Today's News

  • Sixth try nets city leader for night

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It only took six times and 15 minutes to decide who would lead the Shepherdsville City Council meeting last Monday.

    With mayor Curtis Hockenbury absent due to illness, the task of selecting which council member would preside over the meeting proved to be the most difficult part of the evening.

    City attorney Walter Sholar laid out the groundwork -- the six council members would conduct a secret ballot.

    The presiding officer for the night must be from one of the six town board members.

  • MW to support medical pot at state level

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — Medically, the Mount Washington City Council is pro-marijuana.

    The council unanimously approved a resolution stating their support of legalizing medical cannabis in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

    After the topic was brought up in multiple council meetings, Mayor Barry Armstrong read a statement regarding his personal views on the topic.

  • MW encounters trouble with unflushable items

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — It’s a dirty topic but it has to be discussed: flushable toiletry wipes are not as flushable as they seem.

    Letters were recently sent out to Mount Washington residents on the city’s sewer system explaining the harmful effects of flushing anything but toilet paper down the pipes.

    Lift station supervisor Wayne Votaw also spoke at a recent council meeting to help get the point across a little more with videos and pictures taken by his crews of the tangled mess the wipes have caused the workers.

  • Shrek the Musical

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt Central Drama Club’s latest effort had students flying high.

    The club presented “Shrek The Musical Jr.” based on the popular Disney tale.

    As part of the production, ZFX Flying Effects worked with the club to help a few of the actors fly across the Bullitt Central stage.

    The Drama Club is directed by Bullitt Central instructor Sara Anderson, who gave credit to the students for taking charge and working very hard to offer a special family-friendly production.

  • Bulliit East claims state dance title

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — It’s unusual for a young team to be the best in the state for any sport. It’s even more unusual when no Bullitt County high school has ever won the state title for a dance competition.

    That didn’t stop the Bullitt East Dance Team from becoming the Grand State Champions at the 10th annual Kentucky Dance Coaches Association competition.

    “It’s pretty awesome,” captain Keiley Sewell said.

  • Two teams manage to beat last week’s snow

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  — Mother Nature continued to play tricks with spring sports.

    Tennis did not escape the elements but one boys’ team beat the snow and another got the chance to play after the snow.

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    The Eagles went to Highview Park on Monday and came home with a 2-1 victory over Moore in its first match of the season.

    Gavin Simmerman lost to Moore’s Parker Hargrove in the lone singles match.

  • Felons charged in surge to reduce violent crime

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman announced that the Louisville Federal Grand Jury returned 21 felony indictments charging 23 individuals this week with multiple counts, including firearms violations, possession and distribution of scheduled drugs as well as the filing of an additional criminal complaint of two Tennessee residents charged in a conspiracy of stealing nearly one-hundred firearms from dealers licensed in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

  • I-65 pothole patching on Friday

     Kentucky Transportation Cabinet maintenance crews will be patching potholes Friday, March 23, on Interstate 65 South in Bullitt County.

    Work will begin at 9 am near the Jefferson/Bullitt County line. Crews will work in a mobile operation and proceed south to the Bullitt/Hardin County line.

    All work is scheduled to be completed by noon. Motorists should expect some delays in this area.

  • Rivers Edge finds perfect spot to call new home

      SHEPHERDSVILLE — A popular event location has moved slightly inland.

    Rivers Edge Events and Rentals spent the past five years at the corner of Buckman Street and Joe B. Hall Avenue. After Journey church purchased the building last fall, they knew they needed to scout out a new place.

    “We loved how much the Shepherdsville community loved us and we knew we needed to find a better spot and start all over there,” owner Barbara Sivells said.

  • Lady Cougar softball looking to escape from a terrible funk

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Bullitt Central softball coach Mike Phillips will be the first to tell you that his team hasn’t been very good in recent years.

    The last time the Lady Cougars had a winning record was in 2013 when that squad finished with a 20-8 mark. Over the past four years, there have been just 29 wins and 81 losses.

    Last year the team slipped to 5-20.