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Today's News

  • Citizens may 'vote' on alcohol issue

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Alex Ramirez had heard the debates over Sunday liquor sales in the city of Shepherdsville.

    And, even as a new restaurant owner, he understood the concerns of the public and the councilmembers over allowing Sunday alcohol sales in the city.

    But, with his new Cabo Cantina’s Steaks and More now open on Cedar Grove Road at Interstate 65, Ramirez now realizes that the inability to sell alcohol on Sunday dramatically affects his business.

    But councilman Scott Ellis believes he might have a way to get the pulse of the community.

  • Hurst has big shoes to fill in state contest

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Emily Hurst compared her teaching philosophy to race car driving.

    Hurst compared the two by noting their continuous strive for success, with assistance from a full team, while maneuvering around obstacles and giving their best effort in hopes of winning.

    It was the way classroom obstacles were handled and the support from fellow faculty members that Hurst said helped her achieve the honor of Bullitt County’s 2009 Elementary Teacher of the Year.

  • Couple still going strong after 70 years as married couple

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — Tucked away in a small apartment at the Ethos at Woodlake Senior Living Community, James and Margaret Floore live quietly together.

    Life has taken a lot from the couple. Margaret, 91, suffers from severe dementia and hearing loss. The couple lost two of their children at young ages and James, 93, has outlived his entire family.

    But life has been unable to steal one very important choice from the couple — the choice to love one another unconditionally, throughout life’s trials and joys.

  • Dance Unlimited's Senior All-Stars going to nationals

    MOUNT WASHINGTON ee" For several hours twice a week, 11 teens from Bullitt and Jefferson Counties abandon their after-school social lives and commit themselves to dance perfection.

    That group is local dance studio Dance Unlimited’s Senior All-Stars team, which includes girls Trish Orkies, Amanda Miller, Brooklyn Reinhardt, Emily McCraken, Kristen Knight, Leah Kahne, Jessica Ginn, Elizabeth Feldpausch, Amber Close, Carter Baughman and lone male Taylor Thompson.

  • Decision closer on graduation dates for seniors

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - While the bill has not been approved, Bullitt County Public School superintendent Keith Davis isn’t sure the district would apply for relief for days missed due to inclement weather.

    Since the county’s calendar allowed for snow days through early June, Davis isn’t sure any days would be excused even if House Bill 291 was approved.

    Currently, the students would have their final day of school on June 2.

    Before a recommendation on excusing days would be made to the school board, Davis said there are several factors to consider.

  • Parents invited to workshop on signs to look for in teens

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — Think you know everything about your teenager?

    Bullitt County’s branch of the Kentucky Parent Information and Resource Center is challenging you to reconsider.

    KYPIRC’s Regional Parent Involvement Coordinator Coleda Tackett is helping present a special Parent to Parent workshop March 16 at Bullitt East High School which targets the caregivers of pre-teens and teenagers. It is sponsored by the Bullitt County Safe Schools Department.

  • Girl Scouts help Shepherds Shelter

    Girl Scout Troop 1297 of Mount Washington earned their Bronze Award by making a bookshelf and collecting children's books for the Shepherds Shelter in Shepherdsville.

    The shelter assists homeless families to find shelter, clothing, food, etc.

    The books were donated to be used by the children of the families.

    The girls had to spend 15 hours working on the project.

    Those earning the highest honor a Junior Girl Scout can earn included: Erika Allen, Maria Dodson, Shelby Hester, Tabitha Laslie, Shannon Marvin, Emily Miles, Emily Tinnell and Shelby Wellman.

  • Nichols to be renovated, not closed

    NICHOLS - The calls were inevitable.

    As soon as rumors hit the streets, Dolores Ashby knew she would be getting some calls.

    In her 25 years of working at Nichols Elementary, Ashby had seen all the promises made to renovate the school. Many times, those promises were unfulfilled.

    And she’s heard all the rumors about closing the school, which has about 150 students in K-5.

  • Pack 100 hosts Pinewood Derby

    Bullitt County's Scout Pack 100 recently held its Pinewood Derby at Calvary Christian Center in Mount Washington.

    Ryan Fields won best design and Clay Williams won the fastest lap.

    The following are the results from the derby:

    Overall best: 1) Judd Huff 2) Lucas Adkins 3) Austin Hess

    Wolf Den: 1) Rece Watson 2) Ian Anderson 3) Jared Ranalli

    Bear Den: 1) Lucas Adkins 2) Robbie Smith 3) Logan Stoner

    Webelos: 1) Judd Huff 2) Austin Hess 3) David Collins

    Tiger Den: 1) Noah Gibson 2) Bradley Minor 3) Geoffrey Kaufman

  • Police need photo identification help

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – The Shepherdsville Police Department needs your help in identifying two individuals involved in an investigation.

    Two men on the customer side of the counter were photographed by a surveillance camera.

    SPD believes the men could have vital information pertaining to recent thefts in the Shepherdsville area.

    If you have any information on the identity of the men please contact SPD Sgt. Jeremy Meyer, (502) 921-1000 ex:1113.

    Information can also be reported using the anonymous tip line, (502) 215-1588.