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Today's News

  • A day at the pool

    Photographer Mary Barczak spent some time at the Mount Washington public pool recently as temperatures soared into the 90s.

  • Michael French honored for work in North Bullitt library

     Michael French was recognized by library media specialist Mary C. Parker for his work at the North Bullitt High library.

    He was the Library Ambassador for the past school year. He was put in charge of getting book returns from students and back to the library.

    He made daily rounds to classrooms to collect materials. He kept a chart of the number of books he turned in each day.

    There was a goal of returning 1,000 books for the year and he surpassed that mark.

  • Barren Co. cools MW U-8 All-Stars

     FERN CREEK –  After a hot start the Mount Washington U-8 All-Stars cooled off quickly in the quarter-finals of the Babe Ruth Kentucky State Tournament on Saturday at Fern Creek Park in Louisville.

    In the opening games of ‘pool’ play, the team coached by Dave Johnston slipped past Jeffersontown 15-13 and then crushed Fern Creek Orange by a 23-9 score. Those games were played on Thursday and Friday.

    That left the team with the number two seed from the pool heading into the quarter-finals.

  • MW U-10 softball out in state quarters

     FERN CREEK –  The Mount Washington Under-10 Softball All-Stars picked up a pair of wins in the Babe Ruth Kentucky State Tournament at Fern Creek over the Fourth of July weekend, but they were knocked out in the quarter-finals by a strong Priairie Village team 15-0 on Saturday.

    Coach Randi Vibbert’s team opened action in ‘pool’ play with an 11-10 victory over Fern Creek Black. In the second ‘pool’ game, the local All-Stars could manage just two hits and lost to Jeffersontown 11-1.

  • Sometimes it is better to laugh than to cry

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - In my 30 years at the paper, I’ve learned a couple of things.

    First, always beware of short meeting agendas.

    Second, often it is better to laugh than to cry.

    Both came into play at a recent meeting of Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    Things were flying along. One hour and things were about to wrap up.

    One more topic - not on the agenda - was mentioned. It was a serious topic but it quickly moved into the comedy genre.

  • Visual Artists put talents out for viewing

     MOUNT  WASHINGTON - Preservation is very important to the Visual Artists of Bullitt County. 

    In fact, it’s one of the biggest reasons they continue to hold their annual all member art show each year.

    Shepherdsville artist Gail Bagwell said she will continue to encourage young artists to come to the county.

    “If young people don’t see any artists then they aren’t going to become one themselves,” she said.

  • Burglaries high on indictment list in Bullitt County

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Whether it is the staggering economy or the need for money for drugs or simply the need to steal, the Bullitt County Grand Jury indicted a number of felony offenders for burglary charges.

    Ashley Hutton was charged with burglary in the first degree and theft by unlawful taking over $500.

    The indictment alleges that on Sept. 30, 2013, Hutton entered a home while in possession of a deadly weapon with the intent to commit a crime.

    While at the home, she allegedly took items worth over $500.

  • Man struck, killed while walking on train tracks

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A man died after being struck by a train in Shepherdsville Wednesday afternoon.

    William Marshall McCubbins, 39, of Shepherdsville, was pronounced dead at the scene by Bullitt County coroner David Billings.

    According to Shepherdsville Police Sgt. Mike O'Donnell, McCubbins was apparently walking northbound on the CSX tracks when he was struck from behind by a northbound train.

  • County wants funds back from city

     HILLVIEW - Bullitt County officials believe that they have sent too many payments to the city of Hillview to cover a long-standing interlocal agreement.
    The two bodies reached an agreement when Bullitt County imposed its insurance premium tax. Instead of taking a portion or all of the money collected from policyholders inside the municipal boundaries, Hillview would receive a check.
    Now, with the city of Hillview starting to take a portion of the tax, the question is how much was paid by the county which should be recovered.

  • Organizers pleased with first attempt at combined events

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The first year for the Bullitt Blast/Shepherdsville City Fair seems to have gone off with a boom.