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Today's News

  • Charger track team got a jump on the season indoors

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – The high school track season got off the ground over the past few weeks, but it won’t really kick into high gear until the students return to school following spring break this week.

         There really is no rush to get up to speed as the high school track season has been extended this year with the Kentucky State Championships being moved all the way back to Memorial Day weekend on May 24 (for Class 3-A). That meet will be at the University of Kentucky.

  • Football realignment took a few odd twists recently

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – Just when local administrators and coaches thought they had a handle on football realignment for the 2015 to 2018 football seasons, they were all thrown a curveball last week.

         It was six weeks ago that the Kentucky High School Athletic Association announced the enrollment figures that would be used for the realignment procedure. At that point, schools in the state were given a month to decide if the wanted to ‘play-up’.

  • Fishing tourney will once again raise funds for Kosair Charities program

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--Grab your bait and rod and come on down to the annual fishing tournament.

    The Mount Washington FOP Lodge #82 will once again be sponsoring Fishing for Kosair Kids crappie tournament April 26 at Taylorsville Lake State Park.  Registration will be from 5 to 6:30 a.m. at Settler’s Trace. Cost is $50 per boat.

  • Sewage runs in creek from broken plant

       HILLVIEW - Local and state officials are seeking ways to stop raw sewage from leaking into waterways in northern Bullitt County.

    On Saturday, an aging package treatment plant owned by the Bullitt Utilities, literally blew out a portion of the facility.

    While the pumps and electric remained in operation, the 40-year-old plant could no longer treat the incoming sewage from its 700 customers.

    According to Jerry Kennedy, operator of the Bullitt County Sanitation District, his agency is providing assistance in the situation.

  • May hearing to determine if trial in Dishon murder will be delayed

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Whether the  trial in the 1999 death of Jessica Dishon will be held this September is yet to be determined.

  • FINALLY... Beautification work on Highway 245 to begin

    CLERMONT--The day has finally come. After seven long years, the Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission broke ground on the Interstate 65 Exit 112 Beautification project.

    Beam said he was glad to see the project finally beginning.

    The project is being funded by a $600,000 federal transportation enhancement reimbursement grant.

    Associate Tourism Director Alex Wimsatt thanked the group for attending the event and for making Bullitt County a must-see destination.

  • Pair arrested for robbery of Highway 245 store

     CLERMONT - With speeds reaching over 80 miles per hour, two suspects were quickly brought into custody for their alleged roles in a robbery that started in Bullitt County.

    Jeffrey Dawson, 29, of Louisville, has been charged with robbery.

    The driver of the vehicle, Lauren Baker, 30, of Louisville, was charged with complicity to robbery, fleeing or evading police, assault on a peach officer, wanton endangerment and criminal mischief.

  • Breeden wins opening junior golf tournament

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – While golf might still be a distant dream for some with the weather in Kentuckiana the way it has been in recent weeks, the game went on for a number of local players over the past weekend in the Musselman-Dunne Golf Tour/KIA Match-Play Championships at Seneca Golf Course in Louisville.

    This was the first event of the MDGT season. The MDGT will continue with events up through the end of July at which time the players will shift their focus to their high school (or college) golf teams. 

  • Local students earn engineering honors

     Six weeks.  One robot.  Thirty-three Engineers of Tomorrow. Let the  “Aerial Assist” begin.

    The Engineers of Tomorrow Team 2783 has begun its sixth year  of competition.

    The team started the year with wins in St. Louis as the Industrial Safety Award and the Entrepreneur Award.

    This week, the group will be in Cincinnati with its newest team player—a fast-moving, ball-tossing and passing robot built in only six weeks.

  • Hillview retains new attorney for litigation

     HILLVIEW - The clock is running on Hillview city officials.

    The state Court of Appeals did not overturn or alter an $11 million judgment against the Hillview City Council over its breach of contract with Truck America and owners Jim and Debbie Carter.

    The city has 30 days to decide whether it would ask the court of appeals for reconsideration of its ruling or ask the state Supreme Court to consider its appeal.

    Neither request would be guaranteed.

    Over the course of the past two weeks, city officials have held two executive sessions.