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  • Plan may eliminate 1 district judgeship in 2020

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — There is a possibility that in 2022, Bullitt County could lose one of its two district judgeships.

    In the first redistricting plan for judicial districts in decades, Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr. presented members of the General Assembly something to consider when they meet in January.

    The change would occur in 2022 as that will be the next time all circuit court, family court and district court judges will be on the ballot.

  • Attorney attempts to have former SE Fire chair reinstated to seat after fiscal court’s dismissal

     CLERMONT - An attorney is asking that the county’s removal of a fire board chairman be overturned immediately.

    Maurice Byrne recently filed a motion seeking a summary judgment and the return of Thomas Kelly to the Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection Board.

    He was removed by Bullitt Fiscal Court on Sept. 20, 2016.

    However, Byrne said that dismissal was improper.

  • Hunters Hollow gets ditch fixed; still worried about sewer issue

     HUNTERS HOLLOW - Since the sewage plant explosion of 2014, the Hunters Hollow City Commission deals with bad news on a monthly basis.

    However, mayor Linda Parker changed up the city’s November business meeting with a bit of good news.

    “The ditch is fixed,” she announced.

    Parker referred to the ditchline work completed by RLH Rentals, which cleared and upgraded the city stream area, including mowing and filling in eroded holes.

  • Roberts to offer land for new VA hospital

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With the dispute in Jefferson County over the location of the new Veterans Administration Hospital, another option will be offered on Tuesday.

    Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts announced Friday that during the next fiscal court meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 20, she would offer to donate a tract of land currently owned by the county.

    The property, which would be approximately 42 acres in size, is located at the Highway 245 interchange off Interstate 65.

  • Surcharge back on PSC’s table

     HILLVIEW  -- Last Christmas, customers of the ill-fated Hunters Hollow sewer district were gifted with news that a proposed surcharge would not be imposed.

    However, sometime after this Christmas, the gift may be taken back.

    With authority granted by a U.S. District bankruptcy judge, creditors of Bullitt Utilities can ask the state Public Service Commission permission to impose a monthly surcharge.

  • Huffman fights to keep seat

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Whether Michael Huffman is to be allowed to sit as a member of the Mount Washington Fire Protection Board will be determined by Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress.

    A legal dispute over the election of Huffman to the fire board was sought to clarify the situation over nepotism.

    Huffman’s attorney, Walter Sholar, and county attorney John Wooldridge, representing the fire district board, both said they saw no need for an oral argument.

    However, both were called upon by Burress to answer some questions about the case.

  • BBB Warns of Counterfeit Travelers Checks

     Better Business Bureau serving Louisville, Southern Indiana, and Western Kentucky is warning consumers and businesses of counterfeit American Express Travelers Checks that have been reported by a local Louisville WalMart. Two transactions were paid for with the fake travelers checks and totaled over $2,4000. The individual used twenty-four $100 checks which were not signed after giving them to the associate at the register. To take a look at these counterfeit checks, please visit our Facebook page at facebook.com/bbbkyin

  • Dog fight breaks out over shelter

     HEBRON ESTATES -- It resembled past battles over the years in Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    Volunteers and patrons at the Bullitt County Animal Shelter once again descended upon elected officials Tuesday and a verbal dogfight erupted.

    Upset by the conduct shown toward the public and the animals by Bullitt County animal control officer Mark Williams, demands for change echoed through the courtroom.

    What also echoed through the chambers was some very person comments.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning December 11, 2016

     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.

     

  • Sale will allow Bernheim footprint to grow

     CLERMONT— A local family has preserved their family history by conserving land they have owned for over 155 years. 

    In honor of the late Raymond Thurman, Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest has bought 162 acres of land. The increase means the forest now has 14,673 acres dedicated to conservation and education.

    According to Thurman’s daughter, Benita Bush, her grandparents moved to the land in 1861. Her father was born there in 1919. Over the years, the land was used for corn, horses and cattle.