Today's News

  • Second half run powers BE past old district rival

        LOUISVILLE - The Bullitt East Chargers overcame a poor second quarter on Wednesday and then rolled past former district rival Southern 71-46 in the final early round game of the Boys' Louisville Invitational Tournament.
        It was not a happy Bullitt East head coach Troy Barr when the team headed to the locker room at halftime with only a 29-22 lead over the Trojans. Barr got the team's attention at that point and the red and gold pushed out to a 42-28 advantage midway through the third quarter before coasting to the victory.

  • Hunters Hollow don't want to pay extra sewer tax

    HUNTERS HOLLOW - "I don't care to pay taxes for a service I don't receive," said Hunters Hollow mayor Linda Parker.

                Echoing the thoughts of many other Bullitt County residents within the Bullitt County Sanitation District's designated service territory, Parker and the city council discussed their displeasure of a potential three percent rate increase.

  • Cooler temperatures increase the risk for carbon monoxide poisoning

    FRANKFORT– As outdoor winter temperatures drop and the risk for carbon monoxide poisoning increases, Kentuckians are urged to be aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning due to improper use of heating or cooking devices.

  • BBB names top 10 complaints and inquiries in 2011

    2011 proved to be a busy year for the BBB serving Louisville, Southern Indiana, and Western Kentucky. Here is a snapshot of the services BBB provided:

    ·        Provided more than 612,000 BBB Business Reports online in 2011;

    ·        Provided more than 10,000 BBB Business Reports over the phone;

    ·        Closed more than 6,300 complaints.

  • LJ look at adjusting water rates in future

    LEBANON JUNCTION - Lebanon Junction residents may see higher water bills in the near future if city officials decide to increase water rates.
        During the January regular meeting of the Lebanon Junction City Council, members briefly discussed raising rates on all city water customers to make up for wholesale rate increases expected from supplier Louisville Water Company.

  • Council demands financial status...quickly

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bills will continue to be paid in the city of Shepherdsville but only with the support of the mayor.
        Mayor Scott Ellis broke a 3-3 tie and Shepherdsville will continue to pay its bills. However, he agreed that some type of financial information should be available quickly for councilmembers.
        Councilman Bernie Brown raised the question and made the motion to stop paying bills due to having no information on the revenue and expenses in the city.

  • Group gets wish...Bullitt to be major portion of two state House districts

        FRANKFORT - Two. That's the number of representatives Bullitt County will have in the Kentucky House under a legislative redistricting plan that passed 63-34 on the House floor Thursday.
         When David Strange and Scott Wantland heard the news they almost leapt out of their seats.
        "If I danced, I'd be dancing right now," said Strange, who has worked more than a year with Wantland and other local residents to improve Bullitt County's representation in Frankfort.

  • LJ man, grandsons die in S.C. fire

                LEBANON JUNCTION - A longtime fixture in the communities of Clermont and Lebanon Junction, along with his two grandsons, lost their lives on Wednesday in a mobile home fire in Loris, S.C.

                Hugh Elliott, 85, and his grandsons, Conner Lynn Elliott, 7, and Austin Davis Elliott, 9, died on smoke inhalation early Wednesday morning.

  • School Board Recognition Month

     The five members of the Bullitt County Board of Education oversee a $100 million budget and make decisions about multimillion-dollar building projects. But they also make certain the individual child in the Bullitt County Public School district gets what he or she needs to successfully learn in school and beyond. All that is done in the face of shrinking state and federal dollars for education and tough economic times locally.

  • Maryville Elementary begins Citizen School

     Bringing to life what students are learning in school and making it a reality.