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Today's News

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning July 16, 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.

     

  • Making a big splash in Hillview

     HILLVIEW - The Hillview Recreation Department’s latest project is a big splash.

    Many interested kids and their families turned out for the ribbon cutting at the city’s new splash park located next to the Recreation Center.

    The park contains a dunk bucket, a giant mushroom and animals that squirt water, along with a shower head. Patrons push a large tube to start the waterworks.

  • LJ employees to see hike in their pay for fiscal year

    LEBANON JUNCTION— After five years, Lebanon Junction city employees will get a little extra something in their wallets.

    Mayor Larry Dangerfield suggested a 50-cent raise for all city employees, which comes to $1,040 additional each year. Dangerfield confirmed the money was already in the budget, he just wanted the council’s agreement on the long-awaited increase.

    Dangerfield also asked the council to consider raising the cap on the police chief’s salary. The raise would be on the ordinance, not the chief’s paycheck. 

  • Just a minute: Council takes time in giving OK to different look to minutes

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- What is the value in having recorded minutes from governmental meetings?

    They document actions taken by that governmental body.

    But what if you are an elected official who has become accustomed to getting minutes to approve, and those minutes were basically word for word of what happened at the previous meeting, and what you received was not what you expected?

    You would raise a question?

  • Lebanon Junction council agrees to small increase in center rental fee

     LEBANON JUNCTION— No one ever willingly wants to raise prices, but sometimes it’s just what the budget calls for.

    After a meeting with the bookkeeper to look over the budget in April, Mayor Larry Dangerfield said everything looks good for the most part.

    One concern he had was the community center and lot the city purchased in January for $56,000 after previously renting the building from Publisher’s Printing for $1 a year.

    The current rental rate for the building is a $50 rental fee plus a $50 refundable deposit.

  • Rep. Webber assigned to key Southern panel on education

     State Rep. Russell Webber, a Shepherdsville Republican and member of the House Education Committee, has been appointed by Speaker Jeff Hoover to the Education Committee of the Southern Legislative Conference (SLC). 

    The two-year appointment lasts until the end of 2018.

    Since its inception, members of the SLC’s Education Committee have focused on building a world-class system of education in the United States, in order to ensure a quality, well-equipped workforce for the future.

  • MW U-8 Baseball All-Stars

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- For the first round of District play, the Mount Washington U-8 All-Stars got to play at home. The league put on a big show with games on three different fields.

    The organizers had to battle back after play was completely washed out on Thursday. The tournament then got completed on Sunday.

    The Mount Washington All-Stars had a strong showing but could not get past a powerhouse team from Jeffersontown, a team that had done well last year in U-7 national play.

  • Saying goodbye

     The law enforcement community lost a couple of good guys recently.

    Jerry Corum and Lucky Dennis recently had their “last calls” through Central Dispatch.

    Corum served the county police and sheriff’s office well. He finished his career as a deputy at the Bullitt County Detention Center.

    Back before drugs were discussed like they were today, I heard of the story where Jerry and a group of officers struggled to subdue a man.

    It wound up that Jerry literally lost a piece of his ear in that scuffle.

  • Home on the mountain top where the Holsclaws lived

     Mountain Top is a portion of Bullitt County located now as property of Fort Knox. 

    Mountain Top is the highest elevation on Fort Knox and the most easterly high point hill known as Dawson Knob.

    It also, is south side of the Salt River between Bardstown Junction on the east side and Pitts Point on the west side being  at the junction of the Salt and Rolling rivers. 

    The station that was about 9 meters south of the road along the top of the ridge was the land belonging to William Holsclaw.

  • 11 individuals, businesses, charged in health care fraud takedown

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. today announced the results of a health care fraud sweep in the Western District of Kentucky as part of the national health care fraud takedown led by the Justice Department. The takedown, in the Western District of Kentucky, resulted in charges against two businesses, and nine individuals, for their alleged participation in health care fraud schemes.