Today's News

  • Property tax rates stay same in Hebron Estates

    HEBRON ESTATES - The city of Hebron Estates may collect less tax revenue over the next few years, but local taxes will not be increased.

    Real and personal property tax rate ordinances were approved during the city’s September meeting. Both rates were set at 9.2 cents per $100 of property.

    That equals $92 for a $100,000 home.

    City attorney Mark Edison noted that the same 9.2 rate was used in 2009.

  • State investigating fish kill on Salt River

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A large number of fish are dead along the Salt River in Bullitt and Spencer Counties.

        The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources are investigating the situation, believing it to be a natural occurrence.

        Fish and Wildlife first received calls about the fish last Thursday. when about 30 fish were reported dead in a Salt River tributary.

  • ShepherdsFest

        It was a feast for the senses at this year’s Shepherdsfest.

         The annual Christian art and music showcase recently drew hundreds to Cedar Grove Baptist Church.

        Folks of all ages had the opportunity see the handiwork of local artists, listen to live music, participate in arts and crafts and sample mouthwatering fare like barbeque and Kentucky burgoo.

  • Awful start gives Chargers no way to get out of hole

        SHELBYVILLE - For the fifth time in the six games played this season, the Bullitt East Chargers found themselves down an early touchdown.

        Sometimes the red and gold have been able to rally this season and sometimes they have not. On Friday, there was no chance to battle back after the Chargers fell behind 35-0 in the first quarter against first-year football power Martha Layne Collins High School. It was all over but the shouting at that point as the Titans went on to win 52-7.


    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of September 27:


    Bullitt County:

    KY 1442 (Ridge Road): Lane closures and delays possible the entire length of the roadway for resurfacing.


    Jefferson County:

  • LJ police station getting closer to completion

        LEBANON JUNCTION - City police will soon have a place to call their own after years of sharing City Hall with the mayor and the city clerk and it’s all thanks to the dozens of people who have lent a hand to convert the former library on Main Street into a police station.

        What began as an empty 52-by-22 foot space in July has since been sectioned off and drywalled, creating an office for the chief of police, an interrogation room, a reception area, storage and space for each officer to have his own desk.

  • North rallies late to get past East in a net thriller

        HEBRON ESTATES - A hot local volleyball season got turned up a few more degrees last Tuesday as North Bullitt and Bullitt East battled through three intense games before the Lady Eagles scored the last four points of the match for the victory.

        The victory went to the green and gold by a 25-12, 20-25, 26-24 count.

        Through a strange fluke in the scheduling, the two teams will meet again this Thursday in Mount Washington.

  • Array of entertainers to take the stage in LJ this weekend

    LEBANON JUNCTION - Get out your dancing shoes, grab a seat and prepare for a weekend of live music and entertainment at the Old Fashion Days Festival.

    “We expect this year to be bigger and better,” said entertainment organizer Marsha Puckett of the Old Fashion Days Committee.

    “We try each year to bring in new entertainment to keep people coming back.”

  • Mom concerned over slow police response to sex act on street

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A woman upset with the lack of police action got even more concerned when her comments moved into a different direction.

        Crystal Lyons presented her concerns to the Shepherdsville City Council on Monday. The problem arose on Sept. 6 when a number of children, including her’s, were playing in the Hickory Acres subdivision off Highway 44 West.

        After seeing a strange car driving slowly through the neighborhood, Lyons said she sent all the kids home.

  • Officials get second round of viewpoints

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - While health officials received plenty of negative comments on a proposed countywide smoking ban during their first public hearing held early last week, Thursday night’s forum was much more balanced.

    The Mount Washington City Annex was the scene of the second public forum hosted by the Bullitt County Health Department and Partners in Prevention.