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Today's News

  • 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. 

  • Parades to kick off holidays in Mt. Washington, Shepherdsville Friday

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — It is the holiday season and the cities of Mount Washington and Shepherdsville will host their traditional kickoff events on Friday, Dec. 2.

    While Mount Washington will center its activities downtown, Shepherdsville will again have its government center as the focal point of the holiday celebration.

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    With a new pavilion to gather under, Mount Washington is prepared for the holidays.

  • Police seek assistance in Wee Stor-It theft case

     PIONEER VILLAGE - The following statement was released by the Pioneer Village Police Department Tuesday afternoon in regards to an ongoing criminal investigation:

    A substantial amount of property was stolen from the Wee Stor-it Storage at 5089 North Preston Hwy, Louisville, KY 40229.

    Approximately between the dates of November 11/18/2016-11/20/2016 from midnight to 5am unknown subject(s) entered the facility using the same pass code repeatedly to steal RV’s, trailers, a 4-wheeler and 1952 DeSoto race car.

  • Webster Co. business owner sentenced for violating Clean Air Act

     BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A Webster County, Kentucky business owner was sentenced in United States District Court this week, by Magistrate Judge H. Brent Brennenstuhl to serve a 90-day sentence plus two years probated with the condition that he not commit additional environmental offenses, for the negligent violation of the Clean Air Act, which is a Class A Misdemeanor, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Man charged in hit and run death

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A Louisville resident has been charged in the death of a 21-year-old Bullitt County man on Saturday morning.

    William Lee “Billy” Dezern, 21, was attempting to help a family friend with her vehicle that had become disabled on northbound Interstate 65 just south of the Brooks Road exit.

    According to Col. Mike Murdoch of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office, a call to dispatch at 10:11 a.m. reported that a 1999 White Ford Ranger was driving erratically northbound on Interstate 65.

  • 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.

  • 2016-17 Teen Court members begin their work

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- This year’s group of high school students who are part of the Teen Court program were recently sworn in.

    Bullitt County is one of just 22 Teen Court programs in the entire state of Kentucky.

    This real-life program allows juvenile offenders to have their case heard before a jury of their peers.

    The punishment given by the Teen Court members  is binding.

  • BBB Warns of Smokies Wildfire Scams

     Natural disasters like the recent fires in the Smoky Mountains area are tragic. Many organizations are available to assist those who are affected; however, this also provides an opportunity for scammers to take advantage of this tragedy.

    Better Business Bureau encourages you to visit give.org before you donate to learn more about the charity. BBB reminds you to not be pressured into making contributions, as reputable organizations do not use these pushy tactics. Here are more tips for disaster relief giving:

  • Greene survives first-day jitters to settle into job

     HEBRON ESTATES — First-day jitters are to be expected, especially when someone starts a new school.

    Even more so when that someone is a first year teacher with 120 pairs of eyes watching her every move.

    North Bullitt art teacher Kayla Greene felt the jitters and then some on her first day.

    “Everyone here has been super great, super helpful and very nice, but they aren’t necessarily my comfort zone,” she said.

    After a 14-hour day, Greene drove home and cried when she saw her husband.

  • Former special deputy pleads guilty

     LOUISVILLE – A former special deputy for the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office was among three people who entered guilty pleas recently in U.S. District Court.

    Christopher Mattingly entered pleas to trafficking in marijuana and methamphetamine and money laundering, according to U.S. Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

    Two co-defendants admitted to concealing the criminal activities from law enforcement during a 15 month period.

    Those pleading guilty in United States District Court on Nov. 16 before U.S. District Judge David J. Hale