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Today's News

  • Outlook points to another productive deer season

     FRANKFORT – Kentucky receives national acclaim for the quality of its deer herd, and the numbers help draw the attention.

    The state has produced hundreds of trophy-class bucks over the past five seasons and hunters last season combined to take 138,899 deer overall. It was the second highest harvest total on record behind only the 2013-14 season.

  • North vs. Central volleyball collides on Thursday at NB

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The first of the intra-county battles of the fall will take place on Thursday when Bullitt Central visits North Bullitt in a key volleyball match.

    While the two 23rd District rivals will play twice this season, it is this first meeting that will be used in seeding the first-round of the post-season.

  • Girls on Run at Crossroads gain confidence in themselves

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Crossroads Elementary is working to prepare girls with added confidence and a positive self-image before they head to middle school with the Girls on the Run program.

    The program focuses on encouraging girls in grades 3-5 to find their inner strength by providing them with the tools they need to become strong, confident, healthy young women who make good choices, according to counselor Lauren Manion.

    This is the second year Crossroads has hosted it.

  • Mount Washington man dies in Spencer County accident on Tuesday

     TAYLORSVILLE -- A Mount Washington man was killed in a single-vehicle accident on Kings Church Road in Spencer County last Tuesday morning.

    Brandon Freepartner, 20, who resided on the same road in which the accident took place, was pronounced dead at the University of Louisville Hospital after being transported by helicopter from the scene of the accident that occurred around 8:30 a.m.

  • BC has eyes on a prize -- a district title

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – With a year together under their belts, Bullitt Central volleyball coach Karen Vogt feels that she and her team are leaps and bounds ahead of where they were at the start of last season.

    With that in mind, the players and coaches are focused on winning a district title for the first time since 2010.

  • BE’s Poppell, BC’s Mitchell finish well at Tiger Run

     LOUISVILLE – The high school cross-country season got started over the weekend when the programs at both Bullitt East and Bullitt Central competed in the huge Tiger Run at Champions Park in Louisville.

    Some of the races had over 300 runners taking part.

    As will be the case for most of this fall, the spotlight will be on Bullitt East senior Sierra Poppell, who is one of the top returning runners in the state, having finished sixth in last year’s Class AAA Kentucky State Championships.

  • DRONES COME TO EASTSIDE MIDDLE

     Eastside Middle School seventh grade students in Anne Lopez’s engineering class are piloting the first drone engineering program in the district.

    As part of a Project Lead the Way grant, Lopez (EMS Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics instructor), has partnered with Leslie Bates of SheDrones (http://www.shedrones.com/) for the pilot program who has donated eight drone assembly kits at a total cost of $400.

  • Business provides old-time care for vehicles

      MOUNT WASHINGTON - A vehicle restoration shop is looking to bring “Mayberry-worthy” service back to Mount Washington.

    American Classics Rod and Restorations owner Chris Shaw wanted to create an environment where car owners could trust his work.

    “It used to be that you’d go to a gas station and they would check your oil, wash your windows and call you by name,” Shaw said. “It’s the same thing here.”

  • Fun doesn't stop at Hebron

     Orange you glad to be back at school again?

    Hebron Middle School hosted a Back to School Bash for students and their families, as well as teachers and staff who all attended wearing their orange Hebron attire.

    Cornhole, bouncies and a DJ were all part of the outdoor fun, while a book fair was established in the school’s lobby.

    Concessions were provided courtesy of the Hebron PTSA.

  • Belcher to attend national conference of women legislators

     FRANKFORT -- State Rep. Linda Belcher of Shepherdsville has been chosen to attend the prestigious National Foundation for Women Legislators’ (NFWL) Annual Conference this September in Oklahoma City.

    Belcher received an invitation and scholarship to attend the conference designed to encourage networking and the building of alliances among elected women and issue experts.

    More than 150 elected women from across the United States are expected to attend the conference.