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Today's News

  • District has made strides under Davis’ leadership

     It is not unusual. In fact, it is pretty common.

    The tenure of school superintendents is usually not a long one.

    The days of a Frank Hatfield serving for decades is not the norm.

    Some of it is caused by poor academic performances of a district. Like a head coach, the superintendent bears the brunt of that performance.

    Some of it is caused by superintendents moving to a more lucrative situation.

    And some of it is caused by superintendents who make decisions that upset a majority of school board members.

  • Lady Eagles ready for run at Sixth Region title

     HEBRON ESTATES – Seldom have the expectations for the North Bullitt girls’ soccer program been as high as the hopes are for 2017.

    Even after a serious setback, head coach Amber Mink and her team still fell that they can hoist a regional championship trophy for the first time in school history.

  • East volleyball battling youth and inexperience

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – After years of being the team given the best chance to force national power Mercy to at least break a sweat, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers have a somewhat different mindset this season.

    A year after reaching the 24th District final, and losing to Mercy for the fourth straight season, the Lady Chargers are looking to replace five starters this fall. Mercy may not have to break a sweat this year.

  • Weatherization funding still available for Bullitt County

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - Summer is here and the weather is heating up, but a local agency hopes to help take out the worry for some homeowners needing a little more summertime assistance.

    The Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency is offering its Weatherization program, designed to assist qualified families and seniors in paying utility bills and preparing their homes to be more energy-efficient.

    The program is offered annually with assistance from the Department of Energy and funded in part through the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

  • Culvert repairs on Belmont Road

     LOUISVILLE -  The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) recently awarded a contract for culvert repairs on KY 251 (Belmont Road) in Bullitt County. Contract crews will be mitigating erosion underneath the culvert over Crooked Creek (mile marker 1.6) near Lebanon Junction.

    Contract crews have begun working in this area and some temporary traffic stoppages are possible. Flagging operations will be used to direct traffic through the work zone particularly when heavy equipment will be in operation near the roadway.

  • Kentucky doctors of optometry provide guidance on how to safely watch the eclipse

     FRANKFORT – If you live in Western Kentucky, or are headed that way later this month to view the total solar eclipse, make sure you pack more than a lunch and some lawn chairs.

    Eye safety will be critically important.

  • Mount Washington adjusts rental prices for facilities

    MOUNT WASHINGTON—Gatherings on city land will cost a little extra in the near future.

    The council recently passed an ordinance establishing rental fees and rules for the use of city pavilions, the city annex building, the gazebo and folding chairs and tables.

    Each of the locations will require a $200 deposit with varying non-refundable deposits included for each location depending on if the renter is a city resident or not.

  • Minor traffic stop turns into major charges for local individuals

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A simple traffic stop can lead to more serious charges.

    Just ask a couple of individuals who were arrested over the past week by Shepherdsville police officers.

    On Aug. 3, officer Todd Johnson arrested a pair of individuals who were originally pulled over for minor traffic violations.

    In the first incident, Johnson pulled over a violator. As the driver got out of the vehicle, the officer observed drug paraphernalia on the floor board. 

  • Shepherdsville approves road project funding

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — After a few weeks of improving its ordinance, city officials are ready to move forward with a borrowing plan to pay for up to $3 million in road projects.

    Getting all the language and interest rate details included in the document, the Shepherdsville City Council approved a bond issue agreement through Republic Bank and Trust.

    Under the agreement, a bond issue for up to $3 million was approved. The maximum interest rate was set at 2.59 percent, which is lower than the original estimate.

  • Former Ballard Co. judge executive guilty of fraud

     PADUCAH – The former Ballard County Judge Executive pled guilty in United States District Court today, before Senior U.S. District Judge Thomas B. Russell, to multiple charges including bank fraud, wire fraud, and making false statements on loan applications, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.