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Today's News

  • Blue Lick wins third straight state title

     OKOLONA -- Brian Shirley has coached baseball for over 20 years, so you shouldn’t expect there to be any nerves as he guides the Blue Lick 18U team in the state tournament.

    But, after serving as an assistant coach on the squad’s back-to-back state titles, Shirley admitted to being just a little nervous.

    With the exception of one inning, there was no reason for nerves as Blue Lick swept through all four games to claim its third straight state title.

  • Students spend summer at Centre College

     Ella Witt and Hunter Trammell were accepted into the 2017 Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts.

    From mid-June through early July, Ella studied musical theater while Hunter focused on drama at Centre College in Danville. They were among 256 Kentucky students chosen for this summer’s GSA.

    Ella is the 15 year-old daughter of Eve and Mark Witt and a senior at North Bullitt High School. She performed the lead in the 2015 summer musical Legally Blonde Jr. 

  • MW U-8 Baseball All-Stars

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- For the first round of District play, the Mount Washington U-8 All-Stars got to play at home. The league put on a big show with games on three different fields.

    The organizers had to battle back after play was completely washed out on Thursday. The tournament then got completed on Sunday.

    The Mount Washington All-Stars had a strong showing but could not get past a powerhouse team from Jeffersontown, a team that had done well last year in U-7 national play.

  • Saying goodbye

     The law enforcement community lost a couple of good guys recently.

    Jerry Corum and Lucky Dennis recently had their “last calls” through Central Dispatch.

    Corum served the county police and sheriff’s office well. He finished his career as a deputy at the Bullitt County Detention Center.

    Back before drugs were discussed like they were today, I heard of the story where Jerry and a group of officers struggled to subdue a man.

    It wound up that Jerry literally lost a piece of his ear in that scuffle.

  • Home on the mountain top where the Holsclaws lived

     Mountain Top is a portion of Bullitt County located now as property of Fort Knox. 

    Mountain Top is the highest elevation on Fort Knox and the most easterly high point hill known as Dawson Knob.

    It also, is south side of the Salt River between Bardstown Junction on the east side and Pitts Point on the west side being  at the junction of the Salt and Rolling rivers. 

    The station that was about 9 meters south of the road along the top of the ridge was the land belonging to William Holsclaw.

  • 11 individuals, businesses, charged in health care fraud takedown

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. today announced the results of a health care fraud sweep in the Western District of Kentucky as part of the national health care fraud takedown led by the Justice Department. The takedown, in the Western District of Kentucky, resulted in charges against two businesses, and nine individuals, for their alleged participation in health care fraud schemes.

  • MW youth group earns state recognition

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — In an ever-changing world, preserving history is becoming more and more important.

    For one group of local high schoolers, their effort in saving a piece of Mount Washington history earned them statewide recognition by the Kentucky Heritage Commission.

    Named for the first executive director of the commission, the Ida Lee Willis Memorial Foundation Historic Grassroots Award honors those who take on the challenge of preserving local historic resources using their personal time and resources.

  • County receives ADF grant for new med cars

     FRANKFORT – The Department for Local Government (DLG) today announced an Area Development Fund (ADF) grant of $6,158.25 to the Bullitt County Fiscal Court, designated toward the Med Car Purchase Project. 

    Grant funds will assist the county in the purchase of two vehicles for emergency medical services.

  • Shepherdsville police make more arrests for shoplifting incidents

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — A man wanted on a warrant found himself in more trouble July 5.

    When Shepherdsville officers were serving a mandatory re-entry supervision violation warrant on Joseph Pike, 34, they found more than expected.

    While conducting a search incident to arrest, officers found methamphetamine and a glass pipe.

    Pike, of Shepherdsville, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • MW U-10 Baseball All-Stars

     TAYLORSVILLE -- The U-10 Mount Washington Baseball All-Stars had a good opening week in Cal Ripken play, finishing second in the District 10/11 Tournament at Spencer County.

    Mount Washington fell to Jeffersontown in the championship game.

    With that finish, the Mount Washington team has momentum heading into this week’s Metro Kentucky State Tournament at the Shawnee Baseball Complex in Louisville. The winner of the eight-team, double-elimination event will advance to the Ohio Valley Regional in Vincennes, Indiana the following week.