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Today's News

  • Mount Washington to get funds for sidewalk project

    MOUNT WASHINGTON ee" Pedestrians traversing downtown Mount Washington’s sidewalks might quickly notice the broken and disconnected walkways that serve the city.

    Sidewalks are expensive to install and must be maintained regularly. But Mayor Joetta Calhoun shared some good news recently that the city has received $198,000 via the Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Agency to install new sidewalks on Old Bardstown Road from Highway 44 to Snapp Street.

  • BC set for 6-0 Anderson

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Central's Friday night contest isn't a key district game and it's not an intra-county slugfest.

    Still, in the history of Bullitt Central football, this meeting with Anderson County offers something that has never been seen in Shepherdsville - two undefeated teams meeting this late in the season as both the Cougars and Bearcats stand at 6-0.

  • Bluegrass at its finest in Bullitt Co.

    CLERMONT – The 6th Annual Bluegrass 101 Bluegrass Festival experienced its nicest weather to date to accompany the hot music onstage.

    The host band (Bluegrass 101) performed three sets over the two-day event.

    Other musical acts included Bullitt County’s Tommy Brown and County Line Grass, along with Bluegrass legend Paul Williams and the Victory Trio.

    Bluegrass 101 also hosts the annual Bardstown Bluegrass Festival. For more information visit the band’s Web site, www.bluegrass101.com.

  • Shepherdsfest fun

    A new free Christian arts and music festival made its debut over the weekend.

    The first annual Shepherdsfest at Cedar Grove Baptist Church featured live bands, arts and crafts booths, kids games, a classic car show and lots of great food including homemade ice cream. The great weather was a bonus.

    The new event was planned in hopes of creating an annual community gathering focusing on Christian and family-friendly fun that will continue to grow in the future.

  • Student role models land on posters for others to learn from

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Fourteen local students were recognized for their commitment to a drug-free lifestyle through the Bullitt County Public Schools’ VIP Youth Poster Campaign, sponsored by the Bullitt County Partners in Prevention (PIP) program.

    The event is organized by the BCPS Safe and Drug-Free Schools program. Students become the focus of posters sharing their stance against implementing harmful substances into their lives.

  • East plays better, but loses heartbreaker

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - It wasn’t a win on Friday, but the Bullitt East Chargers have a lot of good things to build on heading into their ‘open’ date this week after dropping a 27-25 decision to Class 6-A power Eastern High School.

    Bullitt East led 13-0 at halftime and, after falling behind 14-13 early in the fourth quarter, rallied for a 19-14 lead. After Eastern scored twice more, Bullitt East marched the length of the field before scoring with 14 seconds remaining to pull within 27-25.

  • Veterans now eligible for services provided by alternative health care

    HILLVIEW -- The Alternative Adult Day Health Care Center is just what its name suggests: an alternative health care center assisting adults.

    The center provides a daytime assisted living program for special needs clients and families that would otherwise need to seek long-term or 24-hour care.

    Thanks to a new Veterans Affairs initiative, local veterans could attend the facility free of charge.

    Alternative Adult Day Health Care Center was approved as part of the Veterans Benefits program through the US Department of Veterans Affairs.

  • Groundbreaking experience...

    A crowd gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking ceremony for the new branch library in Lebanon Junction.

    Library director Randy Matlow and county judge Melanie Roberts were among the guest speakers.

    When completed in early 2010, the library will be the second largest in the county’s system.

    The new library will be located on Highway 61 near Lebanon Junction Elementary and the building will be fashioned after a train station in honor of the city’s rich railroad history.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Oct. 5

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

    Bullitt County:

    KY 61: Roadway will be reduced to one lane between John Harper Highway and Cardinal Avenue (mile points 19.4 and 20.1) for pipe installation. Flagging operations will be used to control traffic from 9 p.m. Thursday, October 8th, until 6 a.m. Friday, October 9th, and delays are probable. This work is part of the construction project to widen this roadway from 2 lanes to 4 lanes.

  • Rice proves fitness, will power as he completes first Ironman

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Michael Rice’s newest title was hard to achieve but is impossible to take away: He is now a triathlete.

    Rice recently completed his first full triathlon competition in the Ford Ironman Louisville contest.

    A full triathlon consists of a 2.4-mile swim, followed by a 112-mile bicycle ride and a full 26.2-mile marathon run.

    Rice completed the three events in a time of 13 hours and 37 minutes, an average time in a competition where just finishing is considered a success.