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Today's News

  • French Lick provides perfect spot for families, couples

     Last night during the news at six, I saw a commercial spotlighting French Lick Resort as a great destination for couples looking for a romantic getaway. Without a doubt I concur (after our family visit) to French Lick, Indiana for the 4th of July weekend. The West Baden and the French Lick are both stunning examples of architecture that offer golfing, casino gaming, carriage rides, strolls through manicured gardens, spas, horseback riding and live music. However the cities of French Lick and West Baden are much more than just a getaway for couples. 

  • 58th Annual James/O'Connor Memorial Saturday at Salem

     SALEM, Ind. – The 58th running of one of the most historic open wheel races in the nation is set to take place at Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery on Saturday night, as the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series visits the super-fast high banks for the Discover Scott County Joe James/Pat O’Connor Memorial presented by the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers.

  • BBB Hot Topics: August 2017

     Read about the latest scams in BBB’s August 2017 Hot Topics!

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning August 6, 2017

     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.

     

  • Lady Chargers reloading for run at 6th Region title

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Sometimes changes is good.

    That is certainly what Bullitt East girls’ soccer coach Steve Gentry is hoping as his program enters the 2017 season with a new philosophy.

    Over the past several seasons, the Lady Chargers have had some of the top individual talent in the area. The line goes back to Lexi Higgenbotham, Meghan Roby and Alnee Tutson all the way to Christian Foster. The game plan was to feed those players and to let those players dictate the flow of the game.

  • Senior-laden BE thinking titles

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – The Bullitt East Chargers probably won’t be the best team in the state this fall, but coach Mike Branger’s 2017 squad could well be the oldest team in Kentucky.

    With 11 seniors on the roster this season, the Chargers have both experience and talent. Not all of the seniors will start, but they form the core unit of what should be the best team Brangers has had since Bullitt East moved to the Sixth Region in 2012.

    This is Brangers’ 14th season at the helm of the program and there are lofty expectations for the fall.

  • Backyard basketball for a good cause

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Now in its 13th year, the Matt Allen Scholarship program hands out awards each summer to college-bound seniors from all three Bullitt County high schools.

    Recently, the program awarded ten scholarships. The recipients included Morgan Gentry (Bullitt East), Savannah Glass (Bullitt East), Sydney Hill (Bullitt East), Kelsin Kemble (Bullitt Central), Sarah Lyons (Bullitt Central), Emma Pressley (Bullitt East),  Rebecca Price (Bullitt Central), Hannah Robinson (North Bullitt), Zachary Taylor (Bullitt East) and Rebecca Vogt (North Bullitt).

  • Mattingly sentenced to three years

     LOUISVILLE — A former special deputy for the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office will serve the next 36 months in a federal prison for his role in a drug trafficking operation.

    Christopher A. Mattingly, 40, of Shepherdsville, was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court on charges of trafficking in marijuana and methamphetamine, as well as concealing the financial proceeds (money laundering).

    Two other individuals previously entered guilty pleas on the charge of concealing their knowledge of the illegal activity.

  • MW could start liquor sales earlier on Sundays

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—Those wanting to watch a game at noon on Sunday in Mount Washington might have the chance to enjoy an alcoholic beverage with their restaurant meals.

    An ordinance amending sections of the Alcoholic Beverage Licenses chapter was read at a recent city council meeting that would allow Sunday sales to begin at Noon rather the current 1 p.m. 

    All locations selling alcohol would still have to end sales at midnight each night.

  • School year set to begin; staff, buildings are ready

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — The buildings are ready.

    The staff is getting their rooms in place.

    And the bus routes have all been filled.

    The only thing left to do is ring the school bell on Wednesday morning as the 2017-18 academic year in Bullitt County is set to start.

    “It’s going to be a good year,” predicted Bullitt County superintendent Keith Davis, who is entering his 11th year at the helm. 

    For one of the few times, major construction is not underway as the nearly 13,000 students return to class.