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  • Treasurer warns of misleading unclaimed property postcards

     Treasurer Todd Hollenbach is cautioning Kentuckians to be wary of  suspicious mail, email or other contact regarding unclaimed property that does not include the Official Kentucky State Treasury letter head.

    The Treasurer ‘s office was recently notified of the suspicious  mailings by the National Unclaimed Property Association (NAUPA).

    "The majority of these mailings are coming in the form of a postcard with a Denver, Colorado postmark and an unclaimed property message notification,” Treasurer Hollenbach said.

  • Construction to begin on I-265/KY 61 improvements

     LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 24, 2014) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) recently awarded a contract to improve traffic operations at the heavily traveled interchange of Interstate 265 (Gene Snyder Freeway) and KY 61 (Preston Highway) in Louisville.

    Work is scheduled to begin the week of July 28 to add turning lanes at some of the I-265 ramps and build additional travel lanes on KY 61.

  • Status of hospital beds sought

     HILLVIEW - When Jewish Hospital Medical Center South opened its door to the community in 2006, the ultimate goal was to have more than an emergency room and diagnostic testing facility.

    The hope was that the largest county in Kentucky without a hospital would someday be removed from that list.

    Now, with no signs of any movement toward fulfilling the 60 beds approved through a certificate of need process, there is a push to find out what is actually going on with the hospital’s plans.

  • No solutions yet on future of treatment plant facility

     HILLVIEW - After more than three hours of discussions, the fate of the damaged sewage treatment plant in northern Bullitt County seems no closer to a resolution.

    The Bullitt County Sanitation Board hoped to have some news to report from a meeting held earlier that day in Frankfort.

    In March, the privately-owned Bullitt Utilities treatment plant off East Blue Lick Road had a major failure in its tank.

    While the pumps continued to operate, the sewage went directly into the ground and nearby stream.

  • Agencies join forces to benefit welfare of others

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County agencies show more strength when working together for the common good.

    A number of local organizations provide representatives to the Council for Families and Children, a non-profit that pools local resources toward improvements for local residents.

    CFC will conglomerate with a Seven Counties Services organization, the Adult Local Inter-Agency Council (LIAC), to form a larger body as the Bullitt County Inter-Agency Council.

  • Hillview approves new budget as fiscal year begins

    HILLVIEW - Pending litigation aside, the Hillview City Council still makes certain the bills are paid.

    The council approved the city's 2014-15 fiscal year budget ordinance, in effect as of July 1.

    The council also approved an amended budget ordinance for the 2013-14 fiscal year ending on June 30.

    The city will claim just over $3 million in total resources available for appropriations, including an amount of over $303,000 carryover from the amended 2013-14 budget.

  • New business helps with business card transactions

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Merchant advocate Jennifer Whitt is ready to help local businesses through her own new business.

    TSYS Merchant Solutions serves as an advocate for business owners to assist with credit card processing via mobile solutions, web links or over the telephone.

    TSYS can assist all businesses, big or small, from office buildings to stores.

    Whitt, a Mount Washington resident, grew up in the Brooks area and graduated from Bullitt Central High School. She has 19 years of banking experience with Stock Yards Bank and Trust.

  • Police will be watching in Hebron Estates

     HEBRON ESTATES -- Residents have long complained about the drag strip more commonly known as Burkland Boulevard.

  • Blue Lick U-14 eliminated in state after three setbacks

    BRANDENBURG--The Blue Lick All-Stars returned to the state tournament for a second straight year.

    And the reception was about the same.

    The local team was eliminated on Saturday afternoon by Logan County 13-0 in five innings.

    Having won its district title, Blue Lick advanced to the state tournament where it played three games in pool play.

    The team, coached by Jeff Hornak, fell to the host Meade County and then to West Louisville, which was an opponent in the district tournament.

  • Suspects indicted for drug-related charges

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Drugs continue to be an issue in Bullitt County.