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Today's News

  • REDISTRICTING: School system looks to maximize facilities

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Maybe the toughest decision made by a school board member is when the topic of redistricting students from one place to another surfaces.

    Due to the growth of the county, especially in the eastern quadrant, Bullitt County Public School Board members will once again have to tackle the redistricting issue.

    While there are major overcrowding issues in the Bullitt East feeder area, the option determined to be the one for recommendation will affect just about every school in the county.

  • Hillview looks to annex additional property

     HILLVIEW - Following a consistent barrage of meetings involving heavier issues this year, the Hillview City Council caught a collective breath in May.

    And despite ongoing issues involving bankruptcy debt plans and insurance increases, the city continues to grow.

    The council unanimously approved a proposed annexation ordinance involving 90 acres of unincorporated territory near off of Christman Lane, near Zoneton Road.

  • MW sports complex moving forward in planning stages

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— Sports lovers rejoice!

    Designs for the sports complex in Mount Washington are at 90 percent completion.

    Project planner Chad McCormick of Land Design and Development presented an update on the park’s progress.

    The facility plans to include areas for baseball, football, soccer, tennis, basketball and disc golf as well as a couple of playgrounds, a splash park and an amphitheater next to a pond.

  • Flat fee suggested to help pay for dispatch

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- To operate one of the most vital, yet most often overlooked, departments of county government, the annual price tag is about $1 million for Bullitt County Central Dispatch.

    And, with upcoming requirements, that department is facing some expensive upgrades in order to protect life and property in the county.

    The problem is that while a monthly $1 landline fee was imposed years ago, that revenue is dropping.

    The reason?

    Many people are getting rid of their land lines in the age of technology.

  • Coach Couch hired for East

        MOUNT WASHINGTON-- On Wednesday afternoon, Bullitt East principal Willie Foster announced that the school had hired Jason Couch as it new head Men's Basketball Coach.

        Couch comes to Bullitt East after a very successful coaching career that has spanned 18 seasons. He has a 348-204 career record with coaching stints at Greenwood, Eastern and Shelby County High Schools.

  • HOPE has place to store needed items

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A local help organization took a chance in establishing a new community chest.

    Helping Out People Everywhere (HOPE) in Bullitt County, in association with the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce, hosted a ribbon cutting to commemorate the grand opening of HOPE Chest, a new donation storage location.

    HOPE co-founder Faith Portman said HOPE Chest was a place where items could be stored until distribution, with room for larger items such as house furniture.

  • SAY CHEESE

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — Things got a little cheesy in Bullitt East High’s culinary arts class recently.

    To celebrate National Grilled Cheese Week, Katy Kendrick hosted a grilled cheese cook-off.

    The cook-off let groups of students work together to build the perfect grilled cheese that was later judged by Charger staff.

    The sandwich had to include a bread, a cheese, a spread and presentation mattered.

  • Hardaway Memorial Scholarship

     Miranda Rippy of Bullitt Central High was recently awarded the Hardaway Memorial Scholarship from First Harrison Bank.

    This continues the tradition started by The Peoples Bank of Bullitt County.

    Rippy will receive a $1,500 scholarship that will go toward her studies at Morehead State University. She will major in education.

  • Smoking becomes moving violation if kids in vehicle

     Maybe it is more symbolic than anything.

    The Shepherdsville City Council recently voted to have an ordinance which prohibits smoking inside a vehicle where there are infants around.

    In reality, the “infant” definition means anyone under the age of 18.

    There were comments pro and con.

    It was mainly the health vs. civil liberties conversation.

    Some did not like the idea of having the right to fine someone for smoking with children in the vehicle.

  • BE’s Roby in complete control in pair of wins

      MOUNT WASHINGTON – Snapping back from her most frustrating outing of the season, Bullitt East sophomore pitcher Taylor Roby closed out the regular season last week with a pair of no-hitters as the Lady Chargers beat Jeffersontown 7-0 and Fairdale 10-0.