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Today's News

  • Skeens truly special instructor

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - When one of her students was having trouble grasping certain concepts, Old Mill Elementary School special education teacher Julie Skeens took the boy’s love for NASCAR and turned it into a learning tool.

        She incorporated NASCAR into everything she taught him, from mathematics to reading. Her method may have been considered unusual by many, but it worked.

        When information was presented in the right context,  he began to understand.

  • Efforts underway to revive Brooks' parks program

        BROOKS - Baseball’s Back In Brooks!

        David and Yvonda Arnold are tackling a new project for the Brooks community and they need your help.

        On Brooks Hill Road there is a baseball park that has been around for generations and seen its fair share of kids from the Brooks community and miles around grow up to become parents of their own little baseball and t-ball players.

        David and his father both grew up playing at the park and were sad to see it fall apart over the years.

  • Stevens, Milburn dominate seasons' opening track meet

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - Winning all five of the field events, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers got the outdoor track season off to a grand start on Tuesday as they beat 13 other teams to win an All-Comers Meet held at Shelby County High School.

        Coach Lenny Raley’s team doesn’t have a lot of depth, but they have some strong individuals including defending state champion Jackie Stevens. The senior won both the shot put and discus.

  • MW studying ordinance to help deal with vacant homes

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - With countless foreclosed properties left vacant and unsold as a result of the collapsed housing market, properties in communities all over the country have been left abandoned, in disrepair.

        Mount Washington has been no exception and City Councilman Dale Walter felt the numerous deserted, dilapidated properties in the city needed to

    be maintained.

        So, during the council’s regular meeting on March 8, he introduced an ordinance to establish a property maintenance code for the city.

  • Scrap metal theft spotlights growing problem recently in Mount Washington

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - Scrap metal thefts have become all too common in Mount Washington. In the past three months there have been five occasions when scrap metal was reported stolen.

        The Mount Washington Police Department added one more to the list this week.

        On Wednesday morning roughly $500 worth of scrap aluminum was stolen from a Stout Lane resident, off Highway 31E.

  • County judge hopefuls present their platforms

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - It wasn’t Fancy Farm but it was a kickoff to the spring primary season.

        The Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce hosted the first of two candidates’ forums. While the format only allowed candidates for county judge/executive seven minutes to speak, there were some fiery moments on Thursday.

        The Republican primary will feature incumbent Melanie Roberts and her former deputy judge Depp Rasner.

        Rasner took the gloves off early in his speech to chamber members.

  • Butler was a tough first foe for the Lady Eagles

        HEBRON ESTATES - Big games during the first week of the regular season seldom turn out as expected and even more so end up not having any bearing on what can happen when the post-season rolls around ten weeks later.

        That will hopefully be the case for the North Bullitt Lady Eagles as they opened the 2010 season with a 7-2 loss to Butler. A year ago, the two teams played a 1-0 game that Butler won in the semi-finals of the Sixth Region Tournament.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Apr. 5

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of Apr. 5:

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    Bullitt County:

    KY 1494 (Beech Grove Road): Roadway is closed at the bridge over Long Lick Creek (mile point 5.5) for bridge replacement. Motorists should detour the area via KY 61.

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    Jefferson County:

  • Week one was a learning experience for Chargers

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - Nobody expected the Bullitt East Chargers to pick up exactly where they left off last season, despite being the sixth-ranked team in the state in the pre-season coaches’ poll.

        That was good, because the first week of the season proved to be a challenge for the defending Sixth Region and Semi-State champions as they could only post a 3-3 record. There was some good news in those results and some very frustrating points.

  • Strange to speak at state historical meeting

    FRANKFORT - Bullitt County will once again have a moment of positive statewide recognition on April 10, 2010, when David Strange will be the guest speaker at the Kentucky Historical Society meeting in Frankfort.

    The subject will be “Bullitt County Salt Making in the 1800’s and the Importance of Kentucky’s Salt Making Industry”.

    The Family History Workshop presentation “Researching in Kentucky Ancestors Magazine” begins at 10:30, followed by the “Kentucky’s Salt Industry” presentation.