Today's News

  • ROADSHOW for the week of May 13, 2018

     Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so the information below is strictly of an advisory nature and is subject to change with no notice.

    Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night. Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis.


  • Transitional home permit denied by BOA

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- No one in the audience would disagree that Bullitt County would benefit from having a transitional home for women and children.

    However, the proverbial -- not in my back yard -- was the cry heard before the Bullitt County Board of Adjustment Thursday night.

    At the end of some emotional testimony on both sides of the issue, a conditional-use permit to start a facility was denied 4-2.

    A packed house heard applicant Joe Bohannon speak as a member of the Bullitt County Housing First coalition.

  • Three road projects to be part of rural plan

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Three heavily-traveled roads in Bullitt County will be slated for resurfacing in the coming year.

    Tom Hall, planning supervisor for the state transportation cabinet, made the annual presentation of thoroughfares which are part of the rural secondary program.

    With some carryover, the state will have $1.57 million to spend on participating rural secondary roads.

    The first project slated for the next year will be Greenbriar Road. The county is also resurfacing and doing some improvements on its portion.

  • Happily Ever After: Couple finds love at Shepherdsville CAA senior center

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Better late than never.

    That’s what was written on the wedding cake for Suzanne McDaniel and Paul Conard, a couple who were married where they first met, at the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency Senior Center in Shepherdsville.

    Conard has attended the center for eight years, with McDaniel there the past three. Since they met there, where they spend time with all of their mutual friends, they wanted to have the ceremony there as well.

  • Dispatch overhauls causes budget hike

     SHEPHERDSVILLE --  At first glance, it appears that the 2018-19 budget for Bullitt County government will grow by $3.6 million.

    But, in reality, the growth in the proposed budget is due to a $4.6 million loan to upgrade the communications system with central dispatch.

    The first reading of the proposed budget will be held on Tuesday, May 15. Public hearings on road aid and local government assistance starts at 9 a.m. with the regular meeting at 9:30 a.m.

  • Tipton gives MW Council update on things that happened at session

     MOUNT WASHINGTON--  It was an unusual General Assembly session to say the least.

    State Rep. James Tipton took a shot at explaining the very busy 60 days in Frankfort during a recent appearance before the Mount Washington City Council.

    Tipton serves as District 53 representative, which includes part of eastern Bullitt County as well as Spencer and Anderson counties.

    In his update, he spoke about upcoming road projects in Bullitt County as well as the pension updates.

  • Pleasant Grove earns grant

     Thanks to a $10,000 grant, students at Pleasant Grove Elementary School will benefit from an augmented/virtual reality tool called zSpace.

    Library Media Specialist Alison Egan collaborated on the application with District Grant Writer Ashley Bryum. It was one of six Outreach grants awarded by the Kentucky Society for Technology in Education (KySTE).

    “We are so excited,” Egan said explaining the Pleasant Grove media center is not the typical ‘quiet’ place that many people think of when they think of a library.

  • Thanks Teachers

     During this week of teacher appreciation, the Mount Washington Elementary School PTA wants to acknowledge the staff/faculty for all that they do for our children.

    We want to thank you for your tireless dedication, the smiles that you wear even on your most difficult days, the wisdom you impart, the example you set and the values you instill in our kids.

    You keep our most precious treasures safe and secure, prepared and cared for.

  • Louisville man guilty of distributing obscene material to minor

     LOUISVILLE – A Louisville man pled guilty to violating federal child exploitation laws earlier today in United States District Court, announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman.

    Scott Louis Craven, 36, admitted to online communications with a person he believed to be a 15-year-old girl.  During those communications, he sent obscene materials to what he believed to be the youth.

  • BE softball wins key district game

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – The wins haven’t been as frequent as coach Ricky Hoffman would like or that the program has been used too, but the Bullitt East Lady Charger softball team did win a game last week that they had to have if they hope to advance out of district play and compete in the Sixth Region Tournament for a ninth consecutive season.