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  • Boy Scout honors vets as Eagle Scout project

         MOUNT WASHINGTON— A Mount Washington Boy Scout designed a monument to honor Vietnam Veterans at the Louisville Veteran Affairs Medical Center.
        Serving as part of his application to become an Eagle Scout, Tyler Prell first came up with the idea after visiting the Vietnam Wall in Washington D.C. five years ago.
        “We spoke to a lot of veterans who told us how they were spat on and called ‘baby killers’,” he said.

  • LG&E and KU thank customers for recycling 40,000 appliances

     LOUISVILLE – When it comes to protecting the environment and better managing energy use as a community, a little can go a long way. Customer participation in Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company’s Fridge and Freezer Recycling Program is proving just how far. Thanks to their participation, the utilities are celebrating a significant milestone – 40,000 appliances recycled.

  • Nelson man arrested on child porn charges

     BARDSTOWN – Kentucky State Police Post 04 Troopers, along with Investigators from the KSP Electronic Crimes Branch, arrested a Nelson County man on child pornography charges.

    On Aug. 16, Joseph B. Smith, 53, of Bardstown was arrested and charged with 20 counts of possess/view matter portraying a minor in a sexual performance.

  • Opening day festivities kick off the 112th Kentucky State Fair

     LOUISVILLE – Celebrate the history, heritage and culture of the Bluegrass State on Thursday, Aug. 18, at the Kentucky State Fair kick-off. The 11-day celebration features hundreds of exhibits, livestock, food, rides and concerts, along with the World’s Championship Horse Show in Freedom Hall.

  • Mount Washington All-Stars perfect in winning U8 World Series championship

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – A late decision to head to Florida for the Babe Ruth World Series turned into gold for the Mount Washington U-8 All-Stars last week as they swept through the tournament without a loss.

    In the end, coach Jimmy Kincaid’s team faced an old foe for the title -- Burkesville -- another team from Kentucky that Mount Washington had split four earlier games with this summer. Mount Washington had beaten Burkesville twice at the end to claim the Kentucky State Championship back on July 3.

  • Rasner has plan to get city moving in better direction plan to get city moving in right path

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Depp Rasner believes the current status of city government in Shepherdsville is a bit dysfunctional.

    With his business experience, his college degree and his time in county government, Rasner believes he can be the person to make a positive change in Shepherdsville.

    Rasner will be one of six candidates vying for the final two years of Scott Ellis’ term as mayor.

  • One arrested as shots fired in local motel

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Police arrested a man Monday morning at the Sleep Inn after reports of shots being fired in the business.

    Christian J. Jefferies, 18, of Louisville, was arrested by Shepherdsville police and charged with theft by unlawful taking, wanton endangerment (two counts), possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and public intoxication.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning August 14, 2016

     

  • Shepherdsville honors its youngest ‘police’ officer

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Shepherdsville Police Department’s newest member is by far their youngest.
        At nine years old, Hayden Heck is also the department’s favorite officer.
        Heck was sworn in as a special deputy for a day, and given his own uniform, all as a result of his random act of kindness toward the department.
        The Pioneer News ran a story in July about communities showing support for local police officers following fatal police shootings throughout the country.

  • U.S. Rep. Guthrie visits Bullitt County

     Congressman Brett Guthrie recently visited Mount Washington to show the area what he’s doing while in office.

    Each August, Guthrie makes a tour of his counties in the Second District. This year, the stop was at the Mount Washington City Hall Annex Building.

    Guthrie and his team met with local officials and spoke with citizens during the visit.