Today's News

  • Shepherdsville remains committed to $18 million sewer expansion plan

    SHEPHERDSVILLE — City officials renewed their commitment to an $18 million sewer expansion project and a pledge to improve its procedures to select its next sanitation company.

    While previously approving the bond issue earlier this summer, Shepherdsville officials showed their continued support by passing another resolution.

    The $18 million bond issue would allow the city to expand its current sewer plant. It would also allow for the expansion of service for property in unserved areas, especially the Clermont community.

  • Second Sunday event draws crowd

    HILLVIEW -- Unusually hot weather didn’t hinder Bullitt County’s inaugural Second Sunday health walk sponsored by the Bullitt County Cooperative Extension Service.

    County Extension agent Ruth Chowning said 263 citizens registered and a few pets participated by walking or jogging along Old Preston Highway. There were skateboards, scooters, strollers and wagons.

  • Red Rage - Chargers make bold statement

    BARDSTOWN - Four minutes of flawless football at the start of the game were more than enough for the Bullitt East Chargers as they beat the Nelson County Cardinals 51-14 to close out the 2008 regular season.

    With 8:10 showing on the clock in the first quarter, Bullitt East had a 20-0 lead. Nelson County did not have a first down and had run just four plays from scrimmage.

  • It's all about a smile

    Smile Kentucky! addresses what the U.S. Surgeon General calls the most common chronic childhood disease in this country, tooth decay.

    The program, created in 2002, is a community partnership to improve the oral health of children. Since its beginning, Smile Kentucky! has provided dental education programs to 75,000 children, dental screening to over 21,000, and free treatment to over 1,300 children. The program works with elementary schools in Louisville Metro, Bullitt County, Spencer, Henry, Nelson, and Oldham.

  • Volley for a Cure

    The Bullitt East Lady Charger volleyball program hosted Volley for a Cure against Scott County.

    A number of activities were held to raise funds for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

    The players from both teams dressed in pink.

  • MW tax bills contain wrong phone number

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — Mayor Joetta Calhoun has a special plea for those citizens who just received their city tax bills: Please don’t call the phone number listed on the statements.

    Mount Washington residents began receiving their real and personal property tax bills last week and it became quickly apparent that the phone number listed on the bills was that of a private resident.

    Calhoun said at the city council meeting Monday evening that residents with questions should call 538-4216 and not the number on the bill.

  • Patriots complete three-peat in Pee Wee battle

    SHEPHERDSVILLE — It was a wild one in the Pee Wee championship game on Saturday.

    However, in the end, it was the Maryville Patriots who completed its three-peat.

    In fact, the 52-33 shootout win over the Mount Washington Colts capped off three consecutive undefeated seasons for the Patriots.

    On Saturday, it was literally a case of however had the ball last would probably be in a position to win.

    Nate Johnson, who had over 2,000 yards rushing on the season, finished in style with seven touchdowns and two extra point runs.

  • Old Fashion Fun in LJ

    It was a great weekend in Lebanon Junction for the Old Fashion Days.

    The parade, which featured floats including the Lebanon Junction Jaguars and the Bullitt County Rod and Gun Club, was just part of the day.

    Education students at Western Kentucky University helped the youngest visitors with games.

  • Elections bring out the best, worst in all

    By the time this hits the presses, the elections of 2008 will be concluded.

    At least, that is the hope.

    Sitting here nursing a bad back and trying to watch a few TV programs between the commercials, it gives reason for some non-partisan pause and reflection.

    Can it be true that there will be no elections in Kentucky in 2009? What will we do?

    Isn’t it great to see all the negative advertising you see in the media? And the candidates have to make some silly comment that they endorse the message.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of November 9

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of November 9:


    Jefferson County:

    I-65: Shoulder closures and delays possible in both directions between Fern Valley Road and the Kentucky/Indiana state line (mile points 128.3 and 137.3) due to traffic counter installation. Shoulder closures will occur weekdays between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.