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  • Two recent NBHS grads die in auto accident

    HEBRON ESTATES - Tragedy struck the North Bullitt community as two recent NBHS graduates died in an auto accident early Friday morning.

    Destinee M. Barr, 18, and Marissa Jane Elmore, 19, were identified at the scene by Woodford County coroner Ronald Owens.

    The accident occurred in Woodford County, near Lexington. Local authorities said Barr and Elmore were in a Kia that was turning left from State Highway 341 onto U.S. Highway 421. The Kia pulled into the path of a pick-up truck.

  • Gwinn Hahn just one of many authors to be on hand Saturday at library faire

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Ridgway Memorial Library is a perfect locale for Bullitt County’s Author Faire, and a former local high school teacher hopes to encourage former students to visit and read.

    Gwinn Hahn is among the authors scheduled to participate in the fair, promoting her new book, “Journey to the Past: Willisburg & Tatham Springs,” a work featuring a collection of oral histories.

    The two featured towns are located in Washington County, where Hahn was born. The family eventually moved to Bullitt County.

  • Shep, LJ Trick-or-Treat moved to Friday

     The cities of Shepherdsville and Lebanon Junction have officially designated Friday night, Nov. 1, for door-to-door Halloween trick-or-treating.

    The night was changed due to the threat of inclement weather on Thursday afternoon.

    A free Halloween community event hosted at the Shepherdsville Fire Department will still take place Thursday night from 5-8 p.m., while supplies last.

    Lebanon Junction will host trick-or-treating on Friday evening from 5-9 p.m.

  • Household chemical disposal event deemed successful on first try

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - For the first time, Bullitt Countians had an opportunity to get rid of their household chemicals - legally.

    And solid waste coordinator Larry Hatfield said it went well for an event that he really had no idea what the interest might be.

    A total of 52 vehicles visited the Bullitt County Fairgrounds to dispose of over $7,000 worth of chemicals.

    The county received a state grant to cover the cost of the disposal day.

  • Dishon trial to be next Sept. in murder case

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The man accused of committing the 1999 murder of Jessica Dishon entered a not guilty plea in Bullitt Circuit Court.

  • MW Lions Club works to help Historical Society

    Sometimes you need a little help get by. The Mount Washington Lions Club recently answered that call for the Mount Washington Historical Society.

  • Bullitt Central FFA busy as national convention nears

     FFA is at it again, whether it’s spotlighting outstanding members, giving speeches, teaching kids proper safety skills, enjoying the great outdoors, or planning future fun memories. It’s safe to say that we have been busy having great times and breaking out of our comfort zone.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning Oct. 28, 2013

     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 

  • Lebanon Junction looking to get flow of Louisville water going

     The process continues for Lebanon Junction residents as they wait to tap into Louisville Water. At Monday night's city council meeting, LJ Mayor Butch Sweat told the council the company is plotting out a section for the new pipe which will allow water to run from LJ to Fort Knox. The crew proposed placing it under Airport Road left onto Church Street and then going through Pipe Street. Sweat said he suggested they stay on Airport Road but laying pipes on the on the far side of the flood wall so it's not also close to the cemetery.

  • Woman shot as intruder takes her gun

     HILLVIEW - A woman heard a noise in her back yard about 4 a.m. on Monday.

    When she went to the back door of her home in the 300 block of Smith Lane in northern Bullitt County, a man was there.

    The Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a white male in his mid-30s who might be wearing a red baseball cap.

    That was the only description the victim could give police.

    According to Scotty McGaha, a detective with the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office, the woman was armed with a 9 mm handgun.