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Today's News

  • School board approves plan to bump pay for substitutes

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — It is a rare day in the Bullitt County Public School System has a substitute teacher for every classroom that has a vacancy.

    From illness to professional development training to personal issues, teachers do miss time in their classrooms.

    With 425 individuals certified to be substitute teachers, it would seem that there should be enough to fill the vacancies which occur.

    However, Jennifer Wooley, the director of human resources for the Bullitt County Public School System, says all the vacancies cannot be filled.

  • Probe leads to call to resign

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- During his first political campaign in 2016, Dan Johnson was asked by leadership in both political parties to step down for postings on his social media page.

    On Monday, both parties were again asking the 49th District state representative to step down immediately.

    The latest call for resignation comes on the heels of a report by reporters R.G. Dunlop and Jacob Ryan for the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting.

    The five-part report was released on Monday on the investigative reporting team’s website.

  • Temporary closure of KY 1020 in Bullitt County December 12-13

     Louisville, KY (Dec. 11, 2017) - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has granted a permit to CSX railroad for the temporary closure of KY 1020 (Coral Ridge Road) in Bullitt County. This roadway will be closed for repairs at the railroad crossing near East Blue Lick Road (mile marker 1.6).

     

    Closure of Coral Ridge Road is scheduled from 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 12 until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 13. A signed detour will be in place to direct motorists.

     

  • Cougars run winning streak to three games

     SPRINGFIELD – In a game in which the two teams were never separated by more than five points, Bullitt Central had the scoring edge at the right time as they pulled out a 59-56 win on the road last Monday over Washington County.

    The victory was the third in as many games this season for the Cougars.

    “I was really excited after this game,” Bullitt Central head coach Jessie Curry said a few days later. “This was our first real tough road game and they had a student section that was on us pretty good. I was really proud of our kids.

  • Eastside ‘B’ remains as the top team in middle school play

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Jumping out to a 12-4 lead in the first quarter, the Eastside Eagles’ ‘B’ team cruised to a 44-28 win over the Hebron Panthers on Thursday in the final game of the Bullitt County Boys’ Middle School Basketball Tournament.

    Playing on their home floor, the Eastside squad wrapped up a perfect season against Bullitt County foes as they repeated as the ‘B’ Division titelist.

  • Raley nets 21 as Eagles hold off late Hebron rally

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Leading 38-21 a third of the way through the fourth quarter after holding Hebron to two points in the third quarter, the Eastside Eagles may have felt they could put the game on cruise control.

  • Butler is more than either BE team can handle

     SHIVELY – The traditional first ‘big’ night of the high school basketball season belonged to Butler this year as the Bears and Bearettes each pulled out convincing victories over their Bullitt East rivals.

  • NB suffers tough loss at buzzer to Southern

     HEBRON ESTATES – To play so well and to fall just short causes for a frustrating night for North Bullitt Eagle head coach Korey Craddock.

    Having not given up the lead until the final 40 seconds, the homestanding Eagles lost on a shot at the buzzer.

    Southern’s Rickie Wright hit a short jumper with the buzzer sounding as the Trojan defeated North Bullitt 59-58.

    Not only was the loss a frustrating one but it was also a district game that counts toward the post-season seeding.

  • Deficiencies will cost builder...but it could be worse

    MOUNT WASHINGTON—An unfinished building site could cost the city of Mount Washington $25,000 a day.

    Instead, it will cost the builder an amount only determined by how long it takes him to finish the site…one year later than originally planned.

    A hearing was held for Jones Brothers Builders regarding the incompletion of the Dollar Tree building site, located on Shadowmeade Lane off Bardstown Road.

  • State highway crews ready for winter season

     LOUISVILLE – Whether it’s a few flurries or a few inches, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) road crews are prepared to battle winter precipitation and keep traffic moving in a safe manner.   

    Over the past weekend,  District 5 maintenance staff monitored weather conditions.