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Today's News

  • Light up the sky on the Fourth, not the emergency room

     LOUISVILLE – While fireworks can be fun and exciting, they also result in thousands of trips to the emergency room.

    According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, nearly 12,000 people were treated for fireworks injuries last year, including more than 250 per day in the weeks leading up to and after July 4. More than one-third of these injuries involve children under 15.

  • KPSC rules in the LG&E, KU rate review

     LOUISVILLE — The Kentucky Public Service Commission issued its ruling today in the rate review for Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company, upholding the majority of the settlement reached by 18 interested parties to the case.

  • BE’s Green to compete in track at Spalding U.

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Coming out of Eastside Middle School, Connor Green was a basketball and baseball player. Even in middle school, he was part of the Bullitt East baseball program.

    But midway through his sophomore season, Bullitt East track coach Lenny Raley started preaching the Green the positives of that sport. With baseball losing ground, Green opted to join the track team that spring.

    He has never looked back.

  • Conservation District returns money to county for junk days

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Once again this year, Bullitt Fiscal Court will get some reimbursement on its annual junk pickup program.

    Lewis “Spud” Larimore of the Bullitt County Conservation District presented the county with a check for $7,500 to assist with the annual junk pick-up days.

    Over the past five years, the district has been able to return about $52,000 to offset county expenses for the popular project.

    The district has also secured about $37,000 over the past five years for dead animal removal.

  • Louisville felon guilty of drugs, firearm possession

       LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr., announced the guilty plea of a Louisville felon, to possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine and to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, in United States District Court before District Judge David J. Hale.

  • All-Star weekend puts spotlight on locals

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – For the middle of June, there was a lot of activity in the area this past weekend.

    In Louisville, a pair of local players took part in the Kentucky High School Coaches Association East/West Junior All-Star Basketball Game at Bellarmine University.

    This is a normal summer event as this was the 30th annual contests with the best rising seniors from the Fifth and Sixth Region taking on their counterparts from the Seventh and Eighth Region. There was a good crowd this season as almost 1,000 fans took in the two contests.

  • Mixed review for past year of work

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It wasn’t a bad evaluation as superintendent Keith Davis did not receive any low marks.

    However, in several categories, the latest evaluation from Bullitt County School Board members were not quite as high as in 2016.

    The board unanimously approved the evaluation during a special meeting on Wednesday.

    “It was a good evaluation,” said chairperson Debby Atherton. “He is very good at some things and needs to work on a few areas.”

  • MW officials look to state to assist in traffic congestion

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — With little room to improve Highway 44 East, the city of Mount Washington is looking for advice on how to help the city’s sub-streets.

    The Mount Washington City Council held a special meeting recently to bring the status of the city’s roads to the attention of the higher-ups, in hopes of getting answers on what needs to be done to correct them.

  • Sen. Paul looks for ways to help businesses be even more successful

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — He was in Bullitt County on Monday to look at an existing business and see how he could make it even better.

    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul spent time at Gordon Food Service on Monday.

    The way to deal with major national issues, such as health care, is to grow existing businesses and make it easier for new ones to start up.

    His mission on Monday was to see what makes Gordon Food Service so successful and discuss ways the government can make it easier to do business.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning June 18, 2017

     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.