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Today's News

  • A new era is set to start for Lady Charger softball

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – When the 2017 softball season ended for the Bullitt East Lady Chargers, it was expected that there would be one more year in this ‘era’ for the program.

    Instead, it’s a new era for the red and gold and head coach Ricky Hoffman after standout pitcher/hitter Taylor Roby decided over the summer to graduate from Bullitt East and enroll at the University of Louisville in January, bypassing her senior season with the Lady Chargers.

    The good news is that Hoffman has kept his spirits up.

  • Jesse Bacon eager to get started as next leader

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - It is a school board’s responsibility to supply the students of their district with the best.

    As far as selecting a new superintendent, the Bullitt County Public School Board feels confident that it was able to bring home the bacon.

    Jesse Bacon has been officially hired as Bullitt County’s newest superintendent, replacing Dr. Keith Davis. Bacon will officially take charge on July 1, with Davis’ contract expiring June 30.

  • MW looking at ways to keep things out of its sewer plant

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — It’s a dirty topic but it has to be discussed: flushable toiletry wipes are not as flushable as they seem.

    Letters were recently sent out to Mount Washington residents on the city’s sewer system explaining the harmful effects of flushing anything but toilet paper down the pipes.

    Lift station supervisor Wayne Votaw also spoke at a recent council meeting to help get the point across a little more with videos and pictures taken by his crews of the tangled mess the wipes have caused the workers.

  • Bullitt would pick up circuit, lost district

     FRANKFORT -- It is expected that this week the Kentucky General Assembly will make some changes in judicial districts across the Commonwealth.

    And the 55th Judicial District in Bullitt County will be a major part of those changes.

    State Rep. Russell Webber said that House Bill 348 was a compromise between the legislature and the state’s Administrative Office of the Courts.

    If approved, as expected, Bullitt County would gain a family court circuit judge but it would lose one its two existing district court positions.

  • Clean Up days set for county

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Probably the most popular county service, other than road maintenance, is the annual clean up days.

    More appropriately, it should be called Get Rid of My Junk days.

    Solid waste director Larry Hatfield said the dates have been negotiated and agreed upon by the Bullitt County Public School System.

    The dates and locations for the annual Clean Up Days will be:

    *Saturday, April 28 -- North Bullitt High School and Bullitt East High School

  • RED HATS: Ladies love spending Tuesday mornings together as a group

     SHEPHERDSVILLE— Walking into Denny’s restaurant on a Tuesday morning, one wouldn’t expect to see a group of grown women sitting in their pajamas enjoying brunch. 

    Unless, of course, of those woman had their red hats on.

    Dedicated to proving you’re never too old to have some fun, The Red Hat Society connects like-minded women to encourage new friendships and enrich lives through the power of fun and friendship.

    Known as the Friendly Fillies, Queen (president) Kathy Vires leads a branch from Mount Washington.

  • Man indicted for sex allegations against minor

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A man has been indicted for several sex-related allegations against a minor who was under 16 years of age.

    Javier A. Jimenez has been charged with incest, rape, unlawful use of electronic device to induce a minor and two counts of sexual abuse.

    According to the indictment, between May 1, 2017, and June 23, 2017, Jimenez had sexual intercourse with a relative who was under 18 years of age.

  • Board delays pilot program for talented students

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Proposed state government budget cuts have indirectly shut down a proposed pilot program for Bullitt County Public Schools.

    The school board recently voted unanimously to table a proposal for funding the Bullitt Young Talent Enrichment (BYTE) program, intended to assist with the development, evaluation and acceptance of  exceptionally-skilled students into gifted and talented programs.

    Adrienne Usher, assistant superintendent for student learning, discussed a pilot program version of BYTE, sharing results with the school board.

  • Bernheim following golden eagle, Harper, on his annual journey north

      CLERMONT – Bernheim officials are following the journey of an Eastern Golden Eagle whose annual winter migration brings him to Bernheim. The raptor, which the public named Harper in 2015, received a new transmitter in February when he was captured and released during his stay at Bernheim.

  • East girls open by beating BC

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- The Bullitt East tennis teams had a good week on the courts.

    For the Lady Chargers, coach Chris Marsh saw his team win 4-1 over Bullitt Central on Monday and 5-0 over Southern on Wednesday.

    In its season opener, Bullitt East won four of the five courts.

    Savannah Kruse defeated Kat Davenport 8-3 on court one singles. On court three, Jette Dahlmeier defeated Lady Cougar Savannah Price 9-7 in the closest match of the day.