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  • What is the future of the Clermont Post Office?

     CLERMONT - Neither snow nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night, holds back the work of the Postal Service.

    What an act of God can't stop, an act of Congress can apparently slow down.

    The Clermont Post Office appears destined for major changes, including a cutback in operating hours and a loss of its postmaster position.

    USPS announced in 2012 that its strategy was to keep smaller post offices in business while achieving significant overall cost savings to achieve sustained financial stability.

  • Tinnell joins Ellis, Portman in mayor's race

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Sherman Tinnell had a list of things he wanted to see accomplished.

  • Lane shifts on Southbound Interstate 65 in Bullitt County

     LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists of lane shifts on southbound Interstate 65 in Bullitt County.

    Beginning this evening, Friday, July 18 at midnight, southbound traffic will be shifted to allow for work in the right and center lanes between mile points 106 and 112.

    Two lanes of traffic will be maintained in each direction.  A temporary median cross-over will be used to shift one lane of traffic to the northbound lanes while crews replace the pavement in the southbound lanes.

  • Music on Main canceled Friday in Mount Washington

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--The Music on Main event scheduled for Friday night has been canceled due to a scheduling conflict.

    The series is held every third Friday of the month at the fountain. The next one will be Aug. 15.

  • Daycare owner/operator charged with fraud

      LOUISVILLE, Ky. –David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky, announced today the indictment of a Louisville daycare owner on charges of wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, and money laundering.

    Lottie Carisa Burgos, the owner and operator of ABC Village Daycare, was charged in a 20-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury on July 16, 2014.  Burgos made an initial appearance in federal court today following her arrest.

  • Bullitt County certified as Storm-Ready community

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -  Forget about Tornado Alley.

    During a stretch of time in the mid-1990s through the mid-2000s, Bullitt County was becoming the poster child for disasters.

    It ranged from snow storms to blizzards to floods to wind storms to tornados.

    Throw in a train derailment or two and Bullitt County was the mecca of disaster.

    Over the course of that time, Bullitt County emergency responders have learned a lot.

  • Grant sought to improve safety for law enforcement

     HILLVIEW - The problem has been present for years.

    But emergency responders found ways to compensate.

    However, that never reduced the dangers of responders being inside a building and not being able to communicate effectively.

    When the city of Hillview came up with a possible solution, a funding source may now be available to make it happen.

    For the past year, discussions have been held between city officials and county emergency management services officials on a way to improve the radio communications.

  • Father, son knocking down pins in national bowling competition

     HILLVIEW - They both enjoy knocking them down and getting the most pins.

    One of them is a wrestler, the other a bowler.

    The Eric Dezarn team, senior and junior, make for a powerful twosome, one that will compete against other parents and children at the International Family Tournament presented by the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America (BPAA).

    Eric S., the son, will attend seventh grade at Zoneton Middle School. However, he is already a member of the North Bullitt bowling team.

  • Highway 44 to be affected by resurfacing work

     Motorists using Highway 44, especially in the Mount Washington area, should be warned.

    Work is slated to begin on July 18 to mill off the top portion of the roadway.

    Resurfacing is set for July 20-29, depending on weather.

    According to county road foreman Jimmy Stivers, work is supposed to be done from 7 p.m. through 5 a.m.

    Even if the work is being done at night, Stivers said to expect traffic issues.

    Work continues on Interstate 65 and on Highway 61.

  • Murder, suicide ruled in deaths

     NICHOLS - When a family member arrived at the home of Avery and Marion Blevens on Monday afternoon, they were greeted by a horrific tragedy.

    The married couple was found deceased in a bedroom in the home on Cow Branch Road in western Bullitt County.

    Lt. Mike Murdoch, public information officer for the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office, said that deputies got a call at 12:58 p.m. on Monday.

    Arriving at the scene, the deputies confirmed that two adults were dead.