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Today's News

  • Beavers resigns as BCHS principal; Franklin interim as replacement sought

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Bullitt Central High will seek out a new principal for the 2017-18 school year.

    Dr. James Beavers has resigned from his position of principal effective at the end of June. He is currently on leave and may return before the end of the school year.

    Superintendent Keith Davis said that retired principal Bonita Franklin has been selected as interim principal. Before retirement, Franklin has served as principal in several schools.

  • Alpha Way project still under budget

    SHEPHERDSVILLE — Even with a pretty substantial change order, the Alpha Way road project looks that it will still come in under budget.

    Meeting for the first time in 2017, the Alpha Way road committee members listened as the project draws closer to completion.

    Chairperson Gloria Taft said that even with an unexpected bill of over $172,000 to upgrade an AT&T fiber optics line, the project still looks to finish at under the $3.75 million estimate.

  • MW Middle named third time as School to Watch

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— For the third time in a row, Mount Washington Middle School has proven that it takes more than test scores to elevate students.

    The school was recently named a 2017 National School to Watch school, a title that last three years. The school previously earned the title in 2010 and 2013.

    The National School to Watch program began in 1999 and identifies schools across the country that are well on their way to meetings the criteria for high performance, Principal Dr. Denise Allen said. 

  • Water rates will rise in MW to follow LWC increase

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— When Louisville Water Company raises its rates, Mount Washington must follow.

    Due to the 2.22 percent increase from the Louisville Water Company for 2017 and the 2.5 percent increase from the consumer Pricing Index, the city of Mount Washington will raise water and sewer rates to reflect the increases, totaling 4.72 percent.

    The ordinance was read for the first time at the recent city council meeting.

  • Council overrides P&Z; denies zoning

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— After a failed attempt to please all parties, the rezoning request of a longtime Mount Washington business was denied.

    The property, owned by Virginia McAllister, is located just north of 1475 North Bardstown Road.

    McAllister has lived on the property for over 60 years. Her grandson, Chris Lyle, has operated a body shop business on the land for several years, focusing on custom and general mechanic work.

  • Lions Club Goes Out With a Roar

    SHEPHERDSVILLE- One final, glorious roar was heard.

    A full room gathered to reminisce and celebrate the past success of the Shepherdsville Lions Club, which will officially disband as of June 29.

    A final official meeting took place to properly close out club business, with past members present and many being recognized for their years of devotion and service.

  • Louisville woman convicted of unlawful citizenship through sham marriage

     HOUSTON – A Louisville, Kentucky, resident has admitted she unlawfully obtained citizenship by entering into a sham marriage with a Houston man, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Abe Martinez.  

    Nigerian native Euphemia Chinyeaka Okeke, 41, admitted to marrying a Houston resident and U.S. citizen while in Nigeria. She then applied for an immigrant visa and alien registration based on that marriage, claiming her permanent residence would be Houston.

  • Construction to begin on Beech Grove Road Bypass

    LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) recently awarded a contract for construction of the Beech Grove Road Bypass in Bullitt County. The project will utilize the existing Old Ford Road and extend it approximately 0.3 miles to KY 61 (see map below).

  • Indictments issued on sex-related allegations in Bullitt County cases

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Four individuals have been indicted on sex-related allegations by the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

    Christopher C. Hamilton has been indicted on the charges of rape, sodomy and incest.

    According to the indictment, Hamilton allegedly had sexual intercourse between January 2011 and Dec. 31, 2015, with a female under 12 years of age.

    During that same period, he allegedly had deviate sexual intercourse with a female less than 12 years old.

    And he also had intercourse with a person that he should have known was a relative.

  • JROTC HONORS

     The North Bullitt JROTC program recently hosted its awards ceremony.

    As part of the celebration, Maj. Clark was presented with the JROTC Gold Instructor Award for his work as an incredible teacher and outstanding role model.