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  • Hillview safety fair to raise public awareness

     HILLVIEW - It never hurts to add a little extra insurance in the event of an emergency.

    Community members feel that way about the Hillview Emergency Response Team, a collection of 26 official volunteer team members.

    HERT was first developed as a volunteer organization a few years ago to assist official Bullitt County emergency agencies whenever possible with extra manpower.

    HERT director Kenneth Bennett took over the program in January, with intentions of training members to assist in various tasks.

  • Car vs. tree leaves local man unharmed

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - A single vehicle collision left a distracted driver unharmed early Tuesday afternoon. 

    William McLawhorn of Mount Washington was driving west on Highway 44 East when the 2009 Honda Civic he was driving left the roadway and crashed into a tree at the corner of Highway 44 and Fisher Lane around 1 p.m. 

    McLawhorn couldn't recall what happened exactly, but he said the crash occurred after he was distracted by the bright yellow rods along the center line of Highway 44 in front of the Keystone Cinemas. 

  • Bus, car crash on Brooks Hill

     HILLVIEW - A Bullitt County school bus was involved in a multi-vehicle accident Monday afternoon.

    Emergency units were dispatched to the scene around 3:20 p.m. at the intersection of Brooks Hill Road and Willabrook Drive in Hillview.

    Zoneton Fire Capt. Tracey Key said six patients were treated at the scene, including one juvenile from the bus.

  • ROADWORK: Week of Sept. 10

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

    Bullitt County:

    KY 245:  Lane closures and delays possible between the Nelson/Bullitt County line and KY 61 (mile points 0.0 and 7.1) due to shoulder repairs.

    Jefferson County:

    Interstate 64:  Shoulder closures and delays possible at the Hurstbourne Parkway entrance and exit ramps (mile point 15.0) due to interchange improvements.

  • Shepherdsville Police to receive body armor vests

     FRANKFORT – The city of Shepherdsville has been awarded $5,500 from the state Law Enforcement Protection Program (LEPP) to purchase body armor vests for its police department, Gov. Steve Beshear announced today.

    Under LEPP, administered by the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security (KOHS), appropriate agencies can seek financial help for certain defensive items essential in the course of their duties.

  • MW looks for place for possible skate park

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Only a day after the Prescott Lee Goodman Bikes With Wings Foundation hosted its first fundraiser for an extreme park in Mount Washington city officials discussed a possible home for the proposed park. 

    During the last regular meeting of the Mount Washington City Council, Mayor Joetta Calhoun said she had recently met with members of the foundation who proposed using the Cornell Park on Waterford Road to house the park. 

  • Indictment alleges man took in more than a movie

          SHEPHERDSVILLE - A man who allegedly robbed a Bullitt County movie theater has been indicted.

         Timothy R. Nichelson was recently indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

         He was charged with robbery, unlawful imprisonment and theft by unlawful taking.

         According to the indictment, Nichelson had a deadly weapon and threatened an employee of Keystone Cinemas on May 27, 2012.

  • County tax rate to increase

          SHEPHERDSVILLE - For the first time in recent history, Bullitt County officials have opted to increase the tax rate on property owners.

         Instead of settling for the current rate of 9.3 cents on each $100 of assessed property, Bullitt Fiscal Court voted 3-2 to take the compensating rate of 9.6 cents.

         On a $100,000 home, the increase would be $3, from $93 to $96.

         By taking the compensating rate, will avoid losing tax revenue from the current year.

  • A day of music and art

     The annual ShepherdsFest drew in another large crowd of people interested in Christian music and art.

    The day-long event held on the grounds of Cedar Grove Baptist Church featured a number of activities.

    A car show was hosted at the festival, as well as a full day of music, including the Reggae band Stoney Ridge.

    A petting zoo was joined by an arts show, as well as cheerleading displays be Cheer Bling and games such as cornhole and a fish pond.

  • CHRISTENA'S JOURNEY: Woman looks for second chance at new life

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Christena Gabehart Jones is the kind of young lady that can take your breath away.