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  • Miller, Inmon honored for their early construction abilities

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--A pair of local students earned high marks recently.

    Mt. Washington Elementary School second grade student Cohen Miller and first grade student Maggy Inmon earned top honors at the 2015 NAWIC Block Kids competition.

                Sponsored by the National Association of Women in Construction, The Block Kids building program is a national building block competition sponsored at local levels with the goal of introducing children to the construction industry.

  • Some areas approach 20 inches of snow in March record-breaker

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- While enduring one of the biggest snowfalls in the county's history, Mike Phillips said things went very well.
        And, the county appears that it will escape concerns of flooding as up to 19 inches of snow melts over the weekend.
        As documented on television -- both local and national -- the biggest event in Bullitt County actually occurred several miles to the south.

  • WEAR RED: Annual event brings awareness to danger of heart disease

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It was a sea of red on a recent Thursday morning.

    The occasion was the annual Healthy Hearts Wear Red luncheon, coordinated by the Bullitt County Public Health Department.

    The aim of the event is to raise awareness to the dangers of heart disease.

    Dr. Brian Holland discussed the changes in his field of detecting and treating heart ailments in the very youngest of children.

    The biggest challenge to dealing with infant heart ailments is early detection.

  • Daylight Savings: 'Spring' forward one hour this weekend

     The groundhog may have caused a late winter in Bullitt County, but we're one step closer to Spring as Daylight Savings occurs this weekend.

    All clocks will officially move forward one hour as of 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning, Mar. 8. That means after 1:59 a.m., it will switch to 3:00 a.m.

    The clocks will "Fall backward" one hour again on Nov. 1.

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    State Fire Marshal: 'Change the Batteries' this weekend

  • Hebron Estates still looking for ways to improve traffic signals on new portion of Preston Hwy.

    HEBRON ESTATES -- Motorists are adjusting to the new traffic patterns in northern Bullitt County.
    Officials with the Hebron Estates City Commission spent a great portion of a short meeting talking about the newly-opened sections of Preston Highway.
    Pioneer Village police chief D.J. Reynolds said the new road had presented problems with numerous accidents.
    The hope was that as motorists become more familiar with the road, the accidents would decrease.
    For residents of Hebron Estates, the road has brought frustration over the traffic signal operations.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning March 2, 2015

    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.

     

     

  • Highway 245 site appears out of running for new JCTC Bullitt campus

    CLERMONT -- If the Bullitt County Education Development Authority hopes to see a beautiful college campus on its property off Interstate 65, it will apparently be with a different suitor.
        For the past two years, the local group has been working with a prospective tenant to locate a place of higher education on county property at the intersection of I-65 and Highway 245.
        Drawings were rendered and hopes were raised.

  • Statewide Tornado Drill postponed

    FRANKFORT--Due to the potential for flooding and the outlook for another round of winter weather to affect Kentucky Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, the Tornado Drill has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 10.

  • LJ looks at ways to get rid of eyesores

    Eyesores have caused headaches for the Lebanon Junction city council. At a recent council meeting,
    council member Connie Jackson ask if they could be more diligent in enforcing that people clean up trash and other waste in their yards.
    “If they're elderly we can get a youth group to help clean it up,” she said.
    Jackson also mentioned they needed an ordinance relating to dilapidated buildings. She said there are a couple of garages in town that look like “they would fall over if you touched them.”
    “There's no pride in town anymore. We're not going to grow if people don't try,” she said.

  • Common sense, research all part of talks

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Darrell Vincent recognized last year that when his high school students arrived later due to a two-hour weather delay, they acted differently.
    There was more interest and more energy.
    He knew that with a little more sleep, his students were better prepared to start learning when the bell rang.
    And there is plenty of research nationwide about the advantages of having high school students starting classes later in the morning.
    However, the mission given a committee to study the start times of Bullitt County students is not a simple one.