Local News

  • Mt. Washington wants to get rid of eyesores

    Negligent abandoned property owners—Mount Washington wants you out.

    At a recent city council meeting, the council further discussed instituting an abandoned property ordinance to help with forgotten, unkempt properties through town.

    Mayor Barry Armstrong said, “Everybody is blighted by (the abandoned properties) but they're using it as a tax right off.”

    The city is modeling its ordinance after one used in Hodgenville.

  • Hebron Estates commission to take spring break for April mtg.

    HEBRON ESTATES - Bullitt County Public School students won't be the only ones taking a Spring Break this year.

                The Hebron Estates City Commission postponed its next regularly-scheduled meeting, which fell on April 7, the Tuesday of Spring Break week.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning April 6, 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.


  • Spring fashions to take the stage April 18 in Mount Washington

    Still need an outfit for Derby? Come to the 8thAnnual Mount Washington Style Show at the Ralph Lutes Senior Center Saturday, April 18, at noon, for ideas.

    Sponsored by the Mount Washington Seniors, the annual event is a fundraiser to help run the senior center, said the coordinator Judy Hall.

    “The center provides a place for the Mount Washington senior community to meet,” she said. “We play cards and have potlucks once a month.”

    But guests of all ages are encouraged to attend.

  • Lebanon Junction dealing with break in discharge pipe; solution expensive

    The forecast for Lebanon Junction looks red.

    At a recent meeting of the city council, Kentucky Engineering Group representative Matt Curtis had some bad news—their discharge pipe has a break.

    “It's a compliance issue and is causing erosion,” he said.

    Curtis said the pipe transports clean water to the Rolling Fork River, but with the break is discharging before it reaches the river.

    While it continues to not to flow properly to its designated discharge point, there is a chance silt could enter the river, he said.

  • County escapes major damage from series of torrential rain events

    SHEPHERDSVILLE--At one point, the Salt River was rising at the rate of one foot every 15 minutes.

    For Mike Phillips and his Bullitt County Emergency Management crew, this was very alarming.

    However, with the worst of the rains ending early Friday evening, Bullitt County has apparently avoided another major natural disaster.

    With a series of heavy rains marching through the Bullitt County area over a 36-hour period, Phillips said the projections predicted major flooding.

  • KYTC District 5 road closures due to flooding issues

    The following routes in District 5 are closed due to problems caused by flooding as of 4 p.m. Friday afternoon. Unless noted, the road is closed due to water over the pavement.



    KY 1417 (Martin Hill Road) closed at bridge over Knob Creek, mile point 2.1 (approach road washed away)

    KY 1116 (Zoneton Road) closed at bridge over Cedar Creek, mile point 1.8

    KY 480 closed between Cromwell Lane and Woodsdale Road, mile point 9-10




     The Friday fish fry is serious business at St. Benedict Catholic Church.

    The Lebanon Junction landmark hosts their Lenten fish fry every year, opening early for lunch and offering delivery service.

    The church features both fried and baked fish, along with onion rings, fries, hush puppies, macaroni and cheese and green beans, as well as dessert.

    St. B hosts just one of many fish fry events at various locations thought Bullitt County during Lent.

  • There's an app for diabetes management

      Diabetes is a complicated disease process. Diabetes is a chronic disease that can cause some serious complications for a person if not controlled. Control is the ultimate goal with Diabetes. The American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) identifies seven Self-Care Behaviors on which one should focus to obtain that goal.

  • Farm Bureau celebrates Food Checkout Week

      The cost of food in America remains affordable.  According to the U. S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service, American consumers spend, on average, just over 10 percent of their disposable income for food.

    According to Mark Haney, Kentucky Farm Bureau President, that means the average household will have earned enough disposable income—that portion of your income available for spending or saving—to pay for its annual food supply in about seven weeks.