Local News

  • Come on home for LJ annual festival

     LEBANON JUNCTION - After more than 60 years, the Old Fashion Days Festival is still calling Lebanon Junction natives home, which is why organizers chose this year’s theme - Our Town, Home Sweet Home.

    “A lot of people who come to the festival tell us it’s like a homecoming,” said Old Fashion Days committee member Marsha Puckett.

    But, as Puckett said, you don’t have to be from Lebanon Junction to join in the festivities. The 63rd annual event will be held on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 5-6.

  • MW hopefuls give audience reasons to vote for candidates

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – With the general election a little more than a month away, the Mount Washington Fall Festival presented an opportunity for candidates in a couple of races to introduce themselves to an audience.

  • AN HONORED FLIGHT INDEED: Trip memorable to WWII vet

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - Shearman Taylor has led a blessed life. But one of his biggest blessings may have come at the ripe young age of 86.

  • Tea party to raise funds, draw attention to MW’s Lloyd House

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - What little girl doesn’t love to play tea party?

    On Saturday, Sept. 29, the Mount Washington Historical Society will give little girls and women of all ages the chance to partake in a real tea party at the 19th-century Lloyd House Museum in Mount Washington. 

    Event organizer Melissa Thompson said teas have become popular in recent years and with the history of tea dating centuries before it became synonymous with Great Britain, she thought it was the perfect event for the historical society to host.

  • New operating hours begin on Oct. 1 for Bullitt Health Dept.

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Effective Oct. 1, 2012, the Bullitt County Health Department hours of operations will change. “This change in operating hours will result in more appointments before school and work while continuing late hours on Tuesdays,” stated Vickie Trevino, Clinical Supervisor.  

  • Bernheim, Louisville Water find way to reach goals of each entity

     CLERMONT - Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, along with the Louisville Water Company, showed that collaboration is still a good thing in Bullitt County.

  • A new Castle to come...

    Crews demolished the existing White Castle in Shepherdsville.

    A new White Castle restaurant is expected to open in early 2013. 

  • The Long Road Home: Bikers bring attention to issues facing returning war veterans

     CLERMONT - For many military veterans, the journey home means a longer than expected recovery more than it means returning.

    Many veterans bring home extra baggage in the forms of physical or mental disabilities due to a wide variety of stress-related reasons.

    Bullitt County was located along the road for a handful of veterans now raising awareness of such issues as part of The Long Road Home Project.

  • Fouts resigns as EDA director

          SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bob Fouts has had a lot of successes over the past nine years as executive director of the Bullitt County Economic Development Authority.

         And he has seen a few new misses over that time.

         But after Nov. 1, Fouts will no longer be in charge of bringing jobs to the county.

         Fouts, a former state employee, announced that he is not seeking to renew his contract Thursday during a meeting of the Bullitt County EDA.

  • Right lane of I-65 south closed for repairs

     The right lane and shoulder of Interstate 65 southbound at the 111 mile marker in Bullitt County is currently closed Thursday, September 20, until 6 a.m. EDT, Saturday, September 22.

    The mile-long closure is for slab replacement work and to fix drainage issues.

    The fast and middle lanes will be opened to normal traffic.  Motorists are encouraged to watch for slowed or stopped traffic.

    Appropriate signage will be in place to alert and guide the traveling public.