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Today's News

  • Monthly fun at Mount Washington AARP chapter

     AARP presented their required annual “State of the Chapter” meeting a little differently this year.

    Between folk-song classics and spontaneous dance numbers, the officers summed up their past year:

    In January, the group moved their monthly meetings from to St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church after outgrowing the Ralph Lutes Senior Center, their previous home of over 20 years.

    During tax season, the members donated lunches to the Tax Aide Volunteers, something they plan to do again this season.

  • Hebron Estates eases into new year with little on its plate

    HEBRON ESTATES -- There’s no sense getting too rushed to get the new year underway.

    For officials with the city of Hebron Estates, the January meeting was a good way to ease into the new year.

    No major business was on the agenda.

    The Hebron Estates City Commission did pass a resolution dealing with the length of time official documents must be retained.

    City attorney Mark Edison said some records can’t be destroyed without permission.

    Others must be retained for a certain period of time.

  • Double Dose of Winter

     Bullitt County got hit be a dose of snow on Wednesday and a little bigger slash on Friday.

    Schools were closed the final three days of the week and the closing date is now May 31. 

    No major issues, other than trying to negotiate the deeper snows of 3-8 inches on Friday were reported.

    For more pictures from the snowy weekend, visit our multimedia section.

  • Church to take bottled water to Michigan families

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - It’s not exactly the miracle of turning water into wine, but Family Day Ministries hopes it helps and makes an impact.

    The church located in Shepherdsville is collecting cases of bottled water for distribution in Flint, Mich., where a drinking water crisis is impacting life for 100,000 residents.

    FDM co-founders Mike and Melissa Miller decided to organize a donation trip, allowing Bullitt County residents an opportunity to assist Flint residents first-hand with clean drinking water donations.

  • Deadline Tuesday for filing for office

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The deadline is quickly approaching but there are few races which will be contested in the spring primary.

    The deadline is at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26.

    In the local races, the lone municipality that could possibly have a May primary is Lebanon Junction.

    However, as of Thursday, only three individuals had filed for the six seats.

  • Winter weather poses numerous health threats

     FRANKFORT – With low temperatures and snowy conditions around the state, many Kentuckians could be exposed to harsh winter elements. To prepare for these conditions, Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) officials are emphasizing the importance of limiting exposure to the cold and taking other necessary steps to prevent hypothermia. Meanwhile, parents and caregivers of infants are also advised to follow safe sleep practices to keep infants warm, in order to help prevent injury or infant deaths.

  • USDA Food Safety Tips for Areas Affected by Severe Winter Weather

     WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing food safety recommendations for the Mid-Atlantic to Northeast due to the forecast for severe winter conditions.

  • Louisville man charged with stealing packages from porches

     LOUISVILLE – A Louisville man was charged this week by federal grand jury indictment, with two counts of theft of United States Postal Service (USPS) parcels, which had been left for collection with other mail matter, on December 3, 2015, announced U.S. Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

    Joseph L. Carr, 48, is charged with stealing a Hot Wheels Airbrush Auto Designer Kit from mail left at a home on Larchmont Avenue in Louisville, and stealing a coat, blanket, and rug from mail at another home located on Larchmont Avenue.

  • Pioneer Village police add three new cruisers to its patrol fleet

     PIONEER VILLAGE - The Pioneer Village Police Department has three new vehicles thanks to the city council.

    Those vehicles will soon be completed with additional radio equipment and paint. Chief D.J. Reynolds told the council at the December business meeting that the cars could be ready for service by year’s end.

    City clerk Ricki Daniels said the city accepted a vehicle loan from Commonwealth Bank and Trust to finance the vehicles.

    According to Daniels, Commonwealth offered a five-year loan with a 2.27 percent interest rate.

  • MW’s Romine advances in world auctioneer competition

     KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Jay Romine, a resident of Mount Washington, was named Champion at the 2016 World Livestock Auctioneer Championship (WLAC) Midwestern Regional Qualifying Event. Keoco Auction Company, LLC hosted the final of three WLAC qualifying events on Monday, Jan. 11.

    A total of 28 contestants competed for a top 10 placing, granting them a spot in the 2016 WLAC at Paris Stockyards in Paris, Ky.

    Following in his father’s footsteps, Romine decided to become a livestock auctioneer in Kentucky.