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Today's News

  • Train 'hammers' semi stalled on tracks, no injuries reported

    BROOKS – A tractor-trailer full of sledge hammers was no match for a moving train Thursday morning.

    At approximately 2:30 a.m. a train struck a semi stalled on a Brooks railroad crossing at Hwy. 1020 at Coral Ridge Road.

    No injuries were reported, however, the truck's cargo -- which consisted of sledge hammers -- was scattered at the scene.

     

     

  • First Lady visits Bullitt County

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Over 1,000 people packed into the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre on Monday to see First Lady Laura Bush.

    And although her campaign speech promoting the Republican Party candidates lasted 11 minutes, no one went away unhappy.

    What may have been her last political appearance before leaving the White House, Bush said she was pleased that election day was approaching.

    “It seems like George has been on the ticket,” Bush joked.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of November 23

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of November 23:

    Jefferson County:

  • Mount Washington deals with sewer plant growth

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — Although progress might be a bit slower than initially planned, the wheels continue to turn on a multi-million dollar sewer plant construction project to serve Mount Washington.

    The state-of-the-art facility will be able to handle a peak flow of up to five times the current plant located on Redbud Drive, according to city engineer Dave Derrick.

    The proposed new plant carries a price tag of approximately $15 million and can process up to 3.5 million gallons a day. It will be located on the same land as the current plant.

  • Eagles' top job Friday is to slow Valley's Brewer

    HEBRON ESTATES – When the 2008 season began, Valley senior Gerwan Brewer was expected to be one of the area’s top running backs.

    As it has turned out, Brewer has done a lot of running this season, but much of it has come from the quarterback spot. The 5-8, 165-pound senior, who takes more than half of his team’s snaps at quarterback, rushed for just about half of the Vikings’ total rushing yards during the regular season, totaling 1,341 yards of the 2,753 that Valley accumulated this season.

  • Four arrested as task force makes 41st meth lab raid

    CLERMONT - Four individuals were charged and arrested Thursday night during the record-setting 41st methamphetamine lab bust of the year.

    The Bullitt County Drug Task Force, acting upon tips and investigative work, searched the home of Jerry Frazier Jr. on Happy Hollow Road around 7 p.m. on Thursday.

    When officers arrived, director Kenny Hardin said a phosphorous lab was just completing its operation in a garage.

    The higher-quality operation is also more dangerous due to the use of substances like iodine and phosphorous strips off the back of matchbook covers.

  • Trio of local runners head to state CC Meet

    LOUISVILLE - Just about every emotion imaginable was in play on Saturday from jubilation to frustration as local cross-country programs took part in regional meets at two different locations in Jefferson County.

    At the Class AAA meet at the old River Road Country Club, Bullitt Central had good news as freshman Rachel Thacker ran her best time of the season to become the first runner from the school to advance to the Kentucky State Championships in at least 15 years.

  • Local students to be part of state issues conference

    4-H is a community of young people across America that learns leadership, citizenship and life skills.

    For the past two decades, Kentucky 4-H has given youths an opportunity to attend a four-day “Issues Conference” to develop such skills.

    This year’s 4-H Issues Conference will be Nov. 20-23 at the Lake Cumberland 4-H Educational Center in Jabez.

  • Happy 85th to Bullitt County Woman's Club

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- The Bullitt County Woman’s Club has always taken pride in being an organization devoted to community service.

    Woman’s Club members took time to relax and enjoy a special tea party to commemorate its 85 years of service to the county.

    Member Janet Hughes and the Creative Arts committee planned the event hosted by Bethel United Methodist Church.

    Recognition was offered to the club’s past presidents and achievements along with district governors.

  • Lose a pound, gain a dollar program starts

    HILLVIEW -- Jewish Hospital Medical Center South (JHMCS), in partnership with Mohana Arla, M.D., has begun its second program year of “Lose a Pound, Gain a Dollar” (LAPGAD), a healthy lifestyle/weight loss program that “pays” participants to lose weight. Open to all residents of Bullitt County over the age of 18, LAPGAD participants can earn a dollar for every pound lost during the course of the program.