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Today's News

  • Beckner continues winning ways in Kentucky State Fair competition

     CLERMONT - He’s Bullitt County’s chairman of the boards.

    John Beckner continues to receive accolades for his wooden toy models, earning a Best of Show at the 2017 Kentucky State Fair.

    The award is Beckner’s ninth Best of Show since entering his first fair competition in 1999. Counting entries from both the state fair and the Bullitt County Fair, Beckner has earned 34 overall ribbons.

  • Dad, it’s time that you can rest in peace

     You’re prepared. But I guess you’re never prepared for death.

    Leaving the hospital late Sunday night, he seemed to be in very good spirits. Maybe that’s the way it is just before you enter your  next phase in life.

    All the kids had gotten to visit. His sisters were there. He probably talked more in that one day than he had in the past year.

    He told me he was dying. I really didn’t believe him. Maybe I should have paid more attention.

  • City seeks answers to vandalism problems

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- As much as the city officials would like to make improvements at the First Street Park, there is always a drawback.

    Vandalism at the park continues and city officials are looking for a solution.

    Public works supervisor Tom LaFollette recently told council members that $400 in repairs had to be made to park equipment due to vandalism.

    “It happens all the time,” said LaFollette.

  • Treasurer Allison Ball warns Kentuckians of recent phone scam

     The Kentucky State Treasurer’s Office has recently learned of a telephone fraud scheme listing the Kentucky State Treasury as its physical address.

    Under this scheme, an individual is notified that he or she is eligible for a “free grant” of thousands of dollars. The individual is then instructed to wire money or purchase gift cards for the scammer in exchange for the promise of receiving this “free grant.” 

  • Mount Washington Fire gets grant for suits

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- The Mt. Washington Fire Protection District was awarded $19,000 on behalf of Gov. Matt Bevin and the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security (KOHS) as part of the 2017 Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP).

      The funds will go toward the purchase of 19 hazmat suits, which protect first responders against hazardous materials they could encounter during the course of performing their duties. 

  • Bad hair day? Stolen curling iron lands man in trouble

    SHEPHERDSVILLE — A customer in the local Wal-Mart must have had a need to do a little hair styling.

    Or maybe it was just a bad hair day.

    On Oct. 3, a customer noticed someone shoplifting from the store.

    Shepherdsville Police were notified and Officer Colebank pursued the shoplifter.

    Austin Brown, 23, of Shepherdsville, was arrested on one count of theft by unlawful taking under $500.

    The suspect allegedly had a curling iron concealed under his shirt and exited the store without paying.

  • Webber announces PV grant

     The City of Pioneer Village was awarded $33,000 on behalf of Governor Matt Bevin and the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security (KOHS) as part of the 2017 Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP).

       The funds will go toward the purchase and installation of six portable radios, six desktop charges, six remote speakers, and microphones. 

  • Mullins returns to BCPS as new LJ principal

     The new principal at Lebanon Junction Elementary School is a familiar face to Bullitt County.

    Daniel Mullins worked as a teacher at Brooks and Overdale Elementary Schools before landing an administrative role in Hardin County.

  • Fox Chase looking for new place to store items

    FOX CHASE - Where does a small city keep its most important items?

    The city of Fox Chase has always implemented a storage unit, located at the Wee Stor-It Self Storage location on N. Preston Highway.

    Mayor Owen Taylor said the unit was always free to the city for use. However, new owners have decided otherwise.

    According to Taylor, the new owner would begin charging the city $115 per month for the unit’s use, effective as of Oct. 1.

  • New to the Chamber

     A long-time, locally-owned business is now one of the newest members of the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce.

    Shepherdsville native Wayne Lewis and his wife, Dana, have been co-owners of Discount Auto Supply since 1989. The company was founded in 1976.

    “I worked here when I was 16,” Wayne said, “Ronnie Tinnell and his family started it. One day I fixed his brakes for him, and he offered me a job.”