Today's News

  • Work to begin on MW sewage treatment plant

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - City officials and representatives from Derrick Engineering and W. Rogers Company were all smiles on Monday as they gathered to sign the contracts to begin construction on a new multi-million dollar wastewater treatment plant.

    “I thought this day would never come,” said Mayor Joetta Calhoun. “It’s exciting to finally be coming to the end.”

    The signing ceremony, which took place at the City Annex Building on Monday morning, was the final step in a journey that has taken over a decade.

  • Scrimmage at East shows All-Star's practice needs

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - The first scrimmage of the week for the Girls’ Kentucky All-Stars showed that head coach Tommy Adams has a lot of work to do the rest of this week to prepare his team for the showdowns with the Indiana All-Stars on Friday and Saturday.

        Battling a team of Junior All-Stars from the western part of the state at Bullitt East on Monday, the Kentucky All-Stars came out on the short end of an 81-78 score.

  • Casey Porter proves youth, girls can enjoy sport of hunting

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - When Casey Porter of Mount Washington set out on a hunting trip to eastern Kentucky with her father and brother, she was apprehensive.

    The 11-year-old had never hunted big game, but she made up her mind to do her best and enjoy the experience.

    Not long after the Porters arrived in Perry County in mid-December, Casey harvested an elk weighing between 500 and 600 pounds from about 160 yards away.

    “It was awesome,” Casey said. “When I was successful in taking my cow, I was very happyee my daddy hugged me really hard.”

  • Women’s Walk in the park

        In its first event, the coalition for recreational and fitness in Bullitt County hosted an observance for the National Women’s Health Day recently.

        As part of the festivities, about 100 women of all ages, and a few men, participated in a walk through the Shepherdsville City Park. The health department sponsored the event.

        A men’s walk will be held in June at the city park.


  • Kentucky All-Stars to scrimmage at BE on Monday

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - The 2010 Girls’ Kentucky All-Stars will scrimmage for the first time on Monday when they visit Bullitt East High School to take on a team of Junior All-Stars.

        The West Kentucky Junior All-Stars will be coached by Bullitt East’s Chris Stallings who is serving as the assistant coach for the Girls’ Kentucky All-Stars this summer.

  • Sixth Region draw fits Chargers fine; tougher for BE girls

        LOUISVILLE - All regional tournaments are tough, but there are good and bad draws. Sometimes you don’t know which one you get until after the tourney is over.

        Still, Bullitt East head baseball coach Jeff Bowles was the coach with the big smile on Saturday following the draw for the Sixth Region Baseball Tourney.

  • Wallace, Allen to represent county in Futures All-Star game

        Several players from Bullitt County will be among those participating in a first-time all-star football game set for Saturday, June 5, at Doss High School.

        The Future Stars of Kentucky and Tennessee will do battle at 5 p.m.

        Over 150 players were considered for the roster of players who have yet to start their high school careers.

  • Local man dies while in process of saving neighbor

        NICHOLS - Kenny Hume passed away while in the process of saving items from the home of his neighbor, Charles Martin, during a house fire.

        Nichols Fire units responded to Martin’s home on Fisher Road around 5:20 a.m., according to Nichols Fire Chief W.D. Coy.

        Martin received first and second-degree burns, according to his brother, Ray. He was transported to University of Louisville Hospital.

  • Bluegrass Speedway Off June 12; NASRA June Jam June 19

        BARDSTOWN - Bluegrass Speedway track promoters David and Anita Ferrell will take off this Saturday June 12 to enjoy the Dream 100, but will return with exciting racing action at the ½ mile, high-banked Nelson County clay oval on Saturday June 19 as the National All Star Racing Association visits for the 9th Annual June Jam, paying $3,000 to win.        


  • Four charged with operation of meth lab in Bullitt County

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Detectives with the Bullitt County Drug Task Force broke up a methamphetamine lab last week.

        According to task force director Blaine French, the agency was acting upon complaints from the public.

        When the detectives arrived at the scene, French said they dismantled an anhydrous ammonia methamphetamine lab.