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Today's News

  • Sweet potatoes make for large harvest

     LEBANON JUNCTION - A woman living on the old family farm found an heirloom no one had ever seen there before.

    Wanda Crump grew an Early Triumph white heirloom sweet potato in her garden that weighed 9.25 pounds.

    “I think it looks like a funky pumpkin,” she said.

    Three more of the potatoes weighed in at a combined 7.75 pounds.

    Crump found the Early Triumph potatoes through a friend, Judy Johnson. According to Crump, Johnson’s mother, Nevil, grew the potatoes at her home in Pike County.

  • Ramp closure from KY 245 to I-65 North October 24-27

     LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists that the entrance ramp from KY 245 to northbound Interstate 65 will be closed this weekend for concrete pavement repairs. This ramp is scheduled for closure from 9:00 p.m. on Friday, October 24 until 5:00 a.m. on Monday, October 27.

    Motorists should follow the signed detour via westbound KY 245 to northbound KY 61 to eastbound KY 480. They can access northbound I-65 at Shepherdsville.

  • Drivers BEWARE: Trick-or-Treaters may be nearby

     Local drivers beware! Ghosts and goblins may invade your driving space in search of their favorite treat and to play a trick or two. AAA reminds drivers to adjust their driving to accommodate these “spooktacular” creatures.

  • Eastside honored for behavior strategies

     Positive Behavior and Intervention Strategies (PBIS) implemented during the 2013-2014 school year have garnered Eastside Middle School state recognition.

    Kentucky Center for Instructional Discipline (KYCID) Director Mike Wafford dispatched Principal Troy Wood a congratulatory letter along with an emblem and a banner.

    Counselor Bryan Bates said earning the recognition in 2012-2013 as a School of Fidelity was special enough but this time is twice as nice.

  • Nine district schools earn PBIS honors

     Nine schools (six elementary and three middle) have been named Schools of Fidelity for their implementation of Positive Behavior and Intervention Strategies (PBIS) during the 2013-2014 school year.

    Brooks, Cedar Grove, Crossroads, Lebanon Junction, Overdale and Roby Elementary Schools along with Bernheim, Eastside and Hebron Middle Schools will receive a sticker as they have earned the honor before from the Kentucky Center for Instructional Discipline (KYCID).

    Schools attaining the honor for the first time earn a banner for display.

  • Central office renamed for longtime educator

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Frank Hatfield was never one to like a lot of publicity for himself.

    He was always more worried about placing the focus on the students and ways to improve their educational opportunities.

    But, on Saturday, it was Frank Hatfield’s day.

    The Bullitt County Public School Board unanimously agreed recently that the central office should now be known as the Frank R. Hatfield Administrative Center.

  • Flood still major topic for Shepherdsville board

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Any water found in the new Federal Emergency Management Agency’s designated flood plain proposal will be hot water.

    The Shepherdsville City Council continues to work toward a more feasible solution to FEMA’s suggestions of increased flood insurance premiums for residences and businesses located within the proposed plain.

    The city’s 90-day appeal period began on Oct. 1, giving the city until Jan. 1, 2015, to officially appeal. The process began when the plans were officially made public.

  • Brides can be part of unique day of fun

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Hold on to your veils ladies, bridal show has just gone to a whole new level.

    Want in on the fun?

    The Paroquet Springs Conference Centre will be hosting a Bridal Scavenger Hunt on Saturday, Nov. 1, at 1 p.m.

    The event will begin at Especially You Events at 226 Old Preston Highway. 

    Brides will be given their first clue and then will visit about 12 other locations in Bullitt County to receive stamps, said Conference Centre executive director Vicki Downing. 

  • MW AARP to host Veterans Day celebration event

     The Mount Washington AARP Chapter 4613 will host a Veterans Day Fund-raiser on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    This “red carpet” evening will begin with a Veterans Day tribute at 6 p.m. with the National Anthem. After dinner, the evening will continue with John Wigginton and Allen Peavler providing musical entertainment and live and silent auctions.

  • Forum provides differing views on issues

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Many came sporting the shirts of their favorite candidates.

    Others just came to listen to the views of those running for local office.

    About 150 people attended the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce’s Meet the Candidates night inside the new Bullitt Central High cafeteria.

    Each of the candidates were presented with a number of questions in advance. However, none knew the two which would be selected.

    County Judge/Executive