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Today's News

  • Consolidation of plants spurs LJ revenue growth

      LEBANON JUNCTION— With Publishers Printing moving its entire operation to Lebanon Junction, city officials are reaping some of those rewards.

    Just how much that will be has yet to be determined.

    Because not everyone has moved to the Lebanon Junction location yet, mayor Larry Dangerfield said that there hasn’t been a definite quarter to provide the city with an estimate of how much tax will come in. To be safe, the city included a $5,000 increase to the occupational tax revenue in its 2017-18 fiscal year budget.

  • Spencer, Bullitt talk about joint animal shelter

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Could two counties with similar issues work together for a common solution?

    It probably won’t happen but at least officials from Bullitt and Spencer counties are looking at possible common grounds to solve their issues with outdated animal shelters.

    After reading about Bullitt County’s shelter issues, Spencer County Judge/Executive John Riley came to the latest shelter meeting in Shepherdsville.

  • Summer Picnics

     The summer picnic circuit included a pair of stops in Bullitt County. St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church held its picnic in early June and St. Benedict Catholic Church held its picnic last weekend.

    St. Aloysius Catholic Church didn’t hold a picnic last month but is planning a social event later in the year.

    Photographers Stephanie Jessie and Stephen Thomas were out taking pictures. View more pictures by clicking here.

  • Red, White and Bluegrass Celebration

     HILLVIEW - The Alternative Adult Day Center in Hillview hosted a Red, White and Bluegrass party to celebrate the upcoming Independence Day holiday.

    Patrons wore the proper colors for the celebration and danced to live bluegrass music provided by members of the Hillview Thursday night bluegrass shows.

    Special guests included State Rep. Russell Webber and Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts, along with Hillview Mayor Jim Eadens, council member Kim Whitlock and representatives of the city’s police department.

  • Guidelines to be put into place for MW Main Street

    MOUNT WASHINGTON— Guidelines meant to help the look of downtown Mount Washington are expanding past Main Street.

    An ordinance was read amending the ordinance passed in March regarding the restrictions placed on commercial development on Main Street. The amendment would grow beyond Main Street to encompass everything within city limits.

    The 21-page original ordinance covers areas from outdoor lighting, landscaping and parking layouts to entrance designs and building façade.

  • Crime in Your Community

     Sheriff’s Office

    The following activity was reported by the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office for June 5—11:

    Accidents worked: 12

    *Interstate 65 North, June 5

    *Old Mill Road, INJURY, June 5

    *Clermont Road, June 5

    *Interstate 65, June 6

    *Coral Ridge Road, June 6

    *Horsefly Hollow Road, June 7

    *Greenwell Ford Road, June 8

    *Clermont Road, INJURY, June 9

    *Interstate 65 North, June 9

    *Happy Hollow Road, June 9

  • Avoid deadly mix of alcohol and driving during July 4th holiday

     FRANKFORT - The Fourth of July weekend marks the beginning of the traditional summer travel season and the American Automobile Association projects a record 37.5 million motorists will hit the roads this year, an increase of 2.9 percent over last year. Unfortunately, it is also one of the deadliest holiday periods of the year due to drunk driving crashes.

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports drunken driving fatalities typically spike during holidays such as the Fourth of July. 

  • Be Safe: Avoid using fireworks at home

     FRANKFORT – As part of the 52 Weeks of Public Health campaign, the Kentucky Department of Public Health (DPH) within the Cabinet of Health and Family Services (CHFS) want you to celebrate the Independence Day Holiday safely to avoid personal injury or harm to loved ones.  

    To help ensure that your holiday celebration is safe, attend a community fireworks show, and avoid home fireworks. 

  • Area middle schoolers had big track year

    MOUNT WASHINGTON – Finally with a place to host larger meets, the six Bullitt County middle schools got together in May and held an All-County Championship meet after not being able to do it because of a lack of a suitable track.

    Now with the new tracks at all three high schools, the middle school competed at Bullitt East this year to crown champions in 12 events for both the boys and the girls.

    In the team races Eastside was the bigger winner as that program won both the boys’ and girls’ events.

  • BE cheerleading pair headed to Western Ky. U.

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Bullitt East’s highly regarded cheerleading program has sent two more athletes to a top college program as seniors Brooke Stivers and Alyssa Huen both recently signed to continue their cheerleading at Western Kentucky University.

    In May, both of the Charger seniors went through a try-out camp in Bowling Green and both were accepted into the All-Girls program, a team that finished fourth this past season at the UCA National Championships in Orlando.

    The Hilltopper’s All-Girls squad is coached by Josh Bewley.