Today's News


     The first winter weather of the holiday season is wreaking havoc on local holiday celebrations.

    The Liberty Tax Service Christmas Parade in Shepherdsville and the Light-Up Mount Washington festivities were both canceled due to the severe conditions.

    The National Weather Service in Louisville issued a winter storm warning for Bullitt County and surrounding areas through 1 a.m. Saturday.

  • State snow and ice crews ready to combat wintry weather

     FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) maintenance crews are well prepared for winter precipitation expected this evening and into the weekend.

    Nearly 2,000 KYTC employees are available for efforts to treat and clear more than 60,000 lane miles of roads.

  • AAA Urges Motorists to Prepare Vehicles for Winter Weather

     With snow and ice in the forecast for much of Kentucky over the next few days, AAA East Central reminds motorists that cars need periodic checkups to maintain safety and maximize efficiency, especially during winter weather.

    AAA recommends motorists use a simple checklist to determine their vehicle’s winter maintenance needs.

    Winter Car Care Checklist

  • LJ calls special meeting

    LEBANON JUNCTION-- Mayor Butch Sweat has called a special meeting for the Lebanon Junction city council Dec. 18 at 4:15 p.m. to discuss the rezoning of about an acre on the old golf course. There will be a public hearing at 4 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

  • Check Dear Santa Websites to Make Sure They are Nice

     There are dozens of domain names registered in the name of “Old St. Nick,” offering children a wide range of opportunities to email Santa. Sadly, some of the websites aren’t always so trustworthy. Some can potentially be a dangerous way to share personal information. Better Business Bureau (BBB) is advising parents to do their homework before letting their child write to Santa this holiday season.

  • North Bullitt girls show Bardstown how it is done

     HEBRON ESTATES - Amber Courtney liked what she saw in the season opener for her North Bullitt Lady Eagles.

    And the crowd assembled for the Monday night affair against Bardstown also seemed to enjoy the uptempo play from the Lady Eagles.

    Thanks to a 21-2 third quarter advantage, North Bullitt walked away with a 77-45 victory over the Lady Tigers.

    “Overall, I’m pleased with the effort,” said Courtney. “I like a lot of things I saw but there is still a lot to work on.”

  • Bernheim set to honor former county champs

     CLERMONT - Jimmy Carnes will bring back a bit of the past on Thursday night.

    As part of Bernheim Middle School’s 20th celebration year, boys’ basketball coach Carnes will honor the first county championship for the school.

    After beating Mount Washington in the semifinals, Bernheim defeated Bullitt Lick by eight points to win the championship.

  • Smoking ban in public buildings should be easy

     When Bullitt Fiscal Court discussed the passage of a no-smoking ordinance in county buildings, there were quite a few in the audience who were caught by surprise.

    There were no signs posted but it was a given - you can’t light it up in a county facility.

    Well, maybe you can. At least for a little while.

    There has been no local or state law adopted to prohibit smoking or tobacco products in county government or state government facilities.

    We believe Bullitt Fiscal Court will change that.

    And they should.

  • Arrest, seizure results from tip to authorities

     HILLVIEW - A call to the Bullitt County tip line resulted in an arrest and a seizure of drugs last week.

    According to Lt. Mike Murdoch of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office, a tip was received and turned over to the Bullitt County Drug Task Force.

    The investigation led them to the Tyler Apartments on Old Preston Highway near Hillview.

    Deputies stopped a vehicle that had just left that location.

  • Adkins has right sign for new school

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Boy Scout Matthew Adkins, from Troop 100, recently unveiled the new sign for Crossroads Elementary.

    Adkins, who is a junior at Bullitt East High School, supervised the building of the structure to erect the sign as part of his Eagle Scout project which is up for review. The PTA bought the sign.

    The Mount Washington resident said he contacted former Crossroads Principal Kim Sego to see what he could do for the school.