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  • Mount Washington looks at tax on abandoned property tract to help clean up city

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--Mount Washington means business. At a recent city council meeting, Mayor Barry Armstrong said he was interested in implementing an abandoned property tax.

    The issue has been a hot topic at meetings for some time now.

    Lori Puchino, director for the Main Street Program, has asked the council several times to address the excess of abandoned properties,businesses and excess signage.

    Though it is in the preliminary stages, Armstrong said action must be taken to “clean up the city.”

  • Darnell unveils book on history of Mt. Washington

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--A lifetime passion will now be forever memorialized in the pages of a book.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning February 23, 2015

    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.

    Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may

    work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night.

    Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis.

  • HOT OFF THE PRESS

     You don't have to go far for a story when it's in your own building.

    Firefighters from Shepherdsville, Zoneton, Nichols and Southeast Bullitt fought a blaze Wednesday afternoon at the home of The Pioneer News and Standard Publishing.

    The fire was restricted to the warehouse area of the plant. No one was hurt.

    Due to the smoldering rolls of newsprint, fire officials were on the scene over 24 hours.

    The cause of the fire is under investigation.

    There should be no delays in the production of the newspaper.

  • New traffic signal activation on KY 61 at KY 1116

     LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announces activation of a new traffic signal at the intersection of KY 61 (Preston Highway) and KY 1116 (Zoneton Road) in Bullitt County.

    The signal heads are currently in place and will be turned on flash this week to make motorists aware of new traffic conditions.

    The signal is currently scheduled for activation on Tuesday, March 3.

    KYTC staff will test the traffic signal next week and adjust the timing as needed.

  • FIRE AT STANDARD PUBLISHING, PIONEER NEWS OFFICES

     A blaze began in the back warehouse where paper rolls are stacked, leading to an evacuation of Standard Publishing and The Pioneer News offices Wednesday afternoon.

  • Healthy Heart luncheon brings awareness, knowledge

     When February rolls around, people usually always have love on the brain. But some often forget to consider the health of their heart first.

    February is also American Heart Month and continuing with the tradition the Bullitt County Health Department will sponsor the Healthy Hearts Wear Red luncheon Thursday, Feb. 26.

    “Heart disease is one of the silent killers,” said Liz McGuire, Bullitt County Health Department health education coordinator.  “A lot of people don’t know they have issues until something happens.”

  • KSP offers winter driving tips

     FRANKFORT - Kentuckians are being dealt a wintery weather blast and KSP is asking motorists to be aware that weather conditions may change rapidly over the next few days.

    “Winter weather provides new challenges and responsibilities to the public and the Kentucky State Police,” says KSP spokesman Sgt. Michael Webb.

  • Coalition meets Tuesday to discuss future

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - There are many community members who have wanted to help the homelessness crisis in Bullitt County over the years.

    There is no emergency homeless shelter facility in the county. There is The Shepherd’s Shelter, Inc. that tries to assist in a long-term way to obtain self-sustainability.

    There is no crisis food emergency cafeteria, although groups such as Martie’s Kitchen and Two Fish Ministries offer weekly meals.

  • BC cheerleaders excel after wild trip down to national competition

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - One thing for certain, no other team had more to cheer about.

    The Bullitt Central Cheerleading Team placed seventh overall out of 600 teams in the Large Co-Ed Division of the 2015 National High School Cheerleading Championships.

    Bullitt Central’s visits to Orlando, Fla., for the annual competition have become commonplace; however, this year’s trip was completely different, involving a bus accident in Atlanta, Ga., en route to the Sunshine State.