Today's News

  • Lady Chargers’ big surge comes up just short

     FERN CREEK – A 16-2 run midway through the second half pulled the Bullitt East Lady Chargers within 64-62 early in the fourth quarter, but the Lady Chargers could not get over the hump against arch-rival Mercy in the championship game of the Girls’ 24th District Tournament on Thursday at Fern Creek High School.

    This was the eighth consecutive 24th District final featuring Bullitt East and Mercy. The Lady Chargers had won the two previous years, but Mercy now has a 6-2 record in post-season play at the district level.

  • Lady Eagles need late rally to win another title

     OKOLONA -- With a minute to go and North Bullitt climbing back to take a two-point lead, veteran coach David Marion and Emily Twyman were alone.

    His message was simple, if you get the ball, go hit a layup. 

    On cue, senior Hailey Free got the ball and found Twyman open inside. The junior forward calmly put the ball in the basket.

    Down nine to open the final frame, North Bullitt went on an 18-3 run to win its seventh straight District 23 title.

  • Cougars win first district title in four years

     OKOLONA – A perfect week ended for the Bullitt Central Cougars on Friday with the program’s first district title since 2014 as the maroon and gray led from start to finish to beat Moore 58-45.

    Coach Jessie Curry’s team came into the post-season seeded fourth in the five-team district and that meant an opening round game against Evangel. The Cougars passed that test with flying colors, winning 102-57.

  • Mt. Washington financial reserves back in great shape once again

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— Just like the ponds in the rain, Mount Washington’s reserves are full again.

    Two years ago, the city set up a Bond Anticipation Notice (BAN) with First Citizens Bank of Mount Washington to assist with numerous projects throughout the city.

    Now that the community park, the largest of those projects, is three-fourths of the way finished, the time was right to cash in the bonds and refill the emptying reserves.


     It’s not quite 1997, but it’s easy to see where fear of another flood has reached the city of Lebanon Junction.

    This time, though, the city is prepared.

    “We can’t make it not rain, but we can be ready for it,” mayor Larry Dangerfield said.

    Though some in poor health evacuated early as a precaution, Dangerfield wasn’t too fearful Friday afternoon of what the weekend had in store. He and public works director Chaz Sullivan check the floodwall often and are working to prepare what they have jurisdiction over.

  • Clerk denies any vote fraud in election

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  -- Linda Belcher came away with the victory and Bullitt County clerk Kevin Mooney came away with a project to fix some coding issues for voters in a Mount Washington subdivision.

    Belcher collected 3,386 votes compared to 1,561 for Rebecca Johnson to win the right to fill out the term of the late Dan Johnson in the 49th District House of Representatives.

    The three-term Democrat collected 68.4 percent of the vote. 

  • Belcher reclaims seat by large margin

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  -- There was a collective sign of relief as the polls closed on Tuesday evening.

    Linda Belcher will return to Frankfort sometime this week as the 49th District House of Representative.

    She won a special election on Tuesday by recording 3,386 votes, or 68.45 percent. Republican nominee Rebecca Johnson had 1,561 votes.

    The special election was held to fill the remaining 10 months of Dan Johnson’s term. Johnson, spouse of the Republican nominee, died in December.

  • Home school, private school students can get ILP access from state

     Kentucky students who attend private or home schools have free access to Individual Learning Plans from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority.

    KHEAA works with Career Cruising, which provides the ILP the state uses in all public schools, to give private and home school students in grades 6 through 12 the same planning tool.

    ILPs let students explore careers, set up education plans, create résumés and establish personal goals to become college and career ready.

  • East’s Mantell to play football at Lindsey Wilson

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – It is not too often that a football player has to return home from college for his signing ceremony, but that was the case recently for Bullitt East senior Daniel Mantell.

    Or is it Lindsey Wilson freshman Daniel Mantell?

    Mantell has already graduated from Bullitt East, a goal he accomplished in December. He then started classes at Lindsey Wilson for the spring semester.

  • Kasey the Fire Dog visits schools

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — So easy a dog can do it.

    That’s the premise behind the Kasey Fire Protection Program.

    Retired firefighter and paramedic of 31 years Jeff Owens started the Kasey Program over 25 years ago with his trusty black lab, Kasey, to teach elementary aged students how to react in case they’re ever in a fiery situation.

    An Indiana native, Owens recently visited Mount Washington, Roby and Maryville Elementary with Kasey and his rescuer-in-training, Kali.