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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Education is not an either/or situation

      I had the excellent fortune to recently attend a choir concert by one of our local high schools held in one of our community’s beautiful churches.

    It was excellent fortune both because of the incredible melodic result of the intense work and practice put forth by the students and director, and because I came across a quote in the program that I otherwise may never have seen, given that I am not any sort of expert on music (other than I know what I like when I hear it).

  • Late reprieve - NB and BE will play hoops

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – A winter reprieve. Sort of.

    With the start of the high school basketball season just a few weeks away (Dec. 2), Bullitt County fans did get some good news in the past ten days when Bullitt East and North Bullitt announced that the two schools will play a basketball game against each other this winter.

  • County seeks another judge in suit by jailer

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The decision on who will preside over a lawsuit between the Bullitt County jailer and several governmental entities will be decided by the chief justice of the state Supreme Court.

    For a second time in as many weeks, an affidavit has been filed seeking Chief Justice John Minton Jr. to assign a new judge to hear cases involving Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress.

    Both cases involve the home incarceration program, county attorney Monica Robinson and sheriff David Greenwell.

  • Work continues to finance college facility

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The clock is still ticking as local officials put into place the mechanisms needed to get plans for a community college facility in the governor’s next round of budget discussions.

    At a special meeting of the Bullitt County Economic Development Authority, members learned that their organization did not have to be the agency which would borrow money to privately-build the actual college facility.

  • VETERANS DAY

     The annual Lebanon Junction Veterans Day parade and ceremony was held over the weekend to honor all veterans, hosted by VFW Post 8293.

    Among the many veterans in attendance who were honored during the event was K.C. Fell, the Post's Quartermaster for 19 years and a veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam.

    Members of the Rolling Thunder Kentucky Chapter rode motorcycles in the parade, then raised a new POW/MIA flag at the city park.

  • Doing what’s right might be hard to accept

     Not long ago I was driving with a 15-year-old in my car one evening on a quiet road. Nearing an intersection the traffic light switched to yellow. I hit the brakes just hard enough for an abrupt stop.

    The light stayed red a long time. The teen was antsy to return home. After sitting a few more seconds, I was asked why I didn’t just run the light.

    My initial reply was that the nearby police officer we couldn’t see was waiting with a ticket. My later reply was that I was obeying the law.