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Today's News

  • Hillview safety fair to raise public awareness

     HILLVIEW - It never hurts to add a little extra insurance in the event of an emergency.

    Community members feel that way about the Hillview Emergency Response Team, a collection of 26 official volunteer team members.

    HERT was first developed as a volunteer organization a few years ago to assist official Bullitt County emergency agencies whenever possible with extra manpower.

    HERT director Kenneth Bennett took over the program in January, with intentions of training members to assist in various tasks.

  • Tax increases not wanted but must be done at times

      There is not a single elected official - let alone a politician - who would ever admit that they enjoyed voting for a tax increase.

  • Car vs. tree leaves local man unharmed

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - A single vehicle collision left a distracted driver unharmed early Tuesday afternoon. 

    William McLawhorn of Mount Washington was driving west on Highway 44 East when the 2009 Honda Civic he was driving left the roadway and crashed into a tree at the corner of Highway 44 and Fisher Lane around 1 p.m. 

    McLawhorn couldn't recall what happened exactly, but he said the crash occurred after he was distracted by the bright yellow rods along the center line of Highway 44 in front of the Keystone Cinemas. 

  • BBB: Don’t let election scammers count on your support this election season

     BBB warns, scammers are already gearing up for this year’s Presidential election, from robocalls offering a “free cruise” for taking a political survey, to promises that President Obama will pay your utility bill.

    Better Business Bureau is advising voters to be on the lookout for the growing number of scams that are likely to continue leading up to the Presidential election. Here are a few of the election-related scams BBB is hearing about. Don’t fall for them!

  • Bus, car crash on Brooks Hill

     HILLVIEW - A Bullitt County school bus was involved in a multi-vehicle accident Monday afternoon.

    Emergency units were dispatched to the scene around 3:20 p.m. at the intersection of Brooks Hill Road and Willabrook Drive in Hillview.

    Zoneton Fire Capt. Tracey Key said six patients were treated at the scene, including one juvenile from the bus.

  • Buescher and Kimmel resume title battle on Saturday night at Salem Speedway

      SALEM, Ind. – With just three races remaining on the 2012 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule the annual fall visit to the high banks of Salem Speedway on Saturday is certainly significant for the drivers and teams that started the season back in February at Daytona International Speedway.

    After eight months and 17 races two drivers have emerged as the favorites to slug it out for the coveted ARCA title – local favorite and nine-time series champion Frank Kimmel of Clarksville, Ind., and young gun Chris Buescher of Prosper, Tex.

  • ROADWORK: Week of Sept. 10

      The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of Sept. 10:

    Bullitt County:

    KY 245:  Lane closures and delays possible between the Nelson/Bullitt County line and KY 61 (mile points 0.0 and 7.1) due to shoulder repairs.

    Jefferson County:

    Interstate 64:  Shoulder closures and delays possible at the Hurstbourne Parkway entrance and exit ramps (mile point 15.0) due to interchange improvements.

  • Nichols class grows food for use by other students

     NICHOLS - Teachers expanding students' minds is a sincere form of cultivation - planting seeds into their young brains.

    Nichols Elementary instructor Cindi French took it a step further. French and her husband, Mackie, have developed a working vegetable garden on the school grounds over the summer.

    The garden's purpose is to provide first-hand educational opportunities for Nichols students while supplying the school cafeteria with home grown produce for healthier lunches.

  • Football district will remain the same in 2013-2014

          SHEPHERDSVILLE - Just before the start of the high school football season, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association announced, quietly for the most part, the football alignment for the next two seasons, 2013 and 2014.

         As has been the case the past decade or so, the two year changes are pretty much just fine-tuning the major changes that take place every four years.

  • Little goes right as Bears stun Chargers

          TAYLORSVILLE - Into every high school football season, a little rain must fall.

         Unfortunately, for the Bullitt East Chargers, it poured bad news on Friday as the red and gold had no answers as the Spencer County Bears ran to a 27-0 victory that put a quick halt to what have been a positive start to the 2012 season in Mount Washington.