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Today's News

  • Brooks teenager returns safely; police continue its investigation

        BROOKS - A northern Bullitt County teenager reported missing since July 17 has been located.

           

        According to Det. Scotty McGaha of the Bullitt County Sheriff's Department, Brittney Kustes, 19, of Brooks, was taken to University of Louisville Hospital on Friday afternoon.

           

        At this point, McGaha said he doesn't have a lot of details about the whereabouts of Kustes and Ron Elwell, 34, since they were last seen.

  • Bluegrass Speedway 12th Annual Bluegrass 50 Aug. 7; Race results

    BARDSTOWN, Ky.

  • Plan gets plenty of comments

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - There’s no question that the 10-mile stretch of Highway 44 between Shepherdsville and Mount Washington is in desperate need of improvement.

    The question is, how?

    For years the Kentucky Department of Transportation has been considering this question and they’ve come up with a number of possible solutions.

  • Two teens hospitalized as vehicle overturns on Hwy. 44

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Two local teens were hospitalized Wednesday after the vehicle they were riding in overturned on Highway 44 E.

    The incident occurred around 1:53 p.m. when the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department, Mount Washington Fire and Rescue and Mount Washington Police responded to the scene near the Spencer County line, just outside of Mount Washington, according to Sgt. James Benham of the Sheriff’s Department.

  • Executive session becomes guarded

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A battle over who could or who could not be part of a closed session sparked another heated debate for Bullitt Fiscal Court.

        Although members could not reveal the discussions behind closed doors, it took two executive sessions to review matters revolving litigation between First Federal Savings Bank and the county.

  • Local contingent shines in East/West All-Star games

    LOUISVILLE - Offense was the name of the game on Saturday during The Kentucky High School Coaches Association East/West Junior All-Stars Basketball Games at Bellarmine University’s Knights Hall.

    In the boys’ game, the West team that included Bullitt East seniors-to-be Hayden Sweat and Corey Washburn exploded for 36 points in the third quarter en route to a 110-102 victory. Bullitt East head coach Troy Barr coached the West squad.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of August 2

        The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of August 2:

    Bullitt County:

    Interstate 65:  Lane closures and delays are possible in both directions between the KY 61 underpass and the Bullitt/Jefferson County line (mile points 118.5 and 123.1) due to concrete pavement repairs.  The roadway may be reduced to one lane weeknights Monday – Friday from 9:00 p.m. in the evening until 5:00 a.m. the following morning.

  • Blue Lick 15s advance with district crown

        OKOLONA - This wasn’t a group of high school players who were on the same team or an AAU squad which had played together for years.

        Instead, it was a team of players who attended different high schools and played for various rec ball teams at Blue Lick.

        When coach David Hayes got the team assembled four weeks ago, he really wasn’t sure how well the Blue Lick 15-year-old All-Star team would do.

        But he never allowed any doubt to be expressed.

  • Board reverses decision on change in districts

        CEDAR GROVE - It looks as if David Cross won’t have to reorder those campaign signs after all.

        Reversing its June decision, the Bullitt County Public School Board voted to return to the drawing board and not immediately change the five voting districts.

        In June, the board voted to alter the maps to bring the voting population more in line. However, that decision was reversed after learning that Cross had already filed to run in the Third District.

  • Under-12 state tourney ends short of expectations

    LOUISVILLE - The Under-12 Cal Ripken West Kentucky State Tournament had a pair of Bullitt County teams competing last week at the Germantown Recreation Complex in Louisville.

    Unfortunately, the event did not end the way either the Mount Washington or Blue Lick All-Stars had envisioned.

    After opening with a pair of wins to start the tournament and reaching the winner’s bracket final, Mount Washington struck out in two straight games over the weekend, losing to Barren County and then Jeffersontown to finish third in the 8-team event.