Today's News

  • Sewer plant expense big drain on Hillview budget

    HILLVIEW - It wasn’t too many years ago that the city of Hillview was in some financial constraints.

    But, thanks to growth and frugal spending, mayor Jim Eadens is proud of the city’s condition.

    The Hillview City Council approved its 2009-10 fiscal budget on Monday.

    The city’s general fund budget would grow by roughly $500,000 to $3.04 million in the next fiscal year.

    In terms of carryover funds from the current year, the city expects to bring forward over $347,000, a slight increase from 2008-09.


    The Department of Highways District 5 Office advises motorists to be aware of impending construction on KY 61 between John Harper Highway and Cardinal Avenue (mile points 19.4 and 20.1) in Bullitt County.

    Work will begin the week of June 29 to widen this roadway from 2 lanes to 4 lanes.

    One lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction during construction. Motorists can expect some delays and temporary traffic stoppages.

    Traffic will not be stopped weekdays from 6:30 - 8:30 a.m. and 3 - 5:30 p.m.

  • Red Devils torment Chargers in semi-finals

    LEXINGTON - Bullitt East’s run to the championship game of the 2009 Forcht Bank/Kentucky State Baseball Tournament came to an unexpectedly early end on Friday as the Chargers were stunned by Owensboro 6-5 in the semi-finals.

    For one of the rare times this season, the red and gold fell behind early behind some uncharacteristic errors and trailed 6-0. The team rallied, but then failed to get the key hit to get even, leaving seven runners stranded over the final four innings.

  • Flags in state to honor POW/MIA at all times

    CLERMONT - The Prisoners of War, Missing in Action (POW/MIA) flag is a symbol of remembrance for American soldiers whose whereabouts remain unknown.

    The Commonwealth of Kentucky, in an attempt to help raise awareness and preserve the memory of troops lost in foreign combat, will now fly the POW/MIA flag at all 24 highway rest areas and welcome centers.

    Members of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and Kentucky veterans gathered at each location for official flag raising ceremonies.

  • Bullitt Blast celebration July 4

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Many Bullitt Countians have struggled through the country’s most recent recession.

    It’s a great reason to let loose and have fun celebrating America’s birthday (in affordable fashion) at the 2009 Bullitt Blast.

    The annual Bullitt Blast takes place Saturday, July 4, at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre, with all the traditional Independence Day fanfare, especially the fireworks.

  • Bullitt County celebrates Memorial Day

    The Bullitt County Courthouse was the scene of a Memorial Day observance on Monday. The American Legion Post 157 and 14th Armored Recreation helped organize the event.

    County Judge Melanie Roberts received help from Kyndal Ganoe and Vietnam vet Butch Johnson to place the wreath at the veterans monument at the courthouse. Betty Bishop provided special singing andThe American Legion was present.


  • Unofficial Results: Salem Speedway, June 27


    Salem Speedway - Salem, Indiana - June 27, 2009


    CRA Super Series Late Models


    Fast Qualifier: Chuck Barnes Jr., 16.653

  • Results: Bluegrass Speedway, June 27

    Webb Wins 7th Annual My Old Kentucky Home Shootout at Bluegrass Speedway


  • Heroic act saves LJ family in house fire

    LEBANON JUNCTION - Margaret Beeler doesn’t want to think about what would have happened to her and her teenage sons if a neighbor hadn’t drove past her house on the morning of April 21.

    The possibilities are too painful for Beeler, whose home was completely ruined by a fire late last month. But instead of tragedy, Beeler’s story ends with hope.

    Her home might have been lost but her life and the lives of her sons were not, and she credits her neighbor Marty Moutardier for that.

  • Safety precautions urged during Fourth of July activities this year

    With planning for Fourth of July celebrations already in full swing, Prevent Blindness Kentucky is urging the public to refrain from purchasing or using fireworks.

    In 2007, approximately 6,300 Americans were treated in emergency rooms across the country due to fireworks-related injuries around the Independence Day holiday, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). 

    Unfortunately, more than 40 percent of all fireworks injuries were to children under the age of 15.