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Today's News

  • NO TURN ON RED

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—After repeated attempts, the state has finally allowed the city of Mount Washington to place a “No Turn on Red” sign at the bypass…but it comes with a catch: the sign is only in operation three hours a day.

    Councilmember Greg Gentry first asked about the sign over a year ago, stating that the traffic coming from Louisville tends to back up the rest of the Bardstown Road and Highway 44 East intersection by continuing to turn right.

  • Kindergarten kickoff set for Tuesday at Paroquet Springs

     SHEPHERDSVILLE-How about a free dental check-up before starting kindergarten?

    Kids attending Kindergarten Kickoff Tuesday, July 25th at 5:00 p.m. at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre can see Dr. Johnathan Mitchell and Dr. Allison Geary of Generations Family Dentistry.

    County agencies such as public health, pediatrics and the county library program will also be onhand. Plus, there will be free eye exams for children starting kindergarten at this annual free event sponsored by the Bullitt County Public Schools Family Resource Centers.

  • Students in Grades 6-8 Receiving Chromebooks this School Year

     To prepare middle school students for learning in the technology age for both college and their future, BCPS students in grades 6-8 are receiving Chromebooks for the 2017-2018 school year.

    Chromebooks are simply laptops that connect wirelessly to the Internet and used mainly web based applications including Google Classroom.

    District Technology Coordinator Jim Jackson described the value of adding more grades.

  • Fulton Co. jailer sentenced in detention center kickbacks scandal

     PADUCAH – Retired Fulton County Jailer Ricky Parnell was sentenced today in United States District Court by Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, to serve 97 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to the defraud Fulton County, Kentucky, citizens through kickbacks and inflated costs associated with the $3.3 million 2015 Fulton County Detention Center expansion, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. There is no parole in the federal prison system.

  • Mixed reaction to MW road decision

    MOUNT WASHINGTON— The city of Mount Washington is tired of waiting.

    Since 1962, the city has asked to have Highway 44 widened.

    Now, in 2017, the road is worse off than ever.

    “I’m sick and tired of waiting,” mayor Barry Armstrong said. “That’s all we’ve been doing.”

  • Jim Enlow, former police and fire chief, Veteran, dies

     A man who has served the community for over 40 years has died.

    James Allen Enlow, 67, of Shepherdsville, passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at Robley Rex VA Medical Center.

    Enlow was a member of Calvary Road Baptist Church. He was a former Shepherdsville Police officer and served as chief for a short time. He was also a former chief of the Shepherdsville Fire Department as well as a Bullitt County EMT.

    A Navy Seal and Vietnam veteran, Enlow was awarded the Silver Star, Gold Star and Purple Heart.

  • MW community mourns loss of Jasper

     Thomas R. Jasper, 86, of Mount Washington, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 20, 2017.

    He was a man of solid faith and a loving, dedicated family man. As an active, lifelong member of First Baptist Church Mt. Washington, he served as deacon and on various committees.

  • Back in Business

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—Doug Green had never had a Donut King doughnut before. But that didn’t stop him from getting to their shop at 5:30 Tuesday morning to ensure he got one during the shop’s reopening.

    “I just moved to town in February and I’ve heard about his story and how great the doughnuts are so I wanted to be here when they opened to show my appreciation for him,” Green said. “He’s very well loved in this part of the county, from what I’ve heard.”

  • School staff to get 2 percent pay hike

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Employees with the Bullitt County Public School System will see a pay increase for the 2017-18 year.

    The school board voted unanimously to approve a 1 percent pay increase for all employees. This will be added to a 1 percent increase supplied by the state for a total of 2 percent.

    This does not include any step increases earned by system employees.

    The pay increases went into effect on July 1, 2017.

    The board also approved a contract renewal with the Bullitt County Education Association.

  • Son indicted for manslaughter in father's death

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — A man has been charged with the death of his father.