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Today's News

  • Businesses, schools to be showcased

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - It’s one of Bullitt County’s best opportunities to show itself off.

        The annual Showcase Bullitt County is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 23, at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

        The annual event features both a business and community showcase, with county agencies and schools encouraged to promote themselves.

        Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce executive director Freida Howe said more than 2,000 visitors attended last year’s event.

  • CASA presents Summer's Night Out

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Since 2005 the Bullitt County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program has served the best interests of young people within the county court system.

        CASA volunteers are appointed to every case of abuse or neglect in the court system. Currently 62 CASA volunteers are working with 61 children.

        "We're still not meeting half the need in this county," said CASA director Cindy Prestigiacomo.

  • MW Fall Festival on Saturday

        MOUNT WASHINGTON -  Evoking the city’s rich history and the pride that has remained a constant in the community for over a century and a half, the Mount Washington Fall Festival has been changed to the Crossroads Festival.

        With a new name, a few new attractions and many old favorites, this year’s event promises something for everyone.

        The 2010 Crossroads Festival will be held this Saturday along old Bardstown Road between Highway 44 and Flatlick Road.

  • Shredding, computer dump in Mount Washington

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - Identity theft has become one of the most common crimes in America, wreaking havoc on those who have fallen prey.

        With information so easily accessible and  with the constant flow of personal information, particularly online, no one is completely safe from identity theft, but those who properly dispose of  personal information have significantly lower chances of becoming victims than those who don‘t.

  • KY Supreme Court affirms county jury verdicts

    FRANKFORT - The state Supreme Court has affirmed a pair of jury verdicts in Bullitt County.

    The justices denied the claims of Steven Keith Hallman that his conviction for wanton murder should be overturned.

    In his appeal, Hallman claimed that two pieces of evidence should have not have been allowed in his trial, that he was improperly denied a directed verdict, the instructions to the jury were improper and the prosecutor committed misconduct.

    On all counts, the panel denied Hallman's claims.

  • Something 'fishy' about deaths on Salt River banks

        Recent numbers of dead fish found in the Salt River have become a barracuda of a problem during an important election year.

        Kentucky Fish and Wildlife representatives said the cause of the fish deaths was a result of natural causes based on weather conditions.

        The majority of the fish affected were Asian carp and paddlefish.

        Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts declared “a day of mourning for the paddlefish, followed by a night of evening.”

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  • Smoking forums begin tonight

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The public will get its first opportunity to voice its opinion on the proposed smoking ban in public places in Bullitt County.

        The first forum will be on Monday, Sept. 20, from 6-7 p.m. in the Lebanon Junction Community Center.

        The Bullitt County Health Department and the Partners in Prevention are hosting four forums to get public comments.

        The University of Kentucky did a study earlier in 2010 in places such as bars and restaurants to measure the air quality.

  • Hebron Estates studies how to regulate parking of vehicles

        HEBRON ESTATES - How much regulation is too much? And how much regulation is not enough?

        With two signed complaints, city officials with Hebron Estates tackled the problem of parking in front yards.

        Mayor Jerry Clark said the issue involves a trailer that is parked in a yard at times.

        City attorney Mark Edison said there are several ways to look at the situation.

  • Two men are sought for questioning in I-65 death

    LEBANON JUNCTION - On the evening of Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010, Marian Dickerson was walking across the southbound lanes of Interstate 65 just south of the Bullitt/Hardin County line.

    But why was the 36-year-old Brooks woman wondering around at that time of night?

    That is one of many questions investigators with the Bullitt County Sheriff's Department are trying to answer.