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Today's News

  • Christmas Carol to make stop at St. Aloysius on Dec. 12

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A local church-related acting troupe hopes that God will bless us, every one, this Christmas season.

    The WIlderness Trail Players, based out of St. Luke Catholic Church in Louisville, is presenting “Scrooge: A Christmas Carol” at select locations, including St. Aloysius in Shepherdsville.

    WTP representative Buddy Sohl said the troupe has been together for 25 years, performing many periodic plays such as “The Sound of Music,” “Kiss and Tell,” Oliver” and “Footloose”

  • Okolona Christian provides food baskets for students from North Bullitt, Hebron

     HEBRON ESTATES - Two schools and a church combined efforts once again to bring a more joyous Thanksgiving holiday to area families.

    Okolona Christian Church collected food items for 27 families with students from North Bullitt High School and Hebron Middle School.

    The church works in conjunction with the NB/HMS Youth Services Center. The program works with the schools to determine families in need of assistance.

  • McDonald’s awarded Eastside teacher grant for her classroom

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- One local teacher has much more joy than usual to share with her students this holiday season.

    Anne Lopez, teacher at Eastside Middle School in Mount Washington, Kentucky, has been named a recipient of a 2015 MAC Grant from McDonalds’ Restaurants of Kentuckiana.

    For the 13th consecutive year, Kentuckiana middle school teachers have shared their ideas on how to “Make Activities Count” in the classroom in hopes of receiving a McDonald’s MAC Grant.

  • Indictments in Edmonson Co. forgery case

     FRANKFORT – Attorney General Jack Conway and his Department of Criminal Investigations today announced the indictments of two people in Edmonson County charged with more than two dozen counts of forgery and entering false information.

    In November, an Edmonson County grand jury indicted 49-year-old Donna Moore of Brownsville and 51-year-old Steve Ashley of Bee Spring on 28 counts each of second-degree forgery and entering false information to produce a title document.

  • I-65 lane closures scheduled for December 3-4

     Louisville - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists of lane closures tonight and tomorrow on Interstate 65 in Bullitt County. KYTC maintenance crews will be performing concrete pavement repairs.

  • AARP Smart Safety Driver class Saturday

     The AARP Smart Safety Drivers Class will be offered on Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Bullitt County Extension Service Office.

    This class is open to those 55 and older.

    The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Checks should be made payable to AARP.

    The class covers driving procedures common to older adults for various aging conditions.

    There is no test. Information will be featured on a new video and there will be class discussion.

  • College Board selects Bullitt as one of six in Kentucky to be part of national honor roll

      Bullitt County Public Schools have been named to the College Board’s 6th annual National Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Roll. The district is one of only six in Kentucky to achieve the honor.

    Superintendent Keith Davis cited a dynamic and tenacious work ethic of those involved with AP classes at the secondary level of education.

  • HOPE for a good Thanksgiving meal

     The Helping Out People Everywhere (HOPE) in Bullitt County organization hosted its first annual community Thanksgiving meal at the Bullitt Masonic Lodge in Shepherdsville.

    The event was designed to help feed less fortunate area residents, but all were invited to join in. Over 200 meals were distributed by more than 40 HOPE volunteers, with all of the food donated to the group.

  • You can now drive 55 mph on Preston along new section

     HEBRON ESTATES -- Who says you can’t drive 55 miles per hour on Preston Highway?

    Although construction on the new stretch of Preston Highway from Ruhl Acres to John Harper Highway had been completed for months, those 35 mph speed limit signs were still posted.

    Until recently.

    Andrea Clifford, public information director for District 5 Department of Highways, said that both sides of the new Preston Highway are open for traveling 55 mph.

  • Benjamin Wigginton fought in Civil War

     The Wigginton family came from Virginia into Kentucky.  Benjamin Wigginton’s grandfather was Seth Wigginton.  Seth Wigginton was born in 1770 in Virginia.  He married Elizabeth Clarke in 1790. 

    They had several children.  In 1810, Seth and his family moved from Virginia to the area of Bardstown, Kentucky.  Then in 1820, Seth’s residence was in Bullitt County.  Seth died in 1850 in Bullitt County, Kentucky at the age of 80 years old.