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Today's News

  • Mount Washington brings sweet smell to odor issue at sewer plant

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - In the past month Mount Washington mayor Barry Armstrong has encouraged city residents to report any continuous odor issues stemming from the city’s sewer treatment plant.

    It has been a long-running complaint from residents in the area.

    But the smell is apparently a little sweeter for nearby property owners.

    The city has worked to resolve issues since a June council meeting, which included a number of residents addressing the situation.

  • No major changes for the long-time league in 2015

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- There is nothing wrong with the status quo.

    Following a year in which the Greater Bullitt County Youth Football League saw one of its biggest changes of the past decade (shifting the ‘A’ Division from nine teams to six and making it more along the lines of middle school football), the league is pretty much operating without change on the eve of the start of the season Saturday.

  • BE’s Davenport follows baseball pipeline to Spalding

     MOUNT WASHINGTON –Life is good when the college that you want to attend, wants you.

    That was the story earlier this summer for Bullitt East senior pitcher Hayden Davenport when Spalding University head coach Jeremy Sleetlinger came calling. The Golden Eagles were exactly the school that Davenport was looking to attend.

    That desire had been present since former Bullitt East teammate Jacob Woodruff joined the Spalding program two years ago. A year ago, Bullitt East pitcher Chase Patton also joined the Golden Eagles’ program.

  • Middle, high schools ready to get year started; college, career still main focus

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Opening day at the middle and high school level features a tremendous amount of excitement and anticipation.

    Students are eager to return and meet friends, while teachers are encouraged about the endless possibilities of preparing young minds for success.

    Here’s a look at some of the new things students and parents can look forward to when the BCPS school year begins on Wednesday:

    BERNHEIM

    Principal Troy Kolb’s big message for all Bernheim students is to become distinguished by excellence.

  • City, group working to get skate park started

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Two groups continue to skate around specific issues, but they are working together to make a Mount Washington BMX/skate park one step closer to existence.

    Crystal Goodman and Brent Wheeler, representing the Bikes with Wings Foundation, discussed final plans with the Mount Washington City Council, with both sides hoping to start work on the new park.

    According to Goodman, the construction drawings for the park had been completed.

    “We’re waiting in a stamp of approval from the city,” she said.

  • Price may determine immediate fate of remodeling vs. two new school buildings

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The planning for renovation work at two elementary schools had already been put into place.

    Principals at Maryville and Mount Washington Elementary schools had worked with staff members, central office personnel and architects to devise a way that massive renovation work could be done while classes were in session.

    However, as each of the projects came in well over budget, the future of the work could be in doubt.

  • Should county look at tax for ambulance service?

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Would a tax on ambulance service to be paid by all property owners in Bullitt County ever become a reality?

    Probably not.

    But, in attending conferences with magistrates from throughout the state, it is one of the revenue-generating ideas used in some areas.

    So, Bullitt County magistrate Joe Rayhill threw it topic out on the table.

    In a meeting of the Bullitt Emergency Services committee, Rayhill said he didn’t know if applying an ambulance tax on all property owners would be good or bad.

  • Schools focused on continuing positive movement

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Students probably enjoyed the fact that classes in Bullitt County will start a week later than in past years.

    But, the maintenance crew of the school system may have enjoyed the extra few days of summer break even more.

    Ready or not, an estimated 13,000 students will be returning to the classrooms on Wednesday.

    “I think we’re ready,” said superintendent Keith Davis. “But I think that extra week really helped us in building readiness.”

  • LEGO CAMP

     HEBRON ESTATES - At one summer camp, the students were proud to be known as blockheads.

    Freedom Elementary hosted a summer Lego camp, presented by the school’s Family Resource Center.

    Teacher Kristen Axline led students through creative math, science and language arts projects designed around Lego toys.

    Students created marble mazes and cars with the building blocks, as well as creating a superhero based on Lego designs.

    The camp was available to Freedom students entering grades 3-5.

  • Business to bring many more smiles to kids’ faces in Shepherdsville

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A new business location hopes to bring more smiles than ever to the area.

    Mortenson Dental Partners have officially opened a child-based operation, kid’s dentistree, in Shepherdsville.

    Meanwhile, another Mortenson operation, Braces Braces Braces, has moved out of its original location and across the street, sharing a building with kid’s dentistree.

    The two operations cater toward children, with kid’s dentistree offering standard dental care for children, while Braces Braces Braces features orthodontics.