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Today's News

  • Motorists have new place to find traffic, weather information

     FRANKFORT -- Motorists traveling throughout Kentucky can now navigate the highways and by-ways of the Bluegrass with a modernized tool. Goky.ky.gov, an online traffic and roadway information portal, has replaced the traditional 511 travel and weather phone system.

  • THINK PINK: Awareness raised on breast cancer at event

     SHEPHERDSVILLE—Breast Cancer Awareness Month is usually full of celebrations and praise for conquering the disease. Commercials and event advertisements show older women with short hair in pink shirts laughing together as if there was never a worry.

    The fourth annual Think Pink event showed a different side to cancer.

  • Learning experience for local CC runners at state

      LEXINGTON – With all four runners from Bullitt County being underclassmen and two of them running in the big show for the first time, Saturday’s Kentucky State Cross-Country Championships at the Kentucky Horse Park was a very good learning experience.

    In the girls’ 5,000-meter event, Bullitt Central junior Erika Hutchinson was the first of the three local runners back to the finish line as she finished 198th in a time of 23:33.05. Hutchinson was running in her second consecutive state finals race.

  • Lady Chargers hit with injuries

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The start of the high school basketball season is still three weeks away, but it has already been a trying one for the Bullitt East Lady Chargers.

    Expected to be one of the top teams in the state as well as the top challenger to defending state champion Butler in the always-tough Sixth Region, the Lady Chargers have already lost a pair of key cogs to season-ending knee injuries.

  • Construction work at 44/61 intersection

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - More construction and more potential traffic headaches will affect Shepherdsville motorists this week.

  • HVAC program up, running once again to train students

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Matthew Hallinan could only imagine where he’d be in life if the Bullitt County Area Technology Center had a heating and air conditioning lab when he was in school.

    Hallinan graduated from Bullitt East High in 1999 and bounced around in several manufacturing jobs before he got into the HVAC program at Sullivan University 10 years later.

    Today, Hallinan has a career with Harshaw Trane.

  • Hebron Estates will take whole tax

     HEBRON ESTATES -- It came with little discussion.

    It came quickly.

    And it will probably generate around $40,000 more each year for the Hebron Estates coffers.

    The Hebron Estates City Commission voted 4-0 to accept all 5 percent of the county’s insurance premium tax starting next summer.

    Previously, the city’s taking of 3 percent generated around $60,000 annually, according to attorney Mark Edison.

  • Work on odor in MW still doesn’t pass smell test

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — For nearly four years, the Mount Washington Water and Sewer Company has worked to clear the air on a smelly situation.

    According to Redbud Drive resident Barbara Saltsman, the efforts aren’t noticeable.

    Saltsman, who has lived nine houses down from the treatment plant since 1989, said that the smell prevents her children and grandchildren from visiting, doesn’t allow her to open her windows on cool evenings and makes going outside for long periods impossible.

  • Lady Generals repeat ‘A’ title

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – With the score tied at 29-29 with just over four minutes remaining in the championship game of the Girls’ Bullitt County Middle School Basketball Tournament, it looked like the hottest rivalry in the county would go down to the wire.

    However, hitting some big free throws, the Mount Washington Lady Generals pulled away down the stretch and beat the Eastside Lady Eagles 39-30 in the ‘A’ Division final.

  • Eastside rolls to ‘B’ championship

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Pulling away with a 31-8 surge in the two middle quarters, the Eastside Lady Eagles showed they are the top ‘B’ team in Bullitt County this season as they defeated arch-rival Mount Washington 53-22 on Thursday in the Girls’ Bullitt County Middle School Basketball Tournament.