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Today's News

  • Defense continues to haunt Central

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – After the first two weeks of the season, Bullitt Central softball coach Mike Phillips was marveling at how many games his team had played despite some ‘iffy’ weather.

    Well those times are catching up with the maroon and gray as they got to play just one game last week. Over the last two weeks, the team has played just three games heading into spring break.

    On Tuesday, the Lady Cougars did get to play at home, but they came out on the short end of a 6-1 decision to Christian Academy.

  • War on Heroin: Standing-room only crowd listens to new approach to solving issue

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It will not be a problem that law enforcement officials can solve.

    And it won’t be a situation that medication is the answer.

    Most certainly, counseling alone will not alleviate the country of this growing cause of death.

    However, a multi-faceted approach has begun in Bullitt County to combat the issue of heroin abuse.

    Officials with Seven Counties Services unveiled a new comprehensive recovery approach before a standing-room only crowd on Thursday.

  • MW wants to get control of signs

     MOUNT WASHINGTON-- Sometimes you just need a sign and, for the city of Mount Washington, Homearama was the sign that it needed to clean up its signs.

    According to Community Planning and Development Director Lori Puchino, the city has a lot of work to do in preparation of the estimated 15,000 visitors expected to come through town this July.

  • Runners get ready to have your own facilities

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Runners… take your mark.

    By next spring, track and field competitors in Bullitt County should once again have a place to call home.

    After some negotiating with the two low bidders, a price was reached to repair and rubberize the three high school track facilities that the Bullitt County Public School Board could accept.

    The board unanimously approved the low bid of Corbett Construction Co.

  • Rental units in Hillview may have to be inspected

     HILLVIEW -- Over the past few years, the number of homes which have fallen into foreclosure has risen.

    Hillview mayor Jim Eadens is concerned that many are being purchased and then rented out.

    His bigger concern is that the homes that are rented out do not currently require any inspections.

    “I’m concerned that these rental homes are not being maintained,” said Eadens.

    The topic arose at one of the recent caucus meetings hosted by the Hillview City Council.

  • Last minute talks should not be ‘norm’ for state officials

     So, we have one official day left in this year’s General Assembly before a special session is called to get a budget approved.

    We understand politics. The budget normally comes down to the wire, sometimes requiring clocks to be unplugged.

    Maybe it is the change of the guard in the governor’s mansion.

    Maybe it is the change in styles of the state’s highest officeholder.

    Maybe it is that mandate where basically 17 percent of the state’s voting population decided who would be the next governor.

  • Budget talks hit stalemate again

     The Kentucky General Assembly met last Friday in its 59th day, and with one day to spare in our 60-day session, efforts to reach compromise on the state’s next two-year budget plan have stalled.

    House and Senate members of the conference committee met for many hours over several days, yet in the end, the House Majority drew the line at protecting public education, while the Senate continues to press the governor’s push to make deep cuts to the budgets of the state’s public colleges and universities.

  • Budget needs to be fiscally sound

     FRANKFORT- As the 2016 Session of the Kentucky General Assembly comes to a close, I have been hard at work in Frankfort fighting for a fiscally responsible budget and moving priority pieces of legislation on to the Governor’s desk.

    Budget negotiations are consuming all of the oxygen in the halls of the capitol, with both sides working to keep their priorities in place. 

    Unfortunately, this means that there has been little movement towards passing a final budget for the Commonwealth, which totals around $21 billion over two years. 

  • East takes advantage of early errors to beat BC

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Bullitt Central baseball coach G.J. Moore knew that his team needed an almost perfect outing on Wednesday if it expected to compete with Sixth Region rival Bullitt East.

    Unfortunately, it didn’t happen.

    A misplayed fly ball in the first inning led to two early runs and it was all down hill from there as Bullitt East smacked a pair of home runs in rolling to a 12-1 win in five innings.

  • Willis, Troutman both have great junior seasons

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The college basketball season ended this week officially, but as everyone knows, the sport rarely takes a break in these parts.

    The two most high-level Bullitt County players in the college ranks this winter were obviously former Bullitt East teammates Derek Willis at the University of Kentucky and Rusty Troutman at Bellarmine University.