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Today's News

  • Spainhour, Wantland honored for work by Kentucky CASA group
  • 2014 Salem Speedway season kicks off April 6

     SALEM, IN, – Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery kicks-off its 68th year on Sunday afternoon, April 6th with the ICA Dumpsters Short-Track Festival.

    The O’Reilly Auto Parts Pure Stocks and Portland Recycling Front Wheel Drive Stocks are set to share the track for a full slate of racing action, including the first ever front wheel drive figure 8 race at Salem.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning March 31, 2014

    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.

  • Charger track team got a jump on the season indoors

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – The high school track season got off the ground over the past few weeks, but it won’t really kick into high gear until the students return to school following spring break this week.

         There really is no rush to get up to speed as the high school track season has been extended this year with the Kentucky State Championships being moved all the way back to Memorial Day weekend on May 24 (for Class 3-A). That meet will be at the University of Kentucky.

  • Football realignment took a few odd twists recently

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – Just when local administrators and coaches thought they had a handle on football realignment for the 2015 to 2018 football seasons, they were all thrown a curveball last week.

         It was six weeks ago that the Kentucky High School Athletic Association announced the enrollment figures that would be used for the realignment procedure. At that point, schools in the state were given a month to decide if the wanted to ‘play-up’.

  • Fishing tourney will once again raise funds for Kosair Charities program

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--Grab your bait and rod and come on down to the annual fishing tournament.

    The Mount Washington FOP Lodge #82 will once again be sponsoring Fishing for Kosair Kids crappie tournament April 26 at Taylorsville Lake State Park.  Registration will be from 5 to 6:30 a.m. at Settler’s Trace. Cost is $50 per boat.

  • Sewage runs in creek from broken plant

       HILLVIEW - Local and state officials are seeking ways to stop raw sewage from leaking into waterways in northern Bullitt County.

    On Saturday, an aging package treatment plant owned by the Bullitt Utilities, literally blew out a portion of the facility.

    While the pumps and electric remained in operation, the 40-year-old plant could no longer treat the incoming sewage from its 700 customers.

    According to Jerry Kennedy, operator of the Bullitt County Sanitation District, his agency is providing assistance in the situation.

  • May hearing to determine if trial in Dishon murder will be delayed

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Whether the  trial in the 1999 death of Jessica Dishon will be held this September is yet to be determined.

  • FINALLY... Beautification work on Highway 245 to begin

    CLERMONT--The day has finally come. After seven long years, the Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission broke ground on the Interstate 65 Exit 112 Beautification project.

    Beam said he was glad to see the project finally beginning.

    The project is being funded by a $600,000 federal transportation enhancement reimbursement grant.

    Associate Tourism Director Alex Wimsatt thanked the group for attending the event and for making Bullitt County a must-see destination.

  • Pair arrested for robbery of Highway 245 store

     CLERMONT - With speeds reaching over 80 miles per hour, two suspects were quickly brought into custody for their alleged roles in a robbery that started in Bullitt County.

    Jeffrey Dawson, 29, of Louisville, has been charged with robbery.

    The driver of the vehicle, Lauren Baker, 30, of Louisville, was charged with complicity to robbery, fleeing or evading police, assault on a peach officer, wanton endangerment and criminal mischief.