Today's News

  • Nichols returns to days of the Knight

    NICHOLS – The students at Nichols Elementary attempted to slay the dragon known as cancer.

    The school hosted a Renaissance Fair to raise money for the Bullitt County Relay for Life.

    For $5 students received pizza and drinks along with crafts and many fun Renaissance-related activities.

    Eevents included jousting, where students rode horses on wheels and aimed at other students with giant foam noodles.

    Kindergarten and first grade students participated in slaying an actual dragon, in piñata form.

  • Hoops Madness

    Mount Washington Elementary School students spent their Friday afternoon March 6 shooting Hoops for Hearts as part of an American Heart Association fundraiser.

    Students collected donations and tried their hand and making some baskets.


    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of March 22:



    Bullitt County:

    Routine maintenance



    Jefferson County:

  • Unity shows it can overcome big obstacles

    HILLVIEW - The temperatures were cold and the snow was piled along the parking lot.

    But there was nothing but warmth inside Unity Baptist Church.

    Faced with more than its share of obstacles over the past year, pastor Rob Rodgers said the members have survived. And they have survived stronger than ever.

    Last December, all the church property was lost when fire destroyed its leased facility on Hillview Boulevard.

    That was just the first of many obstacles.

  • McIntosh ends retirement to take over as principal at Old Mill Elementary

    MOUNT WASHINGTON – Les McIntosh has been known and respected as a quality educator for years in Bullitt County.

    Members of the Old Mill Elementary Site-Based Decision Making Council agreed with the reputation.

    McIntosh began serving as Old Mill interim principal July 1. At the school year’s midway point, the SBDM council voted to hire him on a permanent basis.

    The SBDM committee went through a first wave of applicants and interviews prior to re-posting the position opening.

  • LJ's Kassi Gilbert reigns supreme in the hierarchy of spellers in Bullitt County

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Kassi Nicole Gilbert had made that trip on the stage before.

    But, this time, she was determined to do even better.

    After finishing fifth overall as a fourth-grader, the Lebanon Junction Elementary student showed her supremacy in winning the 2009 Bullitt County Spelling Bee.

    Matching the elementary and middle school winners, Gilbert and Nichols Elementary’s Sean Brady battled until the 14th round of words before a winner would be declared.

  • Civil service changes must be researched

    The only surprise in discussions to study the Shepherdsville civil service ordinance is that it has taken this long.

    There are no guarantees that any changes will be made. And the discussion will be good.

    When it was approved several years ago, there was no public outcry. And several stories were written about it.

    There was really no outcry until election time arose.

    The city’s version protects every employee from discipline or dismissal. If done, the employee can ask for a hearing before the civil service board.

  • State to get federal stimulus dollars to spend

    FRANKFORT ee" Although final details are still pending, Kentucky got a much clearer picture last week of what it can expect from the federal stimulus package that Congress recently passed. Even with quite a few strings attached, it should still provide a substantial lift right when we need it most.

    According to Gov. Beshear, we will get a little more than $3 billion over the next 28 months, which doesn’t include direct stimulus payments Kentuckians may receive from such things as tax cuts or boosts in Social Security payments.

  • Mt. Washington man killed in Saturday accident

    LOUISVILLE ee" Mount Washington resident Kenneth Scott Williams, 40, was killed in an early morning accident on Bardstown Road in Jefferson County, Louisville Metro Police Information Officer Alicia Smiley said.

    Williams' Chevrolet Cobalt was discovered around 7 a.m. near the southbound lanes ofthe 11,000 block of Bardstown Road in Jefferson County, Smiley said. Frost on the car led officers to believe the accident wasn't discovered immediately, she said.

    Smiley said Williams wasn't wearing a safety belt and was ejected from the vehicle.

  • Growth leads to creation of new precincts

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - When budgeting, Kevin Mooney anticipated having excess fees of over $47,000 to return to Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    However, when the final settlement was determined for last year, that amount had grown by over $122,000.

    But Mooney requested fiscal court members consider storing the money away as the growth of the county has resulted in the addition of new precincts.

    With precincts exceeding the state allowed 1,500 voter registrants, Mooney is looking at adding up to 15 new precincts.