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Today's News

  • Portman to lead community projects in city

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Faith Portman loves the city of Shepherdsville.

    She’s served on the city council, ran for mayor and attends almost every town board meeting.

    When mayor Curtis Hockenbury was talking about creating a position similar to one held by Lori Puchino in Mount Washington, one person came immediately to mind.

    Faith Portman.

    When Hockenbury talked with her about his vision, she knew it was the job for her.

  • Cancer fund-raiser big success for Hillview group

     HILLVIEW - A car show continues to drive Hillview’s efforts toward finding a cure for cancer.

    Resident Richard Luce, chairperson of the 3rd annual Cancer Awareness and Train Show fundraising event, addressed the Hillview City Council to discuss this year’s success.’

    According to Luce, this year’s event included 68 classic cars, 86 model cars, 45 vendors and 16 co-sponsors. He mentioned that the event doubled in size this year.

  • Tremendous challenges in Frankfort

     I hope that you and your family are doing well as we prepare to close out the month of July. 

    I have been very busy since the legislature adjourned back on March 30. I have attended many meetings and events in House District 53 as well as our Joint Interim Committee Meetings in the General Assembly.

    I have received many calls, letters and emails on a variety of issues, but without a doubt the discussion has primarily been on the possibility of a special session being called by Governor Bevin.

  • Thursday night I-65 lane closures

     LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists of maintenance work tonight on Interstate 65 in Bullitt County.

    KYTC maintenance crews will be patching potholes between the Lebanon Junction and Shepherdsville exits (mile markers 105-116).

    Lane closures and delays are possible on I-65 North this evening (Thursday, August 3). Work is scheduled from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. Crews will be working in a mobile operation.

    Motorists are urged to slow down approaching this work zone and watch for highway workers on the roadway.

  • Partnership with schools could give library cards to all students

      A working partnership exists between Bullitt County Public Schools and Bullitt County Public Library to ensure all 13,200 students have a library card prior to the 2017–2018 school year.

    Called the Take 5 initiative, the collaboration is designed to make sure that even if a parent or guardian cannot take their student to the library and sign them up for a card, the student will still have access to the materials they need to make their school year a success.

  • Street Rod Nationals this week in Louisville

     LOUISVILLE -- Residents in Bullitt County will see a lot of classic street rods in the community this week.

    It is time for the National Street Rod Association’s 48th annual Street Rod Nationals in Louisville.

    Between 10,000 and 15,000 vintage automobiles will make the visit to Louisville for show, which will be held at the Kentucky Exposition Center.

    Members from across the world will gather for this unique event. The NSRA will include vehicles from the 50s, 60s and 70s.

  • Bullitt Central finishes sixth at NASP World Championships

     ORLANDO, FLORIDA – Bullitt Central capped off its most successful archery season ever recently with a sixth place finish overall in the NASP World Championships at the Orange County Convention Center.

    Bullitt East also did well in the high school competition, finishing 16th overall.

    The event included 3,400 archers in the 8th annual bulls-eye competition and another 1,200 students in the newer International Bowhunting Organizations 3D Challenge.

  • County loses pair of different leaders

     As I do on an occasional basis, we try to salute some of those who have left Earth but not without making an impact on their community.

    While on a short vacation, I learned that two pillars in the community -- Tom Jasper and Jim Enlow -- passed away.

    While at the newspaper the past 34 years, I didn’t have the opportunity to have many direct dealings with Jasper.

    However, the resume was impressive and his impact upon the community, especially in Mount Washington, could not be questioned.

  • Preston Highway could be reopened next Monday over Barley Creek

     Just in time for the opening of the new school year, Preston Highway near Barley Creek is scheduled to be reopened to traffic by Monday, Aug. 7.

    According to Andrea Clifford, spokesperson for the state transportation cabinet’s District Five in Louisville, the bridge over Barley Creek is nearly complete.

    The original completion date was July 28. The contract had an opening date of Aug. 2.

    Clifford said that due to some issues on the project, the contractor was given a few more days to complete the work.

  • BTS...Middle, high schools see turnover

      SHEPHERDSVILLE – Three new principals, a major construction project, some minor tweaks, and an emphasis on Chromebook technology are some of the major topics for students and families of Bullitt County high schools and middle schools.

    Chromebook technology was available to all BCPS high school freshman last year. This year further advancement will make its way into middle school, even into some elementary classrooms.