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Today's News

  • Beckner continues winning ways in Kentucky State Fair competition

     CLERMONT - He’s Bullitt County’s chairman of the boards.

    John Beckner continues to receive accolades for his wooden toy models, earning a Best of Show at the 2017 Kentucky State Fair.

    The award is Beckner’s ninth Best of Show since entering his first fair competition in 1999. Counting entries from both the state fair and the Bullitt County Fair, Beckner has earned 34 overall ribbons.

  • Fox Chase looking for new place to store items

    FOX CHASE - Where does a small city keep its most important items?

    The city of Fox Chase has always implemented a storage unit, located at the Wee Stor-It Self Storage location on N. Preston Highway.

    Mayor Owen Taylor said the unit was always free to the city for use. However, new owners have decided otherwise.

    According to Taylor, the new owner would begin charging the city $115 per month for the unit’s use, effective as of Oct. 1.

  • Mullins returns to BCPS as new LJ principal

     The new principal at Lebanon Junction Elementary School is a familiar face to Bullitt County.

    Daniel Mullins worked as a teacher at Brooks and Overdale Elementary Schools before landing an administrative role in Hardin County.

  • Who Killed the Witch of the East?

     The fourth annual Dancing for the Arts fundraiser took a different road this year…the yellow brick road.

    “I think this year’s event was a huge success,” said Bullitt County Arts Council President Terri Amody. “It brought smiles to face from 9 years of age to 91.”

    Performing a twist on “the Wizard of Oz”, community members spent eight weeks learning not only to dance but to act, too.

  • Treasurer Allison Ball warns Kentuckians of recent phone scam

     The Kentucky State Treasurer’s Office has recently learned of a telephone fraud scheme listing the Kentucky State Treasury as its physical address.

    Under this scheme, an individual is notified that he or she is eligible for a “free grant” of thousands of dollars. The individual is then instructed to wire money or purchase gift cards for the scammer in exchange for the promise of receiving this “free grant.” 

  • Webber announces PV grant

     The City of Pioneer Village was awarded $33,000 on behalf of Governor Matt Bevin and the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security (KOHS) as part of the 2017 Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP).

       The funds will go toward the purchase and installation of six portable radios, six desktop charges, six remote speakers, and microphones. 

  • Mount Washington Fire gets grant for suits

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- The Mt. Washington Fire Protection District was awarded $19,000 on behalf of Gov. Matt Bevin and the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security (KOHS) as part of the 2017 Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP).

      The funds will go toward the purchase of 19 hazmat suits, which protect first responders against hazardous materials they could encounter during the course of performing their duties. 

  • Bad hair day? Stolen curling iron lands man in trouble

    SHEPHERDSVILLE — A customer in the local Wal-Mart must have had a need to do a little hair styling.

    Or maybe it was just a bad hair day.

    On Oct. 3, a customer noticed someone shoplifting from the store.

    Shepherdsville Police were notified and Officer Colebank pursued the shoplifter.

    Austin Brown, 23, of Shepherdsville, was arrested on one count of theft by unlawful taking under $500.

    The suspect allegedly had a curling iron concealed under his shirt and exited the store without paying.

  • OH...what a day

     It was a glorious weekend for the Lebanon Junction Wall Street Park festival.

    From the entertainment to the booths to the annual parade, large crowds came out to celebrate last Friday and Saturday.

    The festival is now located in the Wall Street Park, which is growing each year.

    The perfect weather helped draw out one of the largest crowds in history.

    See more photos here.

  • Local police seek suspect in Indiana thefts

     The Shepherdsville Police are working with the Carmel Police Department in Indiana in the search for a suspect wanted for theft.

    Carmel Police are seeking a suspect wanted for multiple thefts in their area, located just north of Indianapolis.

    The suspect’s vehicle, a dark blue or black Hyundai sedan, has a Kentucky license plate number of 263-WJE, which was reported stolen in the Shepherdsville area. Police believe the suspect has ties to the area.

    Police also reported that the suspect speaks with a southern accent.