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  • Federal grant to help NB reading

        HEBRON ESTATES - North Bullitt High School has been awarded a federal grant to increase literacy skills among students.

        The Kentucky Content Literacy Consortium (KCLC) “Striving Readers Grant” is one of just eight such grants awarded nation wide by the US Department of Education.

        The purpose of the grant is to “increase student achievement by improving the literacy skills of high school students, including English language learners.”

  • Five face charges for rock throwing

        BROOKS - A man has been charged and four juveniles will also face charges in a series of alleged incidents where rocks were thrown at passing vehicles.

        In one of the cases, rocks were actually thrown at a man walking on North Lakeview Drive.

        Det. Scotty McGaha of the Bullitt County Sheriff's Department said that reports started on May 24 of a charcoal-colored Mustang having occupants that were throwing large rocks at passing vehicles.

  • MW man arrested for alleged act in Virginia

        STAFFORD, Va. - The Stafford County Sheriff’s office reports the arrest of Charles Wayne McClain, age 53, of 357 Winchester Drive, Mt. Washington.

        Charles McClain has been charged with two counts of attempted taking indecent liberties with children and two counts of use of communication systems to facilitate certain offenses involving children.

  • MW council studies rezoning of former car lot

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - Last month the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission recommended that a request to rezone a lot on the corner of old Bardstown Road and Highway 44 in downtown Mount Washington from B-2 Central Business to B-1 Highway Business be denied.

        The Mount Washington City Council, which has the final say with regard to zoning, took up the matter during its last regular meeting and decided to hold off on making a decision until after public comment could be gathered.

  • Local educators MAP use of assessments to peers

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - When administrators with the Bullitt County Public School System strongly encouraged superintendent Keith Davis to consider changing its assessment program, there was some concern.

        Mainly, a price tag of about $180,000.

        But at the end of its first year, Davis is glad the district’s school board approved the change.

        And several dozen educators from around the state came to Bullitt County on Friday to see what had been done locally.

  • UL hoops star involved in assault allegations

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Law enforcement officials are still interviewing individuals who may have information over what started out as a verbal confrontation between University of Louisville basketball player Preston Knowles and his girlfriend.

        Bullitt County Sheriff’s Det. Scotty McGaha said the investigation is being handled like any other even though Knowles carries more notoriety from his basketball career.

  • Hardin, Roberts to square off in fall; Knox earns nomination for jailer

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  • Trio charged in scrap theft

        A mother and her two sons face charges following a scrap metal theft in Mt. Washington.

        Tina Shumate, Christopher Head, 19, and Mark Head, 21, were recently taken into custody by the Mount Washington Police Department on felony charges of theft by unlawful taking after allegedly stealing over  $10,000 worth of scrap metal from Allen Stout of 138 Stout Lane.

        A witness said she saw the three on Stout’s property loading scrap metal onto a pickup truck, according to Stump.

  • National Click It or Ticket campaign kicks off in Bullitt County

        As a way to encourage people to buckle up and use caution on the road, local law enforcement has teamed up with the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety for the annual Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement mobilization.

        During the nationwide campaign, which runs May 24 until June 6, state and local police across Kentucky will be heightening law enforcement in an effort to reduce highway fatalities and injuries.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of May 31

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of May 31:

    Bullitt County:

    KY 1417 (Martin Hill Road): Roadway is closed between mile points 0 and 1 for slide repair. Work is scheduled for completion Friday, June 4th.

    KY 1526 (Knob Creek Road): Lane closures and delays possible between KY 44 and KY 2672 (mile points 0 and 4.9) for roadway resurfacing.