Today's News

  • Meade County’s Rhodes claims crown

     CLERMONT – Erica Rhodes loves pageants and pageants seem to love the 5-6, 140-pound 21-year old from Brandenburg.

    On Monday night under the pavilion at the Bullitt County Fairgrounds, Rhodes was crowned the 2016 Miss Bullitt County Fair in a contest with four other young women.

    The Miss Bullitt County Fair Pageant is the traditional main event on opening night. This year’s Bullitt County Fair runs through Saturday.

  • ACT scores for 2016 hit record

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A key indicator of educational excellence has been the results of annual ACT exams for high school juniors.

    After years of trying, students made substantial gains at all three high schools.

    Bullitt County Public School superintendent literally got the latest numbers for the junior class which took the exams earlier this spring.

    And there were plenty of smiles to go around as results were announced at Monday’s school board meeting.

  • Swimming repairs get new twist; opening of BC pool not likely

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The chances of children swimming in the Bullitt Central pool continue to get more slim by the meeting.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court did not accept any of the three bids from companies seeking to make repairs on the pool, which was not allowed to reopen this summer by state inspectors.

    However, one of the bidders who was in attendance Tuesday night will have the opportunity to present plans to the state on repairs which are needed.

  • Hearing set on complaint over Stepp’s ballot status

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Whether Jennifer Stepp should be removed as the Republican nominee for the 49th District House of Representatives seat will not be known until at least early July.

    A hearing will be held on July 8 at 8:30 a.m. to discuss motions relating to the removal of Stepp.

    In late May, attorney Rebecca Grady Jennings filed a lawsuit on behalf of Paul Watkins.

    That suit contends that one of the two individuals who signed the nomination papers for Stepp did not live in the 49th District.

  • Foster selected new college, career readiness director for Bullitt schools

        Bullitt County Public Schools has named Willie Foster the new district Director of College and Career Readiness/Innovative Programs.
        “I am honored for an opportunity to serve in a different and greater way. Personally, I hope to continue the great work that has been done in College and Career Readiness.  I have a lot of learning and absorbing to do.” said the principal and 1995 alumnae of Bullitt East High School.

  • Bullitt County one of seven districts to be honored for alternative program

        FRANKFORT, -- In an effort to recognize the work of educators and programs that serve at-risk students, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) has named seven Alternative Programs of Distinction.
        The programs were recognized recently at the Kentucky Board of Education‚ regular meeting in Frankfort.

  • Bullitt East rallies to win opener 6-3

        LEXINGTON – Exploding for four runs in the fifth inning and then adding two more in the sixth, the Bullitt East Chargers rallied from an early hole to beat the Oldham County Colonels 6-3 on Friday in the opening round of the Rawling’s/Kentucky State Baseball Tournament at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.
        The win advanced the Chargers to Saturday’s quarter-finals where they were set to take on Scott County, a 1-0 winner in eight innings over Caldwell County later on Friday.

  • Watch your speed: Lower speeds in MW really already in place

        MOUNT WASHINGTON— Lead foot drivers beware: The city of Mount Washington is trying their best to slow you down.
        But really, the ordinance proposed to lower speed limits from 35 miles per hour to 25 miles per hour has actually been in place for years.
        According to mayor Barry Armstrong, speedy drivers are a problem throughout the city and the hope is lowering the speed will slow people down enough to create a safer environment.

  • MW continues to look at ways to spruce up city

        MOUNT WASHINGTON— In the year 2016, things in the city of Mount Washington are starting to look a little, well, outdated.
        With the help of Land Design and Development, the same group working on the sports complex, community planning and development director Lori Puchino has organized a five-year plan to make the city of Mount Washington a place people can feel good in.

  • Crusading For a Cause

        Once again this year, the Bullitt County community came through for the Crusade for Children.
        Throughout Kentuckiana, over $5.4 million was raised during the annual event.
        Locally, around $184,000 was generated by local fire departments.
        Once again, Zoneton led the way with $94,369.19 to place them in the top 10 of all fire departments.
        Shepherdsville firefighters collected $27,270.99, while Mount Washington received $23,525.