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Today's News

  • NO TURN ON RED

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—After repeated attempts, the state has finally allowed the city of Mount Washington to place a “No Turn on Red” sign at the bypass…but it comes with a catch: the sign is only in operation three hours a day.

    Councilmember Greg Gentry first asked about the sign over a year ago, stating that the traffic coming from Louisville tends to back up the rest of the Bardstown Road and Highway 44 East intersection by continuing to turn right.

  • Mixed reaction to MW road decision

    MOUNT WASHINGTON— The city of Mount Washington is tired of waiting.

    Since 1962, the city has asked to have Highway 44 widened.

    Now, in 2017, the road is worse off than ever.

    “I’m sick and tired of waiting,” mayor Barry Armstrong said. “That’s all we’ve been doing.”

  • MW community mourns loss of Jasper

     Thomas R. Jasper, 86, of Mount Washington, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 20, 2017.

    He was a man of solid faith and a loving, dedicated family man. As an active, lifelong member of First Baptist Church Mt. Washington, he served as deacon and on various committees.

  • Jim Enlow, former police and fire chief, Veteran, dies

     A man who has served the community for over 40 years has died.

    James Allen Enlow, 67, of Shepherdsville, passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at Robley Rex VA Medical Center.

    Enlow was a member of Calvary Road Baptist Church. He was a former Shepherdsville Police officer and served as chief for a short time. He was also a former chief of the Shepherdsville Fire Department as well as a Bullitt County EMT.

    A Navy Seal and Vietnam veteran, Enlow was awarded the Silver Star, Gold Star and Purple Heart.

  • Eastside’s Faith named state’s best history teacher

     Kentucky’s 2017 History Teacher of the Year is Jennifer Faith of Eastside Middle School.

    “To be honest, I had put this award out of my mind because my application was submitted back in March,” she said. “I didn’t think that I had a chance but I was thankful for the acknowledgement. When I reviewed the email stating that I won, I was stunned and I am still in shock!”

    Faith appreciates the confidence of her principal, Troy Wood, who initiated the process which culminated in the award.

  • MW U-8 Baseball All-Stars

     The Mount Washington U-8 All-Stars played in the Kentucky Machine Pitch Extended Rules State Tournament over the weekend at the Okolona Youth League.

    In pool play, Mount Washington dropped a 12-6 decision to Prairie Village on Wednesday and then on Friday the squad fell to St. Matthews No. 1 by a 21-10 score.

    After pool play, the local team had to play Germantown and they fell in bracket play.

  • Former Russell Co. teacher sentenced 5 years for child sex exploitation

     LOUISVILLE – A Russell County, Kentucky, resident and former teacher, convicted of a crime involving the sexual exploitation of a minor, was sentenced in United States District Court yesterday, by District Judge Greg N. Stivers, to serve 60 months in prison, followed by a ten year period of supervised release and register as a sex offender in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. There is no parole in the federal prison system.

  • Huber selected principal at Bullitt Central High

     Erik Huber looks forward to Aug. 9th when he will greet Bullitt Central High School students as their new principal.

  • Shepherdsville police make arrests for separate shoplifting charges

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — A call on a shoplifter led to an added finding against a Shepherdsville man.

    Shepherdsville police responded to a shoplifting charge on July 11 at the Speedway on Highway 44 East.

    When officers arrived, Dustin Sturm, 32, was still on the property.

    Besides being in possession of the stolen merchandise, it was determined Sturm also had an outstanding warrant.

    He has been charged with theft by unlawful taking under $500 and served with the arrest warrant.

  • Students should check for accuracy on KEES money

     FRANKFORT — Kentucky high school students and 2017 graduates should check their Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) accounts for accuracy.

    KEES allows students to earn money for college by getting good grades in high school and for qualifying scores on the ACT or SAT. 

    Students eligible for free or reduced lunches may also earn awards for good scores on Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Cambridge Advanced International exams.