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Today's News

  • Changes galore in city council seats in county

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - There will be some totally new faces taking office in January. And there will be some familiar faces that will be returning to city government.

    This also means that some long-time city officials will end their term of community service at the conclusion of the year.

    In Mount Washington, four Republicans will be joined by two Democrats on the city council.

    Former councilman Larry Porter led the way with 3,001 votes. He was closely followed by current councilmembers Gary Lawson (2,700) and Lloyd “Shot” Dooley with 2,646.

  • Beware of scams associated with storms

    Let me first say that it has been heartening to see communities across Kentucky pull together to help those in need following the devastating windstorm that swept across our state on September 14. 

    Families were put to the test with damaged homes, loss of power and in some cases, the loss of life.

    As Kentuckians so often do when faced with adversity, we responded with kindness, compassion and concern for our neighbors.

  • Reception to honor Williams as transfers to new FSA position

    Jeanie M. Williams, left on Oct. 23 as county executive director for the USDA-Farm Service Agency to take another position with the federal agency.

    A reception will be held in her honor on Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the Mount Washington FSA office.

    Jeanie started her employment with FSA at the Meade County Office as a Program assistant, in June 1979.

    She applied for the CED position in Jefferson County on 10-16-1989.

  • Second half surge powers Eagles past speedy Valley

    VALLEY STATION – Down 6-0 at halftime, North Bullitt head coach Brett Newton had no fiery speech for his Eagles.

    Instead, it was a gut check time.

    It was a time for the seniors to either dig deep or go home. It was playoff time.

    On this cold, bitter night, it was a time when those seniors manning the offensive and defensive line, stood up and made a stand.

    At the end of the evening, the Eagles would advance to a Class 4A semifinal showdown on Friday against the Bullitt East Chargers.

  • Rematch with Marion a tough call for Chargers

    MOUNT WASHINGTON – One of the most common sayings of high school football coaches is that ‘it is hard to beat a good team twice in the same season.

    Of course, not a lot of coaches get the opportunity to make that happen.

    On Friday night at home, Bullitt East head coach Doug Preston will get that chance when his Chargers play host to district rival Marion County in the second round of the Class 4-A play-offs. Bullitt East beat the Knights 13-10 back on Sept. 26 on the same field.

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  • St. Francis Xavier holds ground breaking for new building

    MOUNT WASHINGTON – Saint Francis Xavier Parish in Mount Washington had a ground breaking to celebrate the beginning of construction for the parish’s new church building.

    The building will be located in between the church’s current two buildings on Highway 44 across from Houchens Grocery.

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  • Central ready for one of state’s toughest openers

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The Bullitt Central Cougars will go on the road for the first round of the Class 6-A play-offs on Friday, but that doesn’t mean that the Cougars are in over their heads - which unfortunately was the situation a year ago.

    Now, the Cougars will be involved in one of the most balanced first-round games in the state on Friday when they head to Richmond to take on Madison Central. The two teams have combined to win 16 games this season as both teams boast 8-2 records. In fact, only one other first-round game involves two teams with such lofty records.

  • HANDS grads host reunion of families, staff

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - When it comes to raising newborns and infants, the more hands involved the better.

    New Bullitt County parents have had that extra help available courtesy of the Health Access Nurturing Development Services (HANDS) Program, provided through the Bullitt County Health Department.

    Established locally in 2001, HANDS has assisted hundreds of first-time parents and families, according to program coordinator Marci Flechler. She referred to HANDS as a “strength-based approach” for new parents.