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Today's News

  • St. Aloysius looks to get into community after closing of school

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - When the decision was made to discontinue its school, the St. Aloysius parish was left in shock.

    It lost some of its members and it lost more of its identity in the community.

    For Deacon Ted Luckett, his role at the parish is to help heal some of those wounds and help rebuild the church.

    A mission of the church to begin that process is to become more involved with the community.

  • Shelby Hogg receives welding recognition

     Welding honors were earned by a Bullitt East High School student at the Area Technology Center.

    Shelby Hogg, 17, took first place in the virtual welding competition in Harrodsburg and won a $250 welding helmet. He was also awarded a $500 scholarship from the Tulsa Welding School of Tulsa, OK.

    Fellow welders Lance Newton and Jacob Numann were also awarded $500 scholarships.

    Shelby actually had to compete twice. He tied for first place then dueled in a weld-off to determine a winner.

  • Bullitt County Farm Bureau honored by state organization

     The Bullitt County Farm Bureau was recognized during the annual meeting of Kentucky Farm Bureau.

    The local group was honored for its outstanding membership and program achievement during the past year.

    David Bates accepted the recognition from Brad Smith, executive vice president of KFB insurance companies, and David S. Beck, KFB executive vice president.

    The local chapter was honored with the 2013 Women’s Gold Star Award of Excellence.

  • 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.