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Today's News

  • MW still looking for ways to slow up traffic

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — When the Wilchar Estates neighborhood wants something done, residents won’t stop until they have a solution.

    Especially when the problem involves the safety of their children.

  • Charger baseball posts 3-1 week

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – The Bullitt East Chargers went 3-1 last week and won a key game within the 24th District, but it was the only loss that left head coach Jeff Bowles shaking his head.

    For all the success his program has had in recent years, the Chargers just can’t seem to beat Sixth Region rival Pleasure Ridge Park, be it in the regular season or the post-season. That was the case again on Thursday as the Panthers beat the Chargers 7-2 in Mount Washington.

  • Consistency still eluding Central

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The only thing consistent about the Bullitt Central baseball team this spring is inconsistency.

    That was definitely the story last week as the maroon and gray posted a 2-2 mark. The team’s record starting this week is now 8-12.

    Unfortunately, the week started on a really bad note as the Cougars dropped a 3-2 decision to Moore, a contest that will be used for seeding the 23rd District Tournament in May.

  • Budget compromise is reached

     FRANKFORT -- A new day is dawning in Kentucky.

    For the first time in many years, the winds of financial responsibility have begun to blow briskly through the marble halls of Frankfort. These welcome breezes are ushering in the promise of a fresh start for the Commonwealth. 

  • Energy savings go back into classrooms

     Over the past ten years, despite the economic downturn, Bullitt County Public Schools created nearly $4 million in new education funds –– without raising taxes.   

    In the 2005-06 school year, BCPS decided to make aggressive improvements in our energy use. LED lighting, the building automation system, and heat-absorbing window films not only improve student’s alertness and ability to learn but also have a huge impact on our budget’s bottom line. 

    In fact, we cut our energy cost per square foot nearly in HALF.

  • Cement company voluntarily pleads guilty to safety, health violations

     LOUISVILLE – Kosmos Cement Company d/b/a Cemex voluntarily pleaded guilty today in United States District Court, and was sentenced by Magistrate Judge Colin H. Lindsay, to pay an agreed upon $400,000 fine, with $200,000 payable immediately, for its willful failure to comply with a mandatory health or safety standard, which is a violation of The Mine Safety and Health Act, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • BBB: Beware of Kentucky Derby ticket scams

     The “Run for the Roses” is right around the corner! And, the race is on to get those last-minute Kentucky Derby tickets!

    BBB is warning those of you who want to attend the Kentucky Derby to beware of scam artists trying to fool you into buying fake Derby tickets!

    The best way to avoid getting scammed is to deal with a business that you know is legitimate. You can check out businesses at bbb.org.

  • Flood rule may jeopardize growth

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It was unsettling for residents to be informed that many would now be part of the flood plain insurance program due to changing elevation maps.

    For the Shepherdsville properties, many saw the maps increase the flood elevation by six inches.

    What it also did was increase the level in which developers had to build any new structures.

    But, on top of that, the Shepherdsville City Council’s new flood plain building requirements made the ground floor be at least two feet above the new flood elevation.

  • Students will begin to have Chromebooks in lieu of textbooks

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The maiden voyage of a pilot project to bring personal computers to students in the Bullitt County Public School System has been a success.

    Now, with the approval of the school board, more students will be giving up the textbooks and carrying their Chromebooks.

    Beginning next school year, over 3,200 students will be carrying their computers with them for the rest of their time in the local district.

  • Homeless issue still on MUW mind

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Last month the Metro United Way hosted a gathering of local officials and concerned citizens to discuss the state of homelessness in Bullitt County.

    A second meeting was hosted to further the concerns mentioned at the first meeting, in hopes of establishing a task force to address and solve local issues.

    Moderator Barbara Sexton-Smith, who has worked with homeless issues for the past 25 years, returned to discuss results from the first meeting.