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  • Heated: Mayor, council battle over rumor mill

     Tempers flared at the Lebanon Junction council meeting Monday night.

    Mayor Butch Sweat said there had been rumors going around that council members were stealing money and he didn’t appreciate the accusations.

    “There’s five people on this council that are honest people,” he said. “And I know they wouldn’t take any money. They’ve lived here their whole life, they’re good people and I’ll go to bat for them.”

  • Age cannot slow down the county's noted grower of apples

     PLEASANT GROVE - The Johnny Appleseed of Bullitt County continues to achieve success in his pleasant orchard located in Pleasant Grove.

    Ray Armstrong is known throughout the region for his prowess of growing quality apples. Judges at the Kentucky State Fair continue to confirm Armstrong's work, showering him with 23 awards in the 2013 competition.

    The awards included a Best of Show for a plate of apples. Armstrong said each plate consisted of a class of five apples, with five plates judged for Best of Show.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning Nov. 18, 2013

     Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so the information below is strictly of an advisory 

    nature and is subject to change with no notice. 

    Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may 

    work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night.  

    Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and 

  • Hillview asked to solve vacant home, speeding issues

     HILLVIEW -- For the past two years, a burned home on Skyline Drive has sat vacant.

  • VETERANS DAY

     The annual Lebanon Junction Veterans Day parade and ceremony was held over the weekend to honor all veterans, hosted by VFW Post 8293.

    Among the many veterans in attendance who were honored during the event was K.C. Fell, the Post's Quartermaster for 19 years and a veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam.

    Members of the Rolling Thunder Kentucky Chapter rode motorcycles in the parade, then raised a new POW/MIA flag at the city park.

  • Chowning receives national recognition

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - It may have been Ruth Chowning’s alter ego, “Ruthie Toothie” the clown, that helped secure her the Distinguished Service Award recently at the National Extension Association for Family & Consumer Sciences Conference.

    As part of the Carol White grant awarded to Brooks Elementary in 2011, she was asked to come in to teach classes about nutrition during family fun nights, but she also did a physical activity promotion.

    And that’s where “Ruthie” came into play.

  • HIDE unit to be renamed drug task force

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Over the past three years, there has been an operation in place whose sole task has been to get drugs off the streets in Bullitt County.

    Most of those operations have been under the radar of the public.

    Understanding that the public might not realize what has been going on under through the High Intensity Drug Enforcement unit of the sheriff’s office, Greenwell has brought back a more familiar name -- the Bullitt County Drug Task Force.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning Nov. 11, 2013

     Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so the information below is strictly of an advisory 

    nature and is subject to change with no notice. 

    Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may 

    work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night.  

    Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and 

  • Scouting for Food around corner

     Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts from several scout units across Bullitt County will be collecting canned goods and other non-perishable food on Saturday, November 16 and/or Saturday, November 23.

    Scouts will be walking neighborhoods to place informational flyers on doors the week before so that residents will know which Saturday the collection will be conducted in their area.  Some units may also place signs along main roads or subdivisions streets as additional reminders and to increase public awareness about the food drive.

  • Active Heroes continues quest to provide help for families of soldiers of war

     HILLVIEW - Gold star mother Theresa Dawn Bowles-Schweizer and her husband John Schweizer have joined Active Heroes, a 501c3 charity to create the “Heroes to Rest” endowment fund to help military families who have occurred funeral costs. 

    Active Heroes will match up to $12,500 into the fund by Nov. 11, 2014.

    Unless a veteran has served at least 7 years of active duty service, they are not qualified for any funeral compensation/coverage.