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Today's News

  • LJ police get new station, hazardous duty benefit

        LEBANON JUNCTION - From more office space to a guarantee that future police officers are covered by hazardous duty retirement, Lebanon Junction police chief Bill Hornung was a busy person at the recent council meeting.

        The biggest news for the department was the acquisition by the Lebanon Junction City Council of space for the agency.

        The council unanimously voted to purchase the current home to the Lebanon Junction Public Library branch, which is across the street from city hall.

  • Mayor has authority to select own supervisors

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -  An issue in the mayor elections nearly three years ago has been changed by the Shepherdsville City Council.

        By a vote of 5-1, the council voted to revise its civil service ordinance.

        Besides clearing up some of the inconsistencies with other city policies, the revised ordinance would give the mayor the power to bring in his or her own department supervisors.

        City attorney Bill Wilson said any current employee remains covered under the former civil service ordinance.

  • Governor checks out textbook rental company

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - State and local officials gathered to officially welcome Chegg.com as Bullitt County’s newest business location.

        Chegg.com, the number one online college textbook rental company, brings 109 full-time and 1,200 part-time job to the area.

        Gov. Steve Beshear was among the luminaries welcoming the company’s commitment to the Commonwealth.

        Beshear said college comes with “overwhelming expenses” to students.

  • BE women best North

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - There is girls’ basketball and then there is women’s basketball.

    Fans on Friday night actually got to see both for one admission as the Bullitt East Lady Chargers rolled past North Bullitt 84-33.

    The outcome was not much different than three weeks earlier when Bullitt East won at North Bullitt 69-22.

  • Chargers overpower Eagles 73-49

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - A quick start by North Bullitt kept the game close for 16 minutes, but the Bullitt East Chargers controlled the second half, rolling to a 73-49 victory on Friday over their county rivals.

    It was the second win for the Chargers over the Eagles in just three weeks. Bullitt East had won the first meeting 82-37, but head coach Troy Barr knew that North Bullitt was without two of its top players.

    Adding fuel to the fire was a move by North Bullitt head coach Lee Barger to slow the pace of the game.

  • Transportation plan offered for next 6 years

    FRANKFORT ee" Not long after the governor gives the General Assembly a budget proposal to run state government for the next two years, the Transportation Cabinet offers its plan to maintain the state’s roads for the next six.

    The report my colleagues and I received last week foresees a difficult road ahead, so to speak.

    That’s not surprising, since vehicle and gasoline sales are down dramatically because of the economy and federal road aid has dropped substantially as well in recent years.

  • Nalley to seek magistrate's seat

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - When Randy Nalley ran for magistrate four years ago, he wanted to bring more accountability to Bullitt County government.

        Having lost by 17 votes in the general election, Nalley has had an opportunity to sit back and watch. But he isn’t thrilled with the results.

        Encouraged by others who are also unhappy with the county’s progress, Nalley will once again seek the Democratic Party nomination in the May primary for District 3 magistrate.

  • Could county parks, YMCA merge?

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Could the Bullitt County YMCA be contracted to operate the programs currently offered by the Bullitt County Parks and Recreation Department?

        That is a possibility and the public will have an opportunity to voice its comments at the first of the county’s quarterly night-time forums this Thursday.

        The forum will be held at 7 p.m. at the courthouse.

  • Short final week is mixed bag for local hoops teams

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The final week of the regular season for area basketball teams started with snow, but then ended with a flurry of action before coming to a close on Friday.

        The post-season will start on Monday with 24th District action at Southern.

        The busiest team down the stretch was the Bullitt East Chargers. While just about every other team in the area was on the sideline on Tuesday, the red and gold managed to get Elizabethtown to Mount Washington for a game despite there not being school that day.

  • BBB Advice on Donating by Text Message to Haiti Relief Efforts

    In the wake of the earthquake disaster in Haiti, Americans are donating via text message more than ever before. The Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance advises donors that giving through text can be a safe and easy way to give - but you should still use caution.

     

    Within days following the disaster in Haiti, it was widely reported that more than $3 million was donated through text message to such organizations as the Red Cross and others.