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  • MW council pleased with bids for plant

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - As a result of action taken by members of the Mount Washington City Council during their last regular meeting, the city is a step closer to getting two new construction projects underway.

        During the council’s recent meeting the council unanimously voted to award contracts for the construction of a new wastewater treatment plant and new sidewalks on Fairway Drive. 

  • Despite technology, weather spotters are still vital

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Despite the modern technology and the sophisticated radars, the role of the weather spotter remains very important.

        In fact, the number of individuals interested in watching the skies for weather issues continues to climb.

        Residents who would like to learn more about the art of tracking storms will have an opportunity to attend a SkyWarn weather spotters class on Wednesday, April 14.

  • Hebron Estates to look for police coverage from Pioneer Village

        HEBRON ESTATES - “You have no police officers anymore,” said Hebron Estates attorney Mark Edison.

        The announcement was made during the Hebron Estates City Commission’s March meeting.

        Two deputy sheriffs, Mike Cook and Leroy Lerding, were under contract with the city for extra patrols and services.

        Those contracts ceased following a decision by the Kentucky Department of Revenue, questioning use of police vehicles by off-duty officers.

  • Tax adviser found guilty of fraudulent return

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - A long-time financial services adviser has been found guilty by a Bullitt Circuit jury.

        The panel found that Penny McLaughlin was guilty of falsely aiding or assisting someone in preparing a false tax return.

        The jury recommended a one-year sentence.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Apr. 12

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of Apr. 12:

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    Bullitt County:

    KY 1494 (Beech Grove Road): Roadway is closed at the bridge over Long Lick Creek (mile point 5.5) for bridge replacement. Motorists should detour the area via KY 61.

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    Jefferson County:

  • 2009 audit looks much like 2008

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A recently-released audit of Bullitt Fiscal Court’s financial records was nearly an identical copy of an earlier appraisal by state auditor Crit Luallen’s office.

        And the audit for the past fiscal year, which ended June 30, 2009, has a long list of recommendations to improve financial controls for the county.

        The 2009 audit came quickly upon the heels of the December release of the 2008 financial review, which resulted in many of the same findings and recommendations.

  • Drug indictment count remains high for 2010

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The arrests related to drug activity in Bullitt County have not slowed.

        During the recent session of the Bullitt County Grand Jury, 28 individuals are now facing felony indictments.

        Dana Marie Gray, 29, of Shepherdsville, and Christopher P. Cavanaugh, 28, of Brooks, have been indicted for complicity to manufacture methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance and complicity to criminal mischief.

  • 'Joint effort' to bring awareness to pot problems

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Special seminars have been hosted in the past to raise meth awareness within the community. Now Partners in Prevention members are engaging in a “joint effort” to focus on a more traditional local problem: marijuana.

    “A ‘Joint’ Effort” is the name of a marijuana workshop scheduled for Thursday, April 22, 6-8 p.m. at Bullitt Central High School.

    PIP president Thrissie Dohn said the group planned to focus on marijuana as a “gateway drug” that could lead to use of harder drugs such as meth.

  • Fox Chase looks at tax rates for upcoming year

        FOX CHASE - Taxes will likely increase in the city of Fox Chase, but more for the companies than the residents.

        The Fox Chase city council held first readings on ad valorem tax rate ordinances during their March meeting.

        A new real property ad valorem tax rate of 13.92 cents per $100 was approved, up from the previous year’s rate of 13.90.

  • Parks board to suggest YMCA manage pools

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - At the end of May, the three public swimming pools in Bullitt County are slated to open. And in its first meeting in over 13 years, the parks board made its first major decision.

        The three current board members voted unanimously to recommend on Tuesday that Bullitt Fiscal Court enter into a management agreement of the pools with the Bullitt County YMCA.

        The agreement would only be for the 2010 swimming season.