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Today's News

  • TWO local state champs crowned

     LEXINGTON —  Bullitt County cheerleaders took Lexington by storm on Saturday.

    Local squads came home with two state Kentucky High School Athletic Association championships.

    In the All-Girls Super division, Bullitt East repeated as state champions as the squad defeated 10 other teams.

    In the Co-ed ‘A’ division, Bullitt Central won it’s first state championship since 2013 with the title over 12 other teams. Bullitt Central was a state runner-up last season. 

  • Lady Eagles fall from the ranks of the undefeated

     HEBRON ESTATES -- Following a 4-0 start, the North Bullitt Lady Eagles fell from the ranks of the undefeated on Saturday as they dropped a tough 59-51 decision to Perry County Central.

    The fourth straight win to open the season came on Friday when the green and gold traveled to Dixie Highway and recorded a 66-41 win over Sixth Region rival Holy Cross.

  • Barnes House needs your help

     About a week ago, I wrote another editorial about that old yellow house in Mount Washington at risk of destruction (formerly referred to as “the Barnes house”.)

    Unlike the first one I wrote back in September urging residents to care about the house, this one criticized the mayor and city council for, well, not caring.

    There is a group of residents, largely composed of the Mount Washington Historical Society, working to raise the necessary funds to ensure the city keeps a bit of its character in its downtown area. 

  • Audit reveals just about what many had anticipated... no documentation

     The city of Shepherdsville spent over $15,000 for a special audit of its financial dealings from 2013-16.

    Depending upon who you asked, there is some debate over the return on the investment.

    There is no doubt the money was well spent. The question is what has the city found out and what will be done because of it.

    The major issue found by the auditing team of Jones Nale and Mattingly was that there were many expenses paid without a lick of documentation.

  • Johnson denies allegations, will not resign

     FERN CREEK — He opened his press conference in song, joined by family and friends.

    And the tune Dan Johnson would sing during his meeting with the press would be that he had no intention of resigning as state representative of the 49th District.

    On Monday, a lengthy report authored by R.G. Dunlop and Jacob Ryan said that a 17-year-old claims that Johnson molested her on New Year’s Eve in 2012.

  • Thanksgiving in Hillview

    The city of Hillview hosted its first annual community Thanksgiving dinner. All residents were invited to take advantage of the free meal and fellowship.

     

    Donations made the event possible.

  • Johnson Works to Secure Bronze Plaque for Bullitt Army Veteran, Hero

     FRANKFORT – State Rep. Dan Johnson, R-Mt. Washington, has successfully obtained a distinguished bronze plaque for the gravesite of Bullitt County native Charles C. Howlett.  

    The U.S. Army Tech 5 Tanker amicably wore our nation’s uniform during the tumultuous times of World War II. Tech Corporal Howlett served in Europe from October 1944, to January 1946, with no time lost. His campaign saw many conflicts, most notably the Battle of the Bulge.

  • Johnson to sponsor medical marijuana bill

     FRANKFORT – State Rep. Dan Johnson, R-Mount Washington, recently announced plans to sponsor legislation, in junction with Senate Majority Caucus Chair and Louisville Republican Dan Seum’s, in order to legalize marijuana in the Commonwealth.

     Seum has said he will file a bill that would legalize the production, sale and consumption of marijuana for adults in an effort to get more tax revenue for the state’s pension systems. 

  • CEDAR GROVE DARE

      Fifth graders at Cedar Grove Elementary recently completed their DARE requirements and earned their diplomas.

    Shepherdsville officer David Smith again served as the DARE officer.

    Essay winners were Alyssa Pennington, Riley Newberry and Lilly Harper.

    The graduates were:

  • Major changes in vaccinations required for admittance into school for 2018-19

     Important immunization changes are outlined in 902 KAR 2:060 for 2018-2019 school year.  Please note the following changes in order for your child to attend school:   

    *Effective July 1, 2018:  ALL students in kindergarten through twelfth grade must show proof of having received two doses of Hepatitis A vaccine to attend school.  

    These 2 shots must be given 6 months apart. Please DON’T DELAY in getting these started.