Today's News

  • Educational improvement must continue to accelerate

     It is nice to  lead a school district full of leaders, both in our administrative offices and our classrooms. 

    It has been a wonderful thing to watch our performance rankings rise from the depths of having a state performance audit to being deemed a proficient district in six years.

  • Wall-to-wall basketball this weekend

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – After absolutely no basketball last weekend, there will be more than enough to make up for it this weekend with a flurry of games including the Girls’ Bullitt County Challenge on Saturday at North Bullitt.

    Of course, as we learned last week, the weather can change the best-laid plans of anyone in a hurry.

    So, weather permitting, the big weekend starts on Friday when Bullitt Central pays a visit to North Bullitt for a girl/boy doubleheader that will start at 6 p.m.

  • Football honors abound for three area standouts

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Football honors are rolling in for area coaches and players after a successful season for the area teams.

    On Sunday, in the weather delayed halftime of the Class 5-A Kentucky State Football Championships, Bullitt Central junior running back Trevor Carnell and Bullitt East head coach Darrell Vincent were honored as the Class 5-A, District 4 Player and Coach of the year, respectively.

    The honors came from the Kentucky Football Coaches Association.

  • Keeping Your Pets Happy and Safe when Boarding this Holiday Season

     BBB receives hundreds of complaints from pet owners about kennels every year.  Owners say their pets came back from poor boarding kennels severely dehydrated and malnourished or with fleas, ticks, and even maggots.  Worst-case scenarios include pets that became extremely ill while boarding at poor facilities which resulted in lengthy stays at the animal hospital.

    If you are looking for a reliable kennel, BBB recommends the following checklist:

  • Agencies looking for changes before adoption of land-use plan

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Two agencies with a keen interest in the passage of a new county comprehensive land-use map will be sure to make their views known prior to the final adoption.

    Kriss Lowry & Associates has been contracted to update the county’s comprehensive land-use plan.

    On Thursday, Dec. 12, Lowry is expected to bring a final draft version to the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission at its 7 p.m. meeting.

    There must still be a public hearing held on the plan before anything can be adopted.

  • Consultant says mapping plan deals with future use of land

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The final component to be released to the public brought the most discussion by the public on the proposed comprehensive land-use plan.

    Consultant Kriss Lowry displayed the draft land-use maps for Mount Washington and Shepherdsville. And the capacity crowd had plenty of comments.

    Lowry said that she was not employed to make a zoning map for the county. She said there are responsibilities of the county and the various cities to keep their own zoning maps.

  • Gift will make Christmas little brighter for MW family

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Crossroads Elementary fifth grader Hailee Arnett lost one of her best friend’s this year - her mom. 

    And although this Christmas will still be tough, a local business’ charity will help her family to have a good holiday.

    WAVE TV 3 anchor Dawne Gee presented Toni Unser, who nominated Hailee, with $1,000 to present to her and her family Tuesday afternoon as part of the series  Pay It Forward.

  • Flu vaccination week stresses shot’s importance

     FRANKFORT - State public health officials are encouraging Kentuckians to get a flu vaccination during National Influenza Vaccination Week, Dec. 8-14, to reduce the spread of illness this holiday season.

  • Interest in land- use plan great; implementation will be big key

      As predicted, the interest in the revisions to the outdated comprehensive land-use plan would grow -- at the end of the process.

    Despite all the work on the verbage, the real interest is happening now as “the map” is being presented for consideration.

    Consultant Kriss Lowry has gone above and beyond the scope of the project. Now, she is facing the biggest part of the work - dealing with large landowners.

    Lowry has held a series of public meetings and has posted a lot of information on her website.

  • Be thankful for those special ‘gifts’ you have this Christmas

     In the spirit of Christmas, I think it’s essential to take time to reflect on all of the presents in our lives.

    As the day draws near, our minds are filled with gift ideas and holiday engagements (and I am just as guilty), but I encourage you to stop and take a minute to recognize the priceless presents around you -- your parents, siblings, grandparents and friends. Because these can never be replaced once lost.