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Today's News

  • Counselors will see bigger bump when school salaries increase

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Employees of the Bullitt County Public School District are slated to receive a small pay increase.
        That was released as part of the tentative budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year.
        Finance director Denise Smith outlined some of the highlights of the proposed budget, what will go into effect on July 1.
        The budget is just over $140 million.
        Of the general fund dollars, 79.5 percent goes to salaries and fringe benefits.

  • Kolb selected to lead district’s special education

      Troy Kolb has been named Director of Special Education for Bullitt County Public Schools.

  • Deatsville Road to be resurfaced in state’s program

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Two projects have been recommended for the state’s annual rural secondary road program in Bullitt County.
        One will be to shore up an area next to a bridge.
        The other will be to resurface nearly six miles on Deatsville Road.
        Matt Bullock, chief engineer for District 5 of the state transportation cabinet, brought the good news to county officials recently.

  • Hearing set on complaint over Stepp’s ballot status

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Whether Jennifer Stepp should be removed as the Republican nominee for the 49th District House of Representatives seat will not be known until at least early July.

    A hearing will be held on July 8 at 8:30 a.m. to discuss motions relating to the removal of Stepp.

    In late May, attorney Rebecca Grady Jennings filed a lawsuit on behalf of Paul Watkins.

    That suit contends that one of the two individuals who signed the nomination papers for Stepp did not live in the 49th District.

  • School arranges man’s dream of seeing his stepdaughter graduate

        MOUNT WASHINGTON—What could have easily been a time of sadness and grief for one Mount Washington family was turned into a time of gratefulness thanks to the local community.
        Mike Underwood was diagnosed with appendix cancer on Jan. 7, 2015.

  • ACT scores for 2016 hit record

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A key indicator of educational excellence has been the results of annual ACT exams for high school juniors.

    After years of trying, students made substantial gains at all three high schools.

    Bullitt County Public School superintendent literally got the latest numbers for the junior class which took the exams earlier this spring.

    And there were plenty of smiles to go around as results were announced at Monday’s school board meeting.

  • Adam Smith selected as First Baptist pastor

     Adam Smith has been named the new senior pastor at First Baptist Church of Shepherdsville.

    His first Sunday was on June 5.

    Adam has a deep love for God and the church. He values conveying God’s truth in an understandable way that motivates belief and action.

    He considers it both an incredible responsibility and a great joy.

  • Year makes big difference for Davis, board

     What a difference a year makes.

    After getting a few tough scores last year in his evaluation from school board members, superintendent Keith Davis got top grades this time around.

    There were glowing comments from board chairperson Debby Atherton and Davis was also very pleased with the marks.

    No one will agree with anyone in leadership 100 percent of the time. Even with the most popular of leaders, there will always be someone who is not pleased with the status quo.

  • BC’s Whitener to cheer at U of L

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – “Never settle for less.”

    Bullitt Central senior Joanna Whitener says that is her motto and she pushed it to the max recently when she signed to join the University of Louisville All-Girls cheerleading squad, the top team in the country this past season.

    There never really was a decision as Whitener knew exactly what and where she wanted to do her college cheerleading -- when she was four years old.

  • Summer baseball/softball action starts this week

     The Mount Washington Youth League Softball All-Stars will compete this weekend in the Babe Ruth Kentucky State Tournament at Fern Creek. Play will begin on Thursday and run through Sunday.

    The top two teams in each age bracket advance to the Babe Ruth Regional Tournament set for July 13 in Fairfield, Ohio.

     

    Under-8 Mount Washington All-Stars