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Today's News

  • New Kentucky State Fair competitions for young musicians

    LOUISVILLE - Through the Kentucky State Fair’s new initiative to attract and involve more youth, the Young Adult Project (YAP), two new competitions have been launched this year: the Kentucky State Fair Songwriters Contest and the Kentucky State Fair Battle of the Bands competition. Both are designed to feature the talents of Kentucky and Southern Indiana young adults, ages 14-20.

  • Elderly man escapes overturned vehicle after wreck on 44

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -  An elderly man was taken to the hospital on Wednesday after overturning his Chevrolet pickup truck on Highway 44.

        According to Lt. Brent Hall of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office the single vehicle accident took place around 12:50 in the 3600 block of 44.

        Hall said the incident occurred when Mount Washington resident Don Metcalf steered his truck into the east bound lane for an unknown reason.

  • School board to consider tax hike

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Property owners could be paying a little more to the school system when tax bills are sent out within the next month.

    The Bullitt County Public School Board will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 7, to discuss the proposed tax rates and then vote following the public hearing.

    The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at the central office. The public is encouraged to attend.

    Under the proposed rate, the real property tax would increase from 52.9 cents per $100 of assessment to 55.2 cents. On a $100,000 home, this would amount to a $23 increase.

  • Four-time state champ Stevens headed to WKU

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - A friendly suggestion three years ago has continued to pay huge dividends for Bullitt East senior Jackie Stevens.

        Already a four-time state champion in track and field, Stevens earlier this summer cast her lot to continue her throwing career at Western Kentucky University.

        That is quite an accomplishment for Stevens who three years ago had never competed in track and field. She was a basketball player and part of a strong class in that sport at Bullitt East.

  • Police on added patrol over Labor Day weekend

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) is joining law enforcement and highway safety agencies across the nation to take part in the “Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest” crackdown on impaired driving.

    KOHS officials, along with the Lexington Division of Police and former University of Kentucky head football coach Rich Brooks, promoted the campaign during a news conference today at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington. The campaign began Aug. 20 and runs through Labor Day.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Aug. 30

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of August 30:

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    Bullitt County:

    Interstate 65: Lane closures and delays are possible in both directions between the KY 61 underpass and the Bullitt/Jefferson County line (mile points 118.5 and 123.1) for concrete pavement repairs. The roadway may be reduced to one lane weeknights from 9 p.m. until 5:00 a.m.

  • COYLE'S CORNER
  • HOLIDAYS: AUGUST 2010

    AUGUST 2010

    MONTH:

    American Adventures

    Audio Book Appreciation

    Black Business

    Cataract Awareness

    Catfish

    Children's Eye Health and Safety

    Children's Vision and Learning

    Get Ready for Kindergarten

    Happiness Happens

    Immunization Awareness

    Inventors'

    Minority Donor Awareness

    Motorsports Awareness

    Neurosurgery Outreach

    Panini

    Peach

    Psoriasis Awareness

    Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness

    Toddler

  • Davis brings same message to single audience

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Over the course of any given month, school superintendent Keith Davis would regularly have meetings with various groups.

        During his gatherings with the faculty, classified staff, site-based members and others, Davis’ message on the state of the system would be pretty similar.

        While disseminating the information is a key part of his role, Davis realized that much of his time was spent in meetings and not out in the schools.

  • Zoning sought for manufacturing plant

        HILLVIEW - Planners will be asked to begin a process that could eventually land over 200 manufacturing jobs in Bullitt County.

        A special meeting of the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission will be held on Thursday to discuss zoning requests for two tracts of property at the northwest quadrant of Interstate 65 and Brooks Road.

        One tract of land would be property owned by Willabrook Inc., which is part of the Williams family property.