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Today's News

  • Cougars make it three straight with win

          NICHOLASVILLE - After trailing 8-7 at the end of the first quarter, the Bullitt Central Cougars on five straight possessions on Friday and beat homestanding East Jessamine 39-23.

         Other than allowing a long kick-off return for a touchdown midway through the second quarter, Bullitt Central was in control for most of the game. The Cougars led 26-15 at halftime and it was 39-23 after three quarters as neither team scored down the stretch.

  • Additional funds to allow MW sidewalk project to go forward

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - A long awaited sidewalk project may soon get underway in Mount Washington. 

    Three years after the city received a grant to replace the sidewalks along Old Bardstown Road in downtown Mount Washington, mayor Joetta Calhoun recently shared that she received a contract authorizing additional grant funds to get the project moving. 

    Last year, the city council unanimously approved a resolution to accept a $178,200 grant from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to install new sidewalks from Highway 44 to Snapp Street.

  • In or Out...Mount Washington mapping boundaries

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Folks in certain areas of Mount Washington's Autumn Glen and Twelve Oaks subdivisions may be surprised to find that they they don't actually live in the city. 

    At least not according to the Kentucky Secretary of State's office. 

  • Fox Chase residents on watch after shed break-ins

          FOX CHASE - Residents of one northern Bullitt County city are being asked to keep their eyes and ears open.

         A rash of attempted break-ins of outdoor storage sheds in the city of Fox Chase has residents on the watch.

         Mayor Bill Broughton's shed was the first to be hit recently. He learned of several others which were also burglarized.

  • Surprising growth spurs bigger surprise of lower property taxes

          SHEPHERDSVILLE - Property owners who live in the city of Shepherdsville won't be facing tax hikes in the coming year.

         In fact, as what may come to a surprise to many, the tax rate for real property will actually go down.

         When those in attendance left the Sept. 10 city council meeting, they understood that the tax rates for both real and personal property would remain the same - 15 cents per $100 of assessed property.

  • Pay major factor as dispatchers leaving county

          SHEPHERDSVILLE - Mike Phillips is a frequent visitor to Bullitt Fiscal Court meetings.

         As director of Emergency Medical Services and Central Dispatch, Phillips has a recurring problem - trying to fill vacancies in the two departments.

         A committee set up to look at EMS issues is hoping that something might be done to cure this problem.

  • Tax Quiz...Will school tax rate increase

          SHEPHERDSVILLE - Property owners in Bullitt County may be soon paying a little more in taxes.

         Of those facing higher taxes, the biggest portion could go to the Bullitt County Public School System.

         A public hearing is set for 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 24, to discuss a proposed rate increase on real and personal property.

         Under the proposal, the current rate of 57.6 cents per $100 of real and personal property would be increased to 59.6 cents.

  • Hessert wins Kentuckiana Ford Dealers ARCA Fall Classic presented by Federated Car Care

     SALEM, Ind. - After taking three races off after the halfway point of the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards season and effectively removing himself from championship contention, Tom Hessert's goal was simple: Win.

    That's just what Hessert did in the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers ARCA Fall Classic presented by Federated Car Care at Salem Speedway, leading the final 78 laps for his second ARCA victory.

  • Roadwork: Week of Sept. 17

       The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of Sept. 17:

    Bullitt County:

    KY 245:  Lane closures and delays possible between the Nelson/Bullitt County line and KY 61 (mile points 0.0 and 7.1) due to shoulder repairs.

    Jefferson County:

  • Bullitt East boys’ CC opens season ranked second in 2-A

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - With five of the top seven runners returning from the team that finished eighth in the Class 2-A State Championships last fall, the Bullitt East boys’ cross-country program is poised for a big season in 2012.