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  • The Long Road Home: Bikers bring attention to issues facing returning war veterans

     CLERMONT - For many military veterans, the journey home means a longer than expected recovery more than it means returning.

    Many veterans bring home extra baggage in the forms of physical or mental disabilities due to a wide variety of stress-related reasons.

    Bullitt County was located along the road for a handful of veterans now raising awareness of such issues as part of The Long Road Home Project.

  • Fouts resigns as EDA director

          SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bob Fouts has had a lot of successes over the past nine years as executive director of the Bullitt County Economic Development Authority.

         And he has seen a few new misses over that time.

         But after Nov. 1, Fouts will no longer be in charge of bringing jobs to the county.

         Fouts, a former state employee, announced that he is not seeking to renew his contract Thursday during a meeting of the Bullitt County EDA.

  • Right lane of I-65 south closed for repairs

     The right lane and shoulder of Interstate 65 southbound at the 111 mile marker in Bullitt County is currently closed Thursday, September 20, until 6 a.m. EDT, Saturday, September 22.

    The mile-long closure is for slab replacement work and to fix drainage issues.

    The fast and middle lanes will be opened to normal traffic.  Motorists are encouraged to watch for slowed or stopped traffic.

    Appropriate signage will be in place to alert and guide the traveling public.

  • Down on Fifth caps off family festival Saturday

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - A central Kentucky band is shaking up the bluegrass music scene and one of its members calls Bullitt County home. 

  • Additional funds to allow MW sidewalk project to go forward

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - A long awaited sidewalk project may soon get underway in Mount Washington. 

    Three years after the city received a grant to replace the sidewalks along Old Bardstown Road in downtown Mount Washington, mayor Joetta Calhoun recently shared that she received a contract authorizing additional grant funds to get the project moving. 

    Last year, the city council unanimously approved a resolution to accept a $178,200 grant from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to install new sidewalks from Highway 44 to Snapp Street.

  • In or Out...Mount Washington mapping boundaries

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Folks in certain areas of Mount Washington's Autumn Glen and Twelve Oaks subdivisions may be surprised to find that they they don't actually live in the city. 

    At least not according to the Kentucky Secretary of State's office. 

  • Fox Chase residents on watch after shed break-ins

          FOX CHASE - Residents of one northern Bullitt County city are being asked to keep their eyes and ears open.

         A rash of attempted break-ins of outdoor storage sheds in the city of Fox Chase has residents on the watch.

         Mayor Bill Broughton's shed was the first to be hit recently. He learned of several others which were also burglarized.

  • Surprising growth spurs bigger surprise of lower property taxes

          SHEPHERDSVILLE - Property owners who live in the city of Shepherdsville won't be facing tax hikes in the coming year.

         In fact, as what may come to a surprise to many, the tax rate for real property will actually go down.

         When those in attendance left the Sept. 10 city council meeting, they understood that the tax rates for both real and personal property would remain the same - 15 cents per $100 of assessed property.

  • Pay major factor as dispatchers leaving county

          SHEPHERDSVILLE - Mike Phillips is a frequent visitor to Bullitt Fiscal Court meetings.

         As director of Emergency Medical Services and Central Dispatch, Phillips has a recurring problem - trying to fill vacancies in the two departments.

         A committee set up to look at EMS issues is hoping that something might be done to cure this problem.

  • Tax Quiz...Will school tax rate increase

          SHEPHERDSVILLE - Property owners in Bullitt County may be soon paying a little more in taxes.

         Of those facing higher taxes, the biggest portion could go to the Bullitt County Public School System.

         A public hearing is set for 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 24, to discuss a proposed rate increase on real and personal property.

         Under the proposal, the current rate of 57.6 cents per $100 of real and personal property would be increased to 59.6 cents.