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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Funeral arrangements made for State Rep. Dan Johnson

    State Representative Dan Johnson, age 57, of Mount Washington returned to his Heavenly Father on December 13, 2017. Mr. Johnson as an evangelist since he was 17 years old and especially enjoyed working with inner-city ministries. He started Heart of Fire Evangelical Church in 1994. Mr. Johnson represented Bullitt County as a state representative.

  • NB ‘s Andres headed to Midway for softball

     HEBRON ESTATES -- When Tripp Swisher saw Mary Andres play in the summer travel season, he saw someone who could play a variety of positions.

    He also saw someone who seemed to get along well with her teammates.

    And, he saw a player with a lot of potential.

    So when the Midway College softball coach made an offer, Andres was ready to sign on the dotted line.

    In making her decision, the senior at North Bullitt High had several things to consider.

  • New Hope expands as needs continue to grow

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Just like a growing family needs a bigger home, a growing center needs more space.

    For A New Hope Pregnancy Resource Center, the new space has provided new hopes for a larger outreach and a more professional feel.

    The nonprofit organization works to educate both women and men on pregnancy and provide resources to those who ask for it.

    Heading into its seventh year, A New Hope was previously housed in a home-turned-office off Highway 44 in Shepherdsville.

  • State Rep. Dan Johnson has died

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Just after posting a somber Facebook message, the Bullitt County sheriff's office discovered the body of state Rep. Dan Johnson Wednesday evening.

    Johnson, who learned on Monday of a renewed investigation into allegations of sexual molestation of a former church member, committed suicide, according to Bullitt County Sheriff Donnie Tinnell.

    The gun used in the incident has been recovered.

    The sheriff's office learned of the posting and began work to possibly locate Johnson through his cell phone around 6:30 p.m.

  • Hart Co. resident faces multiple drugs, firearms charges

     BOWLING GREEN – A Hart County, Kentucky, resident was charged today by grand jury indictment with intentionally possessing methamphetamine for the purpose of distribution, being a convicted felon in possession of multiple firearms and ammunition, and carrying a firearm during a drug trafficking crime announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman.

    Tonya Nickson, 42, of Cave City, was arrested at her home on July 27, 2017, by the Metcalf County Kentucky Sheriff’s Department and is currently out of custody on bond.