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Today's News

  • Nichols will have new library next to school within year

     NICHOLS -- A battle that has lasted for years may soon be over.

    After a community meeting last fall, June Dawson was sure that the Bullitt County Public Library System would build a branch in her community.

    As a long-time advocate of the Nichols community, Dawson was overwhelmed by the turnout supporting the construction of a branch library.

    Dennis Mitchell, another long-time advocate of the community, also felt that a facility would be built after seeing the widespread support last fall.

  • Libraries are Alive: MW library finally ready for use

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — In a digital world, many may fear that libraries are dead.

    The recent completion of the Bullitt County Public Libraries branch in Mount Washington proves otherwise.

    No longer just a place to pick out a book and leave, the new building, located at 214 North Bardstown Road, offers a wide variety of spaces to allow patrons to feel at ease. That feeling is one director Joe Schweiss describes as third space: a comfortable place someone can go that isn’t work or home.

  • Hebron Estates motorists now have smoother roads to travel

     HEBRON ESTATES -- Motorists in one northern Bullitt County will soon have smoother travels.

    The Hebron Estates City Commission voted recently to spend over $156,000 to resurface three roads this summer.

    The commission selected Hall Contracting of Kentucky to mill down and resurface Scenic Drive, Scenic Trail and Burkland Boulevard.

    Of the three bids, Hall Contracting had the lowest estimate of $156,203.

    Riverside Paving submitted a bid of $160,000 for all three streets and Louisville Paving priced the work at $188,875.

  • Lady Eagles nab first salvo in girls’ soccer play

     HEBRON ESTATES – The game lived up to expectations on Wednesday when North Bullitt and Bullitt East, two of the top three teams in the Sixth Region, collided in girls’ soccer action on the Lady Eagles’ home field.

    All of the scoring came in the first half as North Bullitt rallied after an early Bullitt East score to win the game 2-1 and remain undefeated through six games this season.

  • Move to Thursday was right call

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – North Bullitt football coach Adam Billings put it best when he was asked about his team’s game last week being moved from Friday night to Thursday in an attempt to avoid the remnants of Hurricane Harvey which was set to hit the area early on Friday.

    “I didn’t like moving the game,” the third-year head coach said late on Thursday. “But I didn’t like the weather report even more.”

  • Connors selected new principal at Bullitt Lick Middle School

     Early August was a time of transition as students returned to their classes and a new administrator took over at Bullitt Lick Middle School.

    Kevin Connors shed the word ‘Assistant’ to become Principal following the departure of Lee Barger as Director of College and Career Readiness/Innovative Programs at the Frank R. Hatfield Administrative Center.

  • September busy time for Bernheim Forest

     CLERMONT -- Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest will be abuzz with programs and events throughout September, including the annual BugFest and Fall Plant Sale on Saturday, Sept. 16.

    BugFest, Bernheim’s celebration of insects and their relatives, welcomes families to meet multi-legged creatures, go on insect safaris and taste chocolate-covered crickets.

    Children are encouraged to dress as their favorite bugs for the Bug Parade and dance the buggy boogie.

  • Bid to extend contract shot down 3-2

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County Public Schools superintendent Keith Davis announced last month that he would retire from his duties at the end of the school year when his current contract ran out.

    A majority of school board members have now made that certain.

    The board voted 3-2 against a motion to offer Davis a new one-year contract that would go into effect when his current contract expires on June 30.

    Davis said in last month’s statement that he would not seek another term as superintendent once the current contract expired.

  • Tire disposal days return to Bullitt Co.

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Need to get rid of some old tires?

    Bullitt County will again host a tire amnesty disposal event on Sept. 28-30.

    Tires can be disposed of at property at the corner of Highway 245 and Highway 61.

    Solid waste coordinator Larry Hatfield said over 35,000 tires were collected during the last event.

    Tires can be brought down from 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 28-29. On Saturday, the hours will be from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m.

  • Mount Washington native has right treats to win state fair blue ribbons for past 3 years

     LOUISVILLE—As a little girl, Jennifer Morgan remembers winning a Girl Scout sweets competition for her layered chocolate and vanilla gelatin mold.

    As an adult with a little girl of her own, Morgan is still winning sweets competitions but on a slightly larger scale.

    In the past three years, the Mount Washington native has earned two blue and one red ribbon for her cake entries at the Kentucky State Fair.