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Today's News

  • Federal grant could help MW with utility costs

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - A $125,000 Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant recently awarded to the city by the U.S. Department of Energy could help local residents conserve a lot more than electricity.

    Grant writer and administrator Bryan Kirby of Community and Economic Development Associates explained that $45,000 of the grant would pay for around 300 home and small business energy audits to show people how to save energy and money.

    “Basically these audits will show people how to get the biggest bang for their buck,“ Kirby said.

  • Pecha Kucha Nights coming to Bernheim Forest

    CLERMONT - Drawing its name from the Japanese sound for “chit-chat”, Pecha Kucha Nights encourage exciting but short lectures. Creative presenters will have a mere 400 seconds to present a visual idea under the theme “Mother Nature told me to tell you this.”

    Each participant then has 20 images at 20 seconds each to wow you with a story.

  • Police investigate second shooting

    UPDATE: 08/23

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Law enforcement officials are investigating the second shooting over the weekend.

        According to Capt. Ken Bernardi, the Shepherdsville Police Department is investigating a shooting at around 6:18 p.m. on Sunday.

        The shooting occurred in the 200 Block of Fifth Avenue in the Salt River community.

        The victim, who was a white male in his 30s, was taken to University of Louisville Hospital by air ambulance.

  • Police charge caregiver in assault of grandfather

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A man has been charged with failing to care for his 87-year-old grandfather.

        According to Det. Scotty McGaha of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department, a call was received on Wednesday that an elderly man had been beaten up and needed medical care.

        Danny Ray Bruce, 44, was taking care of his grandfather the past couple of years at their home on Highway 44 West, according to McGaha.

  • Fresh produce doesn't last long as Farmer's Market very popular in MW

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - Corn and cucumbers and peppers, oh my!

        Locals recently had the opportunity to purchase all this and more at the city’s first ever farmer’s market, sponsored by the Mount Washington Main Street Committee.

        Over 250 people gathered for the inaugural event held on the parking lot between First Federal and Peoples Bank Mount Washington on Bardstown Road where vendors sold truck loads of fresh, local produce.

  • Brangers feels that BE can still be district contender

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - You would have to excuse veteran Bullitt East boys’ soccer coach Mike Brangers if he put nametags on his players for the start of practice this summer.

        It will be hard for fans to recognize the Chargers at the start of this season after heavy graduation losses changed the profile of the program. Gone are a core group of players that helped the program to a pair of district runner-up finishes over the past four years as well as the programs’ first top-25 ranking a year ago.

  • Guthrie, Hornback make stop to talk politics in Pearl's renovated convenience store

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - Pearl’s Food Mart on Highway 44 may not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of a center for political activity, but for 23 years it has been just that, providing a forum where countless politicians and candidates have gathered with the people.

        U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie and Republican state senate candidate Paul Hornback recently visited Pearl’s, making them two of the newest politicians to visit the Mount Washington landmark.

  • To stay or to go, that is question facing many

    Parents from three middle schools have a tough decision.

    Do they take advantage of the federal No Child Left Behind standards and ask that their middle school youngsters be allowed to transfer to Eastside or Bernheim?

    Or do they stay at their current school and look for improvements? And if they qualify under the free and reduce lunch standards, will they ask for supplemental educational assistance?

    Today is the deadline to ask for a change. That is a tough decision.

    We won’t even attempt to sway parents one way or another.

  • Singing with your Heart and Soul

    The first Heart and Soul Gospel Jubilee was held recently at the Shepherdsville City Park.

    Groups such as The Turner Family and Blood Bought performed for crowds throughout the day.

  • Y closer to managing parks program

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Agreeing to try something new, Bullitt Fiscal Court will have a new agency managing its recreation programs.

        And, at the same time, the court members agreed to set aside money to help the parks program acquire and maintain green space.

        Fiscal court voted 4-0, with magistrate Eddie Bleemel not present, to agree to contract with the Bullitt County YMCA to manage the baseball, softball, basketball and Tae Kwon Do, as well as the swimming pools.