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  • MW sewer price hike could be less painful

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - When Mount Washington was approved by the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority to receive a $10.5 million revolving fund loan to finance the construction of a new wastewater treatment plant, city officials thought they would have to raise water and sewer rates by 17.5 percent to pay off the 20-year loan.

    To avoid such a drastic increase, city officials have been working to find other alternatives to the rate increase suggested by KIA.

  • Flood waters stay clear of Bullitt County

        LEBANON JUNCTION - With an average of seven inches of rain falling over parts of Bullitt County, emergency officials were in action this week in Lebanon Junction.

     

        Mike Phillips, director of Bullitt County Emergency Management, said it appeared only one street in Lebanon Junction appeared affected by the torrential rains from the weekend.

        Railroad Avenue floodgates had been installed in Lebanon Junction and the gates were ready to install on Highway 434, said Phillips.

  • Concerns raised over request for rezoning in downtown MW

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - Several residents have expressed concern over a potential property rezoning at Bardstown Road and Highway 44.

        Some made their voices heard during the Bullitt County Planning and Zoning Commission’s April meeting.

  • County has good marks in Kentucky

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - In looking strictly at the numbers, Bullitt County is a pretty healthy community.

    In a recent release of County Health Rankings conducted by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, Bullitt Countians proved to be quite healthy when compared to their 119 cohorts in Kentucky.

    According to Dr. Swannie Jett, executive director of the Bullitt County Public Health Department, said he really wasn’t surprised at the final rankings.

  • County OKs deal for YMCA to run pools

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The three county swimming pools will take on a new management approach this summer.

        And they will take on a new appearance.

        Bullitt Fiscal Court unanimously approved a management agreement with the YMCA of Greater Louisville to operate the pools through the end of this season.

        The agreement must still be approved on Thursday by the Bullitt County YMCA board.

  • Coalition of area agencies to look at wellness of entire county

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - He knows it will work. And he knows there are so many agencies that are already doing great work that a collaboration of all the forces would make incredible strides in providing a better quality of life in Bullitt County.

        Dr. Swannie Jett, executive director of the Bullitt County Public Health Department, believes that a countywide health and wellness coalition is needed. And he believes there will be funding from the federal government to make some great things happen.

  • Pioneer Village agrees to provide police coverage for nearby cities

        PIONEER VILLAGE - The long arm of the law will stretch even further in Pioneer Village.

        The cities of Hebron Estates and Hunters Hollow both paid and implemented deputies to add extra patrol and enforcement within city limits.

        With the Bullitt County Sheriffs Department reaching a decision that would not allow deputies to use vehicles outside of regular working hours, the cities were left without specific patrol units.

  • Under 18 texting illegal while driving

    FRANKFORT - Gov. Steve Beshear has signed House Bill 415 into law - banning texting for all drivers and cell phone use for drivers under 18.

    In December 2009, Gov. Beshear launched his Eyes on the Road effort - an executive order prohibiting text messaging by state employees who are driving government-owned vehicles.

    Kentucky recorded more than 57,000 crashes last year due to driver distraction, inattention and cell phone use. Gov. Beshear believes the new law ties in perfectly with the nationwide effort to reduce distracted driving crashes.

  • Spring Festival to get new look in Mount Washington

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Sporting new curbing and a freshly paved 31E, Mount Washington is ready for the celebration that has remained constant for three decades.

    The 31st annual Spring Festival will kick off in a new location along Bardstown Road, with many old favorites and a few new twists.

    With the construction of Crossroads Elementary underway behind Mount Washington Middle School, festival events have been moved from the MWMS parking lot and gymnasium to various locations along Bardstown Road, all within close proximity of one another.

  • County budget would give salary hikes

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County magistrates will now have a couple of months to digest the 2010-11 proposed budget which includes about $1 million less in spending.

        Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts handed out the budget on Tuesday.

        In the budget, she proposes to spend $15.3 million in the upcoming fiscal year. Her proposed budget is nearly identical to the one she presented for consideration last spring.