Today's News

  • MW police to work on emergency plans for response at schools

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — It’s a situation that no police officer ever wants to encounter: A school emergency where students lives might be in danger.

    But dangerous scenarios have become a reality at schools across the country, in small and large towns alike.

    Mount Washington Police Chief Tom Rosselli recognizes that his officers need to be familiar with all the city’s schools if a problem arose, so he is working to create a departmental school emergency response plan.

  • Business group helps to spruce up Becknell Hall

    PIONEER VILLAGE - Becknell Hall, the site of Pioneer Village City Hall, received a facelift courtesy of the Pioneer Networkers chapter of Business Networkers International (BNI).

    The international BNI program is a business owners reference network with millions of members in over 10,000 chapters. Only one business owner from a specific type of business can be a group member.

    The Pioneer Networkers, established in September 2004, have passed more than $1.3 million in referrals to local businesses.

  • Riding Champ: Mason enjoys school, friends and competing in rodeos

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — Alyson Mason is a true cowgirl.

    She began riding horses at her family’s Mount Washington farm — Mason Performance Horses Inc. — when she was 18 months old. And by the time she entered kindergarten at Old Mill Elementary School, she was ready to compete in rodeos.

    “The thing that I like most of the time is barrels,” she said, while sitting atop of her horse, Zippy.

    Rodeoing is in her blood and she has won numerous trophies and awards for various regional and state competitions.

  • Thank a Veteran Today: Brooks, Nichols honor veterans

    NICHOLS - By law every school is required to host educational activities in conjunction with the annual Veterans Day holiday.

    Local schools were not hard pressed to find American veterans willing to share their experiences with students.

    Many events were prepared by the schools’ Family Resource Centers. Arleta Watkins, FRC coordinator for both Brooks and Nichols Elementary, hosted events at each school. Her goal was introducing veterans from various time periods throughout the past century.

  • Fiscal Court agrees to pay up on taxes due on acquired land

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County officials will settle up on a pair of tax bills due on properties they have purchased over the years.

    Between the property purchased on Saltwell Drive and the old Gobel’s on Highway 44 East, county attorney Walter A. Sholar said the state has back taxes due of over $8,500.

    During the purchase negotiations, Sholar said it appeared the county agreed to pay the pro-rated taxes for the rest of the calendar year.

  • Nathan meets Elvis

    Elvis wasn’t cruel to the true hearts that attended a special benefit for the family of Nathan Ing.

    A crowd of 340 attended a special performance by Elvis impersonator Jimmy W. Johnson at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre. The event raised $7,000.

    Nathan is a seven-year-old with Choroid Plexus Carcinoma, a rare terminal brain tumor. He and his family sat at center stage enjoying the show.

  • KHSAA fumbles the ball in muddy District 3 mess

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - I’ll be the first to agree that the football season in Class 4-A, District 3 was a Perfect Storm.

    No matter how anyone in Jefferson County athletics or at the Kentucky High School Athletic Association could have planned for any contingency, the way things worked out in 2008 could not have been foreseen. One of the two major events that transpired might have been planned for by someone. Not both happening in the same season.

  • Tom Givhan honored at UK Senior Day for Class of '48

    The 1944 University of Kentucky Football Team had only one Lexington native.

    He had achieved All-State honors for his play at Henry Clay High School. His dream was to play football as a Wildcat.

    His name was Thomas “T-Bone” Givhan.

    Tom’s football ambition was only partially realized. At the conclusion of his participation on the 1944 team, Tom left for basic training, Parris Island and then for service as a Marine in the Pacific Theater during World War II.