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Today's News

  • Chargers remain the team to beat in All-Girls Super

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—The Bullitt East Cheerleaders aimed to charge up the crowds this year and produced a fourth straight win in the All-Girls Super Division of the KHSAA State Competition this month.

    A team with only three seniors, the younger team proved age is just a number by their overwhelming determination to be successful, coach Jeff Schaber said.

    “Even though there are 30 girls on the team, they all hold each other accountable which makes practices that much more beneficial,” he said.

  • Santa makes some early visits

     Santa came to the American Legion Post 157  and he brought gifts!

    Over 80 residents attended the annual Christmas event, where kids were invited to enjoy snacks and partake in crafts until the anticipated arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus.

    Once there, children of all ages were given the chance to have their picture taken and receive an age-appropriate gift. The American Legion Post 157, the Ladies Auxiliary, the American Legion Riders Post 157 and the Sons of the American Legion collectively put on the event as well as purchased the gifts.

  • Ceremony to remember fatal train wreck of 1917

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The railroad is a major factor in Bullitt County and Shepherdsville’s history.

    No other moment involving the railroad had more impact on the area than the train wreck that occurred on Dec. 20, 1917, in Shepherdsville, the worst wreck in the history of the L&N Railroad.

    On Wednesday there will be a commemorative 100th anniversary centennial remembrance ceremony hosted by the Bullitt County History Museum and Bullitt County Public Library at Ridgway Memorial Library, located next to the actual wreck site.

  • Traffic patterns expected to change along Preston Highway

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Motorist driving through Shepherdsville can expect to see traffic changes this week.

    At least that is what the portage signs say.

    The traffic signal at the new Old Ford Road bypass at South Preston Highway is expected to be activated some time this week. The paving work on the connector road is still being done.

    The state Department of Highways is also saying that Highway 61 will see some lane changes starting on Thursday.

  • Legislator ends ‘battle’ against report

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, state Rep. Dan Johnson found himself defending his character against allegations of sexual molestation of a teenager five years ago.

    Thirty hours later, Johnson took his own life on a deserted bridge near Mount Washington.

  • Special election required to fill vacancy

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Rebecca Johnson wants the opportunity to fill the seat vacated with the death of her husband on Wednesday.

    State Rep. Dan Johnson, who represented the 49th District of Bullitt County in the state House of Representatives, died on Wednesday evening.

    In a release sent to the Associated Press on Thursday, his wife said she would run to fill the seat.

    Rebecca Johnson wrote that she desired to fill his seat because of “these high-tech lynchings based on lies and half-truths can’t be allowed to win the day.”

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning December 17, 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.

     

  • East’s Meredith signs for baseball at Ky. Wesleyan

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – It’s not often that you find the perfect fit, but Bullitt East senior Peyton Meredith feels that he did just that recently when he signed to play his college baseball with Kentucky Wesleyan.

    The two first made contact back in the summer when the Panthers watched Meredith play for his summer team, the Evansville Razorbacks. That was the start of a pretty quick getting to know each other relationship that was pretty much sealed before Labor Day rolled around.

  • BREAKING THE BAGUETTE

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — In keeping with tradition, Panera Bread opened in Shepherdsville with the breaking of a baguette.

    Panera representative Archie Karel explained that the company breaks the French bread rather than cutting a ribbon to open all its restaurants before inviting members of the city and chamber of commerce to take their own piece, too. 

    Along with their various breads, the café offers numerous soups, salads, sandwiches, pasta and dessert items as well as a variety of coffees, smoothies, teas and frozen drinks.

  • Holiday events are spectacular

     From all accounts, all four of the holiday events hosted by the cities of Hillview, Mount Washington, Lebanon Junction and Shepherdsville were record-setting events.

    Attendance estimates were all very high and the weather was spectacular the first weekend of December.

    (Hillview’s Winterfest was held indoors on the night in November when the storms came through the county.)

    As I was getting ready for the Shepherdsville festivities to begin, there were some thoughts which came to mind.