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Today's News

  • Guidelines to be put into place for MW Main Street

    MOUNT WASHINGTON— Guidelines meant to help the look of downtown Mount Washington are expanding past Main Street.

    An ordinance was read amending the ordinance passed in March regarding the restrictions placed on commercial development on Main Street. The amendment would grow beyond Main Street to encompass everything within city limits.

    The 21-page original ordinance covers areas from outdoor lighting, landscaping and parking layouts to entrance designs and building façade.

  • Crime in Your Community

     Sheriff’s Office

    The following activity was reported by the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office for June 5—11:

    Accidents worked: 12

    *Interstate 65 North, June 5

    *Old Mill Road, INJURY, June 5

    *Clermont Road, June 5

    *Interstate 65, June 6

    *Coral Ridge Road, June 6

    *Horsefly Hollow Road, June 7

    *Greenwell Ford Road, June 8

    *Clermont Road, INJURY, June 9

    *Interstate 65 North, June 9

    *Happy Hollow Road, June 9

  • Avoid deadly mix of alcohol and driving during July 4th holiday

     FRANKFORT - The Fourth of July weekend marks the beginning of the traditional summer travel season and the American Automobile Association projects a record 37.5 million motorists will hit the roads this year, an increase of 2.9 percent over last year. Unfortunately, it is also one of the deadliest holiday periods of the year due to drunk driving crashes.

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports drunken driving fatalities typically spike during holidays such as the Fourth of July. 

  • Be Safe: Avoid using fireworks at home

     FRANKFORT – As part of the 52 Weeks of Public Health campaign, the Kentucky Department of Public Health (DPH) within the Cabinet of Health and Family Services (CHFS) want you to celebrate the Independence Day Holiday safely to avoid personal injury or harm to loved ones.  

    To help ensure that your holiday celebration is safe, attend a community fireworks show, and avoid home fireworks. 

  • Area middle schoolers had big track year

    MOUNT WASHINGTON – Finally with a place to host larger meets, the six Bullitt County middle schools got together in May and held an All-County Championship meet after not being able to do it because of a lack of a suitable track.

    Now with the new tracks at all three high schools, the middle school competed at Bullitt East this year to crown champions in 12 events for both the boys and the girls.

    In the team races Eastside was the bigger winner as that program won both the boys’ and girls’ events.

  • BE cheerleading pair headed to Western Ky. U.

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Bullitt East’s highly regarded cheerleading program has sent two more athletes to a top college program as seniors Brooke Stivers and Alyssa Huen both recently signed to continue their cheerleading at Western Kentucky University.

    In May, both of the Charger seniors went through a try-out camp in Bowling Green and both were accepted into the All-Girls program, a team that finished fourth this past season at the UCA National Championships in Orlando.

    The Hilltopper’s All-Girls squad is coached by Josh Bewley.

  • Free reading material now in Bernheim

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — Just in time for summer visitors, the Little Free Library is now open at the Bernheim Forest.

    The idea took root in Beth Fox’s Mount Washington Elementary fourth grade classroom at the beginning of the school year.

    According to student Berlyn Jones, Fox brought the idea up to her class after hearing about another class donating items to a local hospital.

  • Views sought on aquatic facility

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Could Bullitt County have an indoor aquatic center that would be jointly operated with the Bullitt County YMCA?

    Or could the facility be totally operated by the YMCA?

    And, where would such a facility be located?

    Or do the county residents even support an indoor swimming facility?

    Those are just some of the questions that could be answered over the next month as a survey is now being conducted.

    After those answers are secured, the Bullitt County aquatic committee will have to decide the next step.

  • Hillview’s first budget since lawsuit shows nice growth

     HILLVIEW - Mayor Jim Eadens believes that Hillview’s 2017-18 fiscal year budget is possibly the best budget created by the city during his tenure.

    “It’s the best budget since I’ve been here,” he said. “I appreciate the council’s feedback. Everyone taking an extra look helps out a lot.”

  • Ford removes interim tag, new ZMS principal

     The 2017-2018 school year will begin with Ann Ford as Zoneton Middle School’s new principal.

    “I am thrilled to be working with students, staff, parents, and the Hillview community to build an even stronger culture of school spirit,” she said.