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Today's News

  • BREAKING NEWS: Quick action helps control house fire

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Two residents were treated for minor smoke inhalation following a fire in their Shepherdsville home.

    Shepherdsville Fire units responded to the home on Tyler Drive in Bratcher Estates just  after 10 a.m. Monday.

    Shepherdsville Fire Chief Brad Whittaker said an electrical line short inside a bedroom wall triggered the fire.

    Whittaker said one of the homeowners first noticed smoke and a noise within the wall and broke through it to find the fire. He said house damages were contained to the one interior wall.

  • Remembering Larry

    Thousands of friends, family, colleagues from the General Assembly and former educators paid respects last week for state Rep. Larry Belcher, who died in an auto accident on Monday. House Speaker Jody Richards delivered the eulogy written by Belcher’s daughter, Jennifer.

  • Soccer, volleyball district tourneys set for this week

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Post-season play for fall sports teams will be in full swing this week as both boys’ and girls’ soccer as well as volleyball will conduct district play this week.

    In fact, girls’ soccer started 9th District play yesterday at Bardstown High School. The boys’ 9th District tournament starts on Monday at Nelson County Volleyball, which has just four teams in the 27th District, will play on Tuesday and Thursday this week.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK - Week of October 12

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of October 12:

    Jefferson County:

  • Spirit of Elvis to help raise funds to help pay family's medical bills

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Hardcore Elvis Presley fans will be quick to mention his good-natured charitable side. Elvis impersonators tend to follow suit, in a sequined cape sort of way.

    Impersonator Jimmy W. Johnson will appear as The King during a special performance dubbed “The Spirit of Elvis.” The admission tickets read, “Don’t Be Cruel.”

    What makes the local event so special is that proceeds will benefit the family of Shepherdsville resident Nathan Ing, a seven-year-old with a rare malignant brain tumor.

  • One vehicle accident on Hoagland Hill Road

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- A one-vehicle accident on Hoagland Hill Road left passengers with minor injuries this afternoon at approximately 4:30 p.m.

    The driver of a Ford Mustang lost control of the vehicle and ran off the road at the one mile marker, hitting trees and coming to rest on a steep embankment, Mount Washington police officer Tim Morris said.

  • Judd fired; MW fire chief continues to be suspended

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - One Mount Washington fire official indicted for stealing departmental funds was permanently dismissed from the department during an administrative hearing Thursday.

    The Mount Washington Fire Board ruled Thursday evening to fire Capt. Anthony Judd in the closed-session hearing, while Chief Michael Dooley remains suspended but still employed by the department.

    Judd was recently indicted on felony charges of theft by unlawful taking over $300 and second-degree forgery.

  • THE GAME: County's oldest rivalry to be renewed Friday

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - There have been times in the recent past, when The Game between North Bullitt and Bullitt Central did not live up to its name.

    At times, one team was a lot better than the other, i.e. North Bullitt winning 56-0 two years ago. Other times, neither team was very good.

  • Colorfest set for weekend at Bernheim

    CLERMONT — All the splendors of fall will culminate this weekend at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest’s annual ColorFest fall festival.

    The family-friendly event will this Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon until 5 p.m. The festival highlights the 14,000-acre forest’s many natural attractions including the changing foliage and wildlife.

  • Mount Washington and Fern Creek: Meeting in the Middle

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — Even during slow economic times, Mount Washington’s commercial growth continues to creep farther north toward the Jefferson County line.

    Not many citizens in the area can dispute that the city’s central business area is shifting from the Highway 31 EX corridor to Bardstown Road, locally known as “the bypass.”

    But despite the area’s continued growth, many residents still travel just a few miles up Bardstown Road to the Fern Creek area to visit retailers and restaurants that the city doesn’t offer.