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Today's News

  • Spring Festival to get new look in Mount Washington

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Sporting new curbing and a freshly paved 31E, Mount Washington is ready for the celebration that has remained constant for three decades.

    The 31st annual Spring Festival will kick off in a new location along Bardstown Road, with many old favorites and a few new twists.

    With the construction of Crossroads Elementary underway behind Mount Washington Middle School, festival events have been moved from the MWMS parking lot and gymnasium to various locations along Bardstown Road, all within close proximity of one another.

  • County budget would give salary hikes

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County magistrates will now have a couple of months to digest the 2010-11 proposed budget which includes about $1 million less in spending.

        Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts handed out the budget on Tuesday.

        In the budget, she proposes to spend $15.3 million in the upcoming fiscal year. Her proposed budget is nearly identical to the one she presented for consideration last spring.

  • Chargers continue on top of local boys tennis encounters

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - With a strong combination of a transfer student, some foreign exchange players and an already impressive core group of players, Bullitt East boys’ tennis coach Dustin Armstrong has high hopes for the 2010 season.

  • Parks board continues to talk about opening of county pools

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Before moving on to the bigger questions, members of the Bullitt County Parks Board spent some time talking about this summer’s pool plans.

        Just two days after Bullitt Fiscal Court agreed to the board’s recommendation to have the Bullitt County YMCA manage the three swimming pools, the agency was back to the drawing board on Thursday.

  • Season that ended too early was memorable

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - Only one girls’ basketball team in Kentucky felt that the 2009-10 season ended on a positive note. Unfortunately, that team was not the Bullitt East Lady Chargers despite an impressive 27-4 record.

        Still, given a little time to assess the complete package following the 48-43 loss to Butler in the championship game of the Sixth Region Tournament, veteran Bullitt East head coach Chris Stallings could grasp the success that the program had this past season.

  • Political season officially off and running locally

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - All we needed a couple of weeks ago was Olivia Newton-John singing “Let’s Get Physical” and the political season would have been officially open.

        The Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce hosted a members-only forum featuring the five candidates for judge/executive.

        Of those in attendance, some got what they expected and others may have gotten a little more than they cared to hear.

  • Nichols Circus

    NICHOLS - Nichols students were invited to the greatest show at the school.

    A circus party was featured as this year’s Relay for Life school fundraiser.

    Students paid $3 admission fees, along with $1 pony rides and 50 cents for face paintings, tattoos and novelty crafts.

    Circus-thumbed photographs in special frames were available for a $2 purchase.

    Pizza, cotton candy, popcorn, candy and drinks were available with all proceeds going to the Relay.

  • BC falls in final of Valley tourney

        LOUISVILLE - A four game winning streak for the Bullitt Central Cougars came to a frustrating end in the final of the Valley Invitational.

        Battling Waggener in the championship game of the eight-team event, a team they had beaten in eight innings six days earlier, the Cougars had a couple of defensive lapses that allowed innings to continue that led to an 11-6 loss.

  • It was a long week for Bullitt East discus stars

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - Both of Bullitt East’s top-flight discus throwers went long in the past week with some impressive performances for the first half of the season.

        On Tuesday, defending Class AA State Champion Jackie Stevens reached one of her major goals for the season when she uncorked a throw of 119-02 in an All-Comers Meet at Fern Creek High School. That mark surpassed the school record of 118-06 set by Andy Anthony 25-years ago when she won the state discus title.

  • Nichols to celebrate 50 years of its school

        NICHOLS - It will be a day of endless memories on Saturday.

        A 50-year reunion of the Nichols school community will be held from 3-8 p.m.

        While many may not recognize the exterior of the building, the memories accumulated over the years have not waned.

        Just ask Viola Logsdon. Get her started and the stories will never end.

        Logsdon served as lunchroom manager for nearly 29 years. But she has always stayed involved with the school even after retirement.