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Today's News

  • ROADWORK: Week of Nov. 7

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of Nov. 7:

    BullittCounty:

    KY 480 (Cedar Grove Road):  Construction delays possible between Interstate 65 and Cedar Grove Elementary School (mile points 1.0 and 2.0) due to roadway widening.

    JeffersonCounty:

  • Eagles pull away late to drop stubborn Grayson

        HEBRON ESTATES - Survive and advance.
        Those were the words of assistant coach Brian Wise to the North Bullitt Eagles, who were assembled following Friday night's playoff opener against Grayson County.
        While it may not have been a classic, the district-winning Eagles will take the 27-7 victory over the Cougars. That victory will earn North Bullitt another home game in the Class 5-A Region Two on Friday night against Jeffersontown, a victor over Bullitt Central.

  • Chargers can't hold early advantage over Trojans

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - A 74-yard touchdown run by Taylor McMillen on the third play of the game gave Bullitt East hope, but a pair of North Hardin touchdowns on each side of halftime spelled trouble for the Chargers Friday in the first-round of the Class 5-A play-offs.

  • National siren test set for Wednesday

    WASHINGTON - On Wednesday Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. eastern standard time, the federal government will conduct the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS). 

    The test will last up to three and a half minutes. During this period, regularly scheduled television, radio, cable, and satellite shows will be interrupted as the system is being tested. 

  • LIHEAP Subsidy program to help low-income households in need of energy assistance

     SHEPERDSVILLE, KENTUCKY- Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency, Inc. will begin the "Subsidy" portion of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) that provides heating assistance to eligible households on November 7th, 2011. 

    The significant cost of energy to heat homes leaves many households unable to fully meet heating bills or purchase sufficient bulk fuel to keep their families safe and warm. Your local Community Action Partnership (CAP) stands ready to help! 

  • District awarded hybrid diesel/electric school bus grant

     Bullitt County Public Schools has been awarded $311,945 in federal funds for the purchase of five hybrid diesel/electric school buses.

         The grant is a pair of firsts for the district.

         It is the first application proposal prepared by Grant Writer Juliann Vachon who joined the district in August and submitted the grant in September. She collaborated with District Transportation Director Ida Prather to create an award-winning proposal.

  • Fox Chase getting handle on how to handle meetings

     FOX CHASE - Following a raucous September meeting, the Fox Chase City Council met in front of another full room in October with similar results.

    Due to the amount of community discussion during the previous meeting, Mayor William Broughton began this month by addressing both council and audience. Despite his efforts, voices eventually raised throughout the room.

  • Traffic light brings mixed signals from area residents

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Mount Washington Mayor Joetta Calhoun expected some issues when the temporary traffic signal at Armstrong Lane and Highway 44 became operational the week before last, but she admitted the problems were worse than anticipated.

         And while motorists had hoped the light would improve traffic flow immediately, their hopes turned into frustration early last week as many sat in bumper-to-bumper traffic due to technical issues with the signal.

  • Williams, fellow Republicans making last campaign push through Bullitt

          SHEPHERDSVILLE - Robyn Williams isn't asking the voters of Kentucky to like her husband or to marry him.

         She's already spoken for the Republican candidate for the governor's office and she's not willing to give him up.

         But, for the state of Kentucky to change its current trends, she said David Williams must be elected, along with the rest of the Republican ticket.

  • Pieces in place for election day on Tuesday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The prep work is complete and now it is time for the show.

         But election officials across the state aren't sure many people will want to attend on Tuesday.

         The statewide Constitutional offices in Kentucky will be up for grabs on Tuesday, Nov. 8. In Bullitt County, there will be no other races on the general election ballot.

         Not trying to put a jinx on the proceedings, Bullitt County clerk Kevin Mooney said things are moving smoothly.