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Today's News

  • Will Success come from Mandatory School Attendance?

     Every parent wants their children to succeed in life.  Early on, parents can help by making sure that their child can read.  And they need to keep them in school.  This is the parent's responsibility, but some in Frankfort want to take that responsibility away from them by mandating school attendance until they're 18 years old. 

  • Cooperative dove field program enrollment underway

    FRANKFORT - Kentucky farmers can help carry on the hunting tradition and earn much-needed extra cash by enrolling in the Cooperative Dove Field Program. Enrollment is currently underway and will continue until mid-March.

    "Under the new Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program, increased payments are available for 2012," said Rocky Pritchert, migratory bird biologist for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

  • One arrested in Awesome Flea heist

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - One man has been charged in the burglary in late January at the Most Awesome Flea Market on Cedar Grove Road.
        Shepherdsville police arrested Peter John Barth, 31, and charged him with burglary in the third degree.
        The arrest on Wednesday was a result of an unrelated charge.
        Over $100,000 of property was stolen from the flea market between 1 a.m. and 6:22 a.m. on Jan. 29. A surveillance camera showed two men in the shopping complex.

  • A legislative perspective on the Kentucky General Assembly with Rep. Linda Belcher

    When the General Assembly began the legislative session last month, there was already broad agreement on what the three biggest issues would be: Writing state government’s budget; realigning legislative and Kentucky Supreme Court districts; and limiting if not stopping prescription drug abuse.

    Last week, the latter two took center stage.

  • ROADWORK: Week of Feb. 13

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of Feb. 13:

    Bullitt County:

    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.

    Jefferson County:

  • Rep. Jeff Greer on redistricting

  • Redistricting issues reviewed

      Redistricting took another turn this week when the judge returned his opinion disagreeing with our plan and directing members of the Kentucky General Assembly to run in our old districts.

  • Farmers oppose closing of FSA office

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Thirteen years ago, farmers in Bullitt and surrounding counties heard a similar story.

    The federal government was looking to make cutbacks in the Farm Service Agency and that would result in a reorganization in its office locations.

    When that happened, services for Bullitt, Spencer and Jefferson counties were all located into a facility in Mount Washington.

    Now, the latest round of cutbacks may mean that farmers in those counties will have to seek assistance in new locations by the end of the year.

  • Valentine dinner to help raise Lloyd House funds

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and if you’re looking for a way to show your sweetheart and the community some love, the Mount Washington Historical Society has just the thing. 

  • Polar Plunge set for Feb. 25 in Ohio River

     LOUISVILLE - One of Louisville’s wildest winter events — the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Kentucky — returns for its fourth year at Tumbleweed on the Waterfront on Saturday, February 25. Once again the event is expected to bring more than 1,500 Polar Bears raising a minimum of $75 each ($50 minimum for Junior Plungers under 18-years-old) to take a chilly dip in the Ohio River.