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Today's News

  • Man guilty of theft from program

    LEBANON JUNCTION - A man who allegedly took money and equipment valued at over $10,000 from a youth football organization has entered a guilty plea in Bullitt Circuit Court.

    But Brian Edward Wibbels will avoid serving any additional time in prison.

    Wibbels, 34, entered an Alford plea on Tuesday to a single count of theft by unlawful taking over $300. The remaining charges were dismissed.

    According to the indictment, in 2006, Wibbels took items and money valued at over $300 from the Lebanon Junction Jaguars football program, of which he was an officer.

  • Bluegrass Speedway: Results and point standings - Sep. 19

    BARDSTOWN - Bluegrass Speedway returned to action after a two week hiatus and Terry English of Benton, KY became the 12th different 44 Auto Mart Super Late Model feature winner of the 2009 season by winning the 25 lap main event.  Timmy Glazer of Bardstown, KY picked up his fourth Street Stock feature victory of the season by claiming the $300 to special for this division, while Benji Lee of Loretto, KY won the Modified feature, with Pat Hagan of New Haven, KY winning his seventh WBRT 1320-AM Sportsman feature of the year.

     

  • Lebanon Junction residents to see little change to property tax bills

    LEBANON JUNCTION — City residents won’t see much of a change on their real and personal property tax bills this year.

    In the midst of water and wastewater treatment increases, council members agreed they didn’t want to put an additional burden on taxpayers.

    “I think with the water rates going up and with the other money coming in, we should keep them the same,” councilman Dion Collins said.

    The council passed the rates at its September meeting.

  • Pioneer Village raises rate to offset assessment

    PIONEER VILLAGE - Cities throughout the county are facing a common problem - decreasing real estate values, especially when homestead exemptions are taken out for older residents.

    In the city of Pioneer Village, the adjusted assessments on real estate dropped over $1.4 million for the current year.

    Pioneer Village city officials opted to take the compensating rate on real property as a way to generate about the same revenue as a year ago.

  • Same team, better results for Rockets

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - The Bullitt East Chargers will go from the frying pan into the fire on Friday as the tough early season slate for the red and gold takes them to Shelbyville to take on Shelby County.

    While the two schools have scrimmaged at times in the past in football and often play each other in other sports, this will be the first meeting between the two schools on the football field.

  • Masonic Lodge hosts MW fall festival Saturday

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — The Salt River Masonic Lodge is ushering in the fall season stylishly this Saturday by sponsoring the third-annual Mount Washington Fall Festival.

    This year’s festival is themed “A Fun Day at Crossroads” and will reflect upon the city’s history.

    Lodge member Bryan Gifford said that Mount Washington was once referred to as Crossroads because of its location between Taylorsville, Louisville, Bardstown and Shepherdsville.

  • For a change, BC is underscheduled

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Over the past few years, there have been obvious situations where the Bullitt Central football team was overscheduled.

    With that in mind, fans shouldn’t be too put out that for once the Cougars will be underscheduled this Friday when they travel into Jefferson County to take on Atherton. The Rebels are in the midst of a horrible start to the season that has them at 0-4.

  • East quickly jumps ahead in district volleyball chase

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - To the surprise of no one, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers got an early jump on the top seed for the post-season district tournament as coach Michelle Gajdik’s team opened the season with a 3-0 record.

    Two of the wins were district wins as the red and gold beat Spencer County in three games and then rolled past North Bullitt 25-14, 25-14 on Thursday. Spencer County has two district wins as they have beaten both North Bullitt and Bullitt Central.

  • LJ to propose some water, sewer increases

    LEBANON JUNCTION — After years of little or no rate increases, Lebanon Junction water and sewer customers will most likely be seeing a change in their bills soon.

    For several months council members have discussed the need to increase rates so the city’s municipal water and wastewater companies are self sufficient. In the past, the city has relied upon transfers from the its occupational tax fund for operating expenses — a practice that city attorney Mark Edison said is frowned upon by bond issuers.

  • School redistrict plan may be altered

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - School board members will have a slightly altered redistricting plan when they meet on Tuesday evening.

    And although Pat Smith-Darnell, director of pupil personnel, is sure the revised proposal won’t please everyone, she knows that a lot of time and consideration has been taken.

    She said her office, as well as board members, received much feedback over the past couple of months over the initial plan that would affect almost every school in the district to some degree.