Today's News

  • MW council studies rezoning of former car lot

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - Last month the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission recommended that a request to rezone a lot on the corner of old Bardstown Road and Highway 44 in downtown Mount Washington from B-2 Central Business to B-1 Highway Business be denied.

        The Mount Washington City Council, which has the final say with regard to zoning, took up the matter during its last regular meeting and decided to hold off on making a decision until after public comment could be gathered.

  • Tough semi-final leads to easy final for BE

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Brook Hammons can remember winning the district softball tournament as an eighth-grader.

        But, since that time, the times have been a bit lean for the Bullitt East Lady Chargers.

        On Wednesday, under first-year coach Ricky Hoffman, Bullitt East returned to the top of the district with an 8-1 victory over North Bullitt.

        For Hammons, it is a nice way to wind down her senior year.

  • Local educators MAP use of assessments to peers

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - When administrators with the Bullitt County Public School System strongly encouraged superintendent Keith Davis to consider changing its assessment program, there was some concern.

        Mainly, a price tag of about $180,000.

        But at the end of its first year, Davis is glad the district’s school board approved the change.

        And several dozen educators from around the state came to Bullitt County on Friday to see what had been done locally.

  • East's Romine signs to play basketball at Berea

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - Despite knowing that chasing a college degree in pre-medicine and then pediatrics would be time consuming, Bullitt East senior Shelby Romine figured that she could just not stop playing basketball.

        That worked out just fine for Berea Women’s Basketball Coach Terence Brooks who got the signature of the two-time All-Sixth Region performer recently to continue her playing days at the KIAC school.

  • BC's Minyard is perfect in victory

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Central pitcher Seaera Minyard was perfect on Monday in the first game of the 24th District Softball Tournament and that was more than enough for the Lady Cougars as they opened post-season play with a 15-0 victory over Fairdale.

        The game was halted as Bullitt Central was batting in the bottom of the fourth inning.

  • UL hoops star involved in assault allegations

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Law enforcement officials are still interviewing individuals who may have information over what started out as a verbal confrontation between University of Louisville basketball player Preston Knowles and his girlfriend.

        Bullitt County Sheriff’s Det. Scotty McGaha said the investigation is being handled like any other even though Knowles carries more notoriety from his basketball career.

  • The risks of teen drinking

        As a parent there are so many risks from which we try to protect our teens.  Alcohol use is one of those risks that can be hard to understand.

        There has been a good deal of study on this issue and there are several risks.  Aside from the fact that underage drinking is illegal, it poses a high risk to both the individual and society. 

        *Drinking and Driving-Most parents know that automobile crashes are the leading cause of death among youth ages 15 to 20.

  • North track teams second at Fairdale

        HEBRON ESTATES - The final meet of the regular season was another positive for the North Bullitt track and field program as both the Eagles and Lady Eagles finished second in the Fairdale Invitational.

        The good news was the continued surge of the team over the second half of the season. This was the first meet of the spring since North Bullitt swept the two titles at the All-Bullitt County Track and Field Championships.

  • First Lady encourages MWES students to become readers

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - Students at Mount Washington Elementary School recently got the chance to hear from one of Kentucky’s most prominent citizens.

        On Thursday afternoon, Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear visited MWES to kick off the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge.

        The First Lady challenged students to read at least 10 books while they’re out of school for summer break.

  • Hardin, Roberts to square off in fall; Knox earns nomination for jailer

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