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Today's News

  • City’s effort to regulate signs encouraging, challenging

     With this summer’s Homearama coming to town, Mount Washington officials are looking to tidy up its house.

    And they have also asked the county officials to join in the spruce up efforts.

    While miracles cannot be worked over the next two months, the discussions by Mount Washington city officials are encouraging.

    They are looking to get a handle on the signage which can been seen throughout the community.

    This is a very noble effort. It will be interesting to see the outcome.

  • Saying Goodbye

     We’ll start out with a bit of a stretch in relevance to Bullitt County.

    However, those stock car racing fans in the area will remember Andy Hampton. And I know Bullitt County has a whole lot of stock car fans, especially during the era when the weekly races were held at the fairgrounds and then at Louisville Motor Speedway.

    He was one of the first big-time racers from the Louisville area to make it in NASCAR. His best finish at the Daytona 500 was ninth.

    Hampton died at the age of 87 on April 1.

  • Former secretary of Kentucky’s Personnel Cabinet pleads guilty to accepting kickbacks

     Timothy M. Longmeyer, the former Secretary of the Kentucky Personnel Cabinet, admitted in federal court today that he solicited and accepted over $200,000 in kickbacks from a private consultant during his tenure. 

    Longmeyer, 48, pleaded guilty to bribery of a public official, before U.S. District Judge Karen Caldwell. 

  • Pioneer Village in line to get its own Dollar General store

     PIONEER VILLAGE - It’s not the Wild West, but a general store could soon be coming to a pioneer village.

    The Pioneer VIllage City Council heard the first reading of a rezoning ordinance that could clear the way for the construction of a new Dollar General store location.

    The property is a 2.3-acre strip of land owned by Brookland Realty, Inc., located between Old Preston and new Preston Highway south of the John Harper Highway.

  • BC’s Maggie Lewis can fulfill dream of going to Gatton in fall

     Bullitt Central High School sophomore Maggie Lewis has been accepted at both Western Kentucky University’s Carol Martin Gatton Academy and Morehead State University’s Craft Academy.

    It was a bittersweet moment for the 15-year-old daughter of Stephanie and Richard Lewis. She learned about Craft while still on Gatton’s waiting list.

    Her father, Human Resources Manager for the Hendrickson Company, was actually the first to learn of his daughter’s honors.

  • Lot of great things happening in school system

     Rather than focus on a particular issue this month, I will very briefly hit the high points of a few things that may be of interest to the Bullitt County community about its school system:

    *The Run for the Spirits Gala, sponsored by the independent Bullitt County Foundation for Excellence in Public Education, is coming up on Friday, April 22.

    This important event is not only a lot of fun, the money raised is awarded by the group to teachers and programs to provide items for their classrooms that may not otherwise be affordable. 

  • John Brown Cundiff was a Confederate Soldier

     John Brown Cundiff; Jr. was born around 1830 in Kentucky.  His parents were John Brown; Sr. and Elizabeth Younger. John‘s father John Brown Sr. was born in Virginia in 1799. 

    His mother Elizabeth Younger was born 1799 in Virginia.  John Cundiff Sr. married Elizabeth Younger in 1820, in Bullitt County, Kentucky.  John Brown Jr. had several brothers and sisters.  

    John’s father died in 1855 at the age of 56 years old.  He died in Bullitt County, Kentucky. 

  • CIRCUS

     CLERMONT - It’s the greatest show on earth, or in this case, of the earth.

    Cirque Mundial (or Worldwide Circus) made its first visit to the area, featuring amazing talent from around the world.

    The traveling troupe featured four shows at the Bullitt County Fairgrounds.

    Some of the traditional circus acts were included, from trapeze artists and jugglers to Woo Woo the Clown.

    Other unusual acts included unicycle riding, cylindric balancing acts and poodle acrobatics.

  • East’s Farris a big get for Asbury basketball

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – College coaches at small schools don’t often get the opportunity to grab a 6-7 post player with well developed offensive skills.

    That is why Asbury head coach Will Shouse was all smiles recently when he made the trip to Mount Washington to get the signature of Bullitt East senior Jared Farris for his NAIA basketball team. Farris will be as tall as any other player on the Eagle roster.

  • Tennis teams enjoy week of good weather

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The tennis season is quickly coming down to the tournament season.

    Added to the excitement this spring is a new format for the team competition.

    But before that is held in the first week of May, local competitors were busy enjoying a nice week of weather after some windy moments prior to spring break.

    Girls’ tennis

    North Bullitt suffered its first team loss of the season when it crossed into the Seventh Region to take on perennial powerhouse Assumption.