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  • Tipton to chair House budget on post-secondary education

     FRANKFORT – Last week, Speaker-Elect Jeff Hoover released the names of House committee chairs for the upcoming 2017 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly. 

    Included on the list is 53rd District State Representative James Tipton, R-Taylorsville, who will serve as the Chairman of the House Budget Review Subcommittee on Post-Secondary Education. 

  • Bridge tolling begins Dec. 30

      LOUISVILLE – Drivers traveling in Louisville and Southern Indiana need to prepare for the start of tolling on three Ohio River bridges. Tolling on the Louisville – Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project is scheduled to begin Friday, December 30.

    Tolled bridges include the two I-65 bridges connecting Downtown Louisville and Southern Indiana, the new Abraham Lincoln Bridge and the improved John F. Kennedy Memorial Bridge. The new East End bridge connecting the Gene Snyder Freeway in Prospect, Ky. with State Road 265 in Utica, Ind. will also be tolled.

  • Three indicted for sex-related offenses

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Two men have been indicted in unrelated cases involving matter portraying sexual performances by minors.

    And another has been charged with sexual abuse.

    The Bullitt County Grand Jury indicted Joseph Everett Brown Sr., 78, of Shepherdsville on two counts of sexual abuse and one count of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.

    According to the indictment, on Oct. 3, 2016, Brown had material which visually depicted an actual sexual performance by a minor.

  • Adamson collects over 200 nutcracker figures for display

     SHEPHERDSVILLE—Seventy-five year old Dorothy Adamson has a knack for collecting things. From porcelain dolls to Beanie Babies, once she sets her mind on it, she doesn’t hold back.

    Ten years ago, the Shepherdsville resident set her mind on a seasonal favorite: nutcrackers.

    Beginning the first week of November, Adamson spends several days each year unwrapping and placing over 200 nutcrackers throughout her home to ensure they’re displayed before her birthday.

    “When you start counting them, you get lost,” she said.

  • Louisville Water offers tips to prepare for bitter cold weather

     With the arrival of cold weather, Louisville Water encourages customers to take some time and prepare their home for winter.

  • Bullitt County chapter earns state honors from Kentucky Farm Bureau

     Bullitt County Farm Bureau was recognized during the 97th Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) annual meeting in Louisville for its outstanding membership and program achievement in 2016.

    The award honors county Farm Bureau offices who meet the company’s profitability requirements and whose insurance policy growth meets or exceeds its annual growth goal.

  • LIGHT UP MW

     A new pavilion calls for new lights and a new way to celebrate a Mount Washington tradition.

    Light Up Mount Washington brought the city together under the recently finished pavilion to kick off the city’s holiday season.

    Choirs took to the outdoor stage before the parade, led by the Bullitt East Marching Band, carried Santa and Mrs. Claus to the church for pictures.

    After a countdown from First Baptist of Mount Washington pastor Billy Compton, dancing lights in sync to merry music brightened Main Street.

  • A Gift You Can’t Exchange

     The annual Hillview Winterfest drew record crowds to the government center.

    The star attraction came from the AnimalTales handler, who brought a variety of animals to the stage. That attracted a lot of kids to the stage to see animals like snakes and wallabys.

    There was also a visit from Santa, crafts and food

     

    For more pictures of the event, click here.

  • LIGHT UP LJ

     LEBANON JUNCTION — A cold night was made warmer by Christmas lights and hot chocolate at the annual Light Up Lebanon Junction celebration.

    The night started with the lighting of the Lebanon Junction Memorial Park.

    Residents then followed Santa down to the Wall Street Park where individual displays were set up, including a memorial section for loved ones.

    The Lebanon Junction Parks Committee passed out hot chocolate and cookies and Santa was available for pictures and to hear the children’s wish lists. 

  • MW man dies in multi-vehicle wreck

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — An accident early Monday morning led to a chain-reaction crash that resulted in the death of a Mount Washington man.

    According to Kentucky State Police Trooper Jeff Gregory, the multi-injury accident started at around 6:06 a.m. and led to Interstate 65 being shut down until mid-afternoon.

    Gregory said KSP received a call for assistance on a multi-vehicle accident.