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Today's News

  • Book deals with homesickness for Kentucky

    CLERMONT— How do you describe homesickness?

    Is it possible to be homesick for a place you know little about?

    Why are Kentuckians so infatuated with their home state?

    These questions are what prompted Lexington native Jesse Donaldson to write 120 passages attempting to answer the age-old question: can we ever really go back home?

    Inspired by the 120 counties of Kentucky, “On Homesickness” features 120 passages dedicated to the various history, events, or make-up of each county.

  • Lights On Ribbon Cutting

    MOUNT WASHINGTON—The Lights are officially On at Mount Washington’s newest restaurant.

    Lights On Bar and Grill offers home cooked appetizers, pasta, ribeye steaks and more, owner Tom Chamberlain said.

    Compared to its counterpart, Shepherdsville’s Lights Out, Chamberlain said the Mount Washington location has more of a restaurant feel, adding that the space offers a large patio area with a party room for secluded gatherings.

    The Lights In is located on Highway 44 East, next to Mount Washington Elementary.

  • Plenty of attractions close to home for holidays

     With Halloween behind us and Thanksgiving around the corner, NOW is the time to start thinking about winter break. Let me suggest WildLights and Jack Hanna’s Home for the Holidays at the Columbus Zoo in Columbus, OH. WildLights kickoffs at the Columbus Zoo on November 17, 2017 and has quickly become a regional favorite featuring millions of LED lights, animated musical shows, the ole jolly guy himself, Santa’s reindeer, and visits with Bumble and Rudolph.

  • Zaxby’s latest restaurant to announce plans to open Shepherdsville eatery

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Plans are now underway to add another restaurant chain location in the city of Shepherdsville.

    The Bullitt County Board of Adjustment approved three requests by property owners Benjamin and Jessica Robards to prepare a property for a new Zaxby’s Restaurant.

    The property is located along Conestoga Parkway, in front of the Shepherdsville Wal-Mart. Attorney Eric Farris said the property was across the Wal-Mart entrance from the gas pumps.

  • Urgent care facility earns approval to open center in Mt. Washington

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- The opening of an urgent care medical facility in Mount Washington got the needed approvals from a pair of Bullitt County planning boards.

    Palm Development received a pair of variances and a site plan approval for a  medical facility on Highway 44 East.

    According to a representative of the development company, a 3,600 square foot building is planned on Highway 44 East, across from Hometown Pizza.

    The urgent care facility will be open seven days a week.

  • County will join in lawsuit against opioid distributors

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Without any discussion, Bullitt Fiscal Court members changed an earlier decision and will now participate in a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and distributors.

    Last month, fiscal court members said they would not be one of the plaintiffs in a battle against manufacturers of opioids across the country.

    Bullitt County Attorney John Wooldridge said he didn’t believe the county needed to get involved with any lawsuits filed by a number of national law firms.

  • Mom, pop ready to retire at Country Cabin

    HEBRON ESTATES-- For 14 years, a local shop has brought country charm to the edge of northern Bullitt County.

    Located in the Hebron Building on West Hebron Lane, Country Cabin Treasures began as a small space for Joann and Bill Doyle to sell country-themed items.

    Three years prior to opening, Joann ran a similar shop with her niece in Lincoln County. Once the hour and a half drive started to wear on her, the couple looked into a spot closer to home.

  • Season to give many thanks

     The leaves fell and the weather grew cooler as we transition into this blustery November.

    As Thanksgiving quickly approaches, the Legislature continues to hold Interim Joint Committee meetings throughout the Commonwealth and in Frankfort.

  • Another seasonal classic?

     Bullitt County has again found itself involved in a nationwide controversy that could signal the end of the traditional Thanksgiving holiday.

    Henrietta “Herkey” Turkey was scheduled to appear at the White House Thanksgiving dinner, but fled the area after learning the president refused to offer a traditional presidential pardon.

    “My predecessors may have made it easy on all of these birds, but not me,” Donald Trump said. “No free meals on my watch.”

  • Bogard traffic light fight to begin

     MOUNT WASHINGTON  -- Jessica Phelps has battled the anxiety of trying to make a left-hand turn off Bogard Lane onto Highway 44 for the past 24 years.

    And, she can’t take it any more.

    Phelps could not believe when she learned that the state Department of Transportation was planning to add a turn lane at the intersection of Bogard Lane/Lloyd Lane and Highway 44 but not include a traffic control device.

    “This is an extremely dangerous intersection,” Phelps told members of Bullitt Fiscal Court.