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Today's News

  • Columbus provides great short trip for your family

     We had debated on going to Busch Garden in Tampa this summer. 

    But we couldn’t seem to get past the 14 hour drive (two days lost driving) and the cost of a vacation in the Sunshine State. 

    After much exploring we decided to spend three nights (four days) in Columbus, Ohio. I know what you’re probably thinking…a family vacation in the Buckeye State? 

    Yep and not only did we vacation in Ohio, but we had a surprisingly great vacation full of family fun and at a fraction of the cost! 

  • Armstrong named president of Kentucky Derby Museum

     LOUISVILLE - A native of Mount Washington will be the new president of the Kentrucky Derby Museum.

    Mr. Brad Rives, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Derby Museum, announced that that with Lynn Ashton’s retirement after 20 years of service,  Patrick Armstrong will be the museum’s new president effective Aug. 10, 2015.

    Patrick will be the fifth president in the museum’s 30-year history. 

  • KSP charges Louisville man with child porn

     On July 15, 2015, at approximately 8:10 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch, assisted by the Jeffersontown Police Dept., arrested Rosalio Martinez-Bruno, 39, on charges related to possession and distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

  • Beam Distilling has its own distributors’ walk of fame

     CLERMONT - The Jim Beam American Stillhouse has hosted a number of parties since opening to the public in 2012.

    Beam Suntory held its own party specifically for their company’s distributors to thank them while drinking a toast to the new Bourbon Road.

    Making its way from the Stillhouse to Fred’s Smokehouse and over to the T. Jeremiah Beam Home, the Bourbon Road is lined with bricks featuring the names of 1,800 various worldwide distributors.

  • Blue Lick U-9 All-Stars get good game experience

     It was a short stay for the Blue Lick U-9 All-Stars in district play as the team lost two games right off the bat and were eliminated.

    This age group is in its first season of competing with player pitching which is a big adjustment from years of machine-pitch competition.

    Blue Lick was hosting the tournament.

    Members of the team included Nolan Amburgey, Brandon Arroyo, Domanic Arvin, Caleb Day, Nolan Dunnavan, Marco Gonzalez, Beau Hornak, Joseph Johnson, Carson Luttreell, Kenden Rice, Jalen Sanders, Bradley VanWinkle and Baren Williams.

  • Rain shortens state week for two U-15 teams

     LOUISVILLE -- Two local teams got a rude welcome to the West Kentucky Babe Ruth tournament.

    The Blue Lick and Mount Washington 15-year-old All-Star teams each got to play one pool game and one bracket game before being eliminated over the weekend.

    Due to rain throughout the week, the format was changed to a single pool game on Saturday to determine seeds for the single-elimination bracket play, which started on Sunday.

    Blue Lick

  • Career, Resource Fair set for Wednesday for job seekers

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Seeking employment? Need access to community resources?

    They’re all at the Career & Community Resource Fair on Wednesday, July 15, at the Paroquet Springs Conference Center in Shepherdsville.

    Meet employers in a variety of business sectors at the Kentucky Career Center’s Career & Community Resource Fair on Wednesday, July 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Paroquet Springs Conference Center, 395 Paroquet Springs Dr., in Shepherdsville.

  • Case against teacher dismissed

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Charges were dismissed against a former Bullitt Central High teacher who was accused of having sexual intercourse with a student.

    While pleased with the dismissal, defense attorneys Karen Faulkner and Julie Kaelin were disappointed that their client could not move forward with Tuesday’s trial to prove her innocence.

    Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress dismissed with prejudice the six-count rape indictment against Crystal Chappell.

  • LJ action must be slow on dealing with nuisances

      LEBANON JUNCTION -- The cleanup has begun. 

    After passing a new nuisance ordinance, Lebanon Junction has their first complaint.

    Jimmy and Liz Lee brought pictures of their neighbor’s house that they said is a “dump” and needs to be cleaned up.

    “It really looks bad,” Jimmy said.

    He said the grass has not been cut in a long time, among other things.

    “You put in a new ordinance to take care of that right?” he asked.

    The council told them that they had.

  • Culvert will be repaired; Old Preston to be reopened

     HEBRON ESTATES - Joanna Doyle knew that business at her Country Cabins Treasures gift and antique shop took a blow when the new Preston Highway was opened last fall.

    But, when old Preston Highway was closed just north of her shop on Hebron Lane due to a collapsed culvert, things got much worse.

    The merchants along Old Preston Highway in northern Bullitt County were already feeling the pinch of losing thousands of passing motorists each day.

    Now, with the road closed in the curve just south of Bob West Auto, things got much worse.