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Today's News

  • Back in Business

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—Doug Green had never had a Donut King doughnut before. But that didn’t stop him from getting to their shop at 5:30 Tuesday morning to ensure he got one during the shop’s reopening.

    “I just moved to town in February and I’ve heard about his story and how great the doughnuts are so I wanted to be here when they opened to show my appreciation for him,” Green said. “He’s very well loved in this part of the county, from what I’ve heard.”

  • NO TURN ON RED

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—After repeated attempts, the state has finally allowed the city of Mount Washington to place a “No Turn on Red” sign at the bypass…but it comes with a catch: the sign is only in operation three hours a day.

    Councilmember Greg Gentry first asked about the sign over a year ago, stating that the traffic coming from Louisville tends to back up the rest of the Bardstown Road and Highway 44 East intersection by continuing to turn right.

  • Mixed reaction to MW road decision

    MOUNT WASHINGTON— The city of Mount Washington is tired of waiting.

    Since 1962, the city has asked to have Highway 44 widened.

    Now, in 2017, the road is worse off than ever.

    “I’m sick and tired of waiting,” mayor Barry Armstrong said. “That’s all we’ve been doing.”

  • Jim Enlow, former police and fire chief, Veteran, dies

     A man who has served the community for over 40 years has died.

    James Allen Enlow, 67, of Shepherdsville, passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at Robley Rex VA Medical Center.

    Enlow was a member of Calvary Road Baptist Church. He was a former Shepherdsville Police officer and served as chief for a short time. He was also a former chief of the Shepherdsville Fire Department as well as a Bullitt County EMT.

    A Navy Seal and Vietnam veteran, Enlow was awarded the Silver Star, Gold Star and Purple Heart.

  • MW community mourns loss of Jasper

     Thomas R. Jasper, 86, of Mount Washington, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 20, 2017.

    He was a man of solid faith and a loving, dedicated family man. As an active, lifelong member of First Baptist Church Mt. Washington, he served as deacon and on various committees.

  • Eastside’s Faith named state’s best history teacher

     Kentucky’s 2017 History Teacher of the Year is Jennifer Faith of Eastside Middle School.

    “To be honest, I had put this award out of my mind because my application was submitted back in March,” she said. “I didn’t think that I had a chance but I was thankful for the acknowledgement. When I reviewed the email stating that I won, I was stunned and I am still in shock!”

    Faith appreciates the confidence of her principal, Troy Wood, who initiated the process which culminated in the award.

  • Son indicted for manslaughter in father's death

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — A man has been charged with the death of his father.

  • School staff to get 2 percent pay hike

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Employees with the Bullitt County Public School System will see a pay increase for the 2017-18 year.

    The school board voted unanimously to approve a 1 percent pay increase for all employees. This will be added to a 1 percent increase supplied by the state for a total of 2 percent.

    This does not include any step increases earned by system employees.

    The pay increases went into effect on July 1, 2017.

    The board also approved a contract renewal with the Bullitt County Education Association.

  • Honeymoon hits bit of rough spot in Shep.

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — After a relatively smooth transition over the past seven months, a bit of friction surfaced at the most recent Shepherdsville City Council meeting.

    Much of the differences seemed to stem from the powers of the executive and legislative branches of city government.

    Councilmember Bonnie Enlow inquired whether mayor Curtis Hockenbury told employees to not talk with city councilmembers.

    She asked if the mayor had such a right.

  • Mayor refutes statement that no progress has been made

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When a councilmember stated that the city hadn’t moved forward, mayor Curtis Hockenbury shook his head.

    After being appointed last fall to serve the final year of the mayor’s term, Hockenbury felt the city had been making strides.

    “People wanted stability in city government,” said Hockenbury. “We’ve done that.”