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Today's News

  • Field fire taken under control quickly

        Shepherdsville firefighters were busy on Saturday afternoon battling this field fire off Cedar Grove Road at Buffalo Run Road.

        No one was hurt and the firefighters were able to contain the fire to grass area north of Ridgeview Greenhouse and on what used to be the Buffalo Run golf range.

        The fire may have been sparked by a hay baler that was working in the area.

     

  • Property owners can vote for fire board in Zoneton, Mount Washington

        ZONETON - Residents who live in the Zoneton or Mount Washington Fire Protection Districts will have an opportunity to play a role in who will serve on the board of directors.

        One position for the residents will be open on Saturday, June 26, in both fire districts.

        For the Zoneton Fire Board seat, two men have filed for the office.

        Thomas Jean, who formerly served on the board as an appointment of the county judge and fiscal court, will seek to return to the fire board.

  • LJ budget has few changes

        LEBANON JUNCTION - It’s official; Lebanon Junction has an annual budget for the 2010-2011 fiscal year.

        During the June meeting, councilmembers voted unanimously to adopt the city budget ordinances for the coming fiscal year, which begins on July 1.

        City attorney Mark Edison, who prepared the water and sewer, and city annual budgets, said there were no surprises in the new budgets, adding that there were no spending cuts. However, he did say there was no new spending.

  • Salem Speedway: Results for June 27

    Unofficial Results: GIGANTIC GRAND OPENING SALEM SHORT TRACK

    Salem Speedway, Salem, Indiana, Sunday, June 27, 2010

    International Outlaw Figure 8

    Fast Qualifier: Gary Bedell, 19.798

    Heat 1(8 laps): 1. Butch Winters  2. Charlie Hargraves  3. Chris Green  4. Doug Greig  5. RJ Norton Jr.  6. Corey Turner  7. Gary Bedell  8. Rich Fenwick

  • Class AA, Region 3 Track & Field Championships

    Class AA, Region 3 Track & Field Championships At North Oldham HS

  • Transportation Cabinet launches enhanced traffic information site

    FRANKFORT - Just in time for the vacation travel season the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has launched an enhanced traffic information website with a number of new features.

    The new site, at the same Web address of 511.ky.gov, operates on a Google Maps-based system, which will be familiar to many users.

    “Our enhanced 511 reflects an effort to provide more tools to the traveling public but also to make our information more meaningful,” said Acting Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock.

  • Note to district coaches - Alphin, Bowles did graduate

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - There is no truth to the recent rumor that local baseball coaches Brian Wise and Tommy Alvey attended Bullitt East’s graduation ceremony last week to make sure that Charger seniors Brandon Alphin and Matt Bowles did pick-up diplomas.

        Still, you couldn’t blame the North Bullitt and Bullitt Central head coaches for making a day out of it and presenting each of the players with a personal gift. The two could have taken up a collection and gotten donations from the coaches at Southern and Fairdale as well.

  • Summer Send Off

        Maryville Elementary recently held its Summer Send Off reading night on May 26.

        It was for all students in grades K-5. All students and their families were invited to attend a reading event which gave students and their families time to read together and participate in fun, educational learning centers based on literature.    

        Every child received a free book donated by Kohl’s.

  • Youth All-Star action hits high gear this week

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The summer All-Star season will hit the ground at full speed this week with most of the area teams seeing action.

        In fact, all of the area softball teams and all of the baseball All-Star teams up to the 12-year old age bracket will be in action this week. The handful of Under-13 and Under-15 teams in baseball will not play until next week.

  • Some good things did come out of new budget

        FRANKFORT - In a spirit of compromise that followed weeks of debate, the House and Senate came together recently to vote for a two-year budget that has the twin goals of living within our means while preserving classroom funding and other critical services.

        Unfortunately, I could not vote for the Executive Branch budget.  I felt that too many “good things” were cut from the budget that would have helped Bullitt County and our state.  However, I did vote for the operation budget for the state’s road plan.