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Today's News

  • Young Achiever: Morgan Ward honored for her desire to assist others

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Morgan Ward has spent almost 10 years being fostered by the values and numerous programs offered by Bullitt County’s YMCA.

    From her love for children to helping at the front desk, Ward has wanted to be a YMCA volunteer since the time she joined with her mother, Laurie, and father, Donald.

    Ward, 15, is now a Red Shirt Volunteer at Bullitt County’s YMCA. Although Ward she isn’t paid for her time, there’s no place she would rather be.

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  • BC's Walls, Bennett win regional mat titles

    LOUISVILLE - The drive to the Kentucky State Wrestling Championships stayed on the main road on Saturday for Bullitt Central standouts Jeremiah Walls and Akeem Bennett as both won titles at the Region 3 meet at the Hoops Sports Academy.

    With the top finishes of Walls and Bennett, Bullitt Central accumulated enough points to finish fifth overall. While the two seniors were the only regional winners, the Cougar program had six wrestlers total advance to the this week’s Kentucky State Championships in Frankfort along with one alternate.

  • Students sing high praise of program allowing them to get college credits

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Seven students are earning college credits while still attending their respective high schools.

    In the future, they hope many more will take advantage of this unique opportunity between the Bullitt County Public School System and the Jefferson Community Technical College program.

    In its first year, JCTC coordinator Donna Miller said it has been a very successful partnership. And there are plans to make it even more successful and more accessible in the future.

  • Sewer expansion projects stopped

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The hopes of extending a sewer line south of the city limits and expanding its current treatment plant met with a major roadblock Monday night.

    After looking since last August at a project to bring service to places such as the Jim Beam Distillery in Clermont and the proposed community and technical college on Highway 245, Shepherdsville city councilmembers somberly announced Monday that the $20 million project was dead.

    In the last of many executive sessions, the council discussed the matter for just over an hour.

  • Close call

    HILLVIEW - A collision between a pickup truck and a train snarled rush hour traffic Thursday morning.

    Hillview Police were called at 7:41 a.m. when a 1992 blue and white Ford F-150 pickup truck, headed westbound on Brooks Hill Road, collided with the train and wound up south of the crossing near Highway 1020.

    The driver, Bernardo Trevino of Louisville, was not injured. Hillview Police Ofc. Darren Vires said a CSX train engineer reported that Trevino left the vehicle just seconds prior to impact.    

  • Seniors want funding

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - They had a very clear message for state Rep. Linda Belcher.

    They wanted her to do whatever was possible to make sure funding continued to keep the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency’s senior center in Shepherdsville open.

    Two dozen senior citizens recently met with Belcher as she gathered input on things she needs to address as the General Assembly returns for its short off-year session in Frankfort.

    Belcher, who is on the senior citizens committee, said she needed the input to better do her job representing them.

  • MW sewer rates could go WAY up

    MOUNT WASHINGTON – The state is mandating that city officials make improvements to its sewage treatment facility.

    But Mount Washington city officials are still trying to figure out how they will pay for the multi-million dollar project.

    Under state order the Mt. Washington city council needs to have expansion and improvements in place by 2010.    

    City engineer Dave Derrick informed the council during a special public meeting that projected budgets showed the city around $1.35 short of paying for all the necessary improvements.

  • Praise needed for hard work during storm

    Are there still people who hare without electricity in Bullitt County a week after the ice storm hit?

    Yes.

    Will there be residents who may be without power this time next week?

    We should hope not.

    But despite the many discomforts felt by those left without power, those who helped get life back to normal should be praised.

    The electrical crews have been wonderful. No, we still don’t understand when you neighbor has electric but the rest of the block doesn’t.

  • Marching Charger band has another successful season

    MOUNT WASHINGTON ee"It was the first time in M.D. Jasper’s 22 years as a Bullitt East High music educator that he questioned if the school would have a marching band.

    But 2008 presented a perfect storm for the marching Chargers.

    Twenty-two seniors in the 2007-2008 class had just graduated and left the organization with 38 musicians ee" the smallest, youngest and most inexperienced marching band Jasper had ever led.

    Eighteen of its members were freshmen, many of which had never marched before. The band’s median age was 14.