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  • County looks to see if it qualifies for FEMA funds

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  -- The flood waters have receded but there is still a lot of work to be done in the recovery stage for Bullitt County officials.

    The first goal is to reach the magic number of $273,000.

    The second number to reach is $6 million.

    In order for Bullitt County costs to be reimbursed through the Federal Emergency Management Agency, local costs needed to reach the $273,000 figure.

    That can be accomplished.

  • Baptist disaster team works out of Bullitt

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — No matter where the disaster may strike, the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Team is there.

    This time, though, the disaster struck a little closer to home to Feeding Coordinator Karen Smith.

    “I wasn’t excited because it means friends are hurting but it feels good that we can provide for our neighbors,” she said.

    The last time the disaster relief team set up in Bullitt County was after the 1996 tornados hit the area.

  • City not sure about pool funding

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- While a formal proposal has yet to be made, the initial response to the city of Shepherdsville being a financial partner in a proposed aquatic center seemed to suffer from rough waters.

    Recently, a public meeting was held by the aquatic committee formed to determine if a facility was wanted.

    During that meeting, preliminary sketches of a $4 million facility were on display.

    Keith Griffee, a member of the aquatic committee, said that the only way such a facility would be built and maintained would be to form partnerships.

  • BCPS on 2 hour delay

    Bullitt County Public Schools are on a two-hour delay for Monday, March 12, 2018 due to snow. For more information, visit bullittschools.org.

  • DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME: Spring forward one hour

     This weekend is the first Daylight Saving Time weekend of the year.

  • Sheriff's Office warns of phone scams

     The following is a message distributed to the media by the Bullitt County Sheriff's Office:

    Our office would like to inform the public of recent phone scams.

    The caller is identifying himself as Scotty McGaha, Lt. Michael Cook or Michael Cook with the Bullitt County Sheriff's Office.

    The caller informs the person they have an arrest warrant for failing to appear for jury duty or an urgent court action has been filed against them.

  • KidsFest to bring fun for kids on Saturday

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - It’s the biggest something-to-do for kids in Bullitt County, and this year there will be more to do than ever before!

    The 2018 KidsFest, presented by the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce, Kosair Charities and the Shriners of Bullitt County, takes place Saturday, Mar. 10, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Parquet Springs Conference Centre.

    This year’s event will be different than previous years, with more indoor and outdoor activities added for the kids.

  • Possible hepatitis A-related death reported in Louisville

     FRANKFORT –  The Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) and the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness (LMPHW), are reporting a hepatitis A-related death of a Louisville resident.

  • Aquatic center idea still afloat

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The survey was quite clear.

    Bullitt Countians would support an aquatic center.

    The main question is whether the community could support not only the construction of the facility but also its annual upkeep.

    With rumors floating around, aquatic committee chairman Dennis Mitchell called a meeting to help lay out the details of a plan drawn up for the facility.

    Keith Griffee, a member of the committee, said that the first option of simply putting a bubble over the current pool at Bullitt Central was not feasible.

  • Audience gets plenty of info on legalization of marijuana

      SHEPHERDSVILLE — Ashly Taylor runs a cannabis center in Colorado. The native Kentuckian would like to open shop in her home state. However, current Kentucky laws prohibit it, even though she says the business is already here.

    Taylor, along with Kentucky Cannabis Freedom Coalition (KCFC) member Tom Reichert, retired Louisville Metro Officer Steve Watts and Alliance for Innovative Medicine founder and executive director Shannon Stacy, recently sat on a forum during a town hall meeting in Shepherdsville to discuss Senate Bill 80.