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Today's News

  • Those in cold, long line no ‘chickens’ to seek food

    MOUNT WASHINGTON – When AJ Faught heard that Kentucky Fried Chicken was returning to Mount Washington and that the restaurant chain was offering a year supply of free chicken to those first in line for the grand opening he was determined to be one of them.

    Faught braved the frigid cold to become the first in line for the KFC Mount Washington grand opening on Tuesday, Dec. 14, arriving around 7:30 a.m. before anyone else.

  • Calendar to remain very similar for BC schools

                 SHEPHERDSVILLE - Despite the controversy over early release days and many requests to extend fall break from three to five days, the Bullitt County Public School Board recently voted to approve a 2011-2012 school year calendar that's almost identical to the current calendar.

  • 'Dear Santa' Websites?

      More than 60 domain names have been registered in the name of Santa Claus, offering children a wide range of opportunities to persuade St. Nick via email that they were not at all naughty in 2010. Before allowing children to share any personal information with a “Letter to Santa” Website, the Better Business Bureau Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU) recommends adults carefully review the sites to determine who is seeking the information, how it will be used, and whether information will be shared with third parties.

  • BBB reminds online users to protect personal information

     BBB wants to remind online users to protect their personal information. This comes after recent data breaches involving McDonalds, Walgreens, and the online media company, Gawker.

  • Mistakes to avoid when donating to a charity

     Every holiday, billions of dollars are donated to worthy causes and now more than ever charities need the support of donors to help those who are struggling.

    The BBB Wise Giving Alliance advises donors on how to avoid five common mistakes in order to ensure their dollar stretches the farthest in these tough economic times. BBB recommends donors avoid these common mistakes when donating to a charity this holiday:

  • Winterizing Your Vehicle Can Save Cold Cash

     The last thing any driver needs is a vehicle that breaks down in cold, harsh winter weather. Winterizing your vehicle should be a top priority, saving you from the inconvenience of being stranded out in the cold.

    An investment of an hour or two to have your vehicle checked is all it takes to have peace of mind and help avoid the cost and hassle of unexpected emergency repairs.

  • Almost snow for Christmas

     

       It's not exactly the white Christmas everyone hoped for.

    A winter storm blanketed Bullitt County and surrounding areas with a sheet of ice early Thursday morning.

    Bullitt County Public Schools were closed at 4:45 a.m. due to the dangerous early morning road conditions. Officials closed Friday classes at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, extending the Christmas break.

    The area was under a winter storm warning during the Wednesday/Thursday overnight hours. Freezing rain began to fall around 11 p.m. Wednesday.

  • Fatal accident on 245 near Clermont

    Clermont – On December 14, 2010, at 5:43 pm Eastern time, Kentucky State Police Post 04 was called to the scene of a fatal accident on KY-245, approximately 2 miles south of Clermont. 

    It has been determined that a 2003 Ford Econoline van, operated by Mary R Cloyd (age 27 of Bardstown, KY), was traveling north on KY-245, when, for unknown reason, the vehicle traveled off of the right side of the roadway and struck a guardrail. 

  • Fire in Lebanon Junction

     LEBANON JUNCTION - Three departments responded to a working house fire in Lebanon Junction Tuesday morning.

    LJFD units were dispatched to a home on Highway 434 near the Junction Jamboree around 10:30 a.m.

    Shepherdsville and Southeast Bullitt Fire units also responded to the scene. Firefighters had the initial fire under control within 20 minutes.

    No one was home at the the time of the fire. A few pets were rescued from the home by firefighters.

    The interior of the house received severe structural damage.

  • Group 'bitten' in efforts to help the shelter

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Hope for Pets is one organization that donates time and resources to the Bullitt County Animal Shelter.