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Today's News

  • House must originate budget discussions

    Budgets must originate in the House of Representatives, so it’s our job to write a spending plan for the House to approve.

    It takes a lot of work, especially since we will need to make cuts this year and that is always difficult.

    But we will pass a budget and send it to the Senate.

  • Davis' final chapter was classic one in Kentucky

    HEBRON ESTATES - One man’s improbable dream successfully became the final chapter of his legacy.

    Jim Davis, 65, passed away Sunday afternoon. He was diagnosed with terminal cancer one year ago.

    In that time Davis created a drive to collect 100,000 donated books for Appalachian libraries. He said the idea came to him after viewing a television documentary on struggling libraries in eastern Kentucky.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Feb. 15

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of February 15:

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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.

  • Mount Washington looks to prorate annual license fees

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - When a Mount Washington business owner applied for a city business license in December he paid the $75 annual licensing fee with the assumption that he had paid for an entire year.

    But, to his surprise he was told that he had to pay an additional $75 for another business license in January because the city prohibited licenses from being prorated.

  • Bratcher seeks to return to law enforcement as constable

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Mike Bratcher enjoyed his eight years serving as constable of the First District.

        And he would like to return to that position.

        “I enjoy doing the job,” said Bratcher, 51. “I enjoy that kind of work.”

        When Bratcher started his first term in 1999, he joined with other constables to attempt to increase the professionalism of the elected office.

  • Knight wants to use skills as 2nd Dist. magistrate

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - For over four years, David Knight served on the Bullitt County Planning Commission.

        He enjoyed that time as he was able to part of some of the growth in the county and had a role in how the area developed.

        Due to work and family commitments, Knight decided to step away from his duties with the commission.

        Now, the Mount Washington resident would like to return to public service as magistrate of the Second District.

  • Bernheim Forest hosts February events

    Speaking for Nature: Introduction to the Art and Science of Interpretation

    Saturday, February 20, 9:00 a.m. ee" noon at the Education Center; members $20 per person; Non-members $30 per person; registration required

  • Schools could now be eligible for more funds

        FRANKFORT – With an eye on giving our schools a better shot to compete for as much as $200 million in federal grants, the General Assembly unanimously approved legislation last week that should greatly increase our chances.

  • Teacher charged with sex abuse

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A popular teacher at Bullitt Central High School has been suspended without pay as an investigation is being conducted.

    He now faces criminal charges as the sheriff’s department has accused the man of sexual abuse.

    Bullitt County School System attorney Eric Farris confirmed that Tim Lands, a long-time teacher at Bullitt Central, has been placed on leave as investigations are being conducted by the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department, the Cabinet for Child Protective Services and the school district.

  • BE runs the table in Sixth Region

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - A slow start put the Bullitt East Lady Chargers behind the eight ball, but three strong quarters down the stretch left the red and gold as the only undefeated team in the Sixth Region this season after they beat Holy Cross 62-52.

        Bullitt East moved to 11-0 against regional foes this season and is the top-rated team in the computer rankings. Holy Cross, which had been undefeated against the rest of the region (they have not played Butler this season), dropped to 10-1.