Today's News

  • 2009 Women's NCAA Tourney: Hanley and Austin Peay primed for the big show

    MOUNT WASHINGTON – When the brackets for the 2009 Women’s NCAA Basketball Tournament are announced on Monday night on ESPN, former Bullitt East standout Whitney Hanley and her Austin Peay State teammates will be glued to a television to hear their names called.

  • Lady Raiders hijack BE's post-season hope

    LOUISVILLE – A pair of second half surges were not enough for the Bullitt East Lady Chargers on Friday in the semi-finals of the Girls’ Sixth Region Tournament at Bellarmine University.

    Battling Iroquois, the state’s top-ranked team most of the season, the Lady Chargers sliced a 12-point halftime deficit to five points in the third quarter and then again to six points midway through the final frame. That 46-40 score was the last gasp for Bullitt East as the Lady Raiders scored eight straight points en route to collecting a 58-45 victory.

  • Heines honored as Heart of Hillview winner

    HILLVIEW – Pat Heines, a Hillview resident since the city first incorporated, was selected as the 2009 Kroger Heart of Hillview recipient.

    Heines was selected from a number of nominees presented at the store. Nominees were selected based on their charity within the community.

    During a ceremony at the store, Heines received honorary proclamations from Kroger officials as well as Hillview mayor Jim Eadens.

    Heines was selected primarily for her 30 years with local Girl Scouts organizations, three as a member and 27 more as a volunteer adult.

  • MW police uncover adult abuse case in Twelve Oaks subdivision

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- An unusual case involving the alleged abuse and neglect of two developmentally disabled individuals has landed two men in jail.

    Daniel Thomas Clemons, 57, of Mount Washington, and Mark E. Heitzman, 44, of Louisville, were arrested by Mount Washington police Friday after an illegitimate adult care-taking business was discovered, according to a MWPD media release.

    "(Clemons) was running a business out of place that he didn't even have a business license for," said police chief Tom Rosselli.

  • Agencies await stimulus decisions

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The state of Kentucky is supposed to get millions of dollars from the federal stimulus program.

    Bullitt County officials are expecting some of that money to filter down to the local level.

    But while Metro Louisville officials seem to have a pretty good idea what might be coming its way, Bullitt County officials have heard nothing from Frankfort.

    Keith Davis, superintendent for the Bullitt County Public School System, sent in a list with $31 million worth of projects.

  • American Red Cross Valentine Gala 2009

    The Valentine Gala is an annual fund-raiser for the Bullitt/Spencer County chapter of the American Red Cross.

    Featuring dinner music by Hans Sander and dance music by Karen Kraft and Kiks.

    Service Manager Mike Crenshaw played the good sport during the group's annual Valentine Gala as he agreed to sing with Karen Kraft. Crenshaw had the chance to sing Respect but quickly made an exit from the stage.

  • Saylor to referee girls state tourney this week

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County resident Ronnie Saylor will reach the pinnacle of his part-time love affair with basketball when he works as a referee in this week’s Girls’ Kentucky State Basketball Tournament in Bowling Green.

    Saylor has worked for 23 years as a referee in the Eighth Region, but this will be his first stint refereeing in a state tournament.

    “At the high school level it’s the highest mark you can have,” Saylor said earlier this week.

  • Annual Style Show will again honor academic leaders

    SHEPHERDSVILLE — For 85 years Bullitt County Woman’s Club members have been champions for education, style and community service.

    Those values will be the focus at this year’s 38th-Annual Irene Carroll Scholarship Luncheon and Style Show scheduled for March 21 at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    “We’re kind of building the whole show around that theme,” said style show co-coordinator Jennifer Porter. “This is our 85th birthday. We’re the oldest civic organization in Bullitt County.”

  • Guthrie enjoying time spent so far in Washington despite office

    PIONEER VILLAGE - Brett Guthrie claims to have the 435th best office in the U.S. House of Representatives.

    There are only 435 members of the House but Brett Guthrie is proud to be serving in the U.S. Congress no matter that he was the last congressman to select his office space.

    Guthrie was elected in November to fill the vacant seat caused by U.S. Rep. Ron Lewis’ decision not to run for re-election.

    “It is an interesting time in Washington,” Guthrie told those gathered for the Bullitt County Republican Party’s annual Lincoln Day Dinner.

  • Work on Highway 44 needed; timing still unknown

    MOUNT WASHINGTON – The first phase of a major Highway 44 road project is progressing, but it’s impossible to tell if or when the plans will come to fruition.

    A lack of funding could cause the proposed enhancements for Highway 44 between Kings Church Road and Bardstown Road to still be years away.

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet conducted a public meeting Tuesday to gather additional  feedback on the plans, which include up to five lanes in front of Bullitt East High School and three lanes in lesser traveled areas.