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Today's News

  • Dance Unlimited's Senior All-Stars going to nationals

    MOUNT WASHINGTON ee" For several hours twice a week, 11 teens from Bullitt and Jefferson Counties abandon their after-school social lives and commit themselves to dance perfection.

    That group is local dance studio Dance Unlimited’s Senior All-Stars team, which includes girls Trish Orkies, Amanda Miller, Brooklyn Reinhardt, Emily McCraken, Kristen Knight, Leah Kahne, Jessica Ginn, Elizabeth Feldpausch, Amber Close, Carter Baughman and lone male Taylor Thompson.

  • Decision closer on graduation dates for seniors

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - While the bill has not been approved, Bullitt County Public School superintendent Keith Davis isn’t sure the district would apply for relief for days missed due to inclement weather.

    Since the county’s calendar allowed for snow days through early June, Davis isn’t sure any days would be excused even if House Bill 291 was approved.

    Currently, the students would have their final day of school on June 2.

    Before a recommendation on excusing days would be made to the school board, Davis said there are several factors to consider.

  • Parents invited to workshop on signs to look for in teens

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — Think you know everything about your teenager?

    Bullitt County’s branch of the Kentucky Parent Information and Resource Center is challenging you to reconsider.

    KYPIRC’s Regional Parent Involvement Coordinator Coleda Tackett is helping present a special Parent to Parent workshop March 16 at Bullitt East High School which targets the caregivers of pre-teens and teenagers. It is sponsored by the Bullitt County Safe Schools Department.

  • Girl Scouts help Shepherds Shelter

    Girl Scout Troop 1297 of Mount Washington earned their Bronze Award by making a bookshelf and collecting children's books for the Shepherds Shelter in Shepherdsville.

    The shelter assists homeless families to find shelter, clothing, food, etc.

    The books were donated to be used by the children of the families.

    The girls had to spend 15 hours working on the project.

    Those earning the highest honor a Junior Girl Scout can earn included: Erika Allen, Maria Dodson, Shelby Hester, Tabitha Laslie, Shannon Marvin, Emily Miles, Emily Tinnell and Shelby Wellman.

  • Nichols to be renovated, not closed

    NICHOLS - The calls were inevitable.

    As soon as rumors hit the streets, Dolores Ashby knew she would be getting some calls.

    In her 25 years of working at Nichols Elementary, Ashby had seen all the promises made to renovate the school. Many times, those promises were unfulfilled.

    And she’s heard all the rumors about closing the school, which has about 150 students in K-5.

  • Pack 100 hosts Pinewood Derby

    Bullitt County's Scout Pack 100 recently held its Pinewood Derby at Calvary Christian Center in Mount Washington.

    Ryan Fields won best design and Clay Williams won the fastest lap.

    The following are the results from the derby:

    Overall best: 1) Judd Huff 2) Lucas Adkins 3) Austin Hess

    Wolf Den: 1) Rece Watson 2) Ian Anderson 3) Jared Ranalli

    Bear Den: 1) Lucas Adkins 2) Robbie Smith 3) Logan Stoner

    Webelos: 1) Judd Huff 2) Austin Hess 3) David Collins

    Tiger Den: 1) Noah Gibson 2) Bradley Minor 3) Geoffrey Kaufman

  • Police need photo identification help

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – The Shepherdsville Police Department needs your help in identifying two individuals involved in an investigation.

    Two men on the customer side of the counter were photographed by a surveillance camera.

    SPD believes the men could have vital information pertaining to recent thefts in the Shepherdsville area.

    If you have any information on the identity of the men please contact SPD Sgt. Jeremy Meyer, (502) 921-1000 ex:1113.

    Information can also be reported using the anonymous tip line, (502) 215-1588.

  • Eagles could only put it all together on one winter night

    HEBRON ESTATES - Not every night could be Feb. 6 for the North Bullitt Eagles this season.

    For one night, the green and gold put all the pieces together. The result was a 56-48 victory over Southern, the team that earned the top seed in the 24th District Tournament and eventually reached the district final before losing a close game to Fairdale.

    Most of the rest of the season was one frustration after another for the Eagles. The team ended up with only four victories in 28 games and Southern was the only team they defeated that ended up with a winning record.

  • County to delay junk days due to debris work

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - It appears the ice storms of the past winter have claimed another victim - the annual countywide junk days.

    Normally held on the weekends surrounding spring break, Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts and solid waste coordinator Larry Hatfield agreed that the project could not be held this spring.

    Instead, both said holding the junk days either later in the summer or in early fall would be more practical.

  • CATS to be replaced with new exam

    FRANKFORT - The testing animal that has led education in the commonwealth of Kentucky over the past 28 years has run out of lives.

    The Commonwealth Accountability Testing System, known more commonly as CATS, will basically go away with this spring’s testing cycle.

    Students will still be tested in subject areas as reading, math, science, social studies and writing. Other areas will be optional.

    While many praised the intent of the education reform act of 1990, the CATS portion of the assessment drew much criticism.