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Today's News

  • Man indicted for allegedly setting home on fire twice

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — A man has been indicted for allegedly starting fires at a home on two occasions in 2016.

    The Bullitt County Grand Jury recently indicted William Prather, also known as William Prater, on two counts of arson.

    The indictments allege that Prather started a fire with the intent to damage or destroy a home on Sept. 1, 2016, and again on Oct. 18, 2016.

    These are Class B felonies, which are punishable by 10-20 years in prison.

  • Council set to borrow up to $3M for road improvements

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With plans announced already for three new restaurants and talk of several hotels coming to an already crowded area, Shepherdsville officials are looking to make some road changes.

    However, to make improvements on Adam Shepherd Parkway, Conestoga Parkway and Keystone Crossroads, the city might need to borrow a little money.

    A $3 million bond issue was on the agenda but council members want some changes to be made first.

  • Mount Washington goes bigger with new sewer interceptor line

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— What happens when you have a growing city and an aging infrastructure?

    You install bigger sewer lines.

    Bids for the 48-inch interceptor sewer project were opened on June 15. 

    The interceptor sewer is the large sewer pipe where the smaller pipes meet before going to the treatment plant.

    The project will replace the current 15-inch pipe with a 48-inch pipe in the sewer pipes in the Half Moon Drive, McFarland Avenue, Hillcrest Drive and Rosebud Drive areas.

  • It Was a Blast

    Frank E. Simon Park in Shepherdsville turned into an inflatable village as part of the 2017 Bullitt Blast celebration!

    Zip lines, water slides and hamster balls brought entertainment to those of all ages.

    Also available was the rock climbing wall, numerous booths and games and the traditional 25-cent ice cream cones presented by Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    Multiple bands played through the weekend including Junction Creek, Jeni Carr, Ray Glenn and The Josh Goodlett Band.

  • Finding solution to growing homeless issue serious one

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - At a time when the United States of America celebrates the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave, Bullitt County still continues to scratch its collective head on what to do with those in a land not free, existing bravely without a home.

    In an attempt to alleviate the homeless problem in the county, a collection of civic-minded individuals initially gathered to discuss the situation and determine a solution.

    That meeting resulted in numerous solutions made by numerous individuals and organizations. 

  • Who are the circuit clerks in Kentucky?

     Circuit Clerks are constitutionally elected administrative and clerical officers for circuit, family and district courts of the judicial branch of government.  Circuit Clerks are on the front line of state government and are the face of the court system.

    All legal actions, both civil and criminal, originate in the Circuit Clerk’s office.  Clerk’s office operations and procedures are subject to civil, criminal, and Supreme Court Rules, as well as state and federal statutes and administrative regulations.

  • North Bullitt Lions provide four college scholarships

     HILLVIEW - Four high school graduates received some much-needed financial assistance thank to the North Bullitt Lions Club.

    The North Bullitt High School graduates were the first to receive the financial aid in the form of the first annual Bill Mohollen Scholarships Program.

    Students Julia Meredith and Jared Jacobs each earned a $1,000 scholarship, with Augustine Bowling and Gabrielle Phillips receiving $500.

  • Rally’s latest fast food chain to announce plans for Shepherdsville

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It’s not the Rally’s that your parents might remember.

    When Rally’s Restaurant opens its first eatery in Bullitt County, it might not look like the establishments you’ve grown accustomed to over the years.

    According to Bruce Kim, director of franchise development for Checkers and Rally’s Restaurants Inc., Shepherdsville has been tabbed as one of the first to be tabbed Model 4.0.

    Kim said the restaurant will be located at 513 Adam Shepherd Parkway and should open by Thanksgiving.

  • Rittenberry enjoys photo work

    MOUNT WASHINGTON— A newborn is only a newborn for so long. Luckily, there are photographers who know their stuff that can ensure proud parents never forget how sweet and innocent their baby once was.

    One of those photographers just opened shop in Mount Washington and is ready to do what it takes to guarantee the memories never fade.

    Jennifer Rittenberry became interested in photography over 20 years ago, coaxing friends to dress up and pose for her in high school. Noticing her talent, her family began asking for family pictures and Christmas card shots.

  • Aquatic views shouldn’t sink possible center

     A research firm should be wrapping up a survey of over 600 county residents.

    The question is their opinion on a new aquatic center in Bullitt County.

    As the aging county pools are slowly being closed, the decision is whether to sink more money into making costly repairs on very old facilities or to participate in an indoor facility.

    Tough decision as such facilities are costly to build but even more costly to maintain. To simply build it and they will come is not always a guarantee.