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Today's News

  • Highway 44 may soon see some work

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Anyone who has traveled Highway 44 between Shepherdsville and Mount Washington can tell you about the congestion at Armstrong and Fisher Lanes, Bells Mill Road and Bogard Lane.

    As a Shepherdsville resident who has traveled Highway 44 for 18 years, state Rep. Linda Belcher said she understood that something had to be done to relieve the congested area, so she’s been working with state and local officials to get things moving.

  • State Fair continues to be sunny experience for girl

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - Since she was 6 years-old, Old Mill Elementary fourth grader Sydney Cheatham has taken home first and second place from the Kentucky State Fair for the largest sunflower in the field, seed and grain category.

        This year the 9 year-old added one more ribbon to her collection, beating out adults and children alike in the field, seed and grain category, taking home yet another second place title for the roughly 21-inch diameter sunflower she raised in her parents backyard garden.

  • Salem Speedway: Results for Oct. 3

    Unofficial Results: Scott County Visitors Commission Season Championship, Salem Speedway, Salem, Indiana, Saturday, October 3, 2010

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    ARCA Truck Series:

    Touchstone Energy Hoosier Hills 100: 1.  Danny Jackson, 2. Tulley Esterline, 3. Ash Hawkins, 4. Nathan Trepkowski, 5. Chris Bailey, 6. Marcus Jones, 7. David Amatuczi, 8. Craig Meyers, 9. Mike Risley, 10. Frank Wilson, 11. Steve Christman,  12. Mike Young, 13. Rob Jones

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  • Bullitt East passes test in the big game

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Heading into the annual showdown The War, Bullitt East head coach Doug Preston had a simple mantra for the week, telling his players that nothing was going to be given to them, that they had to go out and take the victory.

    The Chargers did just that on Friday, snapping a two-game losing streak in The War with a 36-25 victory over Bullitt Central in the annual game for bragging rights in the county.

  • Police search for bearded stalker

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - About a month ago, a 16-year-old high school student was awaiting for her bus in the Pryor Valley community.

        A man driving a dirty white van stopped to ask her if she wanted a ride to school. He offered to take her to McDonald's for breakfast or a stop in the park.

        She knew something wasn't right.

        And when he stepped out of his van to clean out a space in the back, she knew things were really not right.

  • Plenty of smiles at schools that were under the 'gun'

    HILLVIEW - You might have to pardon the smiles on the faces of many principals who are the academic leaders of their schools in Bullitt County.

    While there is much work to be done to reach the district’s goal of being the best in the state, Thursday’s release of the spring test results were welcome relief to many.

    But the results also gave officials an idea what areas still need improvement.

    “It has been a total attitude change,” said Brooks Elementary principal Cheri Lineweaver. “It has been a total team buy-in.”

  • MW council keeps tax rates same on second try

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - When councilman Shot Dooley decided to sponsor two ordinances setting the city’s tax rates for 2010, his intention and understanding was that the rates would remain the same as last year‘s.

    But when council heard first reading of the ordinances, one of them set the personal property tax rate at 11.3 cents on each $100 of assessed value, slightly higher than last year’s rate of 11.1.

  • BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU HOT TOPICS: September 2010

    BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU HOT TOPICS - SEPTEMBER 2010

    1. The Grandparent Scam preys on the emotions of seniors who believe a grandchild is in trouble. A local grandparent lost $12,000 when scam artists contacted her, posing as her grandchild in distress seeking money for a supposed arrest in Haiti. If faced with such a call, indicating an emergency situation, BBB advises seniors to verify the identity of the individual, check-out the story with other family members, and be wary of any requests to wire money.

  • All signs point to Bullitt Co. teams in same 5-A class

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - On Friday, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association released the enrollment figures that will be used for a major realignment of football for the 2011-2014 seasons.

  • Mount Washington man survives grueling test

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - The Ironman triathlon is one of the most grueling tests of physical strength and stamina known to man, requiring competitors to swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles and run 26.2 miles, back to back to back.

        When Phil Stevens witnessed the first Ford Ironman Louisville race in 2007 he was inspired.

        “It was so exciting,” he said. “In the back of my mind I thought, ‘I want to do that someday.”