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Today's News

  • Lebanon Jct. to make slight changes to license fees

    LEBANON JUNCTION  -- There is no intent to gouge business owners.

    However, mayor Larry Dangerfield said it is important that Lebanon Junction officials always be on the lookout to seize opportunities to gain a little revenue.

    After paying a business license fee that has not been raised forever, Dangerfield told council members that it might be time for a change.

    And, the council unanimously increased the annual business license fee.

    The $60 fee will now be $100 per year to operate a business in the city of Lebanon Junction.

  • Hebron Estates motorists have smoother sailing with no debt

     HEBRON ESTATES  -- The bill has been paid for recent paving work.

    The Hebron Estates City Commission approved spending over $156,000 with Hall Contracting to do resurfacing work on Burkland Boulevard and several other spots.

    That work has been done and the payment from the road fund and general fund has been made.

    During the October meeting of the city commission, little was on the agenda.

    Pioneer Village police chief D.J. Reynolds reported that very few speeding tickets had been given to students racing to get to school.

  • Multiple cased prosecuted for credit card skimming at gas stations
  • State’s top girls’ teams converge on BE Saturday for Hooparama

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – It will be Louisville versus the rest of Kentucky on Saturday when Bullitt East plays host to the annual Lady Charger Hooparama.

    This year’s event has 12 teams taking part in scrimmages for the upcoming basketball season. Each of the six encounters will have a one-hour junior-varsity scrimmage and then a two-hour varsity workout.

    Both gyms at Bullitt East will be in use for this event.

  • Saying goodbye

     A couple of recent passings of note.

    Harry Cooper moved into the Hillview community from Highland Park and immediately made an impact.

    His first work in the city came with Operation Santa. He served as a helper to the real Santa Claus for a number of years.

    He was never afraid to tell you what he thought. Sometimes that meant going against the city fathers.

    He successfully ran for city council in Hillview. He was also unsuccessful in a bid for mayor.

  • The Great American Smokeout

     FRANKFORT – Today, Nov. 16, is the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout. As part of the 52 Weeks of Public Health Campaign, the Kentucky Department for Public Health within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services is raising awareness about lung cancer in Kentucky.

    Lung cancer impacts Kentuckians more than any other cancer. In Kentucky, both men and women have significantly higher rates of lung cancer than other state in the U.S. More Kentuckians have died from lung cancer than all of the next seven leading causes of cancer death combined.

  • Dolphins end perfect LB season by beating Colts 18-7

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Capping off a perfect season, the Pleasant Grove Dolphins controlled the time of possession on Saturday and beat the Mount Washington Colts 18-7 for the championship in the Little Bullitt’s Division of the Greater Bullitt County Youth Football League.

    Pleasant Grove controlled the time of possession, scoring in the final ten seconds of the first half to take a 12-7 lead into the break. The Dolphins then scored on the first of just two possessions they had in the second half to secure the win.

  • Bengals avenge regular season loss to beat PG for PeeWee title

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The Old Mill Bengals avenged a long losing streak to their Mount Washington rivals on Saturday as they turned the tables on a regular season loss and beat the Pleasant Grove Dolphins 27-18 for the PeeWee Division title in the Greater Bullitt County Youth Football League.

    The two teams came into the event with the top two seeds. Pleasant Grove was the top team after going through the regular season without a loss while the Bengals were the second-seeded squad.

  • A story about Mary Garrett

     Mary Melvina Garrett grew up in a military family, the daughter   of Waller Lunsford and Sarah Davis Garrett.  

    She was one of seven siblings.  She was born in 1832 in Kentucky.  Her father and mother were born in Virginia. 

    Her father, Waller Lunsford was born in 1793 in Essex Co., and her mother Sarah was born in 1794.  Waller’s parents were William Garrett and Elizabeth Taylor, both of Essex Co., Virginia.

  • Bullitt County gets high marks for role in JCTC success

     In a world of change in the post-secondary education field, Bullitt County is still a strong community.

    At least, in the eyes of the president of Jefferson Community and Technical College.

    Dr. Ty Handy was the keynote speaker at the recent Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce annual dinner.

    With 12,000 students enrolled in JCTC classes, the biggest growth remains in the dual credit courses.

    High school students take courses that will fulfill their graduation requirements, as well as earn college credits.