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Today's News

  • Get festival time off to good start in Mount Washington

     Bullitt County gets the fair and festival started this weekend with the annual Mount Washington Spring Festival.

    Thanks to the work of the Mount Washington Lions and Lioness clubs, the spring festival has been a fixture in the community for decades.

    There will be the normal things like booths and food on Friday and Saturday.

    There will be a car show and rides. The professional wrestlers will be grappling once again.

    This year adds a special gospel music celebration on Saturday evening.

  • BBB Hot Topics: May 2014

     Check out the latest scams and bad business in BBB’s April 2014 Hot Topics!

    1.    BBB is receiving calls about Free Government Grants! Scammers offer government money because a person pays bills on time, is a good citizen, or was picked in a random drawing. To receive the grant, the person must send fees via prepaid card or a wire transfer. There is no grant!

  • Should any signage be allowed on vehicles of contractors with county?

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Should contractors who do business with the county government have the right to affix signs to their vehicles?

    That question arose when James Sneed III inquired why a person supervising the road cleanup detail would have a sign promoting the campaign of Martha Knox on his vehicle.

    Although not named, constable Charlie Wright works the inmates who get out and pick up trash and do other services for governmental agencies. 

  • Tennis teams close out regular season

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- As the final days of the regular season approached, tennis coaches were busy figuring out who would play where in the upcoming Eighth Region tournament in Frankfort.

  • Camp Shantituck been part of Girl Scouts for many years

    Camp Shantituck, one of the several Girl Scout Kentiana facilities is located on Cedar Creek at the end of East Hebron Lane where the main entrance is located in Bullitt County, Kentucky.  The old original camp entrance which is now closed was located on Bells Mill road.  In 1928, this site was chosen after 25 sites were surveyed  by the Council of Girl Scouts.  They leased 34 acres from Charlie Taylor, who lived on the property in an area known today as Ivy Grove, as the initial camp.

  • Area boys' teams did a lot of good things this season

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Through snow and sleet and bitterly cold temperatures, the three Bullitt County boys’ basketball teams delivered a season to remember over the winter.

         Bullitt East, Bullitt Central and North Bullitt all delivered winning records this season, but more importantly, for the first time ever, the three programs all reached the post-season. Bullitt East won the 24th District title while Bullitt Central slipped past North Bullitt in the 23rd District.

  • Barnett's first book details struggles with drug ring

     Marijuana. It’s no secret it’s become a hot-button issue especially is state legislature in the past couple years. And one former Bullitt County resident is reaping some of the benefit.

    On May 10 from 10 to 3 p.m. author Phyllis Ann Barnett will be at Main Street Market for a signing of her book, “Between the Rows.”

    Released in March, the story follows a family’s struggle in central Kentucky after involvement with a drug ring.

    This is Barnett’s first book.

  • Raising funds for scouts

    The 2014 Friends of Scouting dinner to generate funds for the Lincoln Heritage Council of the Boy Scouts of America was held recently at Paroquet Springs Conference Center.

    The featured speaker was Hall of Fame basketball coach Denny Crum. The retired University of Louisville coach told dozens of stories about his mentor, the late John Wooden.

    Jim Beam was the corporate sponsor of the event. Jerry Summers of Jim Beam was honored with a special Boy Scout award for his years of service to the organization.

  • Three candidates seek Republican bid as Second District magistrate

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Two Republicans want what Robert Hunt currently holds.

  • Students, Trane work to make MWMS efficient

    Who better to connect with an energy savings company than those who walk the school corridors daily?

    Mt. Washington Middle School Energy Team students Trevor Dawson, Kathleen Scott and Brooklynn Taylor met with Harshaw Trane Associates Mark Begle and Kyle Johnson. They spent over an hour inspecting lighting efficiency, heat transfer and windows, filters and fresh air, water conservation, outdoor lighting and light pollution as part of an energy audit.