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Today's News

  • Master Gardeners help to make MW a little prettier

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - The city of Mount Washington is getting some sprucing up just in time for the holiday season.

    Members at the Mount Washington United Methodist Church wanted to reach out to the community so they asked Mayor Joetta Calhoun what they could do.

    She mentioned it might be nice to have more landscaping around the welcome signs.

    Tony Jeavens, who is a change leader at the church and president of the Bullitt County Extension office’s Master Gardeners program, volunteered the club to design the additions.

  • Education is not an either/or situation

      I had the excellent fortune to recently attend a choir concert by one of our local high schools held in one of our community’s beautiful churches.

    It was excellent fortune both because of the incredible melodic result of the intense work and practice put forth by the students and director, and because I came across a quote in the program that I otherwise may never have seen, given that I am not any sort of expert on music (other than I know what I like when I hear it).

  • Late reprieve - NB and BE will play hoops

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – A winter reprieve. Sort of.

    With the start of the high school basketball season just a few weeks away (Dec. 2), Bullitt County fans did get some good news in the past ten days when Bullitt East and North Bullitt announced that the two schools will play a basketball game against each other this winter.

  • County seeks another judge in suit by jailer

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The decision on who will preside over a lawsuit between the Bullitt County jailer and several governmental entities will be decided by the chief justice of the state Supreme Court.

    For a second time in as many weeks, an affidavit has been filed seeking Chief Justice John Minton Jr. to assign a new judge to hear cases involving Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress.

    Both cases involve the home incarceration program, county attorney Monica Robinson and sheriff David Greenwell.

  • Work continues to finance college facility

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The clock is still ticking as local officials put into place the mechanisms needed to get plans for a community college facility in the governor’s next round of budget discussions.

    At a special meeting of the Bullitt County Economic Development Authority, members learned that their organization did not have to be the agency which would borrow money to privately-build the actual college facility.

  • VETERANS DAY

     The annual Lebanon Junction Veterans Day parade and ceremony was held over the weekend to honor all veterans, hosted by VFW Post 8293.

    Among the many veterans in attendance who were honored during the event was K.C. Fell, the Post's Quartermaster for 19 years and a veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam.

    Members of the Rolling Thunder Kentucky Chapter rode motorcycles in the parade, then raised a new POW/MIA flag at the city park.

  • Doing what’s right might be hard to accept

     Not long ago I was driving with a 15-year-old in my car one evening on a quiet road. Nearing an intersection the traffic light switched to yellow. I hit the brakes just hard enough for an abrupt stop.

    The light stayed red a long time. The teen was antsy to return home. After sitting a few more seconds, I was asked why I didn’t just run the light.

    My initial reply was that the nearby police officer we couldn’t see was waiting with a ticket. My later reply was that I was obeying the law.

  • Poppell leads Lady Chargers to 8th in state

     LEXINGTON – Bullitt East sophomore Sierra Poppell overcame breezy conditions on Saturday to post the best finish ever for a Bullitt County runner when she finished 11th in the Class AAA Kentucky State Cross-Country Championships.

    Running over the 5K course at the Kentucky Horse Park, Poppell competed against some of the top runners in the state before finishing with a time of 19:28 to finish just off the podium in a field of 235 runners.

  • Chowning receives national recognition

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - It may have been Ruth Chowning’s alter ego, “Ruthie Toothie” the clown, that helped secure her the Distinguished Service Award recently at the National Extension Association for Family & Consumer Sciences Conference.

    As part of the Carol White grant awarded to Brooks Elementary in 2011, she was asked to come in to teach classes about nutrition during family fun nights, but she also did a physical activity promotion.

    And that’s where “Ruthie” came into play.

  • Store on Cedar Grove back for more talk on Thursday

     CEDAR GROVE - Concerns for a potential new store and its entrance at a dangerous stretch of road led to a tabled rezoning request.

    Members of the Bullitt County Joint Planning and Zoning Commission planned to meet with legal advisers and contractors representing Dollar General to determine a safe entrance to a new store.

    Dollar General hopes to open its newest Bullitt County location at 5050 Cedar Grove Road, near the intersection of Deatsville Road.