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  • Constable to face charges of selling pain pills

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - A constable serving the Second District of Bullitt County has found himself locked up in the Bullitt County Detention Center.

  • Emergency slide repairs on Interstate 65 in Bullitt County

     The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists that emergency slide repairs will begin this evening on northbound Interstate 65 in Bullitt County.

    The left and center lanes will be closed beginning at 7:00 p.m. this evening, December 13, between mile points 107 and 108 (north of Lebanon Junction). 

    The center lane is scheduled to reopen around midnight.  The left lane will remain closed while work continues through 3:00 p.m. on Friday afternoon, December 14.

  • Three-car collision in Hillview

     HILLVIEW - A three-car crossover accident resulted in a temporary road closure Thursday afternoon in Hillview.

    The accident occurred near the 3000 block of E. Blue Lick Rd. at about 2:45 p.m., according to Zoneton Fire Capt. Steven Corbin.

    Four people involved in the accident were transported by Bullitt County EMS. Hillview Police Ofc. Brian Denton said two received minor injuries while the other two received possible minor injuries.

  • Will LJ Fire District expand territory?

     LEBANON JUNCTION - A stretch of property between the city of Lebanon Junction and the coverage area of the Southeast Bullitt Fire District has been called “no man’s land” for years.

  • ROADWORK: Week of Dec. 10

     The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of Dec. 10:

    Bullitt County:

    Routine maintenance

    Jefferson County:

    Interstate 64:  Lane closures and delays possible at the Hurstbourne Parkway entrance and exit ramps (mile point 15.0) due to interchange improvements.  These lane closures are possible weeknights from 9:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. the following morning.  Shoulder closures are possible during the daytime.

  • VINDICATION: Mount Washington officials can crow about the newest S&P bond rating

          MOUNT WASHINGTON - When Moody’s Investors Service downgraded nearly $7 million in Mount Washington general obligation bonds over the summer city officials sought a second opinion from Standard and Poor's Ratings Services.

         Five months after Moody's downgraded the municipal bonds from Aa3 to A1 city officials were thrilled when Standard and Poor's recently gave the bonds an A+ rating.    

  • Collection of garbage bills to be ramped up

          SHEPHERDSVILLE - Property owners in Shepherdsville may have a new waste hauler this spring.

         But, then again, they may not.

         With the original franchise agreement to expire last October, Eco-Tech is working on an agreement with city officials to continue providing residential and commercial garbage collection through the end of March 2013.

  • Fox Chase looking over what firm to hire for snow removal

     FOX CHASE - One week after the November general election, the Fox Chase City council plowed through to the business of snow removal.

    Mayor William Broughton said he had contacted three potential clients for city snow removal, two of which offered bid information.

    One driver, Justin Ross, offered one truck at a cost of $25 per hour.

    Another driver, Craig Stump, owned three trucks, two of which could be available to the city. Cost was $90 per hour per truck.

  • Libraries allow residents to 'pet' new electronic devices

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Public Library System is hosting a new kind of petting zoo.

    The E-Reader Petting Zoo doesn't involve animals; it is an opportunity for a hands-on technology experience involving newer products.

    The library system adopted the idea as a way to allow the public an experience of deciding which "E-Reader" technologies they might prefer to use for reading and other electronic purposes.

  • Rebates exceed refinance windfall

          SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Fiscal Court members recently learned of an opportunity to refinance a bond issue undertaken to build the detention center.

         The expectation was that the county would save about $40,000 a year over the life of the bond, which would mature in 2028.

         While agreeing that refinancing of the bond issue will be a prudent move, Grant Satterly and Sue Blakeman of the Kentucky Association of Counties weren't sure that now would be the proper time.