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Today's News

  • Crossroads will be ready for class when school opens next Wednesday

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Just looking at the construction equipment, porta-potties and unsodded ground surrounding the recently constructed Crossroads Elementary, the average passerby may wonder if the school will be ready in time for the first day of school.

    However, principal Kim Sego said the school is nearly complete with only a few minor details left to attend to before the new school year begins next week.

    As a matter of fact, the project manager told Sego everything was right on schedule.

    “We will be ready for the first day of school,” she said.

  • Under-8 MW All-Stars win West Ky. State title

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - The Mount Washington Under-8 All-Stars completed a big run through Cal Ripken play recently, winning the West Kentucky State Tournament in Middletown.

        A week earlier, coach Pat Kelley’s team had gone undefeated in winning the District 10 Tournament that the local league hosted. That just continued a successful spring and summer for the core group of players on the team that were part of the East Mount Washington squad that won regular season and post-season tournament titles in a league at Fern Creek.

  • "Social' club gets approval for MW

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - When the mention of a social club is heard, some older individuals may venture back to the movie featuring the Cheyenne Social Club.

        But the setting proposed in eastern Bullitt County is not anything like the establishment featured in the 1970s film.

        Attorney Eric Farris said that the private social club proposed by his client is far from any of those memories from the past.

        In the case of Connie Koenig, location is everything.

  • One run means a lot to Blue Lick's U-15 team

        GLASGOW - Don’t tell the Blue Lick 15 year old All-Stars that a run doesn’t mean anything.

        In the state tournament, eight of the 12 teams would advance out of pool play. The final four would go home.

        And the tiebreaker was the number of runs allowed. Due to two tough outings, Blue Lick had given up 33 runs.

  • Mother to serve five years for abuse of children

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Without the emotional events surrounding a court appearance three weeks ago, Courtney Caro was sentenced to a pair of consecutive 2 1/2 year prison terms.

        Caro, 18, entered a guilty plea in July and was sentenced on Monday.

        She entered guilty pleas on two counts of criminal abuse.

        Caro’s four-month-old son, Aiden, died on Jan. 14, 2010, from injuries suffered.

        Her twin son, Braiden, also suffered severe injuries but recovered.

  • Under-10 MW All-Stars second at state tourney

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Before the start of the District 10 Cal Ripken Baseball Tournament started two weeks ago, coaches for the Under-10 Mount Washington All-Stars told the team that they had to win that tournament to advance to the West Kentucky State Tournament at Metcalfe County the following week.

    Mission accomplished. The Under-10 All-Stars won three straight games, including a pair of narrow wins over Fern Creek.

  • First Place Points for All Drivers in All Divisions at Bluegrass Speedway

    First Place Points for All Drivers in All Divisions at Bluegrass Speedway on August 14

     

        BARDSTOWN - Bluegrass Speedway track promoters David and Anita Ferrell will again present racing action at the ½ mile, high-banked Nelson County clay oval on Saturday August 14 as the track presents a full program of weekly racing series in all four weekly divisions.                

     

  • Teen killed while crossing Hwy. 44

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A road which has been historically one of the most dangerous in Bullitt County has claimed a life and injured another.

    Within a three-day period, two pedestrians were struck while crossing Highway 44 East in Shepherdsville.

    The second incident resulted in the death of 14-year-old Shelby Rhodes.

    Shepherdsville police are investigating both accidents.

    The fatal incident occurred on Wednesday when two juveniles were crossing the road between Huston Drive and Rivers Edge Drive, near the Dollar General Store.

  • Conway, Stumbo to speak at FDR event

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Democratic Party has landed two of the state’s top hitters as speakers at its FDR dinner on Saturday.

    Fresh off his Fancy Farm appearance, state attorney general Jack Conway will be speaking. He is the party’s nominee for the seat of U.S. Senate, which is currently held by Sen. Jim Bunning.

    Conway went on the attack Saturday against his fall opponent, Dr. Rand Paul.

  • Local archers get chance to compete in national competition

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Hundreds of schools from every corner of the United States gathered in Louisville for the National Archery in the Schools Program Nationals competition at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center and six of those schools were from Bullitt County.

    Bullitt Lick, Eastside, Mount Washington, and Bernheim Middle Schools,

    Bullitt East High School and St. Aloysius Gonzaga Academy all competed in the NASP Nationals, and all were ranked.