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Today's News

  • Portman wants to bring communities together as magistrate in District 4

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- She’s helped her community --and now she wants to help all the citizens of Bullitt County.

    Faith Portman is seeking the Republican nomination for Fourth District magistrate in the May primary.

    “I have been asked by many people in the county for two years to run for magistrate,” said Portman. “I feel now is the time and I’m available.”

    Portman has served four terms on the Shepherdsville City Council. Currently,  she is the community development director for Shepherdsville.

  • Ross takes over as mayor for Hunters Hollow

      HUNTERS HOLLOW - A changing of the guard is underway in the city of Hunters Hollow… so long as no one has fought a duel with deadly weapons.

    City commissioner Tammy Ross was selected as the city’s new mayor, filling the vacancy of Linda Parker, who resigned on Jan. 1 after 30 years of service.

    Ross, a Hillview native, moved back to Bullitt County in recent years. She began serving as commissioner about one year ago.

  • MW man wins $50,000 on scratch-off

     MOUNT WASHIINGTON -- Thomas Becke’s wife was a little concerned when he arrived home from work on Monday, Jan. 29.

    He seemed to be a little happier than normal.

    Becke, a Mount Washington resident, had reason to be happy. 

    On Monday, Jan. 29, he went into Pearl’s Food Mart on Highway 44 East. While there, he purchased a Folding Money Doubler scratch off ticket for the Kentucky Lottery. In playing that ticket, Becke would win $50,000.

  • HIV testing to be done at MW Library Monday

     Bullitt County Public Library is partnering with Volunteers of America Mid-States to offer free, confidential HIV testing at all four library locations. The first event will take place at Mt. Washington Branch Library on Monday, Feb. 12 from noon to 4:00 PM. Rapid, anonymous testing will be available to people at least 13 years old on a first-come, first-served basis. The process takes about 20 minutes.

  • Funds continue to be raised to relocate the Barnes House

    MOUNT WASHINGTON— It’s the house of a hundred names: the Barnes House; the Tan House; the Ms. Lena Hall House; the Yellow House.

    No matter what it’s called today, in a couple months, it could be called gone.

    One group of Mount Washington residents is working to ensure that isn’t the case.

    After hearing that the historic Main Street building was sold to make way for a CVS Pharmacy, various residents turned to the city to see what could be done to save the National Historic registered house.

  • Shepherdsville looks at use at its community center

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Carl Rogers sat in the back of the room and listened.

    But, as one of the organizers of the Room in the Inn, Rogers could only listen so long.

    Members of the Shepherdsville City Council voiced concerns about the participants in Rogers’ program.

    While Rogers said the concerns about the homeless in the program may be nothing more than gossip, members of the council said they would have no reason to make things up.

  • Lady Chargers have no trouble with Lady Chargers

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Following a weekend pair of games in which they could not make shots, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers got back in the saddle on Tuesday and shot 58 percent in beating visiting Jeffersontown 81-49.

    Bullitt East was coming off a 62-49 loss at Franklin County in which they shot 39 percent from the field and a horrific 28 percent shooting night as they lost at Eastern 71-45. That game against Eastern included a two of 21 mark from beyond the three-point line.

  • State bowling was a learning event

    LOUISVILLE – Bullitt County’s three entries in Thursday’s KHSAA State Bowling Championships at Executive Strike and Spare each finished in the middle of the pack in a strong field.

    It was the first trip to the state finals for each of the three.

  • Chargers win two OT thriller over J-town

    MOUNT WASHINGTON – For two teams that will meet again in two weeks in a more important match-up, the Bullitt East Chargers and the Jeffersontown Chargers went at it tooth and nail on Tuesday in the regular season meeting between the two 24th District rivals.

    This was the first meeting between the two squads since Jeffersontown beat Bullitt East 70-64 in last year’s district tournament semi-finals.

  • Belcher takes center stage

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The media was there.

    Nearly two dozen candidates were there.

    And several individuals were there wanting to hear the views of the two candidates running for the 49th District House of Representatives seat in the Feb. 20 special election.

    Democratic nominee Linda Belcher was present but Republican candidate Rebecca Johnson was not.

    The political forum, sponsored by the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce and The Pioneer News, had been rescheduled to allow Johnson to attend.