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Today's News

  • Dennie Memorial comes back stronger after fire destroys church in Leb. Jct.

    LEBANON JUNCTION--After a long journey, the congregation at Dennie Memorial United Methodist finally has a place to call their own again.

    Sunday morning, members and other community members, including the Lebanon Junction mayor, gathered for the dedication.

  • Something still smells in Mount Washington for resident near sewer

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--The stench continues.

    Resident Barbara Saltsman, who lives on Redbud Drive, said the smell from the sewer plant is so bad at her house she can't sit on her deck or cookout.

    “It's a disgusting odor day and night,” she told the Mount Washington city council.

    Saltsman said she's owned her house for more than 40 years, but the smell has increased since 2007.

    The plant was operational in 2010.

  • More rye provides dough for city's sewer coffers

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - In a "rye" twist, the city of Shepherdsville has a little more cash flow, thanks to more Beam Suntory pipe flow.

                The bourbon distillery is producing more of its rye whiskey product, meaning more pressing is taking place at its Clermont plant, according to mayor Scott Ellis.

  • Privatization one option to be studied

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Should Bullitt County contract out its emergency medical services?
        Should rates on its medical runs be increased?
        Should the number of ambulances be reduced?
        Less than 24 hours after Bullitt Fiscal Court imposed and then revised an overtime freeze which could have immediately shut down services such as EMS and the jail, the Emergency Services Committee held its regular meeting.
        The hot topic of the day was how to eliminate scheduled overtime with EMS.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning April 27, 2015

    Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so the information below is strictly of an advisory nature and is subject to change with no notice.

    Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night.  Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis.

     

  • Kaufman to participate in Craft Academy at Morehead

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Bullitt East High School sophomore Sebastian Kaufman is one of 60 Kentucky students selected for Morehead State University’s Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics.

    Scheduled to open in August 2015, the Craft Academy will meet the unique educational needs of academically gifted and talented high school juniors and seniors in the Commonwealth. A college-level curriculum will allow students to finish high school while also completing up to two years of university coursework.

  • UPDATE: Ramp closure on I-65 re-scheduled for April 26

     UPDATE (04/24, 4:30 p.m.): The work scheduled on I-65 North for Saturday has been postponed by one day due to the threat of rain and storms.

    This work is now scheduled for Sunday, April 26 from 8 AM until 5 PM, weather permitting.

    Continue to check 511.ky.gov for further updates.

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    LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists of a lane and ramp closure this Saturday on Interstate 65 North at Lebanon Junction in Bullitt County.

  • County, MW junk disposal sites this week

    SHEPHERDSVILLE --The annual Bullitt County clean up days will be held on two Saturdays.

    The first day in which residents can get of their non-hazardous junk will be on Saturday, April 25, at North Bullitt High School, Bullitt East High School and at Nichols Fire Department (station on top of the hill hear Mount Elmira Road).

    The sites will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be road department personnel, as well as inmates from the Bullitt County Detention Center present to unload the items.

  • Walk to bring awareness to growing number of suicides

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - As the relative of a person who committed suicide, Brooks resident Vanessa Kallin wants to break the silence on what is often considered a taboo subject.

    Kallin helped found the Bullitt County branch of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in hopes of raising awareness and getting people to discuss the subject of suicide, rather than dismissing it.

    To help raise awareness, the local AFSP chapter is sponsoring its second annual “Walk for Suicide Awareness and Prevention” campus walk at Shepherdsville City Park.

  • Spring turkey season opens Saturday

     FRANKFORT - The wait is almost over for turkey hunters in Kentucky.

    A calendar shift pushed the state’s 23-day general spring wild turkey season back this year to the third weekend in April. It opens Saturday, April 18 and runs through May 10.

    Last spring, hunters in Kentucky reported taking 29,943 turkeys.