Today's News

  • Fisher takes over major rebuilding job at BE

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - The players have changed and the coach is different, but the expectations have remained the same for the Bullitt East Lady Chargers heading into the 2010 volleyball season.

        Few programs have ever suffered graduation losses as great as those of the red and gold since last season. Two of the players are now set to start college volleyball careers, while of those, Jade Troutman, played on six straight district championship teams.

  • Superintendent gets high praise

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - With a common goal to have the best educational district in the state and in the nation, the Bullitt County Public School Board believes it is moving in the right direction.

    And they believe the right person is leading those changes.

    In its annual evaluation of superintendent Keith Davis, board members sent forth a united message - they like what is happening.

    Utilizing a new evaluation process this year, board members spent two hours behind closed doors and then made public its comments about the job Davis has done the past year.

  • Lady Cougars set to rely on seniors and juniors in '10

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Most high school volleyball teams are heavily weighted to seniors and juniors when it comes to the roster. Still, even most of those teams have a sophomore or freshman somewhere sprinkled into the mix.

    Not the Bullitt Central Lady Cougars. Head coach Jennifer Romine will have a mature group in 2010 as her 12-player roster is evenly divided between seniors and juniors. Eight of those 12 players were on the varsity team a year ago.

    Entering her second season as the head coach, Romine is also more mature and knows more of what to expect this season.

  • MW looks to improve path on Snapp

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - After receiving complaints from constituents regarding traffic flow and pedestrian safety at Snapp Street and Evans Lane, the city is taking measures to improve the three way intersection behind the First Baptist Church of Mount Washington‘s Christian Life Center.

  • Churches rally to help students be prepared for school needs

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - During these difficult economic times it’s hard enough for many parents to pay the mortgage and put food on the table, much less buy school supplies for their children.

    With this in mind several area churches held school supply drives over the past few weeks in efforts to provide local families in need with classroom essentials at no cost to them.

  • Cities must set same rate for public service, personal property

        PIONEER VILLAGE - Governmental entities can levy property taxes on utility companies and their equipment located in the county or municipality.

        As tax rates on real property have fallen through the years due to House Bill 44 provisions, many have kept the tax rate on personal property and on public service companies the same.

        Some have also lowered the personal property tax rate on vehicles and boats.

  • Mount Washington Main Street earns state certification for future efforts

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - It’s taken countless volunteer hours, a lengthy application process and over four years of elbow grease, but Mount Washington can now officially call itself a Kentucky Main Street city.

    As one of the newest certified Main Street cities in the state, Mount Washington joins over 100 communities across the state, including Louisville, Lexington, Bowling Green and Frankfort in the nation’s oldest downtown revitalization program.

  • Lady Charger seniors look to go out with a big finish

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt East Lady Charger golf program has grown in front of our eyes in recent years and now it is ready to reach maturity.

        The core group of players has been the same for the past four years. In fact, a year ago, coach Andy Oder’s team did not have a senior. That will change this season as the varsity program has three seniors and three juniors.

  • Volleyball energy comes from district balance

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - At this point, volleyball hasn’t quite yet caught the imagination of the local sports community like football, basketball, baseball and softball, but it is gaining momentum, much like soccer.

        This year, there is a new energy surrounding volleyball and for a simple reason - parity. Bullitt East has won six straight district titles and pretty much has dominated play each of those seasons. Regular season losses to their county rivals were few and far between (but did happen every so often).

  • Evans honored by Retired Teachers for AARP essay for his grandma

    This year’s American Association of Retired People/ Kentucky Retired Teachers Association Grandparent Essay winner for Bullitt County is Brooks Elementary School student Shayne Evans.

    Evans wrote his essay on his grandmother, Tracey Evans.

    Evans was recently recognized by the Bullitt County Retired Teacher’s Association for winning the essay contest at their June meeting.

    Evans is the son of Kristi Evans.

    His teacher at Brooks elementary was Rebecca DeSpain.