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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.  

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • Jewish South part of group to be sold by parent firm

     HILL VIEW — If the city of Hillview hopes to have a hospital built in its community, it will not be owned and operated by KentuckyOne Health.

    The health system announced on Friday that it would be placing its Louisville area facilities, including Jewish Hospital Medical Center South in Hillview, up for sale.

    According to a release, KentuckyOne Health will focus its operations on a smaller footprint centered in Central and Eastern Kentucky.

  • Harlan Co. man charged with child sex offenses

     HARLAN On May 23, 2017, at approximately 1:09 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Clayton E. Lee, 60, on charges related to possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

    Lee was arrested as the result of an Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after Post 10-Harlan investigators received information regarding child sexual exploitation images being located on Lee’s computer.

  • Indictments issued on sex-related allegations in Bullitt County cases

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Four individuals have been indicted on sex-related allegations by the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

    Christopher C. Hamilton has been indicted on the charges of rape, sodomy and incest.

    According to the indictment, Hamilton allegedly had sexual intercourse between January 2011 and Dec. 31, 2015, with a female under 12 years of age.

    During that same period, he allegedly had deviate sexual intercourse with a female less than 12 years old.

    And he also had intercourse with a person that he should have known was a relative.

  • Former Henderson Co. church treasurer guilty of embezzlement

     OWENSBORO – The former treasurer of Greater Norris Baptist Church, located in Henderson County, Kentucky, was sentenced in United States District Court today, by Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr., to 21 months in prison, followed by a three year period of supervised release and was ordered to pay $201,260.02 in restitution, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Motorcyclist killed in wreck in Pioneer Village

     PIONEER VILLAGE -- A motorcyclist trying to turn into a northern Bullitt County subdivision was struck and killed Saturday evening.

    According to Kentucky State Police spokesman Jeff Gregory, Aaron Jennette was stopped on westbound John Harper Highway around 11:15 p.m. on Saturday.

    Jennette, 32, was attempting to make a left-hand turn into Running Creek Drive, which is just east of Blue Lick Road.