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Today's News

  • BCPS cancels activities Saturday

    The following memo was sent out to schools Friday night:

    Principals,

    Due to the current inclement weather and hazardous road conditions, it is in the best interest of our students, families, and community members to cancel all activities for Saturday, December 7, 2013. Please be advised that activities will need to be cancelled and rescheduled for another day. 

  • KYTC District 5 crews treating roads

     LOUISVILLE, KY (December 6, 2013) – Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 road crews are salting highways as a mixture of freezing rain and sleet falls across Louisville and surrounding counties.

    Most routes have wet pavement due to road temperatures staying above freezing.  Some counties are reporting patches of ice, so motorists are reminded to reduce their speed and be alert.

  • East’s Ralph signs to play baseball at Bellarmine

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Baseball is not always considered a game involving a lot of speed.

    However, one part of baseball happened very fast for Bullitt East senior Alex Ralph and that was his recruitment by Bellarmine University to join the Knights’ squad starting next fall. Ralph recently made it all official, holding a ceremony in the Bullitt East Media Center in which his parents, sisters, coaches and teammates were present for the big event.

  • Smokey Mountains provide holiday escape

     The holiday season is finally here! 

    Are you feeling that urge to get-a-way from the hustle and bustle of it all and spend some much needed family time together? 

    Pigeon Forge, Tenn., could be described as “Santa’s temporary North Pole in the U.S.” and is the perfect destination for families to re-connect. 

  • Pioneer Village police to join others in helping families at Christmas

     PIONEER VILLAGE - Like other police agencies in the community, the Pioneer Village Police Department will become Santa’s Helpers this December - with the help of the community.

    Chief D.J. Reynolds said the Santa’s Helpers program will start slow this year by helping six families from Maryville Elementary School.

    Reynolds said information on the children and their clothing sizes and gift requests are available at Becknell Hall.

    “These people need help and we need to help them,” said Reynolds.

  • LJ Old Fashion committee hopes issue resolved with city

     LEBANON JUNCTION -  A difference in opinion and facts in the town of Lebanon Junction has caused some disagreement.

    In the Nov. 4 city council meeting, Mayor Butch Sweat voice some concerned about the amount $750, which was deposited in the Old Fashioned Days Committee account.

    “I don’t know why the money was depositing in that account,” he said.

    Sweat said the money should belong to the city because he said it took over the lease on the community center in May because he said the OFD committee was broke.

  • UPDATE: MW LIGHT-UP, SHEP PARADE CANCELED

     The first winter weather of the holiday season is wreaking havoc on local holiday celebrations.

    The Liberty Tax Service Christmas Parade in Shepherdsville and the Light-Up Mount Washington festivities were both canceled due to the severe conditions.

    The National Weather Service in Louisville issued a winter storm warning for Bullitt County and surrounding areas through 1 a.m. Saturday.

  • State snow and ice crews ready to combat wintry weather

     FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) maintenance crews are well prepared for winter precipitation expected this evening and into the weekend.

    Nearly 2,000 KYTC employees are available for efforts to treat and clear more than 60,000 lane miles of roads.

  • AAA Urges Motorists to Prepare Vehicles for Winter Weather

     With snow and ice in the forecast for much of Kentucky over the next few days, AAA East Central reminds motorists that cars need periodic checkups to maintain safety and maximize efficiency, especially during winter weather.

    AAA recommends motorists use a simple checklist to determine their vehicle’s winter maintenance needs.

    Winter Car Care Checklist

  • LJ calls special meeting

    LEBANON JUNCTION-- Mayor Butch Sweat has called a special meeting for the Lebanon Junction city council Dec. 18 at 4:15 p.m. to discuss the rezoning of about an acre on the old golf course. There will be a public hearing at 4 p.m. The public is invited to attend.