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  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning July 19

      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.

  • Improved ISO ratings may save you money on your insurance

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Insurance premiums could be decreasing for a number of property owners in Bullitt County.

    However, it is the responsibility of those property owners affected to contact their insurance agents.

    With the release of the latest Insurance Services Office, Inc. ratings, several local fire departments got some good news for their property owners.

    The Zoneton Fire Department went to a 2/2X rating and Shepherdsville was given a 3 ISO rating.

    Both are among the best possible ratings in the country.

  • Detective fired prior to hearing; board affirms deputy’s dismissal

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The five-member sheriff's merit board affirmed the termination of one deputy.

  • KSP charges Louisville man with child porn

     On July 15, 2015, at approximately 8:10 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch, assisted by the Jeffersontown Police Dept., arrested Rosalio Martinez-Bruno, 39, on charges related to possession and distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

  • Court affirms judge's firing of employee at animal shelter

    CLERMONT -- After meeting in executive session, Bullitt Fiscal Court members affirmed a decision made the previous month to fire an employee with the county's animal shelter.
        By a 4-0-2 vote, Bullitt Fiscal Court did not change the previous firing of Delsie Williams.
        Magistrate Joe Rayhill said that after listening to Williams' attorney make his case in closed session, he felt the court should uphold County Judge Melanie Roberts' decision to terminate Williams.

  • Students get early look at what college experience all about

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--Ever wondered what college would be like? Two Bullitt East juniors will get a taste this summer at the Murray State University Commonwealth Honors Academy.

    Shaina Ojala and Charlotte Mason were two of about 150 juniors across the nation that were selected for this program.

    The pair will spend three weeks in June at Murray State earning college credit.

    Ojala, 17, said she became interested in the program after hearing about it from her school counselor.

  • Nuisance ordinance becomes bother to council

                FOX CHASE - The Fox Chase City Council unanimously approved its 2015-16 fiscal year budget with very little discussion.

                However, words ran rampant during the rest of the city business meeting in relation to other topics.

  • STRONG STORM... LITTLE DAMAGE

    BELMONT- Damaged trees and downed lines were the most significant signs of a heavy thunderstorm in Bullitt County Friday morning.

                The National Weather Service in Louisville issued a thunderstorm warning for the county around 10:25 a.m. At about 10:40 the system was upgraded to a tornado warning.

                No tornado touchdowns have been reported, but the area received substantial damage due to strong winds of more than 60 MPH.

  • Flood warning remains in effect for Rolling Fork area

     The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued a flood warning for the Rolling Fork River that continues into Thursday evening.

    The official warning is designated for areas of Hardin and Nelson County. However, the Rolling Fork could also affect southern Bullitt County and the Lebanon Junction area.

    At 9:30 a.m. the river was less than a foot from flood stage near Boston. Minor flooding is forecast to begin sometime Tuesday afternoon, reaching up to three feet above flood stage by Wednesday evening.

  • STRONG STORM...LITTLE DAMAGE

     BELMONT - Damaged trees and downed lines were the most significant signs of a heavy thunderstorm in Bullitt County Friday morning.

    The National Weather Service in Louisville issued a thunderstorm warning for the county around 10:25 a.m. At about 10:40 the system was upgraded to a tornado warning.

    An F-0 tornado near Belmont and Bardstown Junction with winds of up to 70 miles per hour was confirmed Friday afternoon by National Weather Service officials.

    Belmont was one of the heavily affected areas, with many large trees bent or broken in half.