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Today's News

  • The Proposal: Parks board may be poised to make change

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - There has been no decision made but there is no doubt a strong feeling that the Bullitt County Parks Board could propose a change in the operation of its program.

    On Thursday, several individuals from the public posed questions and concerns to the parks board. The comments would play a part in the board’s recommendation to Bullitt Fiscal Court.

  • CASA welcomes eight new volunteers to program

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Program for Bullitt County has recently completed a new volunteer training session with eight new volunteers.

        Bullitt County CASA follows the guidelines and standards of the National CASA Association in training volunteers with the assistance of many community professionals. 

        Family Court Judge Elise Spainhour appoints CASA to cases involving children on the dependency, abuse and neglect docket.

  • Fifth Avenue residents look to city for aid from thefts, vandalism

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Residents of Fifth Avenue off Old Preston Highway are tired of it. And they are looking for some help from city officials.

    Residents told Shepherdsville city councilmembers of the vandalism, thefts and large number of young people walking the streets at all hours of the night.

    But at the end of the night, no real solutions were found for their troubles.

    A handful of residents were eager to tell officials of the problems and their desire to have some assistance.

  • Hunters Hollow secures police patrol for year

    HUNTERS HOLLOW - It won’t be their own police department but it will be an important piece of the city’s crime prevention program.

    The Hillview Police Department began regular patrols in Hunters Hollow as of July 1.

    Hunters Hollow agreed to pay a quarterly rate of $1,000 for specific amounts of patrol along city streets.

    Hillview will provide a regular number of patrols through the city but there will not be any regular pattern for the visits.

  • Numbers show that highway safety grants help to decrease accident rate

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - When police agencies are awarded special grant money, there is normally a goal to achieve.

        In the terms of highway safety grants, there are goals such as reducing the number of alcohol-induced accidents, both injury and non-injury.

        In Bullitt County, the numbers are showing that the state-issued federal funds are working.

        And the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department has recently secured a piece of equipment that could further help cut down on the number of accidents.

  • Winchell returns from pageant hiatus to capture Miss Bullitt Co. Fair crown

        CLERMONT - Just call it the Kindra Clark phenomena.

        Clark, the reigning Miss Bullitt County Fair, started her whirlwind year winning at the local level before going on to win Miss Kentucky USA honors and competing in Las Vegas in the Miss USA pageant.

        Lots of girls saw that path and thought they would try to catch that magic in a bottle themselves. That brought a record 17 girls out to compete on Monday night in the 2010 version of the Miss Bullitt County Fair pageant.

  • LJ still studying rezoning question

    LEBANON JUNCTION - A couple months ago, the Lebanon Junction City Council formed a committee to look into making zoning changes in some parts of the city to allow residents to alter their properties.

    Council members decided to form the committee after receiving complaints that zoning regulations in much of the city prohibited structures from being rebuilt or altered under current zoning.

  • Camp Corral get kids off the couch and on the farm

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - Elementary and middle school students from across Bullitt County recently participated in the second annual Camp Corral at the Sycamore Pond Horse Center in Mount Washington.

        During the week-long camp, the 20 students who participanted had the opportunity to partake in educational outdoor activities like roping sawhorse bulls, fishing, crafts, working with horses, and hanging out with their friend, Jack the donkey.

  • Volunteers help make difference for area families

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Nearly 300 volunteers from three states recently converged in Bullitt County to make a difference and help those in need.

        Through the Kentucky Baptist Convention’s Kentucky Changers program, these youth and adult leaders spent nearly a week in the community making exterior repairs to the homes of those less fortunate and building relationships with them.

        Volunteers were broken up into small groups and sent to homes around the community.

  • Driver injured in three-car accident

    HILLVIEW - A driver was injured in a three-car accident on Preston Highway Monday afternoon.

    The incident took place at the Old Preston Highway intersection around 1:30 p.m.

    According to Hillview Police Ofc. Roy Raines, the driver of a red Mazda MX5 received a broken leg, along with neck and back pains, after hitting a red Jeep Cherokee crossing the roadway.

    The MX5 was traveling northbound on Preston when it struck the Cherokee crossing eastbound on Old Preston, Raines said.