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Today's News

  • Shepherdsville takes second look at financing plan for firehouse, tower

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - You can always change your mind.

    Just ask the Shepherdsville City Council.

    After voting unanimously to do financing for the new firehouse with Fifth Third Bank, Shepherdsville members had a change of heart.

    Fifth Third and Wesbanco each had interest rates of 3.5 percent on the firehouse funding. 

    Councilmember Gloria Taft said that only Fifth Third met the bid deadline.

    However, Craig Winslow of Wesbanco said that he hand-delivered the sealed bid on Oct. 31.

  • City knows best when comes to rezoning

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — There are some things a city council knows more about than a county representative. One of those tends to be the structure of land within the city limits.

          An ordinance was read to the Mount Washington City Council for the first time regarding the rezoning of .4627 acres located at Highway 44 East and Half Moon Drive, owned by Clifford Barry and Marilyn Sue Loy. The request would change the land from R-2 Residential to B-2 Central Business.

  • Hunters Hollow hoping that new constable can do some patrol

     HUNTERS HOLLOW — Mayor Tammara Ross has the ability to hand out parking citations to violators in her community.

    But it is not something the first-year mayor necessarily enjoys doing.

    Commissioner Shaun MacIntyre said there might be some help on the way.

    He talked with incoming constable Larry Watkins about patrolling the city.

    Currently, Hunters Hollow has a contract with the city of Pioneer Village. The city pays $50 a month in gas to Pioneer Village and another $600 a year for officer Nick Hibbs.

  • BCHS, BEHS FFA chapters earn Ag Tag dollars

     The Bullitt County community has yet again stepped up and made a significant donation to our local FFA Chapter’s. 

    The Ag Tag program has become an important source of funding for our chapters and we are appreciative of all those who have donated. 

    Kentucky motorist who buy or renew farm vehicle license plate (Ag Tags), may make a voluntary donation to our Chapters.  

  • Light Up Lebanon Junction

     LEBANON JUNCTION—Just like the cold doesn’t bother an ice princess, Lebanon Junction proved they won’t let the rain bother them as the city showed up to celebrate Light Up Lebanon Junction.

    Mayor Larry Dangerfield told the attendees how he had reconnected with some friends from the ‘70s earlier in the day and how he realized some of the best memories he had were from things others had set up.

    “We’re starting traditions here that are going to make those memories for the future generations,” he said.

  • ROADSHOW for the week of December 9, 2018

     Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so the information below is strictly of an advisory nature and is subject to change with no notice.

    Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night.  Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis.

  • Light Up Mount Washington

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—The lights are lit and the holiday season is in full bloom in Mount Washington.

    Warmer weather than normal brought out one of the largest groups to experience the joy of Santa and Mrs. Claus riding in a carriage down Main Street, a live nativity with a petting zoo and plenty of local food to experience.

    The Bullitt East Marching Band and Choirs performed, as did the First Baptist and Mount Washington Elementary choirs.

  • HOPE for the holidays

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The HOPE in Bullitt County program (Helping Out People Everywhere) hosted its annual Thanksgiving community meal this year at the Shepherdsville Community Center.

    HOPE co-founder Faith Portman said over 30 patrons attended the free meal, geared toward community members on low incomes or in need of financial assistance.

  • Spirit Week at Mount Washington Middle School

     BCPS photographer John Roberts caught these pictures of the activities during Spirit Week at Mount Washington Middle School.

    Assistant principal Carl Curtsinger and principal Shawn Pickett were good sports as they were hit with cream pies.

  • Council all tied up over rezoning bid

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — An analysis done by a local real estate company shows that there is a need for more apartment-type living space in Shepherdsville.

    However, unless a court overturns the decision by the Shepherdsville City Council, no additional apartment/townhome units will be built on a 7.7-acre tract off Lakeview Drive.

    The Shepherdsville City Council tried on two occasions to make a decision on the rezoning request of A & H Lakeview Land LLC to change the land-use classification from R-1 Residential to R-3 Residential.