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  • County seeks crossing safety improvements

     BROOKS -- Residents living near the railroad crossing at Highway 1020 and East Blue Lick Road have become accustomed to emergency lights.

    Over the years, collisions between trains and vehicles have been common.

    Some have resulted in death, as recently as the past month.

    Magistrate Dennis Mitchell is hoping that more attention will be placed upon crossings throughout the county.

    However, his top priority is the East Blue Lick Road crossing.

  • BBB Warns: Beware of scams surrounding the death of Prince

     BBB is warning Prince fans to beware of scams that could pop up, surrounding his death. Yesterday, news broke that Prince Rogers Nelson was found dead in his home in Minneapolis at the age of 57.

    Scammers use celebrity deaths to con fans in a variety of ways. Whatever the scam may be, fans will end up with viruses or malware on their computers, or giving out personal information.

  • MW still looking for ways to slow up traffic

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — When the Wilchar Estates neighborhood wants something done, residents won’t stop until they have a solution.

    Especially when the problem involves the safety of their children.

  • BBB: Beware of Kentucky Derby ticket scams

     The “Run for the Roses” is right around the corner! And, the race is on to get those last-minute Kentucky Derby tickets!

    BBB is warning those of you who want to attend the Kentucky Derby to beware of scam artists trying to fool you into buying fake Derby tickets!

    The best way to avoid getting scammed is to deal with a business that you know is legitimate. You can check out businesses at bbb.org.

  • Flood rule may jeopardize growth

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It was unsettling for residents to be informed that many would now be part of the flood plain insurance program due to changing elevation maps.

    For the Shepherdsville properties, many saw the maps increase the flood elevation by six inches.

    What it also did was increase the level in which developers had to build any new structures.

    But, on top of that, the Shepherdsville City Council’s new flood plain building requirements made the ground floor be at least two feet above the new flood elevation.

  • Pioneer Village in line to get its own Dollar General store

     PIONEER VILLAGE - It’s not the Wild West, but a general store could soon be coming to a pioneer village.

    The Pioneer VIllage City Council heard the first reading of a rezoning ordinance that could clear the way for the construction of a new Dollar General store location.

    The property is a 2.3-acre strip of land owned by Brookland Realty, Inc., located between Old Preston and new Preston Highway south of the John Harper Highway.

  • Seven Counties, Centerstone join forces

     LOUISVILLE -- Centerstone and Seven Counties, two leading behavioral healthcare organizations, have signed a letter of intent to pursue an affiliation. 

    By joining together, the two organizations will be able to better meet the needs of people of all ages and expand access to innovative services and programs in each of the communities they serve and across the nation.

  • Fired employee sues county, co-worker

      LOUISVILLE -- A former animal control officer has filed a federal lawsuit against his employer and a person who used to be his employee.

    Attorneys for James Edward Miller filed a federal civil lawsuit in U.S. District Court on Tuesday.

    The lawsuit names Bullitt Fiscal Court and Delsie Williams as defendants.

    On May 27, 2015, Miller and Williams were terminated as employees at the Bullitt County Animal Shelter.

  • Fireworks vendors to pay lot more in Hillview

     HILLVIEW -- Sparks flew a few weeks ago when city officials proposed new regulations on temporary fireworks stand operators.

    A new version of the ordinance was supposed to be considered by the Hillview City Council at its March 21 meeting.

    However, mayor Jim Eadens said that due to so many changes in the original document and a council not really sure where it wanted to go, the matter would be tabled for the evening.

  • ‘Enhanced’ tag taken off county in EDA work

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Over the past five-year period, Bullitt County’s percentage of new job creation led the state of Kentucky.

    But starting next June, Bullitt County will be in a different category of incentives that can be offered. It will be a system that the county and its municipalities had worked under years ago.

    The question is whether going from an “enhanced” community to one that isn’t “enhanced” will make a difference in pursuing companies from coming to the county.