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Today's News

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning August 6, 2017

     Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so the information below is strictly of an advisory nature and is subject to change with no notice.

     

    Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night.  Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis.

     

  • Lady Chargers reloading for run at 6th Region title

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Sometimes changes is good.

    That is certainly what Bullitt East girls’ soccer coach Steve Gentry is hoping as his program enters the 2017 season with a new philosophy.

    Over the past several seasons, the Lady Chargers have had some of the top individual talent in the area. The line goes back to Lexi Higgenbotham, Meghan Roby and Alnee Tutson all the way to Christian Foster. The game plan was to feed those players and to let those players dictate the flow of the game.

  • Senior-laden BE thinking titles

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – The Bullitt East Chargers probably won’t be the best team in the state this fall, but coach Mike Branger’s 2017 squad could well be the oldest team in Kentucky.

    With 11 seniors on the roster this season, the Chargers have both experience and talent. Not all of the seniors will start, but they form the core unit of what should be the best team Brangers has had since Bullitt East moved to the Sixth Region in 2012.

    This is Brangers’ 14th season at the helm of the program and there are lofty expectations for the fall.

  • Backyard basketball for a good cause

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Now in its 13th year, the Matt Allen Scholarship program hands out awards each summer to college-bound seniors from all three Bullitt County high schools.

    Recently, the program awarded ten scholarships. The recipients included Morgan Gentry (Bullitt East), Savannah Glass (Bullitt East), Sydney Hill (Bullitt East), Kelsin Kemble (Bullitt Central), Sarah Lyons (Bullitt Central), Emma Pressley (Bullitt East),  Rebecca Price (Bullitt Central), Hannah Robinson (North Bullitt), Zachary Taylor (Bullitt East) and Rebecca Vogt (North Bullitt).

  • Mattingly sentenced to three years

     LOUISVILLE — A former special deputy for the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office will serve the next 36 months in a federal prison for his role in a drug trafficking operation.

    Christopher A. Mattingly, 40, of Shepherdsville, was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court on charges of trafficking in marijuana and methamphetamine, as well as concealing the financial proceeds (money laundering).

    Two other individuals previously entered guilty pleas on the charge of concealing their knowledge of the illegal activity.

  • Cancer fund-raiser big success for Hillview group

     HILLVIEW - A car show continues to drive Hillview’s efforts toward finding a cure for cancer.

    Resident Richard Luce, chairperson of the 3rd annual Cancer Awareness and Train Show fundraising event, addressed the Hillview City Council to discuss this year’s success.’

    According to Luce, this year’s event included 68 classic cars, 86 model cars, 45 vendors and 16 co-sponsors. He mentioned that the event doubled in size this year.

  • Tremendous challenges in Frankfort

     I hope that you and your family are doing well as we prepare to close out the month of July. 

    I have been very busy since the legislature adjourned back on March 30. I have attended many meetings and events in House District 53 as well as our Joint Interim Committee Meetings in the General Assembly.

    I have received many calls, letters and emails on a variety of issues, but without a doubt the discussion has primarily been on the possibility of a special session being called by Governor Bevin.

  • Thursday night I-65 lane closures

     LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists of maintenance work tonight on Interstate 65 in Bullitt County.

    KYTC maintenance crews will be patching potholes between the Lebanon Junction and Shepherdsville exits (mile markers 105-116).

    Lane closures and delays are possible on I-65 North this evening (Thursday, August 3). Work is scheduled from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. Crews will be working in a mobile operation.

    Motorists are urged to slow down approaching this work zone and watch for highway workers on the roadway.

  • Partnership with schools could give library cards to all students

      A working partnership exists between Bullitt County Public Schools and Bullitt County Public Library to ensure all 13,200 students have a library card prior to the 2017–2018 school year.

    Called the Take 5 initiative, the collaboration is designed to make sure that even if a parent or guardian cannot take their student to the library and sign them up for a card, the student will still have access to the materials they need to make their school year a success.

  • Street Rod Nationals this week in Louisville

     LOUISVILLE -- Residents in Bullitt County will see a lot of classic street rods in the community this week.

    It is time for the National Street Rod Association’s 48th annual Street Rod Nationals in Louisville.

    Between 10,000 and 15,000 vintage automobiles will make the visit to Louisville for show, which will be held at the Kentucky Exposition Center.

    Members from across the world will gather for this unique event. The NSRA will include vehicles from the 50s, 60s and 70s.