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Today's News

  • County’s last bowling alley will become newest gymnastics school

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - An old pastime is making way for a new one.

     

    A Lasting Staple

    At the end of June, Bullitt East Bowling Center in Mount Washington closed its doors after more than 30 years of business, said owner Bill Whelan.

    He said health reasons and the “down swing” of bowling lead to the decision.

    “Open bowling has really dropped off. It’s due to a lot of things—gas, economy, more outside sports for kids to play,” said the Cox’s Creek resident.

  • Home Sweet Home for all area football teams on Friday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – After a cancellation, a long road trip and just an odd scheduling grid, there will finally be a high school football game in Bullitt County this week.

    In fact, there will be three games in the county this week as each program will host a contest – weather permitting of course.

  • Route to BC football could be a long one

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With Bullitt Central set to play its first home football game on Friday, fans are reminded that construction is still on-going at the school and will affect parking and entry to the field.

    Basically, there will be two public entrances to the field on Friday nights this fall.

    Fans can park in the main, front, parking lot and then enter the main doors to the school. There will be a ticket area in the front hallway and then fans will walk down past the gym and out the doors where there will be a gravel path to the field.

  • USA Harvest founder sentenced for embezzlement

     LOUISVILLE - USA Harvest founder, Hugh “Stan” Curtis was sentenced today by Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr., to serve 24 months in prison, followed by a three year period of supervised release and ordered to pay $183,354 in restitution, announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

  • Growing economic conditions leads to need for larger EDA office facilities

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The economic picture in Bullitt County continues to grow.

    And so does the need for space by the Bullitt County Economic Development Authority.

    Having utilized free rental space from Bullitt County government since its inception, the authority has now found some bigger digs.

    The authority signed a 24-month lease last week to lease space in the Porter and Associates office complex on South Buckman Street.

    The lease will include monthly rent of $800 plus a flat $300 per month for all utilities.

  • Diabetes Walk set for Saturday

     The KIPDA Rural Diabetes Coalition will host its third annual Tri-County Diabetes Walk on Saturday, Sept. 6.

    The walk is held in each of the three counties in the coalition region. The local walk will be at the Shepherdsville City Park.

    Walkers register at 9:30 a.m. and receive a pedometer sponsored by Walgreen’s and a goody bag with health information and free gym pass from the YMCA.

    At 10 a.m., the walkers will start their pedometers and walk as long as they want from 10-11 a.m.

  • Beckner keeps winning ways on track at Kentucky State Fair

     CLERMONT - John Beckner continues his reign as Bullitt County’s model citizen.

    Beckner creates wooden toy models by hand as his hobby. He’s good enough at his hobby to earn awards at the Kentucky State Fair.

    The Clermont resident received his seventh Best of Show ribbon for his 2014 entry, a Caterpillar Wheel Loader model.

    Beckner created this year’s model “by the book” with basic scale drawings of the large piece of machinery.

  • North hurler Jacob Kelly commits to Marshall U.

     HEBRON ESTATES - As soon as he saw the campus, Jacob Kelly was hooked.

    After been on the radar of college baseball programs the past few years, the North Bullitt senior was ready to start narrowing the list of contenders.

    His list had dwindled and that included Murray State University, where his cousin, Clayton, will be a sophomore this year.

    But when the lefty hurler visited the Marshall University campus a couple of weeks ago, there was no need look any further.

  • MW moves forward with rules on selling at homes

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- City officials are another step closer to enacting its new policy regarding solicitation.

    At a recent city council meeting, City Attorney Matthew Lemme said a few council members had been contacted by citizens concerned about “aggressive solicitation.”

    Last month the council heard from Mount Washington resident Don Judd who said he had to call the police after a solicitor refused to leave his property.

    Lemme said the proposed changes also had the elderly population in mind as far as safety’s concerned.

  • Clermont post office hours reduced; protesters deliver their own message

     CLERMONT - Residents and businesses in the Clermont area consider themselves members of a full-time community. 

    The U.S. Postal Service, however, doesn’t seem to agree.

    As of Aug. 25, the Clermont Post Office officially changed to part-time open hours for customers, from noon to 4 p.m. weekdays and 8-10 a.m. Saturdays.

    The change was part of a two-year plan implemented by USPS in 2012 to keep smaller community post offices and zip codes in place.