Today's News

  • 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.

  • Water loss possible in Bogard area

      MOUNT WASHINGTON — Mount Washington residents around Bogard Lane, Armstrong Lane and Bleemel Lane might be experiencing water loss due to a main break on Bogard.

    According to Public Works Administrative Assistant Angela Durbin, the city workers are currently working as quickly as they can to repair the break. The workers are also trying to isolate it to prevent a boil water advisory but, at this time, it’s too soon to know.

  • Siler finds similarities between teaching, working in the military

     HEBRON ESTATES - 1SG Gene Siler knows that working in a school building is not much different than working in the military.

    “There are many parallels of teaching a student and training a soldier,” he said.

    The retired Army veteran has done both, and his instructional skills led to his selection as the 2018 Bullitt County High School Teacher of the Year.

    Siler has worked with the North Bullitt JROTC program for three years. He is the first Bullitt County JROTC teacher to receive the award.

  • Forum Thursday on legalizing pot

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Is the state of Kentucky ready to legalize marijuana?

    While medical marijuana is gaining support in the state, the total legalization of marijuana is still facing an uphill battle.

    Several governmental agencies are looking at adopting resolutions to support medical marijuana usage in the commonwealth. That support would be a way to show legislators of the two bills dealing with medical usage.

    On Thursday, Feb. 22, Shepherdsville Government Center will be the site of a forum dealing with the legalization of marijuana.

  • Local social worker helps with crisis at Marshall Co.

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - There have been eight school shootings in the United States in 2018, and it is still February.

    One of the tragic events occurred in Kentucky, at Marshall County High School. The shootings coould happen anywhere, including in Bullitt County. Last week Bullitt Central was placed on soft lock down after a threatening letter was discovered by a school resource officer.