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Today's News

  • Beam to invest $164M in plant

     CLERMONT -- A worldwide leader in the production of bourbon for over 200 years is looking to increase its production capacity at facilities in Bullitt and Nelson counties.

    And the state of Kentucky is ready to provide some tax incentives for both.

    The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority has given two tax incentive packages for Beam Suntory for work at its Clermont and Boston facilities.

  • County opts to keep tax rate same in new year

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Tax rates for Bullitt County property owners will stay the same when bills are sent out in the next month or so.

    However, to make that happen, a public hearing must be held.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court will meet on Sept. 24 at 9 a.m. to consider the real estate property tax for 2018. Following the public hearing, the court members will meet.

    Magistrate Dennis Mitchell said he would like to keep the tax rate the same at 9.6 cents per $100 of assessed property.

  • Bullitt election gets ‘clean’ audit by AG’s office

     FRANKFORT -- Attorney General Andy Beshear today announced that the postelection audits conducted by his office in six counties revealed no potential criminal activity surrounding the 2018 May primary. 

    The recently concluded audits of Bullitt, Jessamine, Owen, Powell, Rowan and Scott counties were “clean,” Beshear said. 

    He randomly drew these counties June 6, 2018. 

  • Shepherdsville has list of engineering projects underway

     SHEPHERDSVILLE --  Much of the work is behind the scenes but city engineer Arthur Jones had a long list of projects which are underway.

    Before Jones could take the podium, however, several residents of The Pointe subdivision were already asking the Shepherdsville City Council about any revelations on the drainage problems in their area.

    Josh Cravens and Debbie Lee inquired to city officials about any progress since they last addressed the council in early August.

  • Fox Chase, quarry owner rep talk over issues

     FOX CHASE - Mayor Owen Taylor found himself between a rock and a hard place in regards to an area quarry.

    With issues and complaints from city residents, Taylor invited the quarry owners, Dana and Brian James, to the city council’s August business meeting to discuss all issues and find solutions.

    Complaints included trespassing on private property, cars being illegally parked on city streets, and safety concerns, as well as liability issues.

  • BCPS bus driver makes tasty honey

     A Blue Ribbon from the Kentucky State Fair is a very prestigious honor.

    Bullitt County Public School Bus Driver Mike Mabry was awarded his second Blue Ribbon in as many years for the amber honey created by bees on the 80-acre Mabry Cupio Lane Farm in western Bullitt County he shares with his wife, Wanda.

    “I was shocked but happy,” Mabry said. “It is flattering. The bees did a great job!”

    State fair judges liked the honey’s appearance and texture.

  • Trump Shows Support for Jesse

     HEBRON ESTATES - The spirit of Jesse Schott remains alive and well, and is still receiving recognition and praise.

    Jesse, a North Bullitt student and member or the school’s JROTC program, passed away in June at age 17 following three separate bouts of brain cancer.

    The show of support for Jesse and his family continues,now inclunow including a special presentation direct from The White House.

    North Bullitt JROTC instructor SSG Gene Siler presented Jesse’s grandparents with an autographed photo of Donald Trump.

  • MW, lettuce grower still talking about permitting issue

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—A garden doesn’t flourish overnight and it seems two weeks aren’t enough for decision to be made.

    Farmer Tom Wantye spoke to the Mount Washington City Council at the beginning of August about whether the mobile produce stand he is building should require a food truck or a peddler’s permit. The biggest difference is $800.

    At the first meeting, mayor Barry Armstrong expressed his concerns over Wantye not contributing to the city, thus gaining an unfair advantage over other produce sellers like ValuMarket and Kroger.

  • Welcome to the new Mount Washington City Hall

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—As the city continues to grow, so will its number of employees, causing the small city hall to feel smaller each day.

    With the completion of the new Mount Washington Public Library, the City of Mount Washington found a new location to call home…just across the parking lot.

    Purchased for $225,000, the old library building has undergone roughly $39,000 in renovations to better suite the city’s needs, city clerk Dawn Hardin said.

    The purchased was announced last November during a city council meeting.

  • Louisville man charged with child sex offenses

     LOUISVILLE  On September 7, 2018, at approximately 11:58 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Clyde D. Gardner, 35, on charges related to use of a minor in a sex performance and distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.

    Gardner was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering Gardner sharing files of child sexual exploitation online.