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Today's News

  • LJ police station getting closer to completion

        LEBANON JUNCTION - City police will soon have a place to call their own after years of sharing City Hall with the mayor and the city clerk and it’s all thanks to the dozens of people who have lent a hand to convert the former library on Main Street into a police station.

        What began as an empty 52-by-22 foot space in July has since been sectioned off and drywalled, creating an office for the chief of police, an interrogation room, a reception area, storage and space for each officer to have his own desk.

  • North rallies late to get past East in a net thriller

        HEBRON ESTATES - A hot local volleyball season got turned up a few more degrees last Tuesday as North Bullitt and Bullitt East battled through three intense games before the Lady Eagles scored the last four points of the match for the victory.

        The victory went to the green and gold by a 25-12, 20-25, 26-24 count.

        Through a strange fluke in the scheduling, the two teams will meet again this Thursday in Mount Washington.

  • Array of entertainers to take the stage in LJ this weekend

    LEBANON JUNCTION - Get out your dancing shoes, grab a seat and prepare for a weekend of live music and entertainment at the Old Fashion Days Festival.

    “We expect this year to be bigger and better,” said entertainment organizer Marsha Puckett of the Old Fashion Days Committee.

    “We try each year to bring in new entertainment to keep people coming back.”

  • Mom concerned over slow police response to sex act on street

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A woman upset with the lack of police action got even more concerned when her comments moved into a different direction.

        Crystal Lyons presented her concerns to the Shepherdsville City Council on Monday. The problem arose on Sept. 6 when a number of children, including her’s, were playing in the Hickory Acres subdivision off Highway 44 West.

        After seeing a strange car driving slowly through the neighborhood, Lyons said she sent all the kids home.

  • Officials get second round of viewpoints

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - While health officials received plenty of negative comments on a proposed countywide smoking ban during their first public hearing held early last week, Thursday night’s forum was much more balanced.

    The Mount Washington City Annex was the scene of the second public forum hosted by the Bullitt County Health Department and Partners in Prevention.

  • NCLB targets being met in Bullitt

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - It is certainly not where Bullitt County school officials want to be. However, they are pleased that the district schools are making progress in meeting the federal No Child Left Behind standards.

        Even with higher marks to meet, Bullitt County schools saw an increase in the number of targets being met, according to results released on Thursday.

  • Baking contest to be decided Friday night

    LEBANON JUNCTION - Put on your aprons and bring your sweet tooth, because the second annual Old Fashion Days Bake Off is this weekend.

    After last year’s inaugural Bake Off proved to be a resounding success, the Old Fashion Days Committee decided to bring it back for an encore.

    “This year we expect a lot of good home cooking from our contestants,” said event organizer and committee member Marsha Puckett.

  • BE girls go to 8-0-1 in win over BC

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt East Lady Chargers have rocketed out of the starting gate this soccer season and they showed their heels to Bullitt Central last Wednesday with a 10-0 victory in the only regular season meeting between the two rivals this fall.

        Coach Britney Orme’s team scored five times in the first half and then added another five goals in the second half before the contest was stopped with 19 minutes remaining on the clock.

  • Lot of fiddlin' around expected as LJ josts first-time competition Oct. 2

    LEBANON JUNCTION - If you love the sweet sound of an old fashion fiddle you won’t want to miss the first-ever Old Time Fiddle Contest at the Old Fashion Days Festival.

    On Saturday, Oct. 2, fiddle players from miles around will descend upon Lebanon Junction to join local talent for the inaugural event.

    Old Fashion Days has never hosted a fiddle contest and organizer Tobee Taylor is hoping for a good turnout of competitors and spectators.

  • Public forums set up to talk about smoking

          SHEPHERDSVILLE - Do you have an opinion - pro or con - regarding a possible smoking ban in public places in Bullitt County?

        If so, the Bullitt County Health Department and Partners in Prevention will hold a series of public forums to hear what you think.

        Recently, an air quality survey was conducted by the University of Kentucky.

        At the forums, those results from the January/February 2010 testing will be shared with the public.