Today's News

  • ROADSHOW for the week of June 3, 2018

     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 highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis.


  • SEMIS -- East rallies past North 3-2 in a classic

     LOUISVILLE – In a contest that will go down in local baseball lore as perhaps the best ever, the Bullitt East Chargers scored twice in the bottom of the seventh inning and beat North Bullitt 3-2 on the biggest stage in which the two arch-rivals have ever met.

  • Final -- Defense falters as Chargers fall to PRP 9-0

     LOUISVILLE – High school sports can teach a lot of lessons for life.

    For the Bullitt East Chargers, the lessons learned from Thursday’s Sixth Region Baseball Championship Game was that sometimes the other team is just a better squad. That was obvious for this season after Pleasure Ridge Park took the best the Chargers had to offer and rolled to a 9-0 victory at the University of Louisville’s Jim Patterson Stadium.

  • Local schools excel at state History Day

     All eight Bullitt County Public School elementary students participating in Kentucky’s National History Day competition at in Lexington earned honors.

    Kyndra Nalley and Reagan Manco of Lebanon Junction took First Place in State in Elementary Group Performance - Patriot Versus Loyalist:  A conflict for personal freedom.

  • Permit denied again for dog boarding site

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- For a second time, a property on Highway 44 East has been denied a conditional-use permit to board dogs.

    The property is listed as 13764 Highway 44 East.

    Attorney Mark Edison told members of the Bullitt County Board of Adjustments recently that the current leasee was leaving the property.

    He said that the property is zoned agricultural and there is similar zoning around the one-acre tract.

    However, neighbor Terry Thomas said the conditional-use permit was denied for the same property two years ago.


     This weekend you will see firefighters from all fire departments out on the street corners and intersections holding buckets.

    Contributions to the WHAS Crusade for Children will reach millions of dollars this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

    Some fire departments, such as Zoneton, hit the streets last weekend. Zoneton has traditionally collected the highest amount among the Bullitt County departments.

    The money raised in Bullitt County will be returned to Bullitt County to take care of those with special needs.

  • Shepherdsville’s Bickel headed to play at Penn State -- Altoona

     Many people may consider the railroad industry as a thing of the past, but not Bethlehem senior Shawn Bickel.

    For as far back as he can remember, Bickel has been enamored by the railroad system.

    Not just being the engineer on a train, but he loves everything about the business.

    It might be working on a track, maintaining signals, or designing the electrical system.

  • Who would have murdered George Tanner?

     George Tanner was born 1879 in Hardin County, Kentucky.  His father and mother were John Tanner and Henrietta Graham.  Henrietta was born in 1838 in South Carolina. She was the daughter of Henry Graham and Elizabeth Johnson.  

    Henrietta’s family moved to Kentucky around 1845. 

  • Get involved in your communities this year

     Across the Bluegrass, Kentuckians celebrated the Memorial Day weekend. 

    As family and friends gathered, it is imperative to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice protecting our country. 

    The brave men and women who fought and died, defending the freedom we covet as Americans, deserve our respect and gratitude. 

    Collectively, I am sure we all paid tribute and celebrated the true meaning of the upcoming holiday. 

  • All decisions by LJ mayor can’t become home runs

     LEBANON JUNCTION — Sometimes a mayor’s job involves making decisions that, no matter what is decided, will leave someone mad.

    Lebanon Junction Mayor Larry Dangerfield recently made a decision to revoke approval of use of the ball field for a fundraiser residents Paul and Tonya Hall hadplanned for this summer.

    The event is to be in honor of their late son, Nathan, who passed away in a motocross accident last November. Any money raised at the event will go toward scholarships for motocross youth.