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Today's News

  • MW U-8 Baseball All-Stars

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- For the first round of District play, the Mount Washington U-8 All-Stars got to play at home. The league put on a big show with games on three different fields.

    The organizers had to battle back after play was completely washed out on Thursday. The tournament then got completed on Sunday.

    The Mount Washington All-Stars had a strong showing but could not get past a powerhouse team from Jeffersontown, a team that had done well last year in U-7 national play.

  • Saying goodbye

     The law enforcement community lost a couple of good guys recently.

    Jerry Corum and Lucky Dennis recently had their “last calls” through Central Dispatch.

    Corum served the county police and sheriff’s office well. He finished his career as a deputy at the Bullitt County Detention Center.

    Back before drugs were discussed like they were today, I heard of the story where Jerry and a group of officers struggled to subdue a man.

    It wound up that Jerry literally lost a piece of his ear in that scuffle.

  • Home on the mountain top where the Holsclaws lived

     Mountain Top is a portion of Bullitt County located now as property of Fort Knox. 

    Mountain Top is the highest elevation on Fort Knox and the most easterly high point hill known as Dawson Knob.

    It also, is south side of the Salt River between Bardstown Junction on the east side and Pitts Point on the west side being  at the junction of the Salt and Rolling rivers. 

    The station that was about 9 meters south of the road along the top of the ridge was the land belonging to William Holsclaw.

  • 11 individuals, businesses, charged in health care fraud takedown

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. today announced the results of a health care fraud sweep in the Western District of Kentucky as part of the national health care fraud takedown led by the Justice Department. The takedown, in the Western District of Kentucky, resulted in charges against two businesses, and nine individuals, for their alleged participation in health care fraud schemes.

  • MW youth group earns state recognition

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — In an ever-changing world, preserving history is becoming more and more important.

    For one group of local high schoolers, their effort in saving a piece of Mount Washington history earned them statewide recognition by the Kentucky Heritage Commission.

    Named for the first executive director of the commission, the Ida Lee Willis Memorial Foundation Historic Grassroots Award honors those who take on the challenge of preserving local historic resources using their personal time and resources.

  • County receives ADF grant for new med cars

     FRANKFORT – The Department for Local Government (DLG) today announced an Area Development Fund (ADF) grant of $6,158.25 to the Bullitt County Fiscal Court, designated toward the Med Car Purchase Project. 

    Grant funds will assist the county in the purchase of two vehicles for emergency medical services.

  • 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.

  • MW U-10 Baseball All-Stars

     TAYLORSVILLE -- The U-10 Mount Washington Baseball All-Stars had a good opening week in Cal Ripken play, finishing second in the District 10/11 Tournament at Spencer County.

    Mount Washington fell to Jeffersontown in the championship game.

    With that finish, the Mount Washington team has momentum heading into this week’s Metro Kentucky State Tournament at the Shawnee Baseball Complex in Louisville. The winner of the eight-team, double-elimination event will advance to the Ohio Valley Regional in Vincennes, Indiana the following week.

  • Football schedules see more changes than normal

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – In the past, the area high school football programs haven’t done a lot of schedule changing in the middle of the four-year KHSAA alignment cycle.

    But this time all three went out and made some pretty drastic changes to their schedules. Part of it might be due to the fact that all three schools have different coaches than they had when the schedule for the previous two-year rotation started.

  • Commercial growth can enhance county

     When are we going to get another sit-down restaurant?

    Why can’t we have a major mall in Bullitt County?

    Both are questions asked at political forums, as well as whenever the county’s economic development director enters a room.

    The focus on EDA has been industrial and light industrial growth. 

    Location remains a key factor and Bullitt County has that.