Today's News

  • The Greek culture: Eastside Middle School style

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — Though it has evolved greatly over the past thousands of years, ancient Greek culture still plays a large part in today’s society. Students at Eastside Middle were given the opportunity to learn about it first hand: creating a museum for their classmates to visit.

    “When talking with the students, we realized many of them had never been to a museum before,” seventh grade social studies teacher Lauren Burress said.

  • Bacon new superintendent

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Public School Board has made its decision on the district’s new superintendent.

    The board unanimously selected William Jesse Bacon, principal of Simons Middle School in Flemingsburg.

    Bacon was one of four finalists for the position, joined by Matthew Shane Baker, director of district-wide programs for Greenup County Schools, Oldham County assistant principal Willie Foster, and longtime BCPS employee Becky Sexton, currently assistant superintendent of support services.

  • Financial planner charged in nationwide elder fraud sweep

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman announced today the grand jury indictment this week, of a Louisville financial advisor, charged with multiple counts of investment advisor fraud, money laundering, aggravated identity theft, and wire fraud. Today’s announcement is part of the largest coordinated sweep of elder fraud cases in history.

  • Bullitt East’s Woods selected as National Merit Scholarship finalist

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Bullitt East High School senior Sean Woods is a National Merit Scholarship Finalist.

    The 18 year-old son of Rick and Krista Woods of Mt. Washington is now one step away from earning a National Merit Scholarship.

    “I was very pleased to hear the news, as becoming a finalist solidifies my scholarship position,” he said.

    Principal Chris Mason posted a picture on the Bullitt East website with Sean and his official notification.

  • John Jacob Peacock went to Kentucky

     John Jacob Peacock was born in 1769 in New Jersey.  John Jacob is of Scottish Descent.

  • Mike Cook has passion to be next sheriff

      MOUNT WASHINGTON — His ultimate goal was to be the sheriff of Bullitt County.

    Mike Cook didn’t exactly know the timetable but he knew that was his dream job.

    In May, Cook will be one of eight Republicans seeking the nomination for sheriff in the May primary.

    “I have a passion to address the needs of the people of this county,” said Cook, who is currently chief deputy under sheriff Donnie Tinnell. “I want to do whatever is possible to make sure people are safe in their homes and businesses.”

  • Huff wants to bring business skills to Frankfort

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Tom Huff is not looking to become a career politician.

    Instead, he wants a two-year term and see what he can do as state representative of the 49th District.

    Huff has filed to run for the Republican nomination to the state House seat. The primary winner will face Democratic nominee Linda Belcher in the fall.

    A businessman for over 37 years in the community, Huff said he thought about running for the office for some time.

  • Hudson wants to open communications as magistrate

      MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Curt Hudson had completed 12 years on the Milltown, Ind., town council.

    He got married to a Mount Washington girl and decided to settle down in Bullitt County.

    He wasn’t looking to get involved in government.

    But, the itch returned and Hudson started to look around his community.

    “I like community service,” said Hudson.

    After attending a meeting of the Bullitt County Republican Party and talking with its chairman, Hudson said he seriously started to look at running for local office.

  • Bids taken to repair leaks at Maryville pool

     PIONEER VILLAGE — With summer around the corner, it is time to get the two remaining county pools operational.

    Assistant parks director Ed Etherton came before fiscal court last fall about a leak at the Maryville pool.

    He was told to bring the issue back up and that was Etherton mission recently.

    American Leak Detection did tests on the lines last fall and determined there was one leak in the deep end of the pool to be fixed.

  • Kentucky State Wrestling Tourney

     LEXINGTON -- A total of 12 local wrestlers took part in the Kentucky State Wrestling Tournament last Friday and Saturday at the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park.

    It was more a learning experience for the group which included eight wrestlers from Bullitt East and four from Bullitt Central. However, in the modified double-elimination event, the local wrestlers only recorded three victories. All three were by Bullitt East wrestlers including James Nash (right). The Chargers finished with a total of 10 team points while Bullitt Central failed to score.