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  • Guthrie, Hornback make stop to talk politics in Pearl's renovated convenience store

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - Pearl’s Food Mart on Highway 44 may not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of a center for political activity, but for 23 years it has been just that, providing a forum where countless politicians and candidates have gathered with the people.

        U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie and Republican state senate candidate Paul Hornback recently visited Pearl’s, making them two of the newest politicians to visit the Mount Washington landmark.

  • Y closer to managing parks program

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Agreeing to try something new, Bullitt Fiscal Court will have a new agency managing its recreation programs.

        And, at the same time, the court members agreed to set aside money to help the parks program acquire and maintain green space.

        Fiscal court voted 4-0, with magistrate Eddie Bleemel not present, to agree to contract with the Bullitt County YMCA to manage the baseball, softball, basketball and Tae Kwon Do, as well as the swimming pools.

  • Police warn workers may not be who they say

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Det. Buddy Stump of the Mount Washington Police Department is requesting two Bullitt County men be indicted by the grand jury for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars worth of cash and property from four local homes while on the job for Insight Communications and a local plumbing company.

    According to Stump, police suspect one of the men burglarized three homes while doing service and installation work for Insight, where he was employed at the time.

  • System to brainstorm on ways to improve ACT marks

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Are Bullitt County students ready to move forward to the college arena?

        One indicator is the ACT exam, which all juniors in Kentucky are mandated to take under provisions by the state legislature.

        In Kentucky, the spring 2010 tests showed some improvement in all subject areas. In Bullitt County, only one of the three high schools scored an increase in the composite score, which falls into the range of 1 to 36.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Aug. 23

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of August 23:

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    Bullitt County:

    Interstate 65: Lane closures and delays are possible in both directions between the KY 61 underpass and the Bullitt/Jefferson County line (mile points 118.5 and 123.1) for concrete pavement repairs. The roadway may be reduced to one lane weeknights from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Shepherdsville woman killed by semi on I-65

    Shepherdsville– On August 26, 2010 at 10:17 PM the Kentucky State Police Elizabethtown Post was notified of a possible semi versus pedestrian accident near the 100 mile marker of Interstate 65 southbound.

        Upon arrival troopers located the remains of Marion C. Dickerson a 36 year old female of Shepherdsville.

  • County energized with federal grant

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County facilities will be a bit more energy efficient thanks to a grant of nearly $300,000 from the federal government.

        Bryan Kirby, a grantwriter working for the county, presented Bullitt Fiscal Court members with the good news that the grant had been approved by the Department of Energy.

        The major benefactor of the grant will be the occupants of the Nina Mooney Courthouse Annex.

  • Man aquitted in sex-related case

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - It took a jury around two hours to acquit Michael Wesley Toy of two counts of sexual abuse.

        Toy had been indicted last September and charged with two Class D felonies punishable by 1-5 years in prison.

        During his taped statement to Det. Mike Cook of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department, Toy, 38, denied any touching of a female who was in the same bed but was under the age of 16.

  • MW looks to improve path on Snapp

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - After receiving complaints from constituents regarding traffic flow and pedestrian safety at Snapp Street and Evans Lane, the city is taking measures to improve the three way intersection behind the First Baptist Church of Mount Washington‘s Christian Life Center.

  • Cities must set same rate for public service, personal property

        PIONEER VILLAGE - Governmental entities can levy property taxes on utility companies and their equipment located in the county or municipality.

        As tax rates on real property have fallen through the years due to House Bill 44 provisions, many have kept the tax rate on personal property and on public service companies the same.

        Some have also lowered the personal property tax rate on vehicles and boats.