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Today's News

  • Educators pose many questions; legislators have few answers

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  -- The current pension discussions in Frankfort have raised more questions than answers.

    And, before a crowd of around 250 educators, that was the message delivered by two members of the state House of Representatives.

    State Rep. Russell Webber and state Rep. Dan Johnson took questions during a forum sponsored by the Bullitt County Education Association.

    (State Rep. James Tipton, who was in a caucus meeting in Frankfort, and state Sen. Dan Seum were not present.)

  • Bullitt County gets high marks for role in JCTC success

     In a world of change in the post-secondary education field, Bullitt County is still a strong community.

    At least, in the eyes of the president of Jefferson Community and Technical College.

    Dr. Ty Handy was the keynote speaker at the recent Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce annual dinner.

    With 12,000 students enrolled in JCTC classes, the biggest growth remains in the dual credit courses.

    High school students take courses that will fulfill their graduation requirements, as well as earn college credits.

  • Title game truly Golden for undefeated East

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  — Coming into the championship game for the A Division of the Greater Bullitt County Youth Football League, veteran head coach Joe Sohm knew it would take a perfect game to defeat the unbeaten East Gold.

    Sohm was right as the East Gold rolled to a 30-6 victory in the finale of championship Saturday.

    On its first drive, the Gold marched 79 yards in 11 plays, taking over six minutes off the clock.

  • Vikings prove inches do matter in winning B title

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Who says a game can’t be determined by inches?

    Depending on which sideline you may have been rooting for on Saturday, the B division championship of the Greater Bullitt County Youth Football League may go down as one of the best battles of all time.

    The Cedar Grove Vikings scored on the opening kickoff and its defense had to stop the Pleasant Grove Dolphins on an extra point to secure the 7-6 victory.

    In between  the two scores, the defenses reigned supreme.

  • Knights sign Scott who will miss senior season

      MOUNT WASHINGTON – Bullitt East senior Kathleen Scott was all smiles on Wednesday during a ceremony in the school’s Media Center in which she signed to play basketball for the Bellarmine University Lady Knights.

    It had been late in her junior season that Scott had committed to coach Chancellor Dugan’s program.

    In fact, all Bellarmine had to do was offer and Scott was on-board.

    “When they asked, I knew,” the senior said following the signing ceremony. “I thought it was the best fit for me.”

  • Fox Chase very happy with service; awards garbage contract to Rumpke

     FOX CHASE - One thing the Fox Chase City Council agreed on was that residents were happy with trash collection services.

    Despite the fact that the current collection agency, Rumpke, was the only company to enter a bid for the city’s services, the council unanimously agreed to a new contract.

    Rumpke’s bid included a three-year contract with an option for a fourth year. The contract includes weekly collection service and providing a 95-gallon container for each of the 176 residences.

  • Election filing period now open for 2018

     FRANKFORT – The candidate filing period for the 2018 election cycle has opened, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced Wednesday, and she is encouraging potential candidates to use a new filing portal on the Secretary of State’s website. 

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning November 12, 2017

     Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so the information below is strictly of an advisory nature and is subject to change with no notice.

     

    Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night.  Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis.

     

  • Major residential development possible for ‘sod farm’

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—Another residential development could be in the works within the city of Mount Washington.

    A rezoning request was presented to the city council for the 229.45 acres, owned by Larry and Carolyn Helm, located at 12462 Highway 44 East, 343 Waterford Road and a parcel along Highway 44 East.

  • MW council overturns P&Z; rezones Bells Mill tract

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — Land on the corner of Bells Mill Road and Highway 44 could some day be the home of commercial development.

    The Mount Washington City Council approved the change at the last council meeting, unanimously voting to reject the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission’s unfavorable recommendation of rezoning of the land from Agriculture to B-2 Business.

    Owner A.C. (Happy) Cahoe requested the zoning change.