Today's News

  • Overdale room becomes House of Wax figures

        HILLVIEW - Mary Raidt’s homeroom was transfigured into the House of Wax.

        The Overdale Elementary teacher had her students become historical and popular figurines in a class project called “The Wax Museum.”

        Each student selected a character to portray in the museum.

        “It was the students’ choice,” said Raidt. “Either historical figures or current celebrities. I just let them choose someone they were interested in.”

  • City applies for tasers rifle grant

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Tasers have been effective alternatives as non-lethal weapons for law enforcement officials throughout the country.

        Capt. Ken Bernardi said the Shepherdsville police department has been pleased with the weapons. However, there are situations where the 25-foot limit to the probes won’t help in controlling the situation.

  • Five agencies in Bullitt County get Metro United Way funds

         Five Bullitt county programs that provide services for children and youths have been selected by the Bullitt County Advisory Board to receive funding from the Metro United Way.

        These one-time grants, totaling $41,905, have been made available from funds raised by the 2008-09 Metro United Way Campaign in Bullitt County.   

  • Lady Eagles win track title at Holy Cross Inv.

        LOUISVILLE - North Bullitt’s rapidly improving track teams posted their best showings so far this spring recently in the Holy Cross Invitational.

        The Lady Eagles won the team title amongst nine teams as they scored 170 points. That was well ahead of the host school with 122 points and Pleasure Ridge Park with 114.

        There were eight teams in the boys’ meet with the Eagles finishing second with 106 points. Holy Cross won the meet with 167 points.

  • MW council considers limiting merit pay

           MOUNT WASHINGTON - For years the mayor’s office has had the power to grant pay raises to city employees based on merit.

        In recent budgets the city council has set aside about $10,000 to be used at the discretion of the mayor for city employee merit pay increases.

        During the April 26 regular council meeting, councilman Dale Walter proposed an ordinance that would limit the amount of merit pay increase the mayor could give to individual employees.

  • Cougars start hot, Eagles rise to challenge

        HEBRON ESTATES - It didn’t start exactly the way North Bullitt fans would have wanted.

        But it was a great way to begin a district game against a county rival for fans of the Bullitt Central Cougars.

        The visiting Cougars came out of the cages hungry and aggressive on Tuesday. But in the end, it was the North Bullitt Eagles who came away with the 5-4 victory and the guarantee of not having to play a first-round district baseball game in two weeks.

  • Can it be? Lack of rain affecting sports' schedules

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The normal lament from spring sports coaches is often about too much rain.

        This year coaches are worried that there is not enough rain. At least not enough rain to cancel some games.

        Unlike basketball where the game limitations are somewhat complicated based on regular season games and tournament contests, for baseball and softball the rule is quite clear. No team can play more than 36 games in the regular season.

  • American Red Cross responds to Southern floods

        WASHINGTON - The American Red Cross has opened more than two dozen shelters in response to a powerful weather system that generated tornadoes and caused severe flooding across the South.

  • Group wants to offer ‘change’ but interest has been very slow

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Kentucky Baptist Convention has been improving communities all over the state for nearly 17 years with a program that’s shown participants the value and reward of hard work and helping others.

        Kentucky Changers assembles people from four states and sends them to areas across the commonwealth to make exterior repairs to the homes of low-income families.