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Today's News

  • U-8 All-Stars stay hot, win title on home field

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - A little adversity never hurt anyone. In fact, it might make the Under-8 Mount Washington All-Stars even better as they move forward this summer.

        After blowing through the first three games of the District 10 Cal Ripken Tournament on their home field, the Mount Washington All-Stars found themselves down 4-0 two innings into Wednesday’s championship game against Fern Creek Orange. After a quick rally that saw them move ahead 6-4, Mount Washington was later down 7-6.

  • Houdini would have been proud of U-10 Stars' win

        FERN CREEK - Houdini himself could not have come up with a greater escape than the Under-10 Mount Washington All-Stars did on Saturday night in the championship game of the District 10 Tournament at Fern Creek Park.

        The great magician would put himself in great peril and then extricate himself from the danger, much to the joy of his fans.

        The Under-10 All-Stars did that and more, pulling out a 9-8 victory in an extra inning game.

  • Volunteer tutors sought for reading program

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Parents and grandparents typically sit in line up to an hour before their youngster is dismissed from school.

        But if adults have a desire to be at school that early to ensure prompt pickup of their student, maybe they would be willing to spend those minutes in the school helping a struggling reader.

        That is just one of many ideas Robin Ferrel is investigating as a VISTA volunteer who is assisting Judy Cederholm with the Community Partners for Reading program.

  • MW water, sewer bills will change

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Folks who pay the city of Mount Washington for water and sewer service will soon notice a few changes in their bills.

        During the city council’s last regular meeting, council members unanimously approved an ordinance that changed water and sewer rates to a fixed system.

  • Gulf Oil Spill Recovery: BBB Tips for Donors and Volunteers

        In the wake of any disaster, many reach for their checkbooks and donate money to organizations. But, with any disaster are a slew of scams. In the wake of the oil spill, the BBB Wise Giving Alliance cautions consumers to beware that scammers will use e-mails, websites, door-to-door collections, flyers, mailings, and telephone calls to make contact and solicit money. Some will claim they are raising money for environmental causes or they may offer fraudulent services like remediation services related to the oil spill.

  • BRAC grant to help city sewer projects

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - With the expansion of its sewer plant and its extension of a new line to serve hundreds of acres in southern Bullitt County, Shepherdsville officials knew the improvements would be expensive.

        However, thanks to the changes on the Fort Know military reservation, the debt on the improvements was lessened by $3 million.

        The city of Shepherdsville was the lone recipient of grant money from the BRAC pool of $38 million.

  • Local track season was continuation of success

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The high school track and field season certainly earned its time in the spotlight this spring in Bullitt County.

        The three state championships won by local athletes ties the mark for the most ever. More importantly, the 47 total points scored (25 by the North Bullitt girls, 20 by the Bullitt East girls and two by the North Bullitt boys) is the most ever in the final meet of the season.

  • North Bullitt Eagle Basketball Camp

        There were plenty of basketballs to go around last week at the Eagle Basketball Camp conducted by North Bullitt head coach Lee Barger.

        The camp was filled with competitions and fundamentals.

        The camp was split into two sessions with roughly 70 campers in each session.

  • Early release granted in DUI fatality

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - As Melissa Bartley made her way for a 10th court appearance, she passed the scene of the accident and the cemetery in which her son is buried.

        She also passed Bullitt Central High School, where Joshua Bartley was an admired student.

        Now, her family must continue to live with the fact that the person who admitted driving the vehicle that resulted in Bartley’s death nearly a year ago will soon be freed from incarceration.

  • Grant provides weather radios to prepare entities for storms

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Sometimes others natural disasters can prove to be a benefit for others.

        In Bullitt County, the Emergency Management Agency will have 500 weather radios to distribute thanks to federal funds made available from other disasters.

        Les Bandy, a member of the Bullitt County EMA, said a hazardous mitigation grant application was filed. When a federal disaster is declared anywhere in Kentucky, others can apply for the funds.