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Today's News

  • JOM, volunteers help to make playground reality for TAPP

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Public School’s TeenAge Parenting Program officially thanked JOM Pharmaceuticals and Steve Plenge on Friday, May 21, for their volunteer hours and contributions to revamping the Wee Care Child Development Center’s play yard.

        An indoor “picnic” was held at Riverview High School to celebrate the completion of the project.

        After many months of planning, the play yard reconstruction began in September, 2009.

  • Brooks Elementary School: Lot of history packed into short 40 years

        HILLVIEW - Before shutting the doors on 40 years of history, past and present educators, students and parents took one last evening to let their minds think back.

        While a new school building looms, there was plenty of memories to share during a recent gathering.

        The new state-of-the-art elementary on Brooks Hill Rd. is scheduled to open for the 2010-11 school year. The current location on East Blue Lick Road will close at the end of the current school year.

  • Despite struggles, survivors continue to beat down cancer

        HEBRON ESTATES - Every year they continue to gather together.

        Many faces are familiar, some are new, but all come together for the same purpose.

        They are all cancer survivors. They all continue to celebrate their lives.

        The 2010 Bullitt County Relay for Life was another success, thanks in part to good weather, community efforts and survivors celebrating their lives.

        Here are a few of the many survivor stories...

    Dot Connelly

  • MW balances new budget, still has pay increases

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - When city council members were recently presented with a $3.5 million General Fund budget for the upcoming 2010-1011 fiscal year, it may have appeared there wasn’t much room for change.

        But after city officials heard from department heads and juggled some numbers during a recent budget meeting, they managed to not only produce a balanced budget and keep most department funding intact, they also doubled street maintenance funding and increased city employee pay raises from 3 percent to 5 percent.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of June 28

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of June 28:

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    No interstate lane closures July 2-4, 2010 due to the Independence Day Holiday

    Bullitt County:

    KY 1494 (Beech Grove Road):  Roadway is closed at the bridge over Long Lick Creek (mile point 5.5) due to bridge replacement.  Motorists should detour the area via KY 61.

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    Jefferson County:

  • Car hits MW home; Mother and son injured

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - A six-year-old boy and his mother were injured Wednesday morning after crashing into a home on Bardstown Road.

        The incident occurred at 8:07 a.m. according to Mount Washington police officer Rebecca Troutman.

        Troutman said the mother had dropped one of her children off at Bluegrass Academy Childcare on Apollo Drive prior to the accident.

  • Henry Mattingly honored for special role as hero during the Civil War at Jonesboro

        LEBANON JUNCTION - It was late summer, 1864 near the end of the Civil War.

        The Union army had pushed the Confederacy to Georgia and General William Sherman was set on capturing Atlanta. With cavalry and artillery, Sherman assaulted the city, but to no avail.

        Failing to secure Atlanta, he set his sights on the Macon and Western Railroad, which Confederate troops in northern Georgia had heavily depended upon for supplies.

  • Avoid moving scams this summer

    May is National Moving Month, the start of the busiest time of the year for changing residences. More than 37 million

    Americans - or about 13 percent - move to a different home every year, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau

    statistics. 

     

    Unfortunately, every year, BBB receives extremely serious complaints from consumers who have fallen prey to dishonest and sometimes unlicensed moving companies. BBB received more than 8,400 complaints against movers in 2009.

  • MW youngster part of national television program

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - For a beauty pageant veteran like seven-year-old Chloe Billings, bright lights and cameras seemed like a logical next step in her quest for childhood pageant fame.

    The Mount Washington Elementary School student is familiar with makeup sessions, dress fittings and on-stage appearances.

  • New prescription disposal box located in sheriff's department

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), a component of the U.S. Department of Justice, to provide Bullitt County residents with an option for properly disposing of prescription medications.