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Today's News

  • FINALLY!!: All-Comers Track Meet at Bullitt East

      MOUNT WASHINGTON - After four years without a single home meet, Bullitt County track athletes got to compete on home soil on Tuesday as Bullitt East hosted an All-Comers Meet that included all three local programs as well as Moore and Fern Creek.

    Bullitt East will also host meets at home on April 19 (eight teams) as well as the All-Bullitt County Championships on May 8.

  • $20 million expansion to add 35 jobs

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Combined with its operations in Bullitt and Nelson counties, a local supplier for the automotive industry will spend almost $50 million to expand their current facilities.

    Tower Automotive Operations USA received preliminary approval for tax incentives through the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority.

    The announcement came four days after the city of Shepherdsville approved incentives for the company.

  • LJ to ensure daytime firefighter protection

     LEBANON JUNCTION -- Every time Kendall Coleman sees a fire call come across his phone, he prays.

    He prays that it isn’t a call for help at Lebanon Junction Elementary.

    He prays it isn’t a call for a house fire occupied by an elderly resident.

    In general, when it is during the day while he’s at work, Coleman prays that it isn’t a fire run in the city of Lebanon Junction.

    As the fire chief, Coleman is responsible for his crew… and for the safety of the residents of the community.

  • Bernheim makes largest acquisition since inception with Simon property

     CLERMONT - Where forestry and conservation are concerned, Bernheim Forest officials never want their efforts to level off.

    Thanks to the acquisition of almost 1,000 acres connecting to the forest, known as the Big Level, Bernheim will be able to increase natural habitats and expand current conservation efforts.

  • Grant-Jones puts heart into work at Eastside Middle

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— All teachers may teach but it’s the special ones who put their heart into their work that stand out.

    And it’s tough to find someone with more focus on the heart than Jodi Grant-Jones, Eastside Middle’s physical education teacher and the Bullitt County Middle School Teacher of the Year.

  • Transportation Cabinet alerts drivers of travel impacts in Georgia

      FRANKFORT - With several school districts observing spring break next week, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) alerts motorists of closures on I-85 near the Piedmont Road roadway in Atlanta, Georgia. Travelers should use alternate routes and avoid areas impacted by the closure.

    Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency on Thursday, March 30 when sections of a bridge on I-85 collapsed due to a fire. The cause of the fire is unknown. Georgia officials have not determined how long repairs are expected to take.

  • April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

     FRANKFORT – In honor of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) and law enforcement agencies are asking drivers to keep their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel as part of the U Drive. U Text. U Pay. campaign.

  • Fish Friday

     LEBANON JUNCTION - There are no friars at St. Benedict Catholic Church, but there are plenty of fish fryers in the old school cafeteria.

    The church began its annual fish fry Fridays, held during the Lenten season leading up to Easter Sunday.

    Fish sandwiches, baked fish, shrimp and oysters are all available, along with side items ranging from onion rings and hushpuppies to green beans and slaw. Homemade desserts are also available.

  • Some misconceptions about charter schools

     As many of you know, in this past legislative session, we have taken significant action to reform education in Kentucky.

    Regardless of all of the hyperbole, our reforms will go a long way in providing better educational opportunities for some of the students in our state who so desperately need it.

    The Governor recently signed House Bill 520 into law, making Kentucky the 44th state to allow for the establishment of charter schools.

  • Local softball teams struggling to find victories

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The first two-plus weeks of the high school softball season have been a struggle for the three Bullitt County programs and that includes Bullitt East, a team that started the season ranked ninth in the coaches’ pre-season poll.

    The Lady Chargers return starting pitcher Taylor Roby and while the junior has been strong, she had gotten little help at the plate and even less help from her defense as the Lady Chargers stand just 3-4 with two games this week before the team heads to Florida for spring break.