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Today's News

  • Chargers just sick over loss to the Bears

    MOUNT WASHINGTON – For only the second time in the last five years, the Bullitt East Chargers lost a game at home on Tuesday and they were just sick about it.

         Literally.

         While head coach Bob Blackburn didn’t want to make excuses, it was obvious that his team was going through a bout of the flu as they took the court against Sixth Region rival Butler. The Bears took advantage of the opening and despite entering the game with a 1-2 record, the visitors left with a 61-57 victory.

  • Agencies combine on Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

     LOUISVILLE - If you drink and drive in Jefferson County and surrounding counties - beware.

    State and local law enforcement is cracking down on drunken driving this holiday season as part of the nationwide Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign.

    While law enforcement will cite drivers for any moving traffic violation, there is typically an increase of drunken drivers on the roadways due to holiday parties and festivities.

  • Police warn you to take holiday safety precautions

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Beware of your surroundings this holiday.

    Mount Washington Police Chief Roy Daugherty said the number of thefts and burglaries tend to increase during the holiday season.

    He gave some tips to help keep yourselves and valuables safe this Christmas:

    -Always lock your car door

    -Make sure not leave presents in plain sight in windows whether it’s at your house in the car

    -Beware of leaving your present boxes in the trash for days. Thieves may root through it to see what new gadgets you got this year.

  • Hunters Hollow to change location of Dec. 16 meeting

     HUNTERS HOLLOW - The Hunters Hollow City Commission already feels like it experienced Christmas this year.

    Commissioners and mayor Linda Parker were pleased to learn that the city has an agreement with Bullitt County Sanitation District to clean up the failed sewer treatment plant and surrounding area.

    With more issues to discuss in the future, the city announced that its December business meeting would be held in a different location.

  • Skidmore selected for KFB leadership class; local bureau honored

     LOUISVILLE - Kyle Skidmore, a beefalo farmer in Bullitt County who also works in landscaping and construction, has been selected to participate in the Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Leadership Enhancement for Agricultural Development (LEAD) program.

    Skidmore joins 15 other Kentuckians for LEAD’s two-year, intensive learning experience‚ a program that KFB created to prepare future agricultural leaders for tomorrow’s challenges.

    The 2015-16 LEAD class was announced on Dec. 5 during KFB’s annual meeting in Louisville.

  • Lady Chargers have tough weekend

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Bullitt East Lady Charger head coach Chris Stallings said before the season that his team was going to play a challenging schedule this year and that certainly proved to be the case on the opening weekend as the red and gold dropped a pair of games.

    On Friday, against Seventh Region power Male, a team ranked just ahead of the Lady Chargers in the pre-season coaches’ poll, Bullitt East faded late and lost 75-56.

  • Public Health Reporting Widespread Flu Activity

     FRANKFORT - Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) officials reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this week that the influenza (flu) activity level in the state has increased from “regional” to “widespread.” Widespread activity is the highest level of flu activity, which indicates increased flu-like activity or flu outbreaks in at least half of the regions in the state. The activity levels for states are tracked weekly as part of the CDC’s national flu surveillance system.

  • KFB honors Mooney for her science project

     LOUISVILLE - A Bullitt County seventh grader, Lilly Mooney, was among the 12 students selected from across the state to display their agriculture science projects at last week’s  Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) annual meeting in Louisville.

    Mooney, a homeschooled student, displayed her science project as part of the KFB annual meeting’s tradeshow. 

    Her project, called “One Potato, Two Potato,” explored the nutritional value and versatility of potatoes.

  • WARM BULLITT...Drive to collect warm clothing

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Caleanna Morley saw that there was a move in Jefferson County to collect blankets for the homeless.

    Having worked in Bullitt County, Morley knew there was a similar need here.

    With friends such as Shepherdsville mayor Scott Ellis, Morley decided the Warm Bullitt County was needed.

    With the holidays approaching, Morley’s group is working with Shepherdsville Christian Church and others to collect and distribute items which keep Bullitt Countians warm.

  • Goodwill opens newest store in Mt. Wash.

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — Goodwill Industries of Kentucky will hold a grand opening of its Mount Washington donation center and retail store on Friday, Dec. 12, featuring a ribbon-cutting ceremony with representatives from the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce at Noon.

    Refreshments and giveaways will be available for donors and shoppers.