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Today's News

  • High winds, not tornado, hits MW area

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- A fast moving storm hit Bullitt County on Saturday afternoon but the National Weather Service’s survey of the area did not reveal a tornado.

    At around 5:05 p.m. on Saturday, reports of a heavy storm left a path of wind damage, mainly on either side of Highway 44 from the Pleasant Grove area to Mount Washington.

    Numerous trees and power lines were down in the area.

    There was also structural damage to several buildings and reports of roof damage were numerous in the area.

  • Free app can make it easier to provide info to first responders

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- McFarland-Troutman-Proffitt Funeral Home has graciously invested back into the community in order to promote the saving of lives. 

    The owners recognized a very unique opportunity to assist our local first responders through an ingenious marketing initiative that could help save lives.  The funeral home asks that you download the Vital ICE (In Case of Emergency) app, from either the Apple App Store or Google Play, for your smart phone and enter in their code: #7738. 

  • Bullitt County has many things to be thankful for

    As we enter this holiday season, Bullitt County residents should be thankful for many things.

    Are there things which the county suffers a black eye from time to time? Sure.

    But that is common with any place in the United States.

    It is during this Thanksgiving week that we need to look a little deeper.

    We should be thankful that we aren’t waking up every day or going to sleep every night with a new homicide in the news. With the population reaching 80,000, the odds of bad things happening increases.

  • Hunters Hollow looks for sign locations

    HUNTERS HOLLOW - Not everyone in Hunters Hollow is as welcoming as the city commission.

    In recent months the commission has looked at placing welcome signs at the city’s two primary entrances along Hillview Boulevard, at Angelina Drive and Balboa Court.

    The signs would be made with brick and placed along the easements. However, the commission was seeking approval from various landowners to place signs on their properties, though still within the city easements.

  • Roby will be at UL in the spring, not with BE

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – While Taylor Roby went through the signing ceremony at Bullitt East recently, she will not be playing softball for the Lady Chargers in the spring.

    At the suggestion of the University of Louisville, Roby will graduate from Bullitt East at the end of the first semester in December and will then start taking classes at Louisville in January. She will then redshirt next spring with the Lady Cards before becoming a full member of that team in the spring of 2019.

  • East’s Poole makes quick work of picking Spalding

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – When the high school soccer season ended on Oct. 20 for Julia Poole, she thought she had played her last competitive game.

    But in short order, feelings of look not playing the sport she loved started to creep into her mind. A couple of phone calls later Poole was in contact with Spalding head coach Shilo Rayburn and a visit was arranged. On the spot, Poole committed to the Golden Eagles.

    On Nov. 9, at a ceremony in the Bullitt East Media Center, Poole made it all official, signing with the school located in downtown Louisville.

  • BE’s Roby finally makes it all official with Louisville

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Over three years after announcing that she would play softball at the University of Louisville, Bullitt East senior Taylor Roby got to make it official recently when she signed all the paperwork during a ceremony in the school’s Media Center.

    Louisville head coach Nancy Pearsall was the first major college coach to offer Roby after the pitcher had attended camps at the college for a number of years. While Roby also heard from Ohio State and Florida State, her heart was always with the Lady Cards.

  • More local KTCCCA runners; tough football foes

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – A couple of weeks ago we had a story on the Kentucky Track and Cross Country Coaches Association Meet of Champions on Oct. 21 at Masterson Station Park in Lexington.

    A few more names have come to us that were left out of the original story.

    Little Flock Christian Academy in northern Bullitt County had a handful of runners take part in the big meet that serves as the unofficial Middle School State Championships as well as having races for younger athletes also.

  • Lady Cougar hoops is a work in progress

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Rome wasn’t built in a day.

    The same goes for the Bullitt Central Lady Cougar basketball program as they work to become significant again in the highly competitive Louisville area.

    As head coach Josh Cravens enters his second season at the helm, the painful building process is back at square one. You can’t even call it a ‘rebuilding’ job as the Lady Cougars went 6-23 last season.

  • Politicians will have more days for signage

      HILLVIEW — The city of Hillview now has new regulations on signage.

    However, it might take a masters degree to understand it.

    While not that complicated, those wishing to place new signage in the city of Hillview will need to make sure all the permits and applications are secured.

    Or you could face a fine.

    The Hillview City Council voted 6-0 to approve the revised ordinance.

    For those running for elected office, it will mean you have a few more days to post your signs.