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Today's News

  • BE’s Jacob Bowles set to play for Southern Indiana

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Bullitt East senior baseball player Jacob Bowles will be the first to admit that he has been a ‘late bloomer’ when it comes to his sport.

    In fact, there was a time when his father, Bullitt East baseball coach Jeff Bowles, sat down with is son and mentioned the possibility of having to cut his son from a future Charger team. That was when Jacob was still in middle school, but the message took hold and the younger Bowles worked hard at his sport.

  • Comments result in call for action

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The controversy involving statements made by a local fire chief has led to several officials seeking action.

    And, one has asked Southeast Bullitt fire chief Julius Hatfield to resign.

    Hatfield, the long-time chief, made comments recently to a television reporter when she questioned actions taken by the fire district.

    Already under an examination by the state auditor’s office, the question revolved around spending and why several of the district’s six firehouses were not manned.

  • Businesses in MW part of effort to encourage shopping at home on Saturday

     MOUNT WASHINGTON  - Looking for some unique gifts for Christmas this year? 

    Why not shop local.

    This will be the second year Mount Washington will be participating in the Small Business Saturday effort, said Lori Puchino, director for the Main Street program.

    “I just want people to realize the difference it will make shifting the way they spend even just a little, the impact could be phenomenal,” she said. “One out of every three dollars stays in your city.”

  • Emotional message delivered to BAC students on life lessons

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Quinton Higgins has something to be thankful for every day that he wakes up.

    But, for a number of years, that wasn’t the sentiment felt by the Radcliff resident.

    Instead, Higgins was a mess. A self-proclaimed mess.

    Students at the Bullitt Alternative Center intently listened recently as Higgins told his story on how his life nearly ended at the age of 15.

  • Beautification work will take time to be in full bloom

     CLERMONT - It will take little bit of time for the beautification project at exit 112 to come to full bloom, Executive Tourism Director Troy Beam told commission members at a recent Shepherdsville/Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission meeting.

    He said Phillips Brothers had completed their work and staff from Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest visited the site recently and planted about 200 trees, but it will take awhile for those plants and the native grasses and wildflowers to bloom.

  • Let us give much thanks

     It is that time each year that we take a few moments to give thanks.

    No matter our situation, there should always be an opportunity to thank others for what we have in life.

    Sometimes, we don’t have everything that we want. Others may not even have everything that we need.

    While the millions of dollars spent on elections could be put to better uses, that is not reality.

    Instead, we help others when we can without the need for any praise or publicity.

    We help ourselves as much as possible.

  • After years of service, it is time for chief to resign

     In the past 30 years, there is no memory of ever asking a public official to step down from his or her post.

    In the case of Southeast Bullitt fire chief Julius Hatfield, we think it is more than appropriate to make that request.

    (A special meeting was planned for Tuesday evening. The only item on the agenda was an announcement by Hatfield.)

  • Turkey disease hits region as big holiday nears

     Local officials are scratching their heads - and other areas - determining how they could allow a highly infectious disease to potentially ruin the local Thanksgiving holiday.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court, in collaboration with the Bullitt County Cooperative Extension Service and the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) Bernheim Chapter, officially prepared a statement warning local residents to avoid turkeys this year.

  • BBB Tips: Black Friday Shopping

     Are you counting down the days and hours until Black Friday shopping? It’s time to start planning! Remember, all deals are not created equal and the fine print is often the most important thing! Before you head out the door, and get caught up in the frenzy, BBB offers these tips:

  • Sheriffs seize records in Southeast Bullitt investigation

     The Bullitt County Sheriffs Department has seized records from Southeast Bullitt Fire Department and chief Julius Hatfield as part of an ongoing investigation.

    As of Tuesday, no charges have been filed. However, Capt. Mike Murdoch of the Sheriffs Office said the next step will be to take information to the Commonwealth's Attorney to discuss the matter going to the grand jury for possible indictment.