Today's News

  • Working out Dec. 21 for Make-A-Wish Foundation

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--This is the second year Anytime Fitness in Mount Washington is trying to raise awareness in the community, but this time the charity hit close to home for owner Paul Ing.

    The fitness center will host Workout for Wishes Dec. 21 at 10 a.m. All of the proceeds from the event will then be donated to Make-A-Wish Foundation.

    Ing has a special connection with Make-A-Wish because they granted a wish for his son, Nathan, before he passed four years ago. He battled with brain tumors for two and a half years.

  • Hilbert provides way to efficiently take care of one's resting place

     Greg Hilbert may not have a lively job, but his product is something we will all eventually require.

    He is a casket maker.

    It started out as a hobby for him a couple of years ago, but after leaving his job of 20 plus years as a toolmaker, he began to pursue it as a business.

    Hilbert said he became intrigued with the wooden boxes after his grandparents purchased them before they passed. They were able to get ones that were like the ones he makes that were reasonably priced and stored them in their basement.

  • Continued work on sewers key to progress in city

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Sewer maintenance and improvements are pivotal to the city of Shepherdsville's long-term business plans.

    Rob Campbell, representing QK4, offered the city council a presentation involving a look at the city's sewer and wastewater treatment facilities to discuss present and future situations.

    According to Campbell, Shepherdsville met all EPA requirements, completed major efforts such as the new Salt River line, and was doing a better job keeping track of sewer department activities, specifically with treatment plant improvements.

  • BCPS cancels activities Saturday

    The following memo was sent out to schools Friday night:


    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.


     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.