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  • BROOKS: Getting his life back

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - Since the day Jessica Dishon disappeared on Sept. 10, 1999, the worlds of two families changed forever.

    One would spend the next 15-plus years wondering who would brutally assault and then murder the Bullitt Central High School student.

    Another would feel the stares of those believing that David “Bucky” Brooks was the person responsible.

    On Thursday, the parents of Jessica Dishon would sit in a Nelson County Courthouse as Stanley Dishon would enter an Alford plea for his role in the death of his niece.

  • Catch of the day: Fryer fire at Long John Silver's

      Around 10 o'clock this morning, Shepherdsville Fire Department personnel responded to the Long John Silvers restaurant on Joe B. Hall Avenue.

    Upon arrival, firefighters saw that a fryer had apparently caught fire and the flames were taken up the exhaust system, exactly how the system is to work.

    Fire Chief Layne Troutman reported that there were no injuries. The major damage was from smoke which filled the building.

    There was no timetable on when the restaurant would reopen.

  • Suit filed over fire department contract

     CLERMONT -- The Southeast Bullitt fire board voted on Jan. 2 to terminate the existing contract for fire protection.

  • Hammond proud to receive diploma after leaving school to serve country

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--Last December Frank Hammond, 81, received something he never thought he would--his high school diploma.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning January 26, 2015

    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.

  • Tourist Commission still fends off concerns by visitors over actions at fire department

    SHEPHERDSVILLE--The fire continues to spread for Bullitt County residents.

    Shepherdsville residents Gary and Brenda Board attended a recent meeting of the Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist & Convention Commission with some concerns.

    The couple asked if the Southeast Bullitt Fire Department incident last month as affected Bullitt County tourism at all.

  • Louisville man died in Monday accident on Hwy. 245

     CLERMONT - A Louisville man died on Monday when his VW Jetta traveling toward Bardstown on Highway 245 was struck by an oncoming vehicle.

    Aaron D. Miles, 25, of Louisville, was pronounced dead at the scene.

    A woman, approximately 40 years of age, was ejected from her vehicle and taken to University of Louisville Hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office.

    The accident happened around 8 a.m.

  • Paroled felon facing new charges after raid by local police officers

     BROOKS -- A man already a federal parolee who is facing additional charges has been arrested once again.

  • Mount Washington may take rest of premium tax

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--Bullitt County Fiscal Court might be very close to not receiving any insurance premium tax money from any county cities.

    At a recent meeting of the Mount Washington city council, new Mayor Barry Armstrong asked the council if they wanted to continue to contribute 1 percent of their total revenues from the insurance premium tax to fiscal court.

    “I just want to make sure we are being fait to the residents of Mount Washington by letting them have a part of the revenue,” he said.

  • Mike Keffer new police chief in LJ

    LEBANON JUNCTION--With the new year, the city of Lebanon Junction will also be starting under new leadership at the police department.