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Today's News

  • Barn fire results in loss of horses

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - A major barn fire resulted in the loss of several horses at a Mount Washington residence Friday morning.

    Multiple fire departments responded to the scene at 201 Woodland Ave. around 10 a.m.

    Mount Washington Fire chief Charles Fugate said firefighters discovered a "fully involved fire" when they arrived at the residence.

    Fugate said as many as 15 horses were inside the barn at the time of the fire, with none surviving.

  • BE’s Sharpe in Kentucky-Indiana series

     LOUISVILLE – Bullitt East senior Tyler Sharpe will go where so many Charger standouts have gone before as he will play this week with the Kentucky All-Stars in the annual series against the Indiana All-Stars.

    It was just three years ago that the Bullitt East duo of Derek Willis and Rusty Troutman played for the Kentucky squad. More than a dozen Bullitt East players have been members of the Kentucky All-Stars on either the boys’ or girls’ side.

  • Junior All-Star games set for Saturday

     LOUISVILLE – North Bullitt girls’ basketball coach David Marion will have an embarrassment of riches on Saturday when he helps coach the Fifth and Sixth Region All-Stars in the annual East-West Junior All-Star game at Bellarmine University’s Knights’ Hall.

  • Singer J.D. Shelburne talks to MWMS about careers

     MOUNT WASHINGTON— While following your heart is great, using your brain can get you far, too.

    That was the message country rocker JD Shelburne gave to Mount Washington Middle students during a recent visit.

  • Pirtle selected as district’s leader for student learning

     Brenda Pirtle is the new Assistant Superintendent for Student Learning.

    She succeeds former administrator Greg Schultz as he becomes Oldham County Schools Superintendent.

    “I am thrilled and honored to be named the Assistant Superintendent of the 7th largest district in the state,” she said. “I know that I have some big shoes to fill as I follow Greg Schultz. He is an amazing leader.”

  • Kuehn takes over Bullitt Central’s football program

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – With just two days remaining in the school year last week, Bullitt Central named Matt Kuehn as its new football coach.

    Kuehn met with the players later that afternoon.

    The naming of Kuehn was not a total shock as he had conducted spring drills while on an interim basis after former head coach Tye Lawson stepped down after just one season, leading the Cougars to a 6-5 mark. Lawson is now the athletic director and football coach at Eminence High School.

  • Flowers on mission to visit 11 countries in 11 months

     BROOKS -- In October, Lydia Flowers will embark on the journey of her lifetime. 

    Flowers, 23, will visit 11 countries in 11 months as part of Adventures in Mission’s World Race program.

    After receiving her masters degree in social work from Campbellsville University in May, Flowers returned to her home in Shepherdsville to work as a foster parent supervisor at New Hope Foster Homes. Because Flowers said she felt like she was getting her life together, she ignored the idea of mission work.

  • Planning commissioner gets support to approach court on staff vacancy

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- An agency has not had a position filled because of politics.

    That is at least the feelings of the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission.

    And they hope to do something, even if it is only to bring some transparency, about the situation.

    When Brian Richardson was promoted to the position of planning administrator after Roanne Hammond retired, a vacancy existed.

    The position would handle the numbering system and enforcement issues.

  • Oldham Co. first hurdle for Chargers at state

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Bullitt East’s opening foe in the Rawlings/Kentucky State Baseball Tournament will be a familiar one as the Chargers will take on Oldham County in Friday’s opening round game at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington.

    The Chargers and Colonels met back on April 15 in Buckner with Bullitt East pulling out a 10-6 victory.

    Friday’s game will be played at 1:30 p.m.

  • County Fair begins on Monday

     CLERMONT -- Sounds of rejoice echo throughout Bullitt County as fair board president Jimmy Anderson utters those four magic words: “Pork chops are back.”

    That is right, fairgoers, the much loved pork chops will make their valiant return to the fair on the afternoon of Friday, June 17, after spending a few years on vacation.

    Pork chops are just one of the fair favorites returning to the Bullitt County Fair, though.

    The Bullitt County Fair runs June 13-18.