Today's News

  • Mount Washington finances solid; carryover big

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - While many communities across the county have experienced difficulty keeping local budgets in the black, city records show Mount Washington with an estimated $1.7 million budget surplus for the last fiscal year, which ended on June 30.

        During the last regular meeting of the City Council, city treasurer Peggy Brinkman read the final treasurer’s report of the 2009-2010 fiscal year, making it the twelfth consecutive monthly report showing city coffers with a positive flow.

  • 51st Annual Joe James/Pat O'Connor Memorial at Salem Speedway



    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of August 9:

    Bullitt County:

    Interstate 65: Lane closures and delays are possible in both directions between the KY 61 underpass and the Bullitt/Jefferson County line (mile points 118.5 and 123.1) for concrete pavement repairs. The roadway may be reduced to one lane weeknights from 9 p.m. until 5:00 a.m.

  • Parks board to recommend Y, earmark money

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Fiscal Court members will receive a pair of recommendations from the newly-revamped parks board.

        While separate, the recommendations are closely tied to one another.

        And they could be closely tied to the future of the Bullitt County Parks and Recreation Department.

  • Woman indicted for capital murder in stabbing death

        PIONEER VILLAGE - A woman has been indicted for the stabbing death of her husband in June.

        Shelley Denise Abell, 48, of Pioneer Village, was indicted with the capital offense of murder.

        She was also indicted for possession of a controlled substance.

        According to Pioneer Village Sgt. John Cottrell, Abell allegedly stabbed her husband, Willis Rodney Abell, 55, on June 24, 2010.

  • Crossroads will be ready for class when school opens next Wednesday

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Just looking at the construction equipment, porta-potties and unsodded ground surrounding the recently constructed Crossroads Elementary, the average passerby may wonder if the school will be ready in time for the first day of school.

    However, principal Kim Sego said the school is nearly complete with only a few minor details left to attend to before the new school year begins next week.

    As a matter of fact, the project manager told Sego everything was right on schedule.

    “We will be ready for the first day of school,” she said.

  • Under-8 MW All-Stars win West Ky. State title

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - The Mount Washington Under-8 All-Stars completed a big run through Cal Ripken play recently, winning the West Kentucky State Tournament in Middletown.

        A week earlier, coach Pat Kelley’s team had gone undefeated in winning the District 10 Tournament that the local league hosted. That just continued a successful spring and summer for the core group of players on the team that were part of the East Mount Washington squad that won regular season and post-season tournament titles in a league at Fern Creek.

  • "Social' club gets approval for MW

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - When the mention of a social club is heard, some older individuals may venture back to the movie featuring the Cheyenne Social Club.

        But the setting proposed in eastern Bullitt County is not anything like the establishment featured in the 1970s film.

        Attorney Eric Farris said that the private social club proposed by his client is far from any of those memories from the past.

        In the case of Connie Koenig, location is everything.

  • One run means a lot to Blue Lick's U-15 team

        GLASGOW - Don’t tell the Blue Lick 15 year old All-Stars that a run doesn’t mean anything.

        In the state tournament, eight of the 12 teams would advance out of pool play. The final four would go home.

        And the tiebreaker was the number of runs allowed. Due to two tough outings, Blue Lick had given up 33 runs.

  • Mother to serve five years for abuse of children

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Without the emotional events surrounding a court appearance three weeks ago, Courtney Caro was sentenced to a pair of consecutive 2 1/2 year prison terms.

        Caro, 18, entered a guilty plea in July and was sentenced on Monday.

        She entered guilty pleas on two counts of criminal abuse.

        Caro’s four-month-old son, Aiden, died on Jan. 14, 2010, from injuries suffered.

        Her twin son, Braiden, also suffered severe injuries but recovered.