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Today's News

  • Believe It!! Bullitt Co. to host a track meet

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Yes Virginia, Bullitt County can host a high school track meet.

    After four seasons in track purgatory, all three local track programs will get to run on home soil on Tuesday when Bullitt East hosts an All-Comers Meet that will include Bullitt Central and North Bullitt along with Moore High School.

    Last year’s senior class of track athletes never got to run a meet within Bullitt County as the overall condition of the old asphalt tracks at all three schools was considered unsafe the past four years.

  • Track season is off and running locally

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Spring Break is still on the horizon and from day-to-day you never know what the weather will be like, but despite all of that, the high school track season is now underway.

  • Small-town girl big-time teacher at Nichols Elem.

     NICHOLS - A small-town girl who attended small-town schools knows instinctively how to be a small-town teacher.

    In her fourth year at Nichols Elementary, Brittany Joiner combines updated teaching methods with a sensitivity that allows special relationships with her fourth and fifth grade students.

    Her efforts were recently recognized throughout the district as Joiner was selected the 2017 Bullitt County Elementary Teacher of the Year.

  • Animal control officer fired by county judge

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — He was reprimanded and then suspended.

    Now, the Bullitt County Animal Shelter is without a director as Mark Williams was terminated on Wednesday.

    Williams, who was in his second stint as the animal control officer, has the right  to appeal the dismissal to Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    The termination closes a tumultuous relationship between Williams and Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts.

    The latest public interaction between the two came at Tuesday’s fiscal court meeting.

  • MW may raise pay for future mayor, council

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— More people and more businesses could mean more pay for future city leaders.

    Two ordinances were read at a recent city council meeting amending the salary of both the city council members and the mayor positions.

    Currently, the mayor’s position calls for a full-time role with a base salary of $4,500 per month, totaling $54,000 per year, plus the annual cost of living increases. The amendment would allow for the salary to be increased to $5,750 per month, totaling $69,000 annually.

  • Quilters enjoy annual event

     SHEPHERDSVILLE—Stitches and patterns and fabric, oh my!

    The annual Quilter’s Day Out brought together sewers from across Kentuckiana to show off their work, share tips and shop for their next projects.

    Held at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre, the show featured booths from 14 guilds and 24 vendors.

    Throughout the day, participants were able to listen to presentations by Kentucky State Coordinator for Quilts of Valor Nancy Cann and local instructor Pam Shartzer.

  • Brooks Elementary mourns loss of teacher

     BROOKS - The Brooks Elementary community is mourning the passing of one of its long-time teachers.

    Gina Rodgers Eisenback, who retired as the school’s reading interventionist, passed away Thursday. She was 50.

    Brooks principal Melissa Boyle said Eisenback was one of the staff members who moved from the old Brooks school building to the new location on Brooks Hill Road.

    Boyle said the staff was gathered together after school Thursday for the announcement, along with a prayer for Eisenback and her family.

  • Spring wild turkey season preview

     FRANKFORT – Spring turkey hunting is slipping into position before daybreak and sitting still as the sun eases over the hills.

    It is breaking the silence with a call and getting a response that sends a shock of excitement down your spine. It is coaxing a love-struck gobbler closer and keeping your wits as it struts into range.

  • BE’s Bowles, Sharpe join Hall of Fame

     LOUISVILLE – On Jan. 14, Bullitt East baseball head coach Jeff Bowles and associate head coach Craig Sharpe were both inducted into the Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

    The two have worked together for 14 seasons with the Charger program and have accounted for 341 wins against 163 losses.

    At one point, the Charger program under Bowles and Sharpe won 11 consecutive district titles. The program has also won three regional titles and twice reached the semi-finals of the Kentucky State Baseball Tournament.

  • Ernspiker deployed for overseas duty

     Army Spc. Logan G. Ernspiker has deployed overseas in support of Atlantic Resolve. 

    Atlantic Resolve is a demonstration of continued U.S. commitment to collective security through a series of actions designed to reassure NATO allies and partners of America’s dedication to enduring peace and stability in the region in light of the Russian intervention in Ukraine.