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Today's News

  • Jimmie Johnson Wins 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship

     DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Jimmie Johnson took another step closer to stock car racing history on Sunday, claiming his sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship at Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway.

    Johnson, who entered the race with a 28-point lead over 2003 series champion Matt Kenseth, finished ninth in the Ford EcoBoost 400, putting his final margin over Kenseth at 19 points.

  • Chargers rip victory away from Grayson

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Tied at 14-14 midway through the second quarter and still reeling from a pair of big plays for touchdowns by Grayson County, the Bullitt East Chargers were in need of a big play Friday night in the second round of the Class 5-A play-offs.

         So often, when the Chargers need that spark, they get it from senior linebacker/running back Brandon Samuels. Against Shelby County four weeks earlier, he did it on offense. On Friday, he did it on defense.

  • MWMS survives OT 'A' final against future teammates

    ZONETON – On Thursday night, the Mount Washington Lady Generals and Eastside Lady Eagles met for the fifth time this season – as adversaries and arch-rivals.

         Within a few days they will be teammates at Bullitt East.

  • Heated: Mayor, council battle over rumor mill

     Tempers flared at the Lebanon Junction council meeting Monday night.

    Mayor Butch Sweat said there had been rumors going around that council members were stealing money and he didn’t appreciate the accusations.

    “There’s five people on this council that are honest people,” he said. “And I know they wouldn’t take any money. They’ve lived here their whole life, they’re good people and I’ll go to bat for them.”

  • Age cannot slow down the county's noted grower of apples

     PLEASANT GROVE - The Johnny Appleseed of Bullitt County continues to achieve success in his pleasant orchard located in Pleasant Grove.

    Ray Armstrong is known throughout the region for his prowess of growing quality apples. Judges at the Kentucky State Fair continue to confirm Armstrong's work, showering him with 23 awards in the 2013 competition.

    The awards included a Best of Show for a plate of apples. Armstrong said each plate consisted of a class of five apples, with five plates judged for Best of Show.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning Nov. 18, 2013

     Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so the information below is strictly of an advisory 

    nature and is subject to change with no notice. 

    Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may 

    work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night.  

    Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and 

  • Hillview asked to solve vacant home, speeding issues

     HILLVIEW -- For the past two years, a burned home on Skyline Drive has sat vacant.

  • Chargers face another ‘Cougar’ foe in Grayson

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – The Bullitt East Chargers will get a chance to win a second-round play-off match-up for the first time since 2008 on Friday when they play host to Grayson County in a Class 5-A match-up.

    Bullitt East (10-1) will take a six-game winning streak into the contest after dismantling North Hardin 30-7 last week in Mount Washington. That was the program’s first post-season win since 2008.

    Grayson County (5-6) earned the road trip with a 34-26 victory over North Bullitt.

  • Hillview looks for long-term pay answer for police

     HILLVIEW - It wouldn’t be the highest rates in the county.

    And it couldn’t rival such salaries paid in places such as Louisville Metro.

    But, at least for the officers of the Hillview Police Department, it would be a plan in which they could plan for their future.

    Hillview police chief Glenn Caple presented councilmembers with a proposed pay scale plan. 

    No action was taken.

    Hillview officer Bill Mahoney started his law enforcement career in 1994 with Hillview.

  • Master Gardeners help to make MW a little prettier

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - The city of Mount Washington is getting some sprucing up just in time for the holiday season.

    Members at the Mount Washington United Methodist Church wanted to reach out to the community so they asked Mayor Joetta Calhoun what they could do.

    She mentioned it might be nice to have more landscaping around the welcome signs.

    Tony Jeavens, who is a change leader at the church and president of the Bullitt County Extension office’s Master Gardeners program, volunteered the club to design the additions.