Today's News


     The noise-limit levels were raised at the Mount Washington Public Library for the long-waited ribbon cutting of the new building.

    Accompanied by food, freebies and wax hands, residents and local politicians joined the celebration of the grand opening.

    Board President Sherry Parker, who was involved in the building process from the beginning, cut the ribbon.

    The new building features tall windows, numerous study spots, several private rooms and, as always, plenty of books, audio books, movies and more to borrow.

  • NB rallies past BC in net play

     HEBRON ESTATES – Consider it more a preview than a showdown.

    Yes, North Bullitt and Bullitt Central clashed for the second time this regular season on Monday in the Lady Eagles’ nest and the green and gold came away with a 25-21, 22-25, 25-17, 25-23 victory, but of the three meetings that the two teams will in all probability have this fall, this was the least important.

  • Fall burn laws go into effect this week

     FRANKFORT - The Kentucky Division of Forestry (KDF) is again preparing for an active wildfire season. Each year, there are nearly 1,500 wildfires in the state of Kentucky, based on a 10-year average.

    Last fall, the division responded to 520 fires that burned 52,216 acres with a timber value loss of $20,642,663. The majority of the fires occurred in November.

  • Oh so close! East falls to Mercy in overtime

     LOUISVILLE – Heartbreak and the Bullitt East Lady Chargers seem to go hand-in-hand when it comes to girls’ soccer.

    That was the case again last week as for the 16th straight time the Mercy Jaguars got the best of the Lady Chargers in a classic regular season match that needed extra time to find a winner.

  • BE/Eastside’s Macie Brown has a big fall

      MOUNT WASHINGTON – Just four days after becoming the youngest player from Bullitt County to ever qualify for a KHSAA State Golf Championship, Bullitt East and Eastside seventh-grader Macie Brown added to her honors on Saturday, winning the Girls’ Kentucky Middle School State Golf Championship.

  • Domestic Violence Month: An overview of a grave topic

     When Ellen heard her husband come through the door, she knew this would be a bad night. Quickly sending her kids to their room, she turned the music up so they wouldn’t hear what was coming. After last night’s beating, Ellen had made sure to do all he’d asked of her today: cooked his food, cleaned the house, washed and folded his clothes, and dressed exactly the way he wanted. Still, it was never enough. As he walked toward her, Ellen wondered just what she’d done wrong this time.

  • Hebron Estates tax rate will increase slightly on new bills

    HEBRON ESTATES - Residents in Hebron Estates will see a slight tax increase similar to other surrounding cities.

    The Hebron Estates City Commission unanimously approved a property tax increase to 9.34 cents per $100 of property, equalling a total of $93.40 per $100,000 of property.

    The increase was raised from last year’s rate of 9.31 cents per $100, meaning an extra 30 cents per $100,000.

  • Seniors ‘rock’ with latest fad

    MOUNT WASHINGTON— Senior living situations don’t have to mean being omitted from the latest fads.

    Residents at Elmcroft Senior Living in Mount Washington were recently joined by volunteers with the Mount Washington Rocks! group to paint their own stones to hide.

    Fifteen painters decorated rocks with flowers, American flags and other colorful designs.

    Mount Washington Rocks! founder Vicki Huffman ensured the hashtag #MWR was written on the bottom of each stone before sealing the art.

  • Criminals should watch where they fuel up if officers are in the area

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A little tip from the police is that if you are ridin’ dirty, it’s probably not a good idea to hang out where the officers regularly get fuel.

    In the early morning hours of Sept. 27, the Shepherdsville Street Crimes Unit conducted an investigation at the Speedway on Highway 44 East.

    K9 Diego came out and conducted an open air sniff test and indicated on the passenger door of a vehicle.

  • Louisville felon sentenced 10 years on firearms, meth charges

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman today announced the sentencing of a Louisville felon, in United States District Court, by Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr., to 120 months in prison, for possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon and possession of methamphetamine. There is no parole in the federal system.