Today's News

  • Kennedy’s death affected entire country

      FRANKFORT - On Friday, our country will mark the 50th anniversary of one of its most tragic events: the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

    Like the attack on Pearl Harbor before it and 9/11 after it, Nov. 22, 1963, is one of a handful of dates in history where those old enough to remember it will never forget where they were and what they were doing.

    What many Kentuckians may not know about that day, however, is that it was a future resident of our state who broke the news of President Kennedy’s death to the world.

  • Convenience store gives back to community with Thanksgiving meal

     HILLVIEW - The Guru Market in Hillview is giving thanks to the community with a special Thanksgiving meal.

    On Wednesday, Nov. 27, the store will feature free holiday meals to the community. 

    This is the third year for the event.

    Store owner Ishwar Patel said the annual celebration was created to provide a meal for people having a hard time during the holiday season.

    “This way everyone gets a holiday,” he said. “Everyone is invited and welcome.”

  • District suspends use of outside bus carrier

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - There had already been discussions over the past year about who should transport local students on field trips.

    That discussion centered primarily on ways to help school system bus drivers instead of paying outside carriers.

    But the most recent discussion by the Bullitt County Public School Board revolves around an injury accident which occurred recently on Interstate 64.

    And that has led the county to suspend any business with Commonwealth Bus Service at this time.

  • Trial against Dishon delayed until January

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A trial involving sex abuse allegations against a man who has also been accused of the 1999 murder of his niece has been delayed.

    With discovery still not received from the commonwealth, defense attorney Kara Lewis requested a continuance in the trial against Stanley Dishon.

    Assistant commonwealth attorney Mike Ferguson did not oppose the delay.

    The new trial date for Dishon will be Jan. 28 with a pre-trial hearing set for Jan. 15.

    Dishon is being tried on allegations of sexual abuse in the 1980s. 

  • PICTURE PERFECT: Online search returns memories to MW woman from miles away

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Prior to the age of technological advancements for individuals, there was no cell phone, nor laptop computer, to store thousands of personal images.

    It was just a generation ago where another artistic form of expression was implemented. Images were actually photographs, and they were printed on film and collected in a book called a photo album.

    Mount Washington resident Norma Jean “Jeanie” Roederer Compton fondly remembers her high school days. She loved taking photographs and always had her camera around.

  • Bullitt Central grad hot on pursuit of Guinness record

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - He might be Bullitt County’s hottest new celebrity, and on Thursday he has a ghost of a chance to stake his claim in the Guinness Book of World Records.

    Dr. Jason McNabb, a local dentist and Bullitt Central graduate, will compete against two other contestants to set a new official eating record on the TruTV series, “Guinness World Records Unleashed.”

    McNabb’s competition is eating the most ghost peppers in two minutes.

  • Chargers next up to stop John Hardin’s run

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – The Bullitt East Chargers will get a golden chance at glory on Friday when the red and gold travel to Radcliff for the Class 5-A, Region 2 Championship Game against John Hardin.

    This will be the sixth straight season that John Hardin has played in a regional final. The Bulldogs have won the previous five times.

  • Many things make you stop and say, really?

      Here’s another batch of REALLY and REALLY? moments from the past month or so.

    Throughout the Washington shutdown, there were ample opportunities to say REALLY?

    More than anything, the American people were saying REALLY folks.

    First, aren’t these people we elect to serve supposed to be pretty intelligent and level-headed? OK, maybe that’s the first mistake.

  • BBB Tips: Five Steps to Create and Keep a Holiday Budget

     BBB is urging consumers to create a holiday budget this season! Mapping out your spending in November will help ease the strain of a financial holiday hangover in January. Creating a budget, and being disciplined enough to follow it, is one of the best ways to avoid overspending during the holidays. Here are the steps to creating a holiday budget:

    Step One: Consider your Income.

  • Stream continues to be steady flow of discussion for city

     HUNTERS HOLLOW - The ditch issues in Hunters Hollow continue to flow downhill.

    Mayor Linda Parker reported to the city commission that a drainage ditch near Blue Lick International Airport was illegally dumping sewage into the stream that runs through the city limits.

    “Now we’ve got sewage coming in from both ends,” Parker said.

    According to Parker, the ditch in question emptied into the stream before, but was not supposed to and the situation was corrected.