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Today's News

  • Colorfest returns to Bernheim this weekend

        CLERMONT - Billed as “one of Kentucky’s top favorite fall festivals”, ColorFest will take place again this weekend at Bernheim Forest.

        The annual celebration of autumn’s most symbolic change is scheduled Saturday, Oct. 16, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 17, from noon to 5 p.m.

        Bernheim marketing and communications officer Susan Ritter said the 15th annual celebration should be one of the best ever for viewing the foliage.

  • HistoryMobile, walking tour set for Mt. Washington

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - Abraham Lincoln’s coming to town…sort of.

        This weekend visitors and local residents alike will have the opportunity to explore “Kentucky’s Abraham Lincoln” when the Kentucky Historical Society’s HistoryMobile makes a stop in downtown Mount Washington.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Oct. 11

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    Bullitt County:

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  • COYLE'S CORNER
  • Melcher, Martha Stewart to talk purple martins on national TV

    CLERMONT - A local bird enthusiast earned an opportunity to share his vast knowledge on national television.

    Clermont resident Larry Melcher will appear on an episode of The Martha Stewart Show on Tuesday, Oct. 5.

    A maintenance employee with Ford in Louisville, Melcher recently appeared in a New York Times story about purple martins, a small migrating bird.

    Because of Melcher’s expertise on the species, along with knowledge of creating houses specifically for them, he was contacted by Martha Stewart’s producer.

  • Friday night lights has a full slate of three games

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - With Bullitt East back in action this week, the high school football schedule is back to full speed ahead with three games.

    In Class 4-A, the district race continues as North Bullitt plays host to LaRue County while it will be homecoming in Mount Washington as Bullitt East takes on Marion, the only undefeated team left in the district.

  • Bullitt Central's Lewis Clark is honored as a top assistant

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Long-time Bullitt Central assistant football coach Lewis Clark was recently given the Walter Underwood Award by the Greater Louisville Football Coaches Association for his work with the Cougar program.

    The award is basically an induction into the GLFCA Hall of Fame for assistant coaches.

  • Quick turnaround suits Lady Eagles just fine over East

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Nine days can make a lot of difference in the life of a high school volleyball team - just ask the squads at North Bullitt and Bullitt East.

    On Thursday, the two squads squared off against each other in Mount Washington just nine days after playing an epic match that wasn’t decided until North Bullitt scored the final four points of the match to win the third game 26-24. In the quick rematch, it was all North Bullitt as coach Jennette Pryor’s team rolled to a 25-20, 25-10 victory.

  • Hillview tax rates will seek slight rise

        HILLVIEW - Tax rates will go up slightly for property owners in the city of Hillview.

        After having a real property tax of 11.45 cents per $100 of assessed value, the Hillview City Council unanimously agreed to take the compensating rate of 11.61 cents.

        As a result, a person with a $100,000 home would see an increase of $2.60 for the new year.

        The city council could have approved a rate of 12.07 cents without fear of voter recall.

  • Families use genealogical event to learn about tracking 'trees'

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - There is a certain pride in knowing your family tree.

    Those interested in sharing or gathering genealogical information met at Ridgway Memorial Library for the second annual Family Fair, presented by the Bullitt County Genealogical Society in conjunction with the Bullitt County History Museum.

    Genealogical Society president Barbara Bailey said all were welcome to attend, not just those with Bullitt County connections. She displayed memorabilia from the history of The Pioneer News, with which her ancestors played a major role.