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Today's News

  • 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.

  • CRUSADE WEEKEND

     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.

  • Shane Ritter has state’s top essay on grandmother

     Old Mill Elementary School fifth grade student Shane Ritter used personal circumstances to pen an award-winning essay about his grandmother, Kathy Lynn Thompson.

    While Shane’s parents are incarcerated, he is being raised by his grandmother, hence the inspiration for My Champion.

  • Memorial Day Tributes

     Traditional Memorial Day observances were held at the Bullitt County Courthouse and at the Lebanon Junction Post Office. 

    In Shepherdsville, the American Legion Post organized the service.

    In Lebanon Junction, the VFW Post once again organized the observance. Bob DeVore was one of the many speakers at the LJ service.

  • Council talks ‘chicken’ with MW residents

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — If dogs are allowed to bark, why aren’t roosters allowed to crow?

    Residents flocked to the Mount Washington City Council to ask that question and encourage the council to amend an ordinance prohibiting chickens and roosters in the city.

    Over 275 residents signed an online petition headed by resident Brian Brashear, who took the lead during the conversation.

  • Murder charge to be taken off table in plea agreement

     PIONEER VILLAGE — Even though the victim requested Stephanie Lynn Coy to take her home, Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress said that was the wrong decision.

    Coy was driving Hannah Catherine Compton home on Nov. 10, 2017, when her vehicle struck another on Preston Highway near Pioneer Trail.

    The impact left Compton dead and Coy was charged with murder.

    However, a plea agreement Thursday in Bullitt Circuit Court could have Coy out of jail within 170 days on shock probation.