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Today's News

  • VOA program can assist Vietnam vets with housing

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Former Bullitt County resident Gary Harrington never thought he would be homeless. But after about four years of bouncing from place to place, that’s where he found himself.

    That was recently when the 65-year-old Vietnam veteran had some help in securing a place of his own.

    Harrington contacted Volunteers of America after someone at the local Shepherd’s Shelter told him they help veterans in his situation.

    He was able to find an apartment in Louisville.

  • Bullitt County still needs acute hospital facility

     In October 2008, The Cabinet for Health and Family Services issued a Certificate of Need (CON) authorizing the conversion of an existing outpatient health center in Bullitt County, Kentucky, into a 60-bed acute care hospital. 

    The CON was issued to Jewish Hospital Medical Center South, an entity that is now part of the KentuckyOne Health system.

    The issuance of the CON was the culmination of a lot of work by me and by former State Senator Gary Tapp.

  • BBB Warns: Beware of Memorial Day Scams

      Memorial Day is a time to honor those who serve and remember those who have served. But sadly, it has also become a key opportunity for scammers to target those who are serving or have served their nation, especially elderly veterans.

    As Memorial Day approaches, the Better Business Bureau urges consumers and donors to be aware of scammers that feed off of the military.

  • MW has money to spend in budget

     

      MOUNT WASHINGTON -- After years of doing little to address infiltration problems with its sewer system, local officials plan to spend about $5 million on the issue in its new 2015-16 budget.

    “We should’ve started this six to seven years ago,” said City Treasurer Peggy Brinkman.

    The sewer department will work on replacing 8,000 feet of sewer lines and manholes and do sewer taps on Meadowview Drive (which will also affect customers on Evans Lane, Valley Drive and Fairlaine Drive) expected cost is $438,608.

  • East finishes with strong 4-1 week

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – It wasn’t a perfect week, but the Bullitt East Chargers closed out the 2015 baseball regular season with a strong week as the red and gold won four of the final five games including the last three in a row.

    Bullitt East will now head into this week’s 24th District Tournament with a 21-14 record. The Chargers played Fern Creek on Tuesday and with a victory will move into Wednesday’s championship game against Jeffersontown at 6 p.m. at Jeffersontown.

  • NB gains ‘mo’ with perfect closing week

     HEBRON ESTATES -- If North Bullitt head coach Brian Wise had the opportunity to write the script for the final week of the regular season, it couldn’t have been much better than what actually happened.

    Coming off the only week this season where the bats were a little weak, North Bullitt completed a 25-11 regular slate with four straight victories over quality opponents.

    Besides the bats coming alive once again, Wise was able to give catcher Chance Egnor and centerfielder Daulton Walls a little time off to mend some slight injuries.

  • BC struggles into post-season

      SHEPHERDSVILLE – There was some good news off the field for the Bullitt Central Cougars last week, but that didn’t translate into the team’s final three games of the regular season as the maroon and gray dropped each contest.

    That action left Bullitt Central with a 9-20 mark heading into this week’s 23rd District Tournament at North Bullitt. The Cougars were scheduled to play Southern in a semi-final game on Tuesday.

  • Council to be commended for looking at big picture

     Often times we have opportunities for the future.

    Those opportunities can leave a stamp or a legacy.

    Unfortunately, things get in the way of such opportunities -- which often don’t come along very often.

    While not trying to measure the impact of the recent decision of the Shepherdsville City Council to the drive of former Gov. Martha Layne Collins and the Toyota deal, there are similarities.

    Both projects were large in scale in terms of what the respective government agencies had been dealing with.

  • Judge asked to raise tax rate

      HILLVIEW -- A counteroffer by the Hillview City Council has been rejected by a company which had previously won a verdict of over $11 million.

    And, now, Truck America Training LLC has filed a motion asking a Bullitt Circuit Judge to set tax amounts at a rate that would ensure the city pays its judgment.

    The writ of mandamus was recently filed against the city after its undisclosed counteroffer was recently rejected.

    As of April 15, 2015, the interest in the $11.4 million judgment in 2012 has increased the total amount to $15.1 million.

  • New roof may be solution in mold issue in MWMS

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Roof issues may be the source of mold problems at Mount Washington Middle School.

    But the source of bed bug issues at Bullitt Central High will be a much harder mystery to solve.

    Both were topics of discussion for members of the Bullitt County Public School Board on Monday.

    Superintendent Keith Davis updated members on the two problems experienced in the past week.