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Today's News

  • Mattingly sentenced to three years

     LOUISVILLE — A former special deputy for the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office will serve the next 36 months in a federal prison for his role in a drug trafficking operation.

    Christopher A. Mattingly, 40, of Shepherdsville, was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court on charges of trafficking in marijuana and methamphetamine, as well as concealing the financial proceeds (money laundering).

    Two other individuals previously entered guilty pleas on the charge of concealing their knowledge of the illegal activity.

  • MW could start liquor sales earlier on Sundays

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—Those wanting to watch a game at noon on Sunday in Mount Washington might have the chance to enjoy an alcoholic beverage with their restaurant meals.

    An ordinance amending sections of the Alcoholic Beverage Licenses chapter was read at a recent city council meeting that would allow Sunday sales to begin at Noon rather the current 1 p.m. 

    All locations selling alcohol would still have to end sales at midnight each night.

  • School year set to begin; staff, buildings are ready

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — The buildings are ready.

    The staff is getting their rooms in place.

    And the bus routes have all been filled.

    The only thing left to do is ring the school bell on Wednesday morning as the 2017-18 academic year in Bullitt County is set to start.

    “It’s going to be a good year,” predicted Bullitt County superintendent Keith Davis, who is entering his 11th year at the helm. 

    For one of the few times, major construction is not underway as the nearly 13,000 students return to class.

  • Portman to lead community projects in city

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Faith Portman loves the city of Shepherdsville.

    She’s served on the city council, ran for mayor and attends almost every town board meeting.

    When mayor Curtis Hockenbury was talking about creating a position similar to one held by Lori Puchino in Mount Washington, one person came immediately to mind.

    Faith Portman.

    When Hockenbury talked with her about his vision, she knew it was the job for her.

  • Cancer fund-raiser big success for Hillview group

     HILLVIEW - A car show continues to drive Hillview’s efforts toward finding a cure for cancer.

    Resident Richard Luce, chairperson of the 3rd annual Cancer Awareness and Train Show fundraising event, addressed the Hillview City Council to discuss this year’s success.’

    According to Luce, this year’s event included 68 classic cars, 86 model cars, 45 vendors and 16 co-sponsors. He mentioned that the event doubled in size this year.

  • Tremendous challenges in Frankfort

     I hope that you and your family are doing well as we prepare to close out the month of July. 

    I have been very busy since the legislature adjourned back on March 30. I have attended many meetings and events in House District 53 as well as our Joint Interim Committee Meetings in the General Assembly.

    I have received many calls, letters and emails on a variety of issues, but without a doubt the discussion has primarily been on the possibility of a special session being called by Governor Bevin.

  • Thursday night I-65 lane closures

     LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists of maintenance work tonight on Interstate 65 in Bullitt County.

    KYTC maintenance crews will be patching potholes between the Lebanon Junction and Shepherdsville exits (mile markers 105-116).

    Lane closures and delays are possible on I-65 North this evening (Thursday, August 3). Work is scheduled from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. Crews will be working in a mobile operation.

    Motorists are urged to slow down approaching this work zone and watch for highway workers on the roadway.

  • Partnership with schools could give library cards to all students

      A working partnership exists between Bullitt County Public Schools and Bullitt County Public Library to ensure all 13,200 students have a library card prior to the 2017–2018 school year.

    Called the Take 5 initiative, the collaboration is designed to make sure that even if a parent or guardian cannot take their student to the library and sign them up for a card, the student will still have access to the materials they need to make their school year a success.

  • Street Rod Nationals this week in Louisville

     LOUISVILLE -- Residents in Bullitt County will see a lot of classic street rods in the community this week.

    It is time for the National Street Rod Association’s 48th annual Street Rod Nationals in Louisville.

    Between 10,000 and 15,000 vintage automobiles will make the visit to Louisville for show, which will be held at the Kentucky Exposition Center.

    Members from across the world will gather for this unique event. The NSRA will include vehicles from the 50s, 60s and 70s.

  • Bullitt Central finishes sixth at NASP World Championships

     ORLANDO, FLORIDA – Bullitt Central capped off its most successful archery season ever recently with a sixth place finish overall in the NASP World Championships at the Orange County Convention Center.

    Bullitt East also did well in the high school competition, finishing 16th overall.

    The event included 3,400 archers in the 8th annual bulls-eye competition and another 1,200 students in the newer International Bowhunting Organizations 3D Challenge.