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Today's News

  • Beam, Downing to lead tourism, Paroquet Springs

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When executive director Elaine Wilson resigned to take a top tourism position in state government, the Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourism and Convention Commission had a decision to make.

    Should the commission hire a person over both the tourist agency and Paroquet Springs Conference Centre or should that be split into two jobs.

    After studying the situation for over a month, the commission has unanimously agreed to split the two jobs and members didn’t have to go fair to find suitable candidates for the positions.

  • Weekend weather advisory

    The National Weather Service in Louisville predicts more flurries and single-digit temperatures throughout the weekend.

    About two inches of snow fell in the Bullitt County area Thursday afternoon, with another inch of accumulation overnight.

    The passage of a cold front late Thursday afternoon brought winds of 15-25 MPH with gusts up to 30 MPH, causing blowing and drifting snow.

  • Two OTs, two wins for East; Lady Chargers rock

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Two games, two overtimes, two victories made for a wild and wonderful weekend for the Bullitt East Chargers as the youthful team continued to make great strides early in the season.

    On Friday, coach Troy Barr’s team picked up the only victory that really counts in December as they turned back Southern 65-63 in overtime. The Southern game is the only one this month that will be used in the standings that will decided the district seeding for the post-season tournament in late February.

  • Aubrey’s career night propels his Eagles past rivals

    HEBRON ESTATES - A week after the team’s three senior starters combined for 65 points in a loss to Fairdale, North Bullitt’s high-scoring trio put 53 points on the board on Friday in an easier than expected 74-57 victory at home over arch-rival Bullitt Central.

    Leading the way for the Eagles was senior wing player Kenton Aubrey who had the best game of his career with a game-high 30 points. The Eagles also got 14 points from senior James Whitfill and nine points from Travis Ridley.

    Junior Tony Majors added to the offense with 10 points.

  • Cold shooting continues to stymie Cougars

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt Central Cougars continued to try and find their offense on Tuesday, but it wasn’t to be as the Cougars dropped a key 24th District contest to Southern 57-45.

    The maroon and gray did a lot of good things against the Trojans, but scoring was not one of those things. Bullitt Central made just 17 of 54 shots while converting just half of their 12 shots at the free throw line.

    “That won’t win many games,” Cougar head coach Joe Pat Lee lamented after the game.

  • Vehicle fire on I-65 Wednesday

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Northbound Interstate 65 traffic was backed up Wednesday morning due to a vehicle fire.

    A gray Chevy Blazer was totally destroyed as a result of the fire, which occurred just north of the Highway 61 overpass around 10:45 a.m.

    Shepherdsville Fire Chief Brad Whittaker said engine trouble likely led to the fire. Shepherdsvilel and Zoneton Fire units responded to the scene, along with Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement units.

    The Blazer driver, a white female, was not injured.

    Northbound I-65 traffic was confined to one lane during the incident.

  • Bullitt case of menigococcal disease results in death

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Health Department has been notified that an elderly Bullitt County resident with meningococcal disease has passed away.

    Investigation of this incidence of persons known to have had close contact with the patient have been identified and recommended for preventive antibiotic treatment.

    No action of the general public is required. However, for educational purposes residents should to be aware of the signs and symptoms of this disease and seek medical attention if these develop.

  • Five new vehicles stolen from MW lot

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - A Tuesday morning theft has left local auto dealership Alex Montgomery with five vehicles missing from its Highway 44 lot.

    Alex Montgomery Manager Gary Allen said the vehicles were stolen in plain sight from 9000 Highway 44 East at around 4 a.m. Tuesday morning. Unfortunately, security cameras didn't catch the suspects' faces and no one has come forward with much information about the incident yet.

  • LJ honors man for his efforts to secure train

    LEBANON JUNCTION - The railroad has been a fixture in the Lebanon Junction community since 1857.

    Howard Brinner thought there would be no better way to symbolize that importance than with a rail car in the town square.

    When CSX decided to phase out the use of cabooses, Brinner ask for one.

    The rail officials granted the wish but Brinner had only a couple of weeks to get it off the company’s property.

    Then began Brinner’s lifetime quest to bring a reminder of the railroad’s importance to Lebanon Junction for generations to come.

  • Bill Harned honored with prestigious Andrus Award

    MOUNT WASHINGTON " Most people know Bill Harned for his light-hearted nature and his ability to make a quick joke.

    But under that jovial exterior, Harned is serious about selflessly helping out his fellow retirees, and that is why he was recently awarded AARP Kentucky’s 2009 Andrus Award for Community Service.

    Harned is a member of AARP’s Mount Washington Chapter. Each year one recipient from each state is selected and this was the second year in a row that Mount Washington’s chapter produced Kentucky‘s winner.