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Today's News

  • Lawson, Wheeler seek Second District position

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - While neither have served in county government, both contenders for the seat of Second District magistrate are well-known in the community.

    And both have served on the Mount Washington City Council.

    Democratic nominee Brent Wheeler was unopposed in the spring and had a chance to watch as Gary Lawson survived the Republican primary to set up the November battle.

    The winner will take the seat currently held by Robert Hunt, who was defeated by Lawson in the spring.

    GARY LAWSON

  • Bullitt County Night at regional left BE standing

     HIGHVIEW – It was a historic night for Bullitt County sports on Wednesday as all three local soccer programs played in the semi-finals of the Girls’ Sixth Region Tournament at Mercy High School.

    While all three teams had made the regional tournament the year before, this was the first time all three won opening round games. In fact, it is the first time in any sport that all three Bullitt County schools have reached such a lofty spot in the post-season at the same time.

  • Cross-country post-season starts running on Saturday

     BARDSTOWN – In the final tune-up for all three programs before the Region 3 meet this Saturday, the area cross-country teams competed in the Mid-Kentucky Athletic Conference Meet at the Bluegrass Expo Center.

    The day belonged to Bullitt East as they won both the boys’ and the girls’ titles while in addition Lady Charger junior Sierra Poppell continued her strong season by winning the girls’ race by over a minute. Poppell has moved into the top-10 runners across the state in Class 3-A this season.

  • Final week of the regular season has everyone home

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – With all the regular season district play out of the way, the three area football teams now know the path ahead of them in the Class 5-A play-offs.

    First, the teams get a chance to regroup and fix any late problems with one last regular season contest this week. What works out best is that all three teams will be at home for those games so they can celebrate Senior Night in style.

  • Grading is complicated

     The lasted round of assessment results have been reported.

    They are publicly available on the Kentucky Department of Education website and you can look at overall district scores as well as those of individual schools.

    You can look at data collected on students’ performance in all core curriculum areas.

    You can find program reviews related to writing, arts and humanities, practical living and career studies, and the primary program. 

  • Mitchell, Thomas battle for First District seat

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- In the battle for First District magistrate, there will be a race between a total newcomer to the political circles and a man who has served several terms on fiscal court.

    The winner will replace Ruthie Ashbaugh, the current magistrate in the district that runs from western Bullitt County to Mount Washington.

    Michael Thomas was unopposed in the Democratic primary. This is his first political race.

    Dennis Mitchell won the Republican primary over Ashbaugh in an attempt to return to fiscal court, where he served 13 years.

  • Precautions needed when taking kids out for annual Trick or Treat adventures

     It is fast approaching the fun filled night of Halloween; the Shepherdsville Police Department wants to share with you some important tips to keep you and your family safe.  

    If your child is participating in a traditional “trick or treat” evening, always make sure you walk on the sidewalks and cross the street at the intersections.  

    Make sure an adult is with your child as they make their way through the neighborhood. 

    Another thing to take in consideration is the costume that your child wears. 

  • Wantland, Webber bid for 26th District House

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - One candidate believes that he could be part of a philosophical difference in state government.

    The other believes he is someone that will be seen and be heard both in Bullitt County and in Frankfort.

    The race for the newly-revamped 26th District will pit Republican incumbent Russell Webber and Scott Wantland, a Democrat making his first run at office.

    SCOTT WANTLAND

    A major concern of Wantland the past two years has little to do with what side of a political aisle a person takes.

  • Three battle for county judge’s seat

     A look at the three candidates running for the office of Bullitt County Judge/Executive in the general election on Nov. 4.

    DEPP RASNER

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Being Bullitt County Judge/Executive is a lot like being a coach of a team.

    And Depp Rasner believes that it is time to change the head coach in Bullitt County government.

    Running on the Independent ticket, Rasner will challenge incumbent Melanie Roberts and Democratic nominee Tony Thompson next week for the county’s top position.

  • THINK PINK: Gathering part education, part inspirational

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Men and women gathered at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre for a night of “celebration and education.”

    This was the third year for Think Pink‚ sponsored by the Bullitt County Health Department, Bullitt County Breast Cancer Support Group, Kentucky Cancer Program and Cooperative Extension Office.

    Guests had a chance to chat, visit booths and sample some appetizers before listening to speakers.