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Today's News

  • Remembering the 1917 Train Wreck: Hartley finishes book project

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - On December 20, 1917, the deadliest train accident in Kentucky history took place in Shepherdsville.

    In 2007 a memorial service was held at the Bullitt County Courthouse, located near the wreck site, to commemorate the 90th anniversary. The Bullitt County History Museum featured a booklet about the 1917 event during the ceremony.

  • Health department to host H1N1 target group vaccination clinic Tuesday

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The Bullitt County Health Department will be hosting its second novel H1N1 vaccination clinic for target groups Tuesday evening at Paroquet Springs Conference Center.

    The clinic is scheduled for 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. or until the vaccine runs out, whichever comes first.

     

    Department  Public Health Director Swannie Jett said the target groups include health care workers, pregnant women, caretakers for infants younger than six months, persons six months to 24 years of age and persons 25 to 64 years old with medical conditions.

  • Councilman will not bring up Sunday sales in MW

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — City Councilman Dale Walter says he knows of a business that would like to come to Mount Washington — if Sunday liquor sales were legal within the city limits.

    But after strong opposition was demonstrated via Walter’s online poll on his Web site at www.councilmandalewalter.com, he has decided not to discuss the issue at this evening’s council meeting.

  • To break or not to break? That is a good question

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - There really was no right or wrong answer back last winter when area high school football coaches and athletic directors were putting together schedules for the next two years.

    The big question mark was that the Kentucky High School Athletic Association was giving the teams an option of playing ten straight games after two scrimmages or playing ten games over 11 weeks with only one scrimmage.

    After this week, pretty much every team in the state has played six games no matter what option they took. It seems about equally divided between the two options.

  • Hillview hears negatives on alcohol

    HILLVIEW - It wasn’t on the agenda and there was no ordinance to consider.

    However, members of the Hillview City Council had the opportunity Monday to listen to the concerns of two residents over the proposed acceptance of Sunday alcohol sales.

    For Sherry Cook, it is a personal issue.

    In 2004, her 20-year-old son was killed by a drunken driver on Mud Lane.

    In 2007, she said 10 people were killed in Bullitt County due to drunken drivers and that jumped to 15 the next year.

  • Green Meadows staff feels much healthier with changes

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    According to documents obtained by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General, a standard survey conducted Aug. 5, 2008, resulted in the facility being cited for “failing to assure each resident was provided a safe environment with the supervision and assistance devices needed to prevent accidents.”

    Shortly after, the facility’s Medicare and Medicaid provider agreements were terminated until July of this year.

    Although the facility never closed, its enrollment fell.

  • Words fly in MW battle over hazardous duty pay

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — The debate over whether Mount  Washington Police Department new hires will be reinstated into the state’s hazardous duty retirement system continued at Monday’s city council meeting. 

    Mayor Joetta Calhoun halted the reading of a resolution that, if passed, would have instructed the city administrators to petition the Kentucky Retirement System to reinstate the hazardous duty pensions for two Mount Washington officers hired after September 2008.

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  • Cougars can't overcome early scores, mud

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The defensive effort was inspiring, but that wasn’t enough on Friday as the Bullitt Central Cougars dropped a 14-0 decision to John Hardin in a battle for the top spot in Class 5-A, District 3.

    John Hardin came into the game averaging over 400 yards of total offense through the first eight games of the season. On Friday, the Bulldogs managed just 203 yards and more than half of that came on three plays in the first half.

  • BE seeking to build on recent winning streak

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - The Bullitt East Chargers will close out the regular season on Friday when the red and gold play host to neighborhood rival Nelson County in the annual battle for the Bourbon Barrel.

    Bullitt East head coach Doug Preston is looking for a good contest, if he can field enough players.