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Today's News

  • Lions Club Goes Out With a Roar

    SHEPHERDSVILLE- One final, glorious roar was heard.

    A full room gathered to reminisce and celebrate the past success of the Shepherdsville Lions Club, which will officially disband as of June 29.

    A final official meeting took place to properly close out club business, with past members present and many being recognized for their years of devotion and service.

  • Marshall Co. resident sentenced for bank, i.d. fraud

      PADUCAH – A Marshall County, Kentucky, resident was recently sentenced in United States District Court, by Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, to 51 months in prison, followed by a three year period of supervised release and was ordered to pay $109,064.94 in restitution for committing bank fraud and identity fraud announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Council overrides P&Z; denies zoning

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— After a failed attempt to please all parties, the rezoning request of a longtime Mount Washington business was denied.

    The property, owned by Virginia McAllister, is located just north of 1475 North Bardstown Road.

    McAllister has lived on the property for over 60 years. Her grandson, Chris Lyle, has operated a body shop business on the land for several years, focusing on custom and general mechanic work.

  • Water rates will rise in MW to follow LWC increase

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— When Louisville Water Company raises its rates, Mount Washington must follow.

    Due to the 2.22 percent increase from the Louisville Water Company for 2017 and the 2.5 percent increase from the consumer Pricing Index, the city of Mount Washington will raise water and sewer rates to reflect the increases, totaling 4.72 percent.

    The ordinance was read for the first time at the recent city council meeting.

  • MW Middle named third time as School to Watch

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— For the third time in a row, Mount Washington Middle School has proven that it takes more than test scores to elevate students.

    The school was recently named a 2017 National School to Watch school, a title that last three years. The school previously earned the title in 2010 and 2013.

    The National School to Watch program began in 1999 and identifies schools across the country that are well on their way to meetings the criteria for high performance, Principal Dr. Denise Allen said. 

  • Alpha Way project still under budget

    SHEPHERDSVILLE — Even with a pretty substantial change order, the Alpha Way road project looks that it will still come in under budget.

    Meeting for the first time in 2017, the Alpha Way road committee members listened as the project draws closer to completion.

    Chairperson Gloria Taft said that even with an unexpected bill of over $172,000 to upgrade an AT&T fiber optics line, the project still looks to finish at under the $3.75 million estimate.

  • Beavers resigns as BCHS principal; Franklin interim as replacement sought

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Bullitt Central High will seek out a new principal for the 2017-18 school year.

    Dr. James Beavers has resigned from his position of principal effective at the end of June. He is currently on leave and may return before the end of the school year.

    Superintendent Keith Davis said that retired principal Bonita Franklin has been selected as interim principal. Before retirement, Franklin has served as principal in several schools.

  • Temporary closure of KY 1020 May 23-24

    LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) announces temporary closure of KY 1020 (Coral Ridge Road) at the intersection of KY 61 in Bullitt County.

    Contract crews will be connecting gas lines underneath the roadway as part of the KY 61 widening and realignment project.

  • Preston Highway to be shut down near Belmont to replace bridge

     LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) recently awarded a contract for the replacement of the KY 61 (Preston Highway) bridge over Barley Creek (mile marker 7.6) in Bullitt County. This bridge is located just north of the intersection of KY 61 and KY 251 (Belmont Road).

    Scott & Murphy Inc. of Bowling Green, Ky. was awarded this contract in amount of $482,000. Work is scheduled to begin the week of May 30 to replace this aging bridge, which was built in 1927.

  • Construction to begin on Beech Grove Road Bypass

    LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) recently awarded a contract for construction of the Beech Grove Road Bypass in Bullitt County. The project will utilize the existing Old Ford Road and extend it approximately 0.3 miles to KY 61 (see map below).