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  • Deputies train for difficult situation

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - It was pretty quiet afternoon at Eastside Middle School on Wednesday, until gunshots rang out in the building. 

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning August 5, 2013

     Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so the information below is strictly of an advisory nature and is subject to change with no notice. 

    Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night.  

    Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis. 

  • Lemme follows in father's footsteps as MW attorney

    A  copy of a signed photo of the famous boxer Cassius Clay, better known as Muhammad Ali, hangs in the attorney’s office.
    Matthew Lemme, remembers when that photo hung in his grandfather’s office, his dad’s and now it has come to his.
    The message reads: To Burlyn Pike a good lawyer.
    In 1963 Ali was passing through the county and received a traffic violation. Lemme’s grandfather, Burlyn, represented him in court.

  • Grant received to allow disposal of chemicals

    If you have lead-based paint in your garage that's been there for years or your neighbor has pesticides he doesn't know what to do with, you will soon.

    For the first time this fall, Bullitt County residents will have a day to dispose of hazardous waste, such as lead paint and pesticides, thanks to a grant.

  • BACK TO SCHOOL WEDNESDAY

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – Starting his seventh year at the helm of the Bullitt County Public School System, superintendent Keith Davis is once again eager to see over 13,000 students arrive on Wednesday morning.

         While pleased with the tremendous strides made academically during his tenure, Davis said the work would not stop until Bullitt County can boast the best school district in Kentucky.

         “We don’t want to be average,” said Davis. “We want to be excellent.”

  • First year of prescription drug bill shows some progress

     FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 25, 2013) – One year after landmark legislation aimed at curbing prescription drug abuse took effect, Governor Steve Beshear credited the bill with closing non-compliant pain management clinics and reducing the number of prescriptions for heavily-abused controlled substances.
     
    Plus, for the first time in a decade, the number of deaths blamed on prescription overdoses has declined.
     

  • MW looks for ways to deal with eyesores

    It was a night of eyesores and zoning concerns at the Mount Washington City Council meeting Monday.
    Mayor Joetta Calhoun was not present so councilmember Brent Wheeler acted as pro tem mayor in her place.
    Wheeler told the council he thinks they need to take action regarding the property at 8804 Highway 44 E right across from Armstrong Lane.
     “We need to look into what we need to do about boarding the property up,” he said.

  • Chairman wants to get civil service in good shape

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Tom Rosselli wants to do things the right way.
        The chairman of Shepherdsville's Civil Service committee has worked diligently in recent months to update and prepare city employee criteria.
        Addressing the city council, he appreciated their efforts while asking for permission to continue his pursuits with aid from an outside legal source.
        Rosselli referred to the council's upgrades as "honorable and noble" in regards to streamlining employment rules and regulations.

  • Skeens at helm at Crossroads

    Julie Skeens dreamed about doing many different jobs when she grew up, but one goal always remained the same for her-- she wanted to educate people in some way.
    After teaching at the high school level, working as a loan officer, serving as an instructional coach for the district and as a special education teacher, Skeens said her journey has been a long one, but necessary in order to get where she is today.
    “My love of education has caused me to study it and be hands-on with it,” she said.

  • CASA benefit will be Summer’s Night Out

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – It has been in different locations but its theme has always been the same.