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Today's News

  • Worries continue over site of planned skate park in MW

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Things are rolling along for the new BMX/skate park in Mount Washington.

    However, there is still some concern from some of the public.

    Shepherdsville resident Jim Sauss said he was not in favor of the location for the BMX/skate park, at the city park. He said he owns land in Mount Washington in Autumn Glen.

    The site is located behind Mount Washington Elementary in the current park location.

    Sauss said he did not think there would be enough room for it.

  • Over 1,200 new jobs open at Amazon

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- If you are looking for a new job, Amazon Fulfillment Centers in the local region might just be your answer.

    Due to the growth in the Amazon business across the world, the demand for filling nearly 3,000 new full-time positions is a reality.

    Nina Lindsey, Amazon spokesperson, said the company is seeing record customer demand and that has created the need to hire at least 1,200 full-time positions on all shifts at both the Shepherdsville and Jeffersonville facilities.

  • Old Preston, new highway needs to be completed

     We know that there is a protected grass issue which is delaying the final phase of the Preston Highway expansion program.

    The stretch between Ruhl Acres and Highway 44 have hit a snag as EPA officials try to figure out how to protect the Glade Cress grass.

    But the other sections of new Preston Highway, along with a portion of Old Preston, must be finished as soon as possible.

    First, the culvert on Old Preston Highway needs to be replaced and the road reopened. Deciding that the road should not be fixed and reopened is not an option.

  • Blue Lick U-15 falls in district but advances to state

     OKOLONA -- It wasn’t pretty but you don’t get style points for beauty in the game of baseball.

    And the local All-Star team didn’t close out the district tourney with a pretty performance but it was good enough to earn a place in the state tournament.

    At the end of the marathon opener of the Babe Ruth 15 and under district baseball tournament, Blue Lick got out of town with a 13-11 victory.

    Okolona, down 8-1 at one point, had the tying run at the plate when Dayton Perkins recorded the final out.

  • Mt. Washington U-15 All-Stars to play in West Kentucky State

     LOUISVILLE – The Mount Washington U-15 All-Stars will join the Blue Lick All-Stars in this week’s West Kentucky U-15 State Tournament, but this team took a completely different route to the state event.

    In fact, the Mount Washington All-Stars have yet to play a game.

  • 'Dead Period' is not ominous as it might sound

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - It might not seem that important to the casual high school sports fan, but the Kentucky "dead period" is an important two week period in the middle of the summer.
        In fact, this year, the KHSAA website has a countdown clock on its home page that counted down to the start of the "dead period" and has now switched to counting down the time to the end of the 15 day lull in activity.
        For the record, the "dead period" runs from 12:00.01 a.m. on June 25 to 11:59.59 p.m. on July 9.

  • Diamond Fun at BC, BE baseball camps

    It was baseball, baseball and more baseball for area youths recently as both Bullitt Central and Bullitt East conducted instructional camps during the month of June.

    The young players got a big dose of fundamentals for the sport as well as getting to play a number of games with help from the Cougar and Charger players as well as the team's coaches.

  • Hebron Estates makes budget balancing appear very easy

    HEBRON ESTATES - In smaller municipalities it's easier to maintain the budget…or at least the Hebron Estates City Commishion makes it look easy.

                The commission unanimously approved the city's 2015-16 fiscal year budget beginning on July 1.

                The budget includes slight increases is all available resources from the previous 2014-15 budget.

  • Survey gives positive marks to school district

    Bullitt County Public Schools provide a positive environment for teaching and learning according to results of the 2015 Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning (TELL) Kentucky Survey.

  • Over 4M square ft. planned in warehouse facilities

    SHEPHERDSVILLE--If approved, Bullitt County will see around four million square feet of light industrial developments on two pieces of property.

    Two requests for a rezoning from agricultural to light industrial sent some sparks flying at the last meeting of the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission.

    The dispute centered not so much on the application but on a conflict between some of the parties.

    Attorney Eric Farris, representing both applicants, requested presenting evidence for the map amendments together since the properties were adjoining.