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Today's News

  • Family begins new life in MW thanks to Building Homes for Heroes program

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — Adjusting to life after leaving the military can be difficult.

    Add in an injury and a family to take care of and it can be close to impossible.

    Army veteran Steven Fader knows the struggle all too well.

    Surgery gone wrong in 2003 left Fader with a knee injury that also causes neck and back pains. He also discovered he suffers from neurocardiogenic syncope, a disorder that causing frequent fainting, stress and effects posture.

  • Governor says interchange IN budget

     FRANKFORT -- State Rep. Linda Belcher was confident.

    Shepherdsville Mayor Scott Ellis was hopeful.

    And Shepherdsville councilman Bernie Brown was still a bit skeptical.

    But after Gov. Matt Bevin delivered his first budget address to the General Assembly, a collective sigh of relief may have been heard from all.

    Bevin not only placed the proposed interchange just south of Highway 480 on Interstate 65, he mentioned the proposal as an example of an economic development project that needs to be done.

  • Man who sued city now under indictment

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A man who sued the city of Mount Washington is now in trouble with the law.

    Brenton Wombles has been indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury on a charge of theft by failure to make required disposition of property.

    The charge is a Class C felony, which is punishable by 5-10 years in prison.

    According to the indictment, Wombles allegedly did not pay for property or services valued at over $10,000.

    The period of the alleged actions was from May 15, 2015, through Oct. 26, 2015.

  • Separate bids for multi-family rezonings get rejection from MW officials

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Residents hoping to move into a new apartment or town home in Mount Washington will have to make do with the current selections.

    Two multi-family complex proposals were denied rezoning requests by the Mount Washington City Council.

    The first case belonged to Nathan Jones, a local realtor looking to remove the restrictions on a tract of land off Hardy Lane, near Twelve Oaks subdivision.

    The restriction prevents building multifamily units, as well as building any unit less than 1,400 square feet.

  • Take a bow

     It’s not time for a curtain call but there is much reason to be proud of a major, major economic development project.

    There are a lot of kudos to hand out but we’ll stop short of popping the cork on the champagne for a couple of years.

    There is no doubt that the light industrial growth along Highway 480 has been a godsend to Shepherdsville and Bullitt County.

  • Nichols Nick at it once again

      Unseasonably warm Springtime weather in Bullitt County may end abruptly,  and possibly permanently, due to an ultimatum written in groundhogese.

    As of Feb. 1, Bullitt Fiscal Court officials had not come to an agreement on the ultimatum presented by Nichols Nick, Bullitt County’s official groundhog.

    According to the groundhogese ultimatum, loosely translated and presented by county attorney John Wooldridge, Nick expressed concerns and made demands in relation to the safety of his job environment and his fellow vermin.

  • BC turns around sour season with three wins

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Just when it looked like the Bullitt Central Cougars were toast, the maroon and gray turned the season around over a seven-day span, winning three of four games and gaining momentum and excitement for a late run into the post-season.

    Even the one loss, a 76-75 overtime setback to DeSales in the King of the Bluegrass Showcase on Saturday, had a number of positive points. The Cougars played without senior Chase Craddock, who was off on a football recruiting trip.

  • Eagles win three, drop one during busy hoops week

     HEBRON ESTATES – While the girls in the area were taking up most of the attention last week with the Louisville Invitational Tournament, the North Bullitt boys stepped outside of Jefferson County for four games in an eight-day span.

    First, it was back-to-back games against a pair of Oldham County teams. The Eagles actually beat the better of the two teams on the road as they rallied late to beat South Oldham 59-54 last Monday. A night later, at home, the Eagles came out on the short end of a 70-61 decision to North Oldham.

  • Region 3 Bowling Tournament

     LOUISVILLE -- There was no shortage of action last week at the Region 3 Bowling Tournament at Ken Bowl Lanes.

    On Thursday, the boys’ team competition was held, but it was a tough day for the three Bullitt County teams as none moved past the quarter-finals.

    It was a bigger day on Tuesday as the Bullitt East Lady Chargers upset defending champion Pleasure Ridge Park in the semi-finals before falling to Mercy in the final. That earned the team a spot in next week’s Kentucky State Tournament in Lexington.

  • FLOOD ADVISORY UNTIL 5:30 A.M.

      The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued a flood advisory for Central Bullitt County through 5:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.

    A wind advisory is also in effect through 7 a.m. Wednesday morning.

    A wind advisory means thar winds in excess of 40 mph are expected.

    In the event of severe weather, you should have a portable radio or weather radio available.