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Today's News

  • Bleemel Lane zoning request to be postponed

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — The developers of a proposed controversial subdivision appear to be trying to address some of the surrounding property owners’ concerns in efforts to move forward with the plans.

    The Mount Washington City Council was posed to here a proposal from Paragon Homes Nov. 23 to rezone 19 acres along Bleemel Lane from Agricultural to R-3 Residential.

    But Attorney Mark Edison, who represents the developers, received permission from the council to postpone discussions as Paragon Homes works to address several issues surrounding the development.

  • Final rally comes up a little short for Chargers

    FRANKFORT - A furious fourth quarter rally came up just short for the Bullitt East Chargers as they opened the 2009-10 basketball season with a 60-55 loss at Franklin County High School.

    The Chargers trailed by 14 points early in the third quarter before narrowing the gap to two points down the stretch. Bullitt East even had possession of the  ball down by two points, but could not convert.

  • Mayor may get change in city’s civil service

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Before Sherman Tinnell took office as mayor, he said a goal would be to alter the city’s civil service ordinance.

    Councilman Larry Hatfield voiced his same concern when he opted to run for the town board two years ago.

    Now, it appears some changes are close to becoming reality.

    The Shepherdsville City Council heard the first reading of an ordinance amending the current civil service ordinance.

    City attorney Bill Wilson said the major change would be to allow the mayor to select his or her own department supervisors.

  • Lady Cougars looking for a chief to emerge

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Once again, the Bullitt Central Lady Cougars expect to be amongst the top teams in the Sixth Region and they have a lot of reasons to believe that.

    Coach Bryan Bates’ team has experience, depth and even adequate size to be one of the top five teams in the region. Once again, the maroon and gray will do it with only one senior.

    Last season, the lack of a big group of seniors was not a problem as senior Lindsay Hester had a remarkable season, averaging just over 20 points a game and leading the younger players to a 19-8 campaign.

  • Lady Cougars hang on to beat Banshees 54-51

    BARDSTOWN - Connecting at the free throw line down the stretch, the Bullitt Central Lady Cougars survived a tough road opener on Wednesday as they turned back Bethlehem 54-51.

    Bullitt Central took 24 fewer free throws than the Banshees and made only six of their 13 attempts, but over the final 30 seconds, coach Bryan Bates’ team was three of four at the line to secure the win.

    Bethlehem had 37 free throw attempts to just 13 for Bullitt Central, but the Banshees converted just 17 of those 37 attempts.

  • Heart and determination will have to fuel ‘small’ NB

    HEBRON ESTATES - Veteran North Bullitt basketball coach Lee Barger will be the first to admit that very few nights this winter will his squad be able to step on the floor and beat an opponent on talent alone.

    That was the case last season and the Eagles struggled to finish with a 4-22 record. The post-season never got going for the green and gold as they lost n the first round of he 29h District Tournament.

  • Hebron Estates close to approving sales

    HEBRON ESTATES - Residents tired or even scared of people coming to their front door may have a solution in one northern Bullitt County city.

    The Hebron Estates City Commission could vote on Tuesday evening to enact an ordinance which regulates door-to-door solicitation in its community.

    Hebron Estates, which has become one of several in northern Bullitt County to begin discussions, could impose penalties on those groups which don’t comply.

  • WEATHER ALERT: High Wind Watch

    The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued a high wind watch for Bullitt County and surrounding areas through Wednesday afternoon.

    The high wind watch remains in effect from late Tuesday night through Wednesday afternoon.

    A high wind watch means there is the potential for a hazardous high wind event. Sustained winds of at least 40 MPH, or gusts of 58 MPH or stronger, may occur.

  • Newton selected top of her craft among art instructors

    CLERMONT -- Kimberly Newton genuinely loves the two things she does for a living: art and teaching.

    The Bernheim Middle art instructor was recognized for efforts in both, named as the 2009-10 Kentucky Art Education Association (KAEA) Middle School Teacher of the Year during a presentation at the University of Kentucky Art Museum.

    “It’s a big honor,” said Newton. “It’s a very sought-after award.”

    The KAEA is a professional organization of more than 250 art teachers. Members vote annually on nominations received for the award.

  • LIHEAP signups underway in Bullitt County

    As Winter approaches, Multi-Purpose CAA will begin the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), Nov. 2 through Dec. 11, in an effort to assist low-income residents with high utility bills.

    LIHEAP is a statewide initiative sponsored by Community Action Kentucky. in partnership with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS).

    Last year over 621 residents of Bullitt County received financial assistance and emergency services from the LIHEAP Subsidy component.