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Today's News

  • East’s Ching headed to Wright State for baseball

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Growing up, Zac Ching was a rival of players from Mount Washington as he started as a baseball player in the Fern Creek Youth program.

    Now, Ching is a teammate and his playing partners were present last Wednesday to watch the senior pitcher/infielder sign to play his college baseball at Wright State University, an NCAA Division I program in Dayton, Ohio.

    Ching had put his name on the dotted line during the early signing period in November, but this was for teammates, friends, family and coaches.

  • Agencies save man, boat

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - The spirit of Christmas is alive and well early on in December, according to Louisville resident Terry Bowes.

    He wanted to thank members of the Shepherdsville Public Works Department and Shepherdsville Police units for their assistance in retrieving his boat from the Salt River.

    Bowes was selling the boat and put it on the river to show his potential customers that it worked. He put in at the ramp behind Paroquet Springs Conference Centre around 5 p.m. on a Monday night.

  • LJ, LWC seal deal

     LEBANON JUNCTION - A city in Bullitt County took a big step toward what officials hope will bring more growth to their town.

    Mayor Butch Sweat signed an agreement with the Louisville Water Co. to become the primary provider of water to the city of Lebanon Junction.

    Sweat said he’s been working on this effort for about six years now and he’s glad to see it finally come together.

    “It’s a happy day for me,” he said.

    Lebanon Junction began purchasing a part of its supply from Louisville Water in 2000.

  • Chapman gives back to MWES community

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - As a young tike, Bullitt East sophomore Nick Chapman enjoyed exploring Mount Washington Elementary School’s arboretum, so it was rather fitting when he got to give back by doing his Eagle Scout project there last spring.

    It had become overgrown, so the 16-year-old took a crew of about 11 people and they cut limbs, ripped out old plants and flowers and added new mulch. In addition, they added a bench.

    “It’s important to show that you care about things,” the member of Troop 100 said.

  • Educational improvement must continue to accelerate

     It is nice to  lead a school district full of leaders, both in our administrative offices and our classrooms. 

    It has been a wonderful thing to watch our performance rankings rise from the depths of having a state performance audit to being deemed a proficient district in six years.

  • Wall-to-wall basketball this weekend

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – After absolutely no basketball last weekend, there will be more than enough to make up for it this weekend with a flurry of games including the Girls’ Bullitt County Challenge on Saturday at North Bullitt.

    Of course, as we learned last week, the weather can change the best-laid plans of anyone in a hurry.

    So, weather permitting, the big weekend starts on Friday when Bullitt Central pays a visit to North Bullitt for a girl/boy doubleheader that will start at 6 p.m.

  • Football honors abound for three area standouts

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Football honors are rolling in for area coaches and players after a successful season for the area teams.

    On Sunday, in the weather delayed halftime of the Class 5-A Kentucky State Football Championships, Bullitt Central junior running back Trevor Carnell and Bullitt East head coach Darrell Vincent were honored as the Class 5-A, District 4 Player and Coach of the year, respectively.

    The honors came from the Kentucky Football Coaches Association.

  • Keeping Your Pets Happy and Safe when Boarding this Holiday Season

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  • Agencies looking for changes before adoption of land-use plan

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Two agencies with a keen interest in the passage of a new county comprehensive land-use map will be sure to make their views known prior to the final adoption.

    Kriss Lowry & Associates has been contracted to update the county’s comprehensive land-use plan.

    On Thursday, Dec. 12, Lowry is expected to bring a final draft version to the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission at its 7 p.m. meeting.

    There must still be a public hearing held on the plan before anything can be adopted.

  • Consultant says mapping plan deals with future use of land

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The final component to be released to the public brought the most discussion by the public on the proposed comprehensive land-use plan.

    Consultant Kriss Lowry displayed the draft land-use maps for Mount Washington and Shepherdsville. And the capacity crowd had plenty of comments.

    Lowry said that she was not employed to make a zoning map for the county. She said there are responsibilities of the county and the various cities to keep their own zoning maps.