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Today's News

  • Buege cuts hair to fulfill pledge

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—Kicking off their focus of the “service” virtue, Eastside Middle issued a challenge for students to raise $2,000 to donate to St. Baldricks, a non-profit organization which funds childhood cancer research. Assistant principal Kyle Buege agreed to shave his head for St. Baldrick’s if the students met the goal during the two-day challenge. The students replied by raising $3,500.

  • MW Lions Club collects old pill bottles for another use overseas

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— Finding time to volunteer can be difficult, but what if it was as easy as putting empty pill bottles into a box rather than a trash can?

    Mount Washington Lion Gary Meredith is heading an empty-pill bottle collection to send overseas.

    “A lot of these places overseas don’t have anything to dispense medicine in, so they’re being handed their pills to put in their pockets or whatever they can find,” Meredith said.

  • Tennis programs gliding into spring break

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Action already neared the mid-way point for the tennis teams in Bullitt County.

    Unfortunately, the week got off to a wet start as a match between North Bullitt and Bullitt Central was rained out on Monday.

    In a cross-county match, the Bullitt Central Lady Cougars turned back Bullitt East 4-1 on Wednesday.

    In a battle of state tournament performers from last spring, Bullitt East’s Savannah Kruse got the best of her battle against Rebecca Price. Kruse scored an 8-4 victory.

  • FINALLY!!: All-Comers Track Meet at Bullitt East

      MOUNT WASHINGTON - After four years without a single home meet, Bullitt County track athletes got to compete on home soil on Tuesday as Bullitt East hosted an All-Comers Meet that included all three local programs as well as Moore and Fern Creek.

    Bullitt East will also host meets at home on April 19 (eight teams) as well as the All-Bullitt County Championships on May 8.

  • $20 million expansion to add 35 jobs

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Combined with its operations in Bullitt and Nelson counties, a local supplier for the automotive industry will spend almost $50 million to expand their current facilities.

    Tower Automotive Operations USA received preliminary approval for tax incentives through the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority.

    The announcement came four days after the city of Shepherdsville approved incentives for the company.

  • LJ to ensure daytime firefighter protection

     LEBANON JUNCTION -- Every time Kendall Coleman sees a fire call come across his phone, he prays.

    He prays that it isn’t a call for help at Lebanon Junction Elementary.

    He prays it isn’t a call for a house fire occupied by an elderly resident.

    In general, when it is during the day while he’s at work, Coleman prays that it isn’t a fire run in the city of Lebanon Junction.

    As the fire chief, Coleman is responsible for his crew… and for the safety of the residents of the community.

  • Bernheim makes largest acquisition since inception with Simon property

     CLERMONT - Where forestry and conservation are concerned, Bernheim Forest officials never want their efforts to level off.

    Thanks to the acquisition of almost 1,000 acres connecting to the forest, known as the Big Level, Bernheim will be able to increase natural habitats and expand current conservation efforts.

  • Grant-Jones puts heart into work at Eastside Middle

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— All teachers may teach but it’s the special ones who put their heart into their work that stand out.

    And it’s tough to find someone with more focus on the heart than Jodi Grant-Jones, Eastside Middle’s physical education teacher and the Bullitt County Middle School Teacher of the Year.

  • Transportation Cabinet alerts drivers of travel impacts in Georgia

      FRANKFORT - With several school districts observing spring break next week, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) alerts motorists of closures on I-85 near the Piedmont Road roadway in Atlanta, Georgia. Travelers should use alternate routes and avoid areas impacted by the closure.

    Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency on Thursday, March 30 when sections of a bridge on I-85 collapsed due to a fire. The cause of the fire is unknown. Georgia officials have not determined how long repairs are expected to take.

  • April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

     FRANKFORT – In honor of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) and law enforcement agencies are asking drivers to keep their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel as part of the U Drive. U Text. U Pay. campaign.