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Today's News

  • Trio charged in scrap theft

        A mother and her two sons face charges following a scrap metal theft in Mt. Washington.

        Tina Shumate, Christopher Head, 19, and Mark Head, 21, were recently taken into custody by the Mount Washington Police Department on felony charges of theft by unlawful taking after allegedly stealing over  $10,000 worth of scrap metal from Allen Stout of 138 Stout Lane.

        A witness said she saw the three on Stout’s property loading scrap metal onto a pickup truck, according to Stump.

  • National Click It or Ticket campaign kicks off in Bullitt County

        As a way to encourage people to buckle up and use caution on the road, local law enforcement has teamed up with the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety for the annual Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement mobilization.

        During the nationwide campaign, which runs May 24 until June 6, state and local police across Kentucky will be heightening law enforcement in an effort to reduce highway fatalities and injuries.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of May 31

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of May 31:

    Bullitt County:

    KY 1417 (Martin Hill Road): Roadway is closed between mile points 0 and 1 for slide repair. Work is scheduled for completion Friday, June 4th.

    KY 1526 (Knob Creek Road): Lane closures and delays possible between KY 44 and KY 2672 (mile points 0 and 4.9) for roadway resurfacing.

  • Lebanon Junction Fling, car show

        Combine the Old Fashion Days’ Spring Fling with the Lebanon Junction Fire and Rescue Department’s cruise and car show and you have a fun-filled weekend.

        On Friday, the LJ Fire will host a car cruise starting at 6 p.m. Registration will be at 5 p.m. at the firehouse. There will be no registration fee but donations will be taken for the WHAS Crusade for Children.

        On Saturday, June 5, there will be a car show all around town from Noon until 4 p.m.

  • Dustin Neat Drives to Jerry Rucker Memorial Victory

        BARDSTOWN - Bluegrass Speedway presented the 7th Annual Jerry Rucker Memorial on Saturday evening and Dustin Neat of Dunnville, KY would pick up his second win of the season and second win in this event to collect the $2,000 payday.  It would be a night of seconds as other feature event winners for the evening included Shane Lafollette of Hodgenville, KY winning his second UMP Street Stock feature of the season, Benji Lee of Loretto, KY winning his second UMP Modified feature of the year, and Barry Chesser of Bloomfield, KY winning his second WBRT 1320-AM UMP Sportsm

  • Crusade June 5-6

    Fire departments throughout the county will be out this weekend to raise money for the special needs funded by the Crusade for Children.

    Recent events locally included the annual birthday party for Johnny Sandefur by the Mount Washington Fire Department, where many activities were recently held for Johnny’s 40th birthday.

    And the Zoneton Fire Department held its annual carnival full of fun, rides and games for the community.

    Please give to the cause this weekend.

  • Shorty Gardner Memorial Set for Bluegrass Speedway June 5

        BARDSTOWN - Bluegrass Speedway track promoters David and Anita Ferrell will again present exciting racing action at the ½ mile, high-banked Nelson County clay oval on Saturday June 5 as the WBRT 1320-AM UMP Sportsman division runs its biggest event of the season with the $500 to win 7th Annual Shorty Gardner Memorial event.      

  • Pow Wow will emphasize youth during June 4-5 event

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - For over 20 years, the Red Crow Indian Council has sought to educate the community about the heritage of Native Americans.

        After starting the annual celebration in Bullitt County, the Intertribal Pow Wow made its return to Shepherdsville City Park in 2004, several years after going to Nelson County.

        Linda Dishon, organizer for the Pow Wow, said this year’s version would be bigger and better than ever.

  • UPDATE: Fiscal Court to talk budget

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - With a deadline of June 30, members of Bullitt Fiscal Court will meet at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 3, to consider the final reading of the 2010-11 budget.

        A first reading was held in mid-May and the budget committee had met on a couple of occasions to discuss recommendations. To date, none of those recommendations had been voted upon or considered by the full body of fiscal court.

  • City street will bear name of place where Joe B. Hall started

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - As he posed for a picture with his former players, Joe B. Hall turned to the crowd.

        To win with these guys, “maybe I was a better coach than I thought I was,” Hall said referring to his slightly older, slightly grayer and slightly heavier ball players.

        But the joke was one of love...a love that filled the Shepherdsville City Hall on Friday as the former University of Kentucky basketball coach was honored.