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Today's News

  • 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.

  • County budget grows with revenue

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With projected revenue for the 2016-17 budget expected to grow by over $1.5 million, county officials will have a little more funding to appropriate.

    In a first reading of the county budget, the appropriations will exceed $23.5 million, an increase of nearly $1.8 million.

    Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts gave her budget address May 31 to magistrates Dennis Mitchell and Gary Lawson.

    (Magistrates Joe Laswell and Joe Rayhill were not present.)

  • Retreat for vets motoring right along

     CEDAR GROVE— Every day, American soldiers and their families hear of another military suicide.

    In fact, 22 veterans a day kills themselves.

    In an effort to lower those numbers and help military families, Active Heroes president Troy Yocum recently led the ribbon cutting (with a Gerber knife) on the first of many buildings to come at the Active Heroes Retreat Center off Cedar Grove Road.

  • Lee realizes dream of owning store, Urban Max, in hometown

        MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Bookkeeper Donna Lee said she has always dreamed of opening a small shop in her hometown of Mount Washington. After much deliberation--and encouragement from her husband and friends, Lee quit her bookkeeping job and opened Urban Max Boutique early this year.
        Born and raised in Lebanon, Lee’s family has always lived around Mount Washington. Her parents moved to Louisville when she was younger and 16 years ago she and her auto-technician husband built a home in Mount Washington.