Today's News

  • North stays hot; big game next total in rout of Trojans from last year in two games

     JEFFERSONTOWN -- If it was a neighborhood pickup game of football and teams were selected based on what guys looked like without their shirts on, North Bullitt head coach Adam Billings wasn’t sure how quickly his players would be selected.

    But games on Friday nights are not played without shirts and pads.

    No matter what the comparison of physiques might reveal, North Bullitt was definitely the better football team on Friday night.

    The Eagles went to 3-0 on the season with an impressive 42-6 victory over Jeffersontown.

  • Craddock’s 332 receiving yards fuels BC win

     OKOLONA – Bullitt Central seniors Cameron Dukes and Chase Craddock are a set of Cedar Grove best friends.

    The two have been starters on the Cougars’ basketball team the past two winters, but it wasn’t until last spring that Dukes was able to talk his buddy into joining him on the football team. The friendship turned into instant chemistry on the football field between quarterback and wide receiver.

  • Harris invited to White House to talk about city’s healthy habits

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- The city of Mount Washington is about to get a whole lot healthier and the White House has taken notice!

    Councilmember Alice Harris has been invited to the White House in September after applying for the “Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties” (LMCTC) program.

    The LMCTC initiative grew out of the Let’s Move! program launched by First Lady Michelle Obama in an effort to help encourage healthy and active lifestyles for children across America so that those children can grow up healthier and pursue their dreams.

  • MW Lions presents $50,000 to city for parks project

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Thanks to a check from the Mount Washington Lions Club, the city park is about to get a lot more family friendly.

    The Lions Club gave a $50,500 check to the city of Mount Washington to renovate the park located behind Mount Washington Elementary School.

    Renovations include a fenced in play area for children under 5, a padded floor to prevent injuries and new play equipment to replace the existed current rusted equipment. The park will also become handicap accessible for children of all ages.

  • Construction to begin Tuesday on new Martin Hill Road bridge

     LOUISVILLE -- The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has awarded a contract for replacement of a bridge on KY 1417 (Martin Hill Road) in Bullitt County.

    The road has been closed since flood water from Knob Creek washed away the bridge approach on April 3.

    Mac Construction of New Albany, Ind., was awarded this contract in amount of $1.2 million.

    Construction is scheduled to begin on Sept. 8.

  • Fox Chase continues study of validity of past ordinances

     FOX CHASE - City ordinances were the main focal point of the Fox Chase August council meeting.

    Mayor Owen Taylor credited council members Sandy Higgins and David Selby for reviewing city ordinances to determine if any were now defunct, or if some could be combined into one ordinance.

    According to Selby, most of the ordinances appeared viable. He mentioned the city’s website displayed some older budget ordinances that could be removed to avoid confusion.

  • Gwinn Hahn selected as district’s top volunteer for retired teachers

     Gwinn Hahn was recently honored by the Kentucky Retired Teaches Association District Five as its volunteer of the year.

    The majority of her volunteer hours were devoted to the Bowman Valley Schoolhouse Project.

    She gave an update of the progress to save and renovate the last African-American schoolhouse in the county.

    It is now located next to the Bullitt County Board of Education office.

    Hahn is presented with her award by Fifth District president Allen Schuler. Both educators retired from Bullitt Central High School.

  • County looks at long-term plan to replace HVAC units at jail

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- After 14 years of housing inmates, the Bullitt County Detention Center is showing its age.

    First, the county is trying to locate the cause of mold, which is growing in three rooms.

    Second, the 17 air conditioning units atop the jail are showing their age.

    Jailer Martha Knox presented a bid on replacing a couple of the units.

    Magistrate Joe Rayhill said the county’s administrative code calls for three bids to be secured on anything over $500.

  • Ethics commission to meet with parties

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Ethic charges were recently filed by a member of the Shepherdsville City Council against two of her cohorts on the town board.

    But are the complaints valid enough to have a hearing before the Shepherdsville Ethics Commission?

    That three-member board will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 15, to determine the fate of the complaint filed by Gloria Taft.

  • Attorneys for accused ask for dismissal of charges

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Attorneys for two Shepherdsville city councilmembers named in an ethics complaint are asking that the charges be dropped.

    In documents obtained through an open records request, attorneys Walter A. Sholar and Thomas B. Givhan have asked that the Shepherdsville Ethics Commission not pursue a formal hearing against their clients, Larry Hatfield and Bernard Brown, respectively.