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Local News

  • Murder suspect caught while in Mt. Washington

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - An Alabama man was arrested in Mount Washington Sunday, Jan. 8, after allegedly stabbing his aunt to death in Tuscaloosa, Ala. three days earlier.

  • Local resident competing for Miss Kentucky USA

     Dana Winchell, 22, of Bullitt County will compete for the title of Miss Kentucky USA 2012 on Jan. 21-22 at the historic Van Meter Hall on the campus of Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green.

    Winchell was Miss Bullitt County 2010. She is the daughter of Todd and Melissa Winchell.

    She currently attends Indiana University Southeast where she is majoring in Science Secondary Education with a minor in History.

  • Sunday crash turns fatal in MW

    MOUNT WASHINGTON – A collision at Old Bardstown and Landis Lane claimed the life of a 73-year-old Mount Washington man Sunday afternoon.

    Lt. Neil Bowen of the Pioneer Village Police Department, who is part of the county’s reconstruction team of state and local law enforcement agencies, said he happened to be in the area when he responded to the crash around 3:30 p.m.

  • Hunters Hollow don't want to pay extra sewer tax

    HUNTERS HOLLOW - "I don't care to pay taxes for a service I don't receive," said Hunters Hollow mayor Linda Parker.

                Echoing the thoughts of many other Bullitt County residents within the Bullitt County Sanitation District's designated service territory, Parker and the city council discussed their displeasure of a potential three percent rate increase.

  • Cooler temperatures increase the risk for carbon monoxide poisoning

    FRANKFORT– As outdoor winter temperatures drop and the risk for carbon monoxide poisoning increases, Kentuckians are urged to be aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning due to improper use of heating or cooking devices.

  • LJ look at adjusting water rates in future

    LEBANON JUNCTION - Lebanon Junction residents may see higher water bills in the near future if city officials decide to increase water rates.
        During the January regular meeting of the Lebanon Junction City Council, members briefly discussed raising rates on all city water customers to make up for wholesale rate increases expected from supplier Louisville Water Company.

  • Council demands financial status...quickly

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bills will continue to be paid in the city of Shepherdsville but only with the support of the mayor.
        Mayor Scott Ellis broke a 3-3 tie and Shepherdsville will continue to pay its bills. However, he agreed that some type of financial information should be available quickly for councilmembers.
        Councilman Bernie Brown raised the question and made the motion to stop paying bills due to having no information on the revenue and expenses in the city.

  • Group gets wish...Bullitt to be major portion of two state House districts

        FRANKFORT - Two. That's the number of representatives Bullitt County will have in the Kentucky House under a legislative redistricting plan that passed 63-34 on the House floor Thursday.
         When David Strange and Scott Wantland heard the news they almost leapt out of their seats.
        "If I danced, I'd be dancing right now," said Strange, who has worked more than a year with Wantland and other local residents to improve Bullitt County's representation in Frankfort.

  • LJ man, grandsons die in S.C. fire

                LEBANON JUNCTION - A longtime fixture in the communities of Clermont and Lebanon Junction, along with his two grandsons, lost their lives on Wednesday in a mobile home fire in Loris, S.C.

                Hugh Elliott, 85, and his grandsons, Conner Lynn Elliott, 7, and Austin Davis Elliott, 9, died on smoke inhalation early Wednesday morning.

  • All-breed puppy match Sunday at Paroquet

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - An all-breed puppy match will be held Sunday, Jan. 15, at the Paroquet Springs Conference Center.

    The match is opened to all AKC registerable dogs at least three months in age. Puppies will be judged separately from adults.