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Today's News

  • KSP investigates fatal accident

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - A Taylorsville man was killed in a multi-vehicle accident on early Sunday morning in Mount Washington.

    According to the Kentucky State Police, a vehicle operated by Kevin Sullivan, 22, of Mount Washington, was traveling north in the southbound lanes of US 31 East.

    Sullivan collided with a vehicle operated by Joseph Smith, 40, of Taylorsville and then a northbound vehicle operated by Michael L. Workman, 22, of Taylorsville.

    During the collision, the northbound vehicle of Robert Gaddie of Mount Washington struck the rear of Workman’s car.

  • Marker denotes tragic wreck of train in Shepherdsville

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Public Library and Bullitt County History Museum teamed up to establish a historical marker commemorating the site of the 1917 Shepherdsville train derailment.

    The marker was recently placed at the southeast corner of Ridgway Memorial Library near Second Street.

    The derailment took place at the site of the existing tracks by the Second Street overpass. Injured and deceased passengers were transported to the nearby courthouse and the Trunnell Hotel, currently the offices of attorney Anne McAfee.

  • Ward attends fall college for district judges in Kentucky

    FRANKFORT – District court Judge Rebecca Ward, who serves Bullitt County, participated in the 2009 District Judges Fall College held Oct. 18-23 at Lake Barkley State Resort Park in Cadiz.

    The Administrative Office of the Courts offered the college for District Court judges throughout the state.

  • Family involvement makes Marshall’s programs tops in state of Kentucky for work

    HILLVIEW - Harry J. Cowherd, MD, was a champion for the development of Family Resource Centers in schools during the development of the Kentucky Education Reform Act.

    In his honor, the annual Cowherd Award for Center Excellence is presented to the state’s top Family Resource Center, Youth Service Center and combination of both.

    Two of the three 2009 recipients were from Bullitt County, including Betty Marshall, Hand In Hand FRC coordinator for Maryville and Overdale Elementary. Her program was selected the best of 420 FRCs throughout the state.

  • Helmets for safe biking

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Cooperative Extension Service hosted a Home and Farm Safety Field Day.

    Students from Mount Washington, Old Mill and Roby Elementary, along with area home-schooled students, received helpful information from local experts.

    Safety topics included ATV, bathroom, bicycle, electricity, sun, tractor and water safety.

    An ambulance display was featured courtesy of Bullitt County EMS. Educational fire trailers were hosted by Mount Washington, Shepherdsville and Zoneton Fire units.

  • Hot River Nights organizers would like to add show dates

    SHEPEHERDSVILLE -- Organizers of the Hot Summer Nights are looking to expand the annual classic car event in Shepherdsville.

    However, city officials weren’t squealing tires to give their endorsement.

    Rob Smothers, one of the organizers of the group, said they have learned a lot from hosting the local event the past two years. And they have done a lot of research from a monthly car show held in Somerset.

    The idea for Shepherdsville would be to shut down Buckman Street one Saturday a month from May through September.

  • Delinquent garbage bills will result in letters from the city

    PIONEER VILLAGE -- If you fall behind in paying your garbage bill, expect to get a letter from your city leaders.

    The Pioneer Village City Council voted unanimously to send letters to residents who fall $100 behind in their garbage bills.

    The city has a contract for a less expensive price but individual homeowners are responsible for their own bills.

    City attorney Mark Edison said in prior cases in other municipalities with similar arrangements, not paying your bill can add up quickly.

  • Charger soccer earns first statewide ranking

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - For the first time in the program’s history, the Bullitt East Chargers were ranked last week among the top-25 teams in the state coaches’ poll.

    That goes hand-in-hand with the Chargers posting a 13-3-2 record and facing three teams that have been ranked in the coaches’ poll at some time this season. The Chargers recently beat Waggener 1-0 and they tied perennial district kingpin Bethlehem 1-1 at home back on Sept. 10. There was also a 2-0 loss to Elizabethtown.

  • Progress can't keep up with federal expectations

    SHEPHERDSVILLE ee" Although most Bullitt County schools made marked progress toward reaching their 2009 No Child Left Behind goals, the stakes seem to be getting higher faster than faculty members and administrators can produce the required results.

    Many educators become discouraged in the trek to reach NCLB 100 percent proficiency by 2014, voicing that federal requirements require progress too quickly without accounting for the time it takes to see true progress.

  • Fox Chase has w(hole) dilemma

    FOX CHASE - The heads of Fox Chase have had a hole to deal with this past month.

    A large sinkhole appeared in an easement area along Sussex Drive.

    “There is one heck of a hole on Sussex right now,” said Mayor Alice White.

    Witnesses told council members the hole was about 28 x 12 feet in size.

    The roadway was not impacted. White said driving on the road was safe.

    White contacted Dirt Design Construction to examine and fill the hole. She said a first truckload of gravel dumped into the hole virtually disappeared.