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Today's News

  • Little Academy helps kids, parents prepare for school

     CEDAR GROVE - Kindergarten used to be the educational level that prepared students for their future learning experiences. Then pre-school was established to prepare students for Kindergarten.

    A pilot program allowed students that were unable to attend pre-school an opportunity to prepare for their future education, along with their parents and guardians.

    The Little Academy helps children familiarize with school expectations while also assisting adults in preparing for their experience.

  • Graduation Precautions

     Graduation can turn quickly from a night of joy to an evening of tragedy.

    Each spring, the North Bullitt senior class gets to witness Shattered Dreams.

    This is conducted so students can realize the dangers which can happen during the season of prom and graduation. 

    The mock fatal accident included first responders and students got to see the emotions from those involved, as well as family of the victim.

    The event is presented through the North Bullitt Youth Services Center.

  • Splash park in Hillview will be ready for summer

     HILLVIEW - Recreation director Terry Bohannon made a big splash of an announcement during a recent city council meeting.

    The city previously approved a splash pad park area to be installed next to the Hillview Recreation Center. Bohannon said final work on the park has been scheduled.

    According to Bohannon, concrete is scheduled to be placed during the week of June 11. Once the concrete settles, she said the park should be ready to open.

  • Middle school students see consequences

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—How do you have kids gets a firsthand understanding of what a life of substance abuse can do without giving them the actual substance?

    You give them the cliff notes version.

    Close to 400 eighth graders from Mount Washington and Eastside middle schools were given the chance to “live through” sibling’s deaths, friends’ addictions and their own “go-to-jail” scenarios by attending “Truth and Consequences: The Choice is Yours.”

  • 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).

  • KSP charge Warren Co. man with child sex exploitation

     BOWLING GREEN On May 23, 2017, at approximately 11:28 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Kenneth C. Cosby, 50, on charges related to distribution and possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

    Cosby was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect sharing images of child sexual exploitation online.  

  • 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.

  • 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.