the Western Kentucky Parkway at around 2:15 p.m.

    He was going eastbound in his 2010 Chevrolet van when it crossed the median for some unknown reason and flipped into the westbound traffic.

    He was pronounced dead at the scene.

    KSP Trooper Eric Hines is investigating the case.

  • Campbellsville University honors Bullitt County teachers of the year

     CAMPBELLSVILLE -- “I hope you are proud of yourselves and your accomplishments. Today is a day to celebrate you,”  Rhonda Sims, associate commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Education, told the 199 teachers from 70 school districts throughout Kentucky honored by Campbellsville University, teaching is an important job, a hard job and a challenging job.

  • Bernheim Forest full of activities for whole family during month

     CLERMONT -- Bernheim Forest will be the site of one of two free lectures on Saturday, July 16 as part of A Day with Richard Louv.

    The lecture takes place from 7-8 p.m. at the Sunset Amphitheater.

    Louv is a New York Times best-selling author and expert on the importance of spending time in nature.

  • Proposed bill would help volunteer firefighters in state

     FRANKFORT -- In small-town Kentucky, volunteer firefighters are part tradition, part public service. But it is becoming increasingly difficult for cities and counties to find volunteer firefighters in the Commonwealth.

  • Physician faces multiple charges leading to injury, death

     BOWLING GREEN – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. today announced the Superseding Indictment of former Warren County, Kentucky, physician Charles Fred Gott on multiple charges of unlawful distribution and dispensing of controlled substances resulting in injury and or death of patients, health care fraud resulting in a patient’s death, and conspiracy to distribute and dispense controlled substances during the course of his professional practice that were not for a legitimate medical purpose, and health care fraud.

  • Chamber of Commerce moving operations next to EDA office

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Over the years, it has been discussed in various ways.

    But the matter of combining the Bullitt County Economic Development Authority and the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce will become a reality in a few weeks  -- just in a different way.

    In August, the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce will be relocating.

    It won’t be actually merging with the economic development group but it will be sharing a common office location.