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  • TOWER COMING DOWN

     Photographer Stephen Thomas caught the demolition work being done on a water tower behind Shepherdsville Square Shopping Center.

    According to Kelley Dearing-Smith, communications director for Louisville Water Co., the demolition on the 160,000-gallon water storage tank was being done by All Industrial Services.

    When water storage tanks were built to handle 1.5 million gallons on Cedar Grove Road, the tank behind the shopping center was not needed. She said it has been out of service since 2011.

  • Christmas Carol to make stop at St. Aloysius on Dec. 12

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A local church-related acting troupe hopes that God will bless us, every one, this Christmas season.

    The WIlderness Trail Players, based out of St. Luke Catholic Church in Louisville, is presenting “Scrooge: A Christmas Carol” at select locations, including St. Aloysius in Shepherdsville.

    WTP representative Buddy Sohl said the troupe has been together for 25 years, performing many periodic plays such as “The Sound of Music,” “Kiss and Tell,” Oliver” and “Footloose”

  • I-65 lane closures scheduled for December 3-4

     Louisville - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists of lane closures tonight and tomorrow on Interstate 65 in Bullitt County. KYTC maintenance crews will be performing concrete pavement repairs.

  • AARP Smart Safety Driver class Saturday

     The AARP Smart Safety Drivers Class will be offered on Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Bullitt County Extension Service Office.

    This class is open to those 55 and older.

    The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Checks should be made payable to AARP.

    The class covers driving procedures common to older adults for various aging conditions.

    There is no test. Information will be featured on a new video and there will be class discussion.

  • HOPE for a good Thanksgiving meal

     The Helping Out People Everywhere (HOPE) in Bullitt County organization hosted its first annual community Thanksgiving meal at the Bullitt Masonic Lodge in Shepherdsville.

    The event was designed to help feed less fortunate area residents, but all were invited to join in. Over 200 meals were distributed by more than 40 HOPE volunteers, with all of the food donated to the group.

  • Two cities plan to light up holiday season this weekend

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Two cities will be bringing in the holiday season on Friday evening.

    Mount Washington will continue to have its traditional light up ceremony, while the city of Shepherdsville will make a few changes to its holiday schedule.

    Light Up Shepherdsville

    In years past, the city park on First Street has been the focal point of the holiday celebration.

  • Winterfest in Hillview

     There was a little bit of everything at the recent Hillview Winterfest program.

    Of course, Santa made his appearance and talked with all the boys and girls.

    But the overflow crowd at the Hillview Government Center also got a presentation by Jeff Armstrong of Animal Tales. He brought his red kangaroo and talked with the crowd.

    There was plenty of food, arts and crafts and displays from emergency services, such as the Zoneton Fire Department.

  • SPD: Suspect wanted

     The Shepherdsville Police Department is asking for your assistance in identifying a subject.

    If you know this person please contact the Shepherdsville Police Department at 502-921-1000. 

  • Butch Meyer honored for his role in expanding wine industry in Kentucky

     CEDAR GROVE - There’s an old saying that behind every successful man there’s a good woman.

    Bullitt County resident Raymond “Butch” Meyer has achieved a great deal of success as a winemaker, always crediting his wife, Alma, for starting him into his endeavors.

    “I had been growing grapes for years,” he said. “One year she bought me a book about winemaking for my birthday, because she was sick of making homemade jelly.”

  • Local business will help bring Christmas to Louisville

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- If you happen to see Jim White during the upcoming holiday season, you might detect a little more twinkle in his eye.

    No, the long-time businessman isn’t playing the role of Santa Claus this Christmas.

    But his company is playing a major role in the Light Up Louisville celebration, which runs from Nov. 27-Dec. 27.