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Today's News

  • MW sewer price hike could be less painful

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - When Mount Washington was approved by the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority to receive a $10.5 million revolving fund loan to finance the construction of a new wastewater treatment plant, city officials thought they would have to raise water and sewer rates by 17.5 percent to pay off the 20-year loan.

    To avoid such a drastic increase, city officials have been working to find other alternatives to the rate increase suggested by KIA.

  • Mt. Washington Historical Society receives $500 donation for repairs to Lloyd House

        A lot of work has to be done to Mount Washington’s Lloyd House Museum if it’s going to be restored to its 1880s appearance, and that takes money.

        With that in mind, the Mount Washington Historical Society has sought help from the community to pay for the restoration of the city’s only museum.

        To help them along, Jonathan Rideout and Laura Proffitt of the McFarland Troutman Funeral Home donated $500 dollars - the largest donation the historical society has received.

  • TARC dilemma will be difficult one for county

        Riders in Bullitt County have become accustomed to the luxury of having mass transportation to and from downtown Louisville each day.

        TARC has provided service for over 20 years to Bullitt Countians who Park and Tarc in Mount Washington and Shepherdsville.

        The one bus was then replaced by a second bus and now three buses make the route.

        In the future, there may be no TARC service.

  • Eagles beat the Bulldogs in 10 for a district win

        FAIRDALE - In the final two innings, North Bullitt head coach Brian Wise had retreated to the dugout bench to holler instructions to his players. His nerves wouldn’t let him watch from the dugout’s edge.

        The district opener Tuesday against host Fairdale had been a roller-coaster game...the type the veteran coach had grown accustomed to this season.

        In the end, it was a time to celebrate for Wise’s young Eagles as North Bullitt pulled out a 7-6 10-inning victory over the Bulldogs.

  • Flood waters stay clear of Bullitt County

        LEBANON JUNCTION - With an average of seven inches of rain falling over parts of Bullitt County, emergency officials were in action this week in Lebanon Junction.

     

        Mike Phillips, director of Bullitt County Emergency Management, said it appeared only one street in Lebanon Junction appeared affected by the torrential rains from the weekend.

        Railroad Avenue floodgates had been installed in Lebanon Junction and the gates were ready to install on Highway 434, said Phillips.

  • JOM helps assemble toys for TAPP

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Not knowing where to turn for the assembly of several new toys for the Wee Care Child Development Center, the TeenAge Parenting Program recently called on JOM Pharmaceuticals.

        Several boxes of toys were dropped off at the Shepherdsville location and JOM employees used their breaks and lunch time to assemble the riding toys and water table.

        Anne Baker, an employee of JOM, coordinated with TAPP director Barb Plenge to put the toys together.

  • Concerns raised over request for rezoning in downtown MW

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - Several residents have expressed concern over a potential property rezoning at Bardstown Road and Highway 44.

        Some made their voices heard during the Bullitt County Planning and Zoning Commission’s April meeting.

  • Bernheim Forest to celebrate week devoted to children's books in May

    CLERMONT - Bernheim Research Forest and Arboretum celebrates National Children’s Book Week (May 10-14) with an expansion of titles and the inclusion of some rare books in the Visitor Center Nature Shop.

    Books target children up to nine years old and this expansion makes Bernheim’s Nature Shop one of the region’slargest sellers of children’sstorybooks, nature study and environmental stewardship titles.

  • BBB Warns Businesses About New Phishing Attack

    Better Business Bureau is warning business to beware of a new malicious e-mail that pretends to be from BBB about a complaint filed against the company.

     

    Several businesses in the Louisville area, and across the US - including law firms, advertising agencies and architecture firms - have reported receiving a suspicious e-mail from the address seatac@bbb.org with the subject line “BBB Complaint Case #” followed by a nine-digit number. BBB Accredited and non-Accredited businesses have been targeted.

     

  • YMCA collects donations of supplies for animal shelter

        CLERMONT - From fancy collars to baskets full of supplies, the Bullitt County Animal Shelter received a much-appreciated donation recently.

        Members of the Bullitt County YMCA, as well as its Tween Extreme Kids Club, collected items that were donated to the shelter.

        Dori McCalvin, a long-time supporter of the animal shelter and child care administrative assistant at the YMCA, said boxes were set out at the fitness facility in Shepherdsville for a month.