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Today's News

  • Mount Washington goes bigger with new sewer interceptor line

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— What happens when you have a growing city and an aging infrastructure?

    You install bigger sewer lines.

    Bids for the 48-inch interceptor sewer project were opened on June 15. 

    The interceptor sewer is the large sewer pipe where the smaller pipes meet before going to the treatment plant.

    The project will replace the current 15-inch pipe with a 48-inch pipe in the sewer pipes in the Half Moon Drive, McFarland Avenue, Hillcrest Drive and Rosebud Drive areas.

  • 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.

  • Next garbage hauler will have new ordinance in Shepherdsville

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- As of several months ago, over $150,000 in unpaid garbage bills were due current hauler Eco-Tech.

    With no announcement on how the money would be collected, the city of Shepherdsville is embarking on a new solicitation of bids.

    And, the city is changing the way garbage services will be provided.

    The new ordinance and bid document will place the responsibility of collecting bills on the hauler.

  • Price selected to serve as Henry Co. superintendent

     NEW CASTLE — A familiar face in Bullitt County has become the latest local educator to become a superintendent.

    Back in Henry County Public Schools for a year after two decades away, Terry Price has been selected to fill the seat of retiring Superintendent Tim Abrams.

    Being hired in 2016 as assistant superintendent marked Price’s return after 20 years away from Henry County. He began his career in 1989 as a sixth grade teacher at Eastern for five years and then moved to the Henry County Middle School to teach literature and English.

  • Council set to borrow up to $3M for road improvements

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With plans announced already for three new restaurants and talk of several hotels coming to an already crowded area, Shepherdsville officials are looking to make some road changes.

    However, to make improvements on Adam Shepherd Parkway, Conestoga Parkway and Keystone Crossroads, the city might need to borrow a little money.

    A $3 million bond issue was on the agenda but council members want some changes to be made first.

  • MW U-8 Baseball All-Stars

     The Mount Washington U-8 All-Stars played in the Kentucky Machine Pitch Extended Rules State Tournament over the weekend at the Okolona Youth League.

    In pool play, Mount Washington dropped a 12-6 decision to Prairie Village on Wednesday and then on Friday the squad fell to St. Matthews No. 1 by a 21-10 score.

    After pool play, the local team had to play Germantown and they fell in bracket play.

  • Students should check for accuracy on KEES money

     FRANKFORT — Kentucky high school students and 2017 graduates should check their Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) accounts for accuracy.

    KEES allows students to earn money for college by getting good grades in high school and for qualifying scores on the ACT or SAT. 

    Students eligible for free or reduced lunches may also earn awards for good scores on Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Cambridge Advanced International exams. 

  • MW U-11 Baseball All-Stars

     After competing in the District 8-9-10-11 Tournament at Fairdale two weeks ago, the Mount Washington U-11 Baseball All-Stars moved on and competed in the 10-team  West Kentucky State Baseball Tournament this past weekend.

  • MW U-9 Baseball All-Stars

     The Mount Washington U-9 All-Stars competed this summer in the District 10 and 11 Tournament at Jeffersontown.

    The members of the team included Cody Alvey, Cole Cornell, Cayden Cowan, Hayden Elmore, Cole Halbrook, Chase Litton, Callen Magers, Taylor McCleskey, Garrison Miller, Landon Reed, Randy Wakefield and Brayden Warren.

    The team was coached by Danny Magers, Jeffrey Litton and Shane McKinley.

  • 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.