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Today's News

  • Smoking ban proposal gains steam as forums conclude

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The fourth and final public hearing held to discuss a proposed countywide smoking ban drew a full house on Thursday night as dozens gathered at the Bullitt County Health Department to take part in

    the debate.

        The series of hearings hosted by the health department and Partners in Prevention began on Sept. 20 to gather public input.

  • BE shocks; BC rolls in openers

    HEBRON ESTATES - The 29th District Volleyball Tournament got off the ground with an upset on Monday as the Bullitt East Lady Chargers rallied to beat top-seeded North Bullitt 12-25, 25-9, 25-19.

    North Bullitt had beaten Bullitt East three times this season, but could not find the post-season magic that seems to still reside with the Lady Chargers. The Bullitt East program has now won 13 straight matches in district play and will go for a seventh straight district title on Wednesday when they take on Bullitt Central in the championship game.

  • Beam family looks at past, future of firm

    CLERMONT - Back in 1795, the first barrel of whiskey was produced by Jacob Beam.

    The production of bourbon continued until 1920 when prohibition was declared and the distillery was shut down.

    But when prohibition was repealed in 1933, Jim Beam took just 120 days to get the distillery back in business.

    On Friday, over 300 employees, vendors, public officials and even country music stars Montgomery Gentry gathered together to celebrate an anniversary.

  • Private road issue could be filled with holes

    Most stories do have two sides. And most issues have at least two sides.

    In the case of whether planners should limit or even prohibit new private roads is a tough issue.

    Recently, a family in Mount Washington was interested in selling a farm. They were not interested in becoming developers.

    They wanted to get rid of the property for the best price to settle an estate.

    The family retained an auction company to do that.

  • County still in hunt for seat plant

    HILLVIEW - There is some hope remaining that a major supplier to Ford Motor Co. will locate in Bullitt County.

    But the chances of that happening in the city of Hillview could be dashed.

    Hillview mayor Jim Eadens discussed the future of Magna Seating of America on Monday.

    The city council had two key components to the $13 million plant opening in Hillview - zoning changes on separate properties west of Interstate 65. In order to build the manufacturing plant, zoning changes would be needed.

  • Four injured after MWPD cruiser crashes into home on 44

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Four men were taken to University of Louisville Hospital on Wednesday night after a police cruiser crashed through a local home.

        Jeffery Mueller, 45, was seated in his living room when the cruiser, driven by Mount Washington police officer Timothy Morris, 33, crashed into his home near the corner of Dennis Drive and Highway 44.

  • Governor orders work to resume on Highway 480

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A road project that was on the back burner for several years suddenly got a kick start on Monday.

    With students from Cedar Grove Elementary looking on, Gov. Steve Beshear announced that work would resume immediately on the widening of Highway 480.

    The $5.7 million project would widen Cedar Grove Road from Interstate 65 to just past the elementary school.

    Beshear said that the state of Kentucky had been aggressive, despite the tight economic times, in moving forward with infrastructure projects.

  • LJ gets good financial report in audit

        LEBANON JUNCTION - Despite experiencing a decrease in total revenue and an increase in total expenses during the 2009-2010 Fiscal Year, a recent audit shows the city in good shape.

        During the October regular meeting of City Council CPA Cheryle Beauchamp presented the 2009-2010 audit prepared by Stiles, Carter and Associates and while the report recommended city officials remain prudent, Beauchamp proclaimed that Lebanon Junction was financially sound.

  • Think tank on ACT scores gets A+

    If educators didn’t have enough on their plates, local leaders are pushing to increase ACT scores for students.

    A think tank summit was held recently for Bullitt County educators. The message was simple - preparing youngsters for life after high school is the number one goal and a key indicator is the ACT.

    This test has been used for years to determine college readiness. The state of Kentucky mandated that all juniors must take the test, free of charge.

  • Eagle boys, BE girls earn first trips; Chargers return to state

    BUCKNER - Bullitt County’s most successful day ever of distance running had its epi-center at Oldham County High School with the Class 2-A, Region 3 Cross-Country Championships.

    Getting top performances all over the board, Bullitt East and North Bullitt both turned in record setting days on Saturday, qualifying three teams for this week’s Kentucky State Cross-Country Championships at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.