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Today's News

  • Public Health Reporting Widespread Flu Activity

     FRANKFORT - Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) officials reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this week that the influenza (flu) activity level in the state has increased from “regional” to “widespread.” Widespread activity is the highest level of flu activity, which indicates increased flu-like activity or flu outbreaks in at least half of the regions in the state. The activity levels for states are tracked weekly as part of the CDC’s national flu surveillance system.

  • KFB honors Mooney for her science project

     LOUISVILLE - A Bullitt County seventh grader, Lilly Mooney, was among the 12 students selected from across the state to display their agriculture science projects at last week’s  Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) annual meeting in Louisville.

    Mooney, a homeschooled student, displayed her science project as part of the KFB annual meeting’s tradeshow. 

    Her project, called “One Potato, Two Potato,” explored the nutritional value and versatility of potatoes.

  • WARM BULLITT...Drive to collect warm clothing

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Caleanna Morley saw that there was a move in Jefferson County to collect blankets for the homeless.

    Having worked in Bullitt County, Morley knew there was a similar need here.

    With friends such as Shepherdsville mayor Scott Ellis, Morley decided the Warm Bullitt County was needed.

    With the holidays approaching, Morley’s group is working with Shepherdsville Christian Church and others to collect and distribute items which keep Bullitt Countians warm.

  • Goodwill opens newest store in Mt. Wash.

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — Goodwill Industries of Kentucky will hold a grand opening of its Mount Washington donation center and retail store on Friday, Dec. 12, featuring a ribbon-cutting ceremony with representatives from the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce at Noon.

    Refreshments and giveaways will be available for donors and shoppers.

  • Bullitt County cheerleaders win four Sixth Region titles, now head to state

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – There are some great rivalries in Bullitt County. We all know that.

    One that doesn’t perhaps get the Friday night attention of some of those sports is cheerleading. Bullitt Central and Bullitt East have been battling it out for years and North Bullitt has recently risen in the competitive circles.

    Over the past two years, all three programs have had high finishes at both the regional, state and national level.

  • Lady Cougars win again, but Cougars have long weekend

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The quick start for the Bullitt Central Lady Cougars continued on Friday as the maroon and gray picked up a third straight win as they held off visiting Oldham County 54-50.

    The weekend was not as good for the school’s male counterpart as the Cougars dropped a pair of games after opening with a win over Thomas Nelson. On Friday, the Cougars fell to Bethlehem 57-43 on the road before traveling again on Saturday to Campbellsville for a one-day ‘showcase’ event where they lost to Monroe County 56-41.

  • What happened to Shep. Roller Mill?

     The Shepherdsville Roller Mill was located on 4th Street in Shepherdsville, Kentucky.  The Roller Mill was a wooden structure large enough to use as a Roller Mill.

    The Roller Mill was a new method of grinding Meal and flour from the older method of the water wheel.     The Roller Mill Company was a part of what was formerly known as the Tile Factory Lot.  In 1913, the property owner was Maraman and Company.  

    The Property sold at Public Auction and the property was sold to C.L. Croan.

  • AG cautions to give wisely this holiday season

     FRANKFORT - As Kentuckians generously open their pocketbooks and wallets for those in need of a helping hand this holiday season, Attorney General Jack Conway wants to make sure your charitable donations do not end up in the hands of scam artists.

  • 120 percent rate hike; Surcharge sought to pay off costs

     HUNTERS HOLLOW - A collapse of a private sewer treatment plant in March could come back to bite the 700 customers.

    Bullitt Utilities, which owns and operates the Hunters Hollow Treatment Plant, is seeking a surcharge which would add $32.19 per month to the current bills of its residential customers.

    Currently, customers are paying a flat sewer rate of $26.83. That amount would increase 120 percent to $59.02, if allowed by the state Public Service Commission.

  • Court of Appeals reverses city on rezoning next to church

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A large agricultural tract at the intersection of Highway 245 and Highway 61 is no longer zoned light industrial and highway business.

    In a unanimous opinion, a three-panel Court of Appeals opinion reversed the 2012 rezoning of 130 acres.

    That decision by the Shepherdsville City Council rezoned a tract despite the protest of members of Bardstown Junction Baptist Church.

    The appeals court decision last week would return the matter to the Shepherdsville City Council.