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Today's News

  • Helping Hands

    For the sixth straight year, the Bernheim chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will make the Thanksgiving holiday a little brighter for 30 families.

    With the help of the American Red Cross and the Dollar General Store in Shepherdsville Square, families in the community who have been hit by fires will receive a free turkey with all the fixins’.

    The Bernheim chapter supplies the turkeys and Dollar General in Shepherdsville Square raised over $600 to provide the fixins’.

  • A Night at the Chamber

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Chamber members jockeyed for position in the food line at the 2009 Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce annual dinner.

    This year’s guest speaker was Hall of Fame jockey Pat Day, who spoke about horse racing as well as being a born-again Christian.

    Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts swore in new directors as part of the ceremonies.

  • Publishers Clearing House has ‘real’ prize for LJ woman

    LEBANON JUNCTION " Lilly Cobble was in complete disbelief when two Publishers Clearing House representatives "  holding a $10,000 check with her name on it " showed up at her door Wednesday morning.

    She was enjoying a late breakfast with family when prize patrol agents Sheryl Schlameuss and Al Guerra came knocking. A gasp, followed by a few tears, welcomed the agents, who were holding a large check with her name on it. Upon opening the door Cobble couldn’t take her hand away from her mouth.

  • Bullitt County Farm Bureau honors

    The Bullitt County Farm Bureay was recognized during the statewide annual meeting with several top honors.

    Jeff Robards, young farmer chair, accepts the 2009 Gold Star Award of Excellence.

    Harriett Brooks accepts the Gold Star of Excellence for its women’s program.

    Jim Robards accepts the honor for the local agency’s growth and member services.

  • Proactive step good for agri-tourism businesses

    As the number of large farms continue to dwindle in the region, there is a question on what to do with the land.

    Some land has been sold for residential, commercial or industrial development.

    Other property has been maintained for new uses - such as wineries and small educational farms.

    In Bullitt County, several locations have branched out to use the agriculturally-zoned property for these wineries and small farms.

  • Trip to New York just part of activities offered by Options

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - True to its name, Options Unlimited offered the ultimate unlimited visit to the Big Apple.

    A total of 34 Options clients and their families experienced a group bus trip to New York City.

    Founded in 1985, Options Unlimited assists special needs clients featuring both a day program and supported employment program to help clients find sustainable jobs. Both day program and supported employment clients were allowed on the trip.

  • OT Thriller - East pulls away from gritty BC

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Scoring the first 12 points of the overtime period, the Bullitt East Chargers pulled away from what had been hotly contested game with arch-rival Bullitt Central on Friday.

    In a game matching two of the youngest teams either program has ever put on the floor, the hearts and minds were putting forth great effort while the execution and performance was more what you would expect from a game that at times had more freshmen and sophomores on the floor than juniors and seniors.

  • Roby, new elementary Energy Star designed

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Roby Elementary School and the new elementary school under construction in Mount Washington have been designated as buildings “Designed to Earn ENERGY STAR” from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

  • Appeals court affirms $6.1 M

    FRANKFORT - The McDonald’s Corp. should pay a former employee $6.1 million for not properly warning her of previous hoax phone calls made to restaurants.

    The state Court of Appeals rendered its opinion Friday in the case involving a McDonald’s in Mount Washington that drew national attention.

    While the three-member panel affirms the Bullitt Circuit jury decision to award Louise Ogborn over $6 million, it lowered an award given to assistant manager Donna Summers.

  • Griffin undaunted by first book, publishes second effort to share

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- When Brenda Griffin wrote her first book, she admits it wasn't exactly a best seller. But fame and notoriety weren't her goals when she first put her pen to paper and they still aren't her goals now.

    She simply loves to write and enjoys sharing her thoughts and religious convictions with other people, so she decided to recently publish a second book entitled, "Painting Shades of Grey."