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Today's News

  • Smokey Mountains provide holiday escape

     The holiday season is finally here! 

    Are you feeling that urge to get-a-way from the hustle and bustle of it all and spend some much needed family time together? 

    Pigeon Forge, Tenn., could be described as “Santa’s temporary North Pole in the U.S.” and is the perfect destination for families to re-connect. 

  • Pioneer Village police to join others in helping families at Christmas

     PIONEER VILLAGE - Like other police agencies in the community, the Pioneer Village Police Department will become Santa’s Helpers this December - with the help of the community.

    Chief D.J. Reynolds said the Santa’s Helpers program will start slow this year by helping six families from Maryville Elementary School.

    Reynolds said information on the children and their clothing sizes and gift requests are available at Becknell Hall.

    “These people need help and we need to help them,” said Reynolds.

  • LJ Old Fashion committee hopes issue resolved with city

     LEBANON JUNCTION -  A difference in opinion and facts in the town of Lebanon Junction has caused some disagreement.

    In the Nov. 4 city council meeting, Mayor Butch Sweat voice some concerned about the amount $750, which was deposited in the Old Fashioned Days Committee account.

    “I don’t know why the money was depositing in that account,” he said.

    Sweat said the money should belong to the city because he said it took over the lease on the community center in May because he said the OFD committee was broke.

  • UPDATE: MW LIGHT-UP, SHEP PARADE CANCELED

     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.