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Today's News

  • Hillview sets up safe place for transfer of ‘items’

     HILLVIEW -- Say you have divorced parents who need a place to exchange your child at the end of your weekend of custody.

    Or say that you’ve purchased an item online and need to make your transaction with the seller.

    You might be afraid to go to a person’s home and would rather find more neutral ground.

    The city of Hillview recently joined a growing trend of governmental agencies designating a safe spot.

  • SMILE... Illegal Dumpers

     NICHOLS -- If you are thinking about pulling off the side of the road and dumping junk into a ditch or ravine, you might want to think twice.

    Or you might want to look around to see if any of the hidden cameras are taking your picture.

    Larry Hatfield, Bullitt County’s solid waste coordinator, said one of the hidden surveillance cameras caught two individuals in the act.

    They will be in Bullitt District Court on March 13 to face charges.

    “We have used the cameras in various places,” said Hatfield.

  • Road construction not pretty in Shepherdsville

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - With ongoing construction involving the Cedar Grove Business Park and the expansion of Highway 61/Buckman Street, the City of Shepherdsville’s facelift remains an ugly site.

    The city council discussed relative issues at a recent meeting, with one resident concerned about the final product.

    Patricia Kesterman, a resident of The Pointe subdivision, addressed concerns about the lights removed from the entrance road, along with the sign and landscaping.

  • MW OKs bid for sports complex

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— With a construction company on board, the community sports complex in Mount Washington is continuing toward a fall 2018 completion.

    The bid opening on Feb. 22 brought in seven bidders ranging from $5.65 million to $8.3 million, with Woodbine Construction Company offering the low bid.

    According to Land Design and Development planner Chad McCormick, the company reviewed the bid and, after ensuring all the insurance forms and other requirements were included, offered its recommendation that the city select Woodbine.

  • Some misconceptions about charter schools

     As many of you know, in this past legislative session, we have taken significant action to reform education in Kentucky.

    Regardless of all of the hyperbole, our reforms will go a long way in providing better educational opportunities for some of the students in our state who so desperately need it.

    The Governor recently signed House Bill 520 into law, making Kentucky the 44th state to allow for the establishment of charter schools.

  • Local softball teams struggling to find victories

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The first two-plus weeks of the high school softball season have been a struggle for the three Bullitt County programs and that includes Bullitt East, a team that started the season ranked ninth in the coaches’ pre-season poll.

    The Lady Chargers return starting pitcher Taylor Roby and while the junior has been strong, she had gotten little help at the plate and even less help from her defense as the Lady Chargers stand just 3-4 with two games this week before the team heads to Florida for spring break.

  • Fire safety while turkey hunting

     FRANKFORT - With the start of youth spring turkey hunting season less than a week away, the Kentucky Division of Forestry (KDF) is urging hunters carrying on the state's rich hunting traditions to be especially careful during Spring Forest Fire Season.

    KDF offers the following tips for a wildfire-safe hunting experience.

    · BE CAREFUL WITH ALL FIRES: Whether a campfire, gas lantern, cook stove, barbecue, etc., all can quickly start fires in dry forests.

  • East baseball stays hot; wins three of four in full week

      MOUNT WASHINGTON – Nobody expected the Bullitt East Chargers’ baseball team to go undefeated this season and that includes head coach Jeff Bowles.

    Still, after six straight wins to open the season, you do start to dream of winning every game. But that is just not the way it normally works in baseball.

    The dream ended on Friday when the Chargers suffered a 9-8 defeat at the hands of visiting Ballard. The loss came a day after the red and gold had beaten DeSales by the same 9-8 score.

  • BC wins 4th Region archery title; BE second

     HIGHVIEW – It was once again a one-two finish for Bullitt County teams over the weekend at the Region Four Archery Tournament at Moore High School, but this time it was Bullitt Central hoisting the big trophy and Bullitt East the runner-up medals, reversing last year’s finish.

    The competition belonged to the Cougars all along as coach Dustin Metcalf’s team shot to a final score of 3,416 to win by an impressive 82 points over Bullitt East, which finished at 3,334 (3,600 is a perfect score).

  • North learning as wins keep coming

     HEBRON ESTATES – The ups and downs of a high school baseball coach.

    Over the course of a 36-game schedule, there can be plenty of highs and just as many lows — especially when dealing with a lot of kids without varsity experience.

    Just ask North Bullitt Eagle skipper Brian Wise. Sometimes it is enough to pull your hair out.

    It was a week where the Eagles played it tight until the end against a pair of perennial Sixth Region contenders.