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  • Jailer sues fiscal court, county officials to return HIP back to detention center

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Bullitt Fiscal Court recently moved the home incarceration program out of the detention center control and to the sheriff's office.

  • Family-friendly business has all your DVD favorites

    HILLVIEW - A local couple with an online movie business have established a family-friendly store location for Bullitt County customers.

    DVD Mart Sales Discount Family Media Store is open for business at 1567-G Old Preston Highway N. in Hillview.

    Co-owners Thomas and Beth Joyce began with an online store 10 years ago, offering new DVDs and specializing in classic movies as well as hard-to-find or out-of-print movies. 

  • Light shed on issue of domestic violence

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - For victims of domestic violence, there is always a flicker of hope that life can be better.

    Light is continuously shed by the Center for Women and Families, an organization dedicated to eradicating domestic violence and abuse situations through assistance and educational programs.

    Every year CWF hosts a candlelight vigil in honor of domestic violence victims at the Bullitt County Courthouse. The vigil takes place in October during Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

  • Agreement signed; old house on Hwy. 44 to be razed

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- The old house located near Armstrong Lane has been the topic of conversation by members of the Mount Washington City Council for months.

  • DON'T FORGET DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME THIS WEEKEND

     Don't forget to change your clocks this weekend as Bullitt County observes the end of Daylight Saving Time in 2013.

    Time falls backwards official at 2 a.m. on Sunday morning, Nov. 3., meaning at 2 a.m. it will revert to 1 a.m.

    The next time-changing Daylight Saving Time event will take place on Sunday, Mar. 9, 2014.

    Homeowners and residents are encouraged to check smoke alarm batteries in their houses whenever Daylight Saving Time occurs.

  • Two recent NBHS grads die in auto accident

    HEBRON ESTATES - Tragedy struck the North Bullitt community as two recent NBHS graduates died in an auto accident early Friday morning.

    Destinee M. Barr, 18, and Marissa Jane Elmore, 19, were identified at the scene by Woodford County coroner Ronald Owens.

    The accident occurred in Woodford County, near Lexington. Local authorities said Barr and Elmore were in a Kia that was turning left from State Highway 341 onto U.S. Highway 421. The Kia pulled into the path of a pick-up truck.

  • Gwinn Hahn just one of many authors to be on hand Saturday at library faire

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Ridgway Memorial Library is a perfect locale for Bullitt County’s Author Faire, and a former local high school teacher hopes to encourage former students to visit and read.

    Gwinn Hahn is among the authors scheduled to participate in the fair, promoting her new book, “Journey to the Past: Willisburg & Tatham Springs,” a work featuring a collection of oral histories.

    The two featured towns are located in Washington County, where Hahn was born. The family eventually moved to Bullitt County.

  • Shep, LJ Trick-or-Treat moved to Friday

     The cities of Shepherdsville and Lebanon Junction have officially designated Friday night, Nov. 1, for door-to-door Halloween trick-or-treating.

    The night was changed due to the threat of inclement weather on Thursday afternoon.

    A free Halloween community event hosted at the Shepherdsville Fire Department will still take place Thursday night from 5-8 p.m., while supplies last.

    Lebanon Junction will host trick-or-treating on Friday evening from 5-9 p.m.

  • Household chemical disposal event deemed successful on first try

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - For the first time, Bullitt Countians had an opportunity to get rid of their household chemicals - legally.

    And solid waste coordinator Larry Hatfield said it went well for an event that he really had no idea what the interest might be.

    A total of 52 vehicles visited the Bullitt County Fairgrounds to dispose of over $7,000 worth of chemicals.

    The county received a state grant to cover the cost of the disposal day.

  • Dishon trial to be next Sept. in murder case

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The man accused of committing the 1999 murder of Jessica Dishon entered a not guilty plea in Bullitt Circuit Court.