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Local News

  • Grocery, restaurant may be part of LJ downtown

        LEBANON JUNCTION - In the heart of downtown Lebanon Junction, the old Mullins Grocery sits vacant next to the railroad track.

        But LaBron Taylor has been looking and looking at the building. He and his wife would like to open a business in the community, even through they live in northern Bullitt County.

        Before moving forward, Taylor came before the Lebanon Junction City Council to listen to their suggestions on possible businesses.

  • Two arrested in Shepherds Glen burglary

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -At approximately 7:38 AM the Bullitt County 911 Dispatch Center received a report of a burglary in progress in the 400 block of Shady Glen Circle.

        The victim had called her mother, who lives in the same subdivision, and the mother responded to her address.

        The mother saw the suspects and was able to provide descriptions and directions of travel to the 911 operator on her cell phone. Responding officers spotted the suspects and both were taken into custody.

  • Board approves measures to allow more area businesses

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - A couple of new businesses received needed approvals for the Mount Washington area.

        The Bullitt County Board of Adjustment approved a conditional-use permit to allow Twelve Oaks Development to operate a commercial garden center.

        Business owner Kenny Stout said the plan is to lease about six acres off the Mount Washington bypass to operate a commercial garden center.

        Stout’s Building Center operates on old Bardstown Road in downtown Mount Washington.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Apr. 19

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of Apr. 19:

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    Bullitt County:

    US 31EX: Lane closures and delays possible along entire route (mile point 0 to 2.4) for roadway resurfacing.

    KY 1494 (Beech Grove Road): Roadway is closed at the bridge over Long Lick Creek (mile point 5.5) for bridge replacement. Motorists should detour the area via KY 61.

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  • Court asked to stop moratorium on taking in roads

        CEDAR GROVE - Linda Wilson didn’t understand why Bullitt Fiscal Court members would not accept Big Country East off Lickskillet Road into its maintenance system.

        She was working with retired road department foreman Carroll Samuels to bring the street into compliance.

        However, along the way came an economic crunch for the county and fiscal court passed a moratorium on accepting any gravel roads into the maintenance system.

  • Little Flock celebrates 200 years of serving county

        PIONEER VILLAGE - This year marks the bicentennial celebration of Little Flock Baptist Church.

        Still one of the most vibrant community churches in Bullitt County, Little Flock plans to celebrate throughout the year with special events, the first scheduled for this weekend.

        Former Little Flock pastors and staff members have been invited back for weekend-long homecoming festivities.

  • Man indicted in rape case with 12-year-old girl

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A man accused of having sexual relations with a female under 12 years of age has been indicted.

        The Bullitt County Grand Jury has indicted Randall G. Franks Jr., 29, on charges of rape in the first degree, two counts of rape and two counts sexual abuse.

        The most serious charge of rape in the first degree is a Class A felony punishable by 20 years to life in prison.

        Franks was arrested on Feb. 4.

  • MW council pleased with bids for plant

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - As a result of action taken by members of the Mount Washington City Council during their last regular meeting, the city is a step closer to getting two new construction projects underway.

        During the council’s recent meeting the council unanimously voted to award contracts for the construction of a new wastewater treatment plant and new sidewalks on Fairway Drive. 

  • Despite technology, weather spotters are still vital

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Despite the modern technology and the sophisticated radars, the role of the weather spotter remains very important.

        In fact, the number of individuals interested in watching the skies for weather issues continues to climb.

        Residents who would like to learn more about the art of tracking storms will have an opportunity to attend a SkyWarn weather spotters class on Wednesday, April 14.

  • Hebron Estates to look for police coverage from Pioneer Village

        HEBRON ESTATES - “You have no police officers anymore,” said Hebron Estates attorney Mark Edison.

        The announcement was made during the Hebron Estates City Commission’s March meeting.

        Two deputy sheriffs, Mike Cook and Leroy Lerding, were under contract with the city for extra patrols and services.

        Those contracts ceased following a decision by the Kentucky Department of Revenue, questioning use of police vehicles by off-duty officers.