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  • Johnson denies allegations, will not resign

     FERN CREEK — He opened his press conference in song, joined by family and friends.

    And the tune Dan Johnson would sing during his meeting with the press would be that he had no intention of resigning as state representative of the 49th District.

    On Monday, a lengthy report authored by R.G. Dunlop and Jacob Ryan said that a 17-year-old claims that Johnson molested her on New Year’s Eve in 2012.

  • Johnson Works to Secure Bronze Plaque for Bullitt Army Veteran, Hero

     FRANKFORT – State Rep. Dan Johnson, R-Mt. Washington, has successfully obtained a distinguished bronze plaque for the gravesite of Bullitt County native Charles C. Howlett.  

    The U.S. Army Tech 5 Tanker amicably wore our nation’s uniform during the tumultuous times of World War II. Tech Corporal Howlett served in Europe from October 1944, to January 1946, with no time lost. His campaign saw many conflicts, most notably the Battle of the Bulge.

  • Johnson to sponsor medical marijuana bill

     FRANKFORT – State Rep. Dan Johnson, R-Mount Washington, recently announced plans to sponsor legislation, in junction with Senate Majority Caucus Chair and Louisville Republican Dan Seum’s, in order to legalize marijuana in the Commonwealth.

     Seum has said he will file a bill that would legalize the production, sale and consumption of marijuana for adults in an effort to get more tax revenue for the state’s pension systems. 

  • New traffic signal activation on KY 61 in Bullitt County

     LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) announces activation of a new traffic signal at the intersection of KY 61 (Preston Highway) and the newly constructed Beech Grove Road Bypass in Bullitt County.

    The signal is currently on flash in an effort to make motorists aware of the new traffic conditions.

    The signal will be tested and timing adjusted this week.  Weather permitting, traffic engineers plan to change the signal from flash to normal operations the week of Dec. 18.

  • Probe leads to call to resign

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- During his first political campaign in 2016, Dan Johnson was asked by leadership in both political parties to step down for postings on his social media page.

    On Monday, both parties were again asking the 49th District state representative to step down immediately.

    The latest call for resignation comes on the heels of a report by reporters R.G. Dunlop and Jacob Ryan for the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting.

    The five-part report was released on Monday on the investigative reporting team’s website.

  • Temporary closure of KY 1020 in Bullitt County December 12-13

     Louisville, KY (Dec. 11, 2017) - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has granted a permit to CSX railroad for the temporary closure of KY 1020 (Coral Ridge Road) in Bullitt County. This roadway will be closed for repairs at the railroad crossing near East Blue Lick Road (mile marker 1.6).

     

    Closure of Coral Ridge Road is scheduled from 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 12 until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 13. A signed detour will be in place to direct motorists.

     

  • State highway crews ready for winter season

     LOUISVILLE – Whether it’s a few flurries or a few inches, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) road crews are prepared to battle winter precipitation and keep traffic moving in a safe manner.   

    Over the past weekend,  District 5 maintenance staff monitored weather conditions.

  • Group pushing to making Chapeze special area

      SHEPHERDSVILLE—Citizens preferring a tourist neighborhood to an industrial one, and those in favor of the opposite, gathered in front of Fiscal Court recently during a special meeting to share their concerns and ideas.

    The issue on the table was over the possible development of the land near the Chapeze Lane area.

    Finance officer Keith Griffee headed the public hearing, opening by reminding those in attendance that the meeting was for the court to hear from both sides of the issue and that no action would be taken.

  • Roberts to serve as president

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Melanie Roberts will be alone in a prestigious group as she becomes the first female to serve as president of the Kentucky County Judge/Executive Association.

    Roberts will also be the first Bullitt Countian to serve in that role. She served the past year as the first vice president.

    She said she was proud to represent the county as a leader of the group.

    The goal of the organization is to better serve government in all 120 counties. The group has an annual convention.

  • Light Up Mount Washington

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—With the flip of a switch, the city of Mount Washington was in the Christmas spirit.

    Light Up Mount Washington had a little something for everybody at its annual event, held in the middle of town at the city pavilion and First Baptist Church.

    A train and horse carriages gave rides up and down Main Street while shoppers visited local booths and kids lined up for balloon animals and face paint from Mr. and Mrs. Magic.