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Today's News

  • Two dead in Nelson Co. after multiple vehicle collision

     BARDSTOWN - Kentucky State Police Post 4 Troopers responded to a multi vehicle fatal collision in Nelson Co. Friday evening.

  • Greenbrier group working to get improvements to its portion of road

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— Residents have rallied together to fix a failing road in Mount Washington.

    Greenbrier Road is an interesting one. If a driver turns onto it from Highway 44 and continue straight, it becomes Wales Run Road about a mile down. That straight strip is considered a state road.

    However, if a driver turns onto it from Highway 44 and curves with it before the bridge, the narrower Greenbrier Road is considered the county’s property.

  • Mount Washington has own electrical inspector

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— When the city of Mount Washington gets tired of waiting, it takes matters into its own hands.

    Recently, the city council voted to approve the addition of an electrical inspector.

    “We were in situations a lot of times where we were having to wait for inspections,” mayor Barry Armstrong said.

    While the city previously had its own inspector for the smaller stuff, the county was the only option they had to rely to on.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning August 13, 2017

     Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so the information below is strictly of an advisory nature and is subject to change with no notice.

     

    Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night.  Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis.

     

  • Davis to retire as superintendent at end of the current school year

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — When he was named interim superintendent 11 years ago, Keith Davis saw the potential in the Bullitt County Public School System.

    He knew that as an assistant principal, a principal and director of finance in Bullitt County that there were pockets of great education.

    As the district went through a major construction phase, Davis knew that the low academic numbers must improve.

    Davis enters his final year at the helm of one of the most improved districts in the state of Kentucky.

  • District won’t take TRIP as questions still unanswered

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A brand new teacher education incentive program approved by the Bullitt County School Board in May has been suspended before it even started.

    A legal concern within the plans of the new Teacher Retention and Induction Program (TRIP) led to a split vote by board members to halt the program immediately, one week prior to a Boot Camp training event for potential participants.

  • Interstate 65 widening in top three in new highway repair plan

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — When the state legislature approves its six-year road plan, there are many hopes and dreams.

    Unfortunately, more than 90 percent of those projects have no funding associated with the work.

    Gov. Matt Bevin imposed the challenge to find a data-driven, objective and transparent way to rank projects throughout the state.

    Projects were based on criteria such as improving safety; preserving existing infrastructure; reducing congestion; fueling economic development; and spending tax dollars wisely.

  • MW could start liquor sales earlier on Sundays

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—Those wanting to watch a game at noon on Sunday in Mount Washington might have the chance to enjoy an alcoholic beverage with their restaurant meals.

    An ordinance amending sections of the Alcoholic Beverage Licenses chapter was read at a recent city council meeting that would allow Sunday sales to begin at Noon rather the current 1 p.m. 

    All locations selling alcohol would still have to end sales at midnight each night.

  • Allen retires after taking MWMS to new heights

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— Three hundred and fifty thousand miles.

    That’s how far Dr. Denise Allen has driven to and from work the past 12 years.

    In measures of time, that’s an estimated 5,760 hours or 720 eight-hour workdays, the equivalent of three years of work for an educator.

    That Lexington-based drive ended this summer though, when Allen retired as principal at Mount Washington Middle School.

    “I’ve spent 20 percent of my life here,” she said.

  • Weatherization funding still available for Bullitt County

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - Summer is here and the weather is heating up, but a local agency hopes to help take out the worry for some homeowners needing a little more summertime assistance.

    The Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency is offering its Weatherization program, designed to assist qualified families and seniors in paying utility bills and preparing their homes to be more energy-efficient.

    The program is offered annually with assistance from the Department of Energy and funded in part through the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.