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Today's News

  • Grand jury hands down criminal indictments

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A man has been indicted for rape, sodomy and sexual abuse of a minor who has developmental disabilities.

  • Home Product Expo preparing for fifth annual event in Shepherdsville

    LOUISVILLE-- The fifth annual Home Product Expo presented by Window World and partnering with The Courier Journal, The Hawk and Q103.1 will take place on January 17 and 18 at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre in Shepherdsville.

  • Individuals indicted for drug-related allegations

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The following individuals have been indicted for drug-related charges:

  • Changing of the Guard

    LEBANON JUNCTION--“I’ve had a good time, but it’s time to move on,” said former Lebanon Junction Mayor Butch Sweat.

    After serving two terms as mayor for Lebanon Junction, he has decided to retire. In January, longtime council member Steve Masden will assume the position.

    Before he was elected mayor, Sweat also served the county as a deputy sheriff for eight years and a county magistrate for 17 years.

    As a lifelong Lebanon Junction resident, Sweat’s fondness for the town lead him to more involvement.

  • New mayors ready to take over positions

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--Barry Armstrong is looking forward to his term as mayor of Mount Washington.

    “I was born and raised here, I love my town and I love my community. I want to see my city prosper and grow.”

    He has been on the city council for about 40 years.

    Armstrong said some of his goals during his four years will be to find a location for a new recreation center and alleviate traffic on Highway 44.

    He said the new center could bring more business from other towns to the city if they had a nice complex that hosted tournaments.

  • Eagles collect rare 'in-season' tourney crown

    TAYLORSVILLE – At this rate, first-year North Bullitt head coach Korey Craddock will someday be able to retire with a smile on his face and a lot of gray hair.

         In a five-day span last weekend, Craddock’s Eagle team bounced back from a poor overall performance in a three-point loss to Holy Cross, to put together a strong run of performances in capturing the championship of the Brady Bunch Invitational, an eight-team event at Spencer County High School.

  • TNT Fireworks Encourages Safety, Fun for New Year’s Celebrations

     As families gear up for celebrations surrounding New Year’s Eve 2015, TNT Fireworks – the nation’s largest distributor of consumer fireworks and sparklers – reminds all Americans to keep safety top of mind as they ring in the New Year.

    “As we celebrate 2015 with consumer fireworks and sparklers across America, the following safety tips from the American Pyrotechnics Association will help us safely celebrate the New Year’s holiday,” says Jason Skipper, spokesperson for TNT Fireworks East.

  • After frigid loss, East bounces back in warm way

     FAIRDALE – After opening play in the Forcht Bank King of the Bluegrass Holiday Classic at Fairdale High School with a winning basket by junior Bailey Rakes against Covington Holmes (see last Monday’s edition), the Bullitt East Chargers ended play in the prestigious tournament the say way, with Rakes hitting the winning shot to beat Wayne County 68-67 in overtime.

  • MW, Sheph. to hold special meetings

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--One city will hold a pair of special meetings to consider the fate of its occupational tax.

    Another city will hold a special meeting to discuss a sign ordinance that it passed just a week ago.

    Despite the holiday season, expect some heated discussion on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 29-30, when the Shepherdsville City Council must decide whether it wants the current ordinance to stay intact.

    If that occurs, the 1.5 percent occupational tax on those who work in the city would revert back to 1 percent in January.

  • Board takes steps to make changes

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- David Blakeman has been on the Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District board of trustees for at least the past nine years.