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Today's News

  • If I had a sledgehammer . . .

    BROOKS – A truck carrying sledgehammers got stuck on the train crossing around 2:30 a.m. on Thursday at East Blue Lick Road and Highway 1020. The semi-tractor trailer was then struck by a CSX railroad train. No one was injured but hundreds of sledgehammers were scattered along the tracks. It was the third collision at the crossing in the past two years.

  • Some of the area's top teams converge at BC's Cougarama

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - While many are still involved with football, basketball will be the name of the game this weekend when the 2008 Cougarama is held at Bullitt Central.

    ‘Kentucky’s Best Preseason Event’ will once again have some of the best teams in the area converging on Bullitt Central for two days filled with basketball scrimmages.

    Basketball’s regular season starts on the Monday after Thanksgiving.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of November 16

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of November 16:

    Jefferson County:

    Interstate 264 (Watterson Expressway):  Lane closures and delays possible between US 60 (Shelbyville Road) and US 42 (Brownsboro Road), mile points 19.8 and 22.2, due to construction of an interchange at Westport Road.  The speed limit will be reduced to 45 MPH in the construction zone.  Speed limit on Westport Road has been reduced to 25 MPH in the construction zone.

  • KSP will have extra patrol during holiday weekend

    FRANKFORT -- With fuel prices hovering around $1.85 a gallon, KSP expects increased traffic on the roadways this holiday. Thanksgiving is the most dangerous holiday of the year for motorists, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 

    This includes the four-day holiday driving period surrounding that date when heavy traffic, weather and long-distance road trips combine to create severe travel conditions.  Often, family celebrations include alcohol, which later evolves into impaired driving. 

  • Changes galore in city council seats in county

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - There will be some totally new faces taking office in January. And there will be some familiar faces that will be returning to city government.

    This also means that some long-time city officials will end their term of community service at the conclusion of the year.

    In Mount Washington, four Republicans will be joined by two Democrats on the city council.

    Former councilman Larry Porter led the way with 3,001 votes. He was closely followed by current councilmembers Gary Lawson (2,700) and Lloyd “Shot” Dooley with 2,646.

  • Beware of scams associated with storms

    Let me first say that it has been heartening to see communities across Kentucky pull together to help those in need following the devastating windstorm that swept across our state on September 14. 

    Families were put to the test with damaged homes, loss of power and in some cases, the loss of life.

    As Kentuckians so often do when faced with adversity, we responded with kindness, compassion and concern for our neighbors.

  • Reception to honor Williams as transfers to new FSA position

    Jeanie M. Williams, left on Oct. 23 as county executive director for the USDA-Farm Service Agency to take another position with the federal agency.

    A reception will be held in her honor on Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the Mount Washington FSA office.

    Jeanie started her employment with FSA at the Meade County Office as a Program assistant, in June 1979.

    She applied for the CED position in Jefferson County on 10-16-1989.

  • Second half surge powers Eagles past speedy Valley

    VALLEY STATION – Down 6-0 at halftime, North Bullitt head coach Brett Newton had no fiery speech for his Eagles.

    Instead, it was a gut check time.

    It was a time for the seniors to either dig deep or go home. It was playoff time.

    On this cold, bitter night, it was a time when those seniors manning the offensive and defensive line, stood up and made a stand.

    At the end of the evening, the Eagles would advance to a Class 4A semifinal showdown on Friday against the Bullitt East Chargers.

  • Rematch with Marion a tough call for Chargers

    MOUNT WASHINGTON – One of the most common sayings of high school football coaches is that ‘it is hard to beat a good team twice in the same season.

    Of course, not a lot of coaches get the opportunity to make that happen.

    On Friday night at home, Bullitt East head coach Doug Preston will get that chance when his Chargers play host to district rival Marion County in the second round of the Class 4-A play-offs. Bullitt East beat the Knights 13-10 back on Sept. 26 on the same field.

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