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Today's News

  • Cities must set same rate for public service, personal property

        PIONEER VILLAGE - Governmental entities can levy property taxes on utility companies and their equipment located in the county or municipality.

        As tax rates on real property have fallen through the years due to House Bill 44 provisions, many have kept the tax rate on personal property and on public service companies the same.

        Some have also lowered the personal property tax rate on vehicles and boats.

  • Mount Washington Main Street earns state certification for future efforts

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - It’s taken countless volunteer hours, a lengthy application process and over four years of elbow grease, but Mount Washington can now officially call itself a Kentucky Main Street city.

    As one of the newest certified Main Street cities in the state, Mount Washington joins over 100 communities across the state, including Louisville, Lexington, Bowling Green and Frankfort in the nation’s oldest downtown revitalization program.

  • Lady Charger seniors look to go out with a big finish

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt East Lady Charger golf program has grown in front of our eyes in recent years and now it is ready to reach maturity.

        The core group of players has been the same for the past four years. In fact, a year ago, coach Andy Oder’s team did not have a senior. That will change this season as the varsity program has three seniors and three juniors.

  • Volleyball energy comes from district balance

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - At this point, volleyball hasn’t quite yet caught the imagination of the local sports community like football, basketball, baseball and softball, but it is gaining momentum, much like soccer.

        This year, there is a new energy surrounding volleyball and for a simple reason - parity. Bullitt East has won six straight district titles and pretty much has dominated play each of those seasons. Regular season losses to their county rivals were few and far between (but did happen every so often).

  • Evans honored by Retired Teachers for AARP essay for his grandma

    This year’s American Association of Retired People/ Kentucky Retired Teachers Association Grandparent Essay winner for Bullitt County is Brooks Elementary School student Shayne Evans.

    Evans wrote his essay on his grandmother, Tracey Evans.

    Evans was recently recognized by the Bullitt County Retired Teacher’s Association for winning the essay contest at their June meeting.

    Evans is the son of Kristi Evans.

    His teacher at Brooks elementary was Rebecca DeSpain.

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  • Look at the origins of fruits, vegetables we eat today

    Source:  John Strang, extension professor, horticulture

        We often associate certain foods with different countries.

        Spaghetti is Italian, tacos are Mexican and what could be more American than apple pie? 

        Did you know the very first apples ever eaten grew several thousand years ago in fertile land south of the Black Sea?  

        The history and origins of different fruits and vegetables are as interesting and unique as their taste. 

  • Local residents make camp quality experience to youth

         On July 1, Sharon and Jason Hand, along with Melissa Guerrieri, from The Camp Quality Quillow Project Of Hillview made its 4th successful delivery to Camp Quality Kentuckiana.

        This year’s camp was held at “Country Lake” in Henryville, Ind., with a record 74 campers. The camp spent 22 years at Camp Loucoon st Nolan Lake near Leitchfield.

        The move was necessary to allow more campers to attend each year.

  • MW teen injured in crash

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - A local teenager sustained minor injuries after crashing into a tree on Kings Church Road this afternoon.

       Deputy Kolter of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department said the driver was traveling south bound on Kings Church toward Highway 44 when he steered his Ford Taurus through a ditch before crashing into a tree near Markwell Lane.

       “He stated that he overcorrected,” Kolter said.

       The teen walked away from the accident with a broken nose.

  • Guilty plea entered for role in cashing bad checks

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A man who was part of a series of crimes involving forged checks will serve a 10-year sentence on probation.

        David T. Brown, 41, recently entered a guilty plea on a number of charges of complicity to criminal possession of a forged instrument.

        The case involved several businesses in northern Bullitt County.

        The sentence would be for seven years on the forged checks plus another three years on a previously probated sentence for a total of 10 years.

  • Legislature looks at those eligible for death penalty

        FRANKFORT - Lawmakers recently viewed a proposal that would eliminate the death penalty for severely mentally ill persons who commit capital crimes in Kentucky.

        House Bill 16, sponsored by House Minority Whip David Floyd, R-Bardstown, and Rep. Darryl Owens, D-Louisville, stalled in the House Judiciary Committee during the 2010 Regular Session.