Today's News

  • Time now to get land-use plan finished

     Within the next month, the Bullitt County Planning Commission will have a number of companies interested in completing the final portion of the comprehensive land-use plan.

  • Franke brings different approach to furniture

     HILLVIEW - A local businessman plans to incorporate personal skills and conscious in hopes of offering quality furniture products at a reasonable price.

    Franke's Furniture and Mattress opened in July, featuring new and used furniture pieces collected by owner Mark Franke.

    A Brooks resident, Franke decided to try the furniture business after 15 years in construction. His idea came about after fixing furniture pieces for a peddler's mall.

  • Eagles take control early, often in big 50-7 victory over Valley

          HEBRON ESTATES - There would be no question about the distractions of homecoming.

         And there would be no need to ask about any rust having coming off a bye week.

         And any discussion about overlooking an opponent who gave up 74 points to cross-county rival Bullitt Central the week before.

         Brett Newton's North Bullitt Eagles set the tone early and often in its 50-7 victory Friday night over the Valley Vikings.

  • Chargers get back to a winning formula

          LOUISVILLE - Scoring just 19 seconds into the contest, the Bullitt East Chargers were off and galloping Friday as they rolled past Waggener 57-14.

         The quick start bolted the Chargers to a 33-0 lead at halftime and the red and gold were never challenged in the second half.

         A year ago, Bullitt East beat the Wildcats 55-0.

         The win exorcised a poor outing a week earlier when the Chargers fell at Spencer County 27-0.

  • 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.