Today's News

  • HOLIDAYS...LJ to kick off season this Saturday

     The start of the Christmas season is coming early to Lebanon Junction this year.

    The city will host its annual Christmas in the Park Nov. 30 at dark.

    The evening will start with the lighting of the tree on Main Street and then will process down to the park for more festivities.

    Connie Jackson, a member of the parks committee, said Santa Claus will be at the park along with refreshments for guests.

    This will also be the second year for the Light Up the Park event.

  • Sean Woods makes perfect score on Explore exam

     Sean Woods spent two hours answering 128 questions on the EXPLORE exam.

         His test results place him in rare company. He is one of only two students in the last six years in Bullitt County to achieve a perfect score of 25 in all four subject areas (although many have come close).

         “When taking the test last spring, I knew I was getting a lot of the answers right but I was not sure if it was going to be a perfect score,” Sean said in a recent interview at Mt. Washington Middle School.

  • Mount Washington amends policy on take-home vehicles for workers

     Just as the leaves are changing color this season, the Mount Washington city council elected to make another change to the city vehicle policy at Monday night’s meeting.

    Council member Greg Gentry asked the council to consider offering city employees the option to take home their vehicle for $30 a paycheck every two weeks.

    He explained both police and water eomployees have jobs which sometimes require on-call work and he thought it would be a good for them to have.

  • Big plays sink Chargers' strong performance

     RADCLIFF – Bullitt East’s season back in the sun faded to black on Friday as the red and gold couldn’t overcome a blizzard of big plays in the Class 5-A, Region 2 Championship game, falling to perennial power John Hardin 28-14.

         The Chargers played well enough to win. In fact, Bullitt East had 20 more snaps on offense than the Bulldogs and finished with 35 more yards of total offense, but the road team could not convert big fourth down plays nor stop John Hardin’s speed on the perimeter.

  • Locals earn Girls' All Sixth-Region

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – A total of seven local players were named to the All-Sixth Region Girls’ Soccer Team that was recently announced by the area coaches.

         On the first team of 11 players, the coaches selected Bullitt East senior Meghan Roby along with Lady Charger junior Alnee Tutson and freshman Christian Foster. Joining that first group was North Bullitt senior Taylor Johnson.

  • Food safety tips for the holidays

     FRANKFORT – Parties, family dinners and seasonal gatherings where food is served are traditional part of holiday cheer. This holiday season, the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) urges consumers to take precautions in purchasing and preparing food items, and to pay close attention to good hygiene practices to combat foodborne illness this Thanksgiving and Christmas.

    Here are a few simple food safety tips to avoid getting sick during the holiday season:

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  • Kentucky Labor Cabinet Encourages Retailers to Follow Crowd Management Guidelines

     FRANKFORT – With the holiday season upon us and “Black Friday” this week, the Kentucky Labor Cabinet wants to remind all retailers in Kentucky to adopt effective safety procedures for crowd management.

  • Holiday safety tips for home decorating, cooking and lighting

     This week rings in a season of spending time with friends and family, shopping, gift-giving, decorating, baking, and cooking. Safe Electricity offers tips to help ensure that this busy and festive time remains a safe one.

  • KYTC Crews Pre-Treating Roadways to Prepare for the Light Snow Event

     LOUISVILLE – Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) road crews in Louisville and the surrounding counties will be pre-treating hills and bridges today for a light snow that is expected to fall during the overnight hours.  Motorists should be alert for slow moving trucks spraying brine throughout the day.

  • BE's Gravens picks St. Catharine

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – For some high school seniors, both for those involved in athletics and those not in sports, picking a college can be a daunting task.

         Not for Bullitt East senior softball standout Kelsey Gravens. In fact, Gravens didn’t even wait until her senior year to make a selection.