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Today's News

  • LIGHT UP MW

     A new pavilion calls for new lights and a new way to celebrate a Mount Washington tradition.

    Light Up Mount Washington brought the city together under the recently finished pavilion to kick off the city’s holiday season.

    Choirs took to the outdoor stage before the parade, led by the Bullitt East Marching Band, carried Santa and Mrs. Claus to the church for pictures.

    After a countdown from First Baptist of Mount Washington pastor Billy Compton, dancing lights in sync to merry music brightened Main Street.

  • Leaders are talking contract

     CLERMONT —  Could it be?

    Could there be an agreement in the works to settle the long-standing, expensive dispute between two agencies which run the Southeast Bullitt fire services?

    Before anyone does any back flips or threatens to hold their breath, the story of an agreement has been written before.

    The latest evidence of an accord between the Southeast Bullitt Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department and the Southeast Bullitt Fire District Board came at a recent meeting.

  • No beavers hurt in their relocation on Alpha Way project

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — The community center behind the old city hall will remain just that.

    The Shepherdsville City Council rejected a request to turn the community center into space for public works.

    At a previous meeting, the discussion centered around the need to provide additional space for public works.

    Besides getting its equipment out of the elements, the existing building leaks and has no heat and air conditioning.

  • Talks about contract for fire agencies sweet music

     Should we be hopeful or should we be skeptical?

    Should the glass be half full or shall it be considered half empty?

    Such is the philosophical challenge we face when considering the recent revelation that there could possibly be an agreement between two feuding fire organizations.

    We would love to believe that the recently-revealed talks between the chairman of the Southeast Bullitt Volunteer Fire Department and the meeting-by-meeting appointed chairman of the Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District.

  • Less Deel no problem for Lady Eagles on Saturday

     SHELBYVILLE -- As concerning as it might be to have your leading scorer sitting beside you on the bench for most of the game, it is so exciting to see others step up.

    In its opener, North Bullitt head coach David Marion saw his Bellarmine University-signee Lauren Deel sitting on the bench much too much against Collins High.

    But, in the end, there was no reason for Marion to fret as the Lady Eagles were just fine in the 61-48 victory.

  • Lady Chargers battle to the end against Male

     LOUISVILLE – It was a battle between two of the state’s top teams on Friday and when the dust had finally settled it was Male that had pulled out an 81-78 victory over Bullitt East.

    Male entered the 2016-17 season ranked fifth in the state while Bullitt East was two spots behind the Lady Bulldogs.

    Male had opened the season three nights earlier by knocking off defending state champion and pre-season number one Butler by a 68-62 score. Bullitt East was to battle Butler on Tuesday night of this week in Mount Washington.

  • East slips past Collins Friday

     SHELBYVILLE -- New Bullitt East boys’ basketball coach Jason Couch got his first win in red and gold on Friday as his Chargers defeated Martha Layne Collins 58-51 on the road.

    The foe was a familiar one to Couch as his former post was at Shelby County High School, the school on the other side of Shelbyville. Those teams are in the same district within the Eighth Region.

    Bullitt East won despite shooting the ball poorly. The Chargers shots just 38.6 percent from the field and were only three of 17 from beyond the arc (17.6 percent).

  • Louisville woman guilty of defrauding Social Security

     LOUISVILLE – A Louisville woman pleaded guilty this week in United States District Court before Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr., to several charges involving the fraudulent receipt of Old-Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance (OASDI) benefits by the Social Security Administration (SSA), for an eleven-year period, totaling $268,396 announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Louisville man sentenced for role in string of armed robberies

        LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. today announced the 37-year sentence of a violent convicted felon for his role in a string of armed robberies in Metro Louisville. The federal charges stemmed from “Project Recoil,” the on-going partnership of multiple Jefferson County, Kentucky law enforcement agencies, developed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Kentucky, to maximize penalties for the most violent offenders and to reduce violent crime in our community.

  • JERICHO MILE

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Community members gathered to form a wall of support for those living with cancer.

    The Jericho Mile was held at Shepherdsville City Park to “march the walls of sickness down like the patriarchs of old.”

    Thirty attendees participated in the event, which included prayer, praise and music.

    The event also included guest speaker Betty Burchett, a Stage 4 cancer survivor who is still continuing with her recovery.