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  • Down on Fifth caps off family festival Saturday

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - A central Kentucky band is shaking up the bluegrass music scene and one of its members calls Bullitt County home. 

  • Additional funds to allow MW sidewalk project to go forward

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - A long awaited sidewalk project may soon get underway in Mount Washington. 

    Three years after the city received a grant to replace the sidewalks along Old Bardstown Road in downtown Mount Washington, mayor Joetta Calhoun recently shared that she received a contract authorizing additional grant funds to get the project moving. 

    Last year, the city council unanimously approved a resolution to accept a $178,200 grant from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to install new sidewalks from Highway 44 to Snapp Street.

  • In or Out...Mount Washington mapping boundaries

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Folks in certain areas of Mount Washington's Autumn Glen and Twelve Oaks subdivisions may be surprised to find that they they don't actually live in the city. 

    At least not according to the Kentucky Secretary of State's office. 

  • Fox Chase residents on watch after shed break-ins

          FOX CHASE - Residents of one northern Bullitt County city are being asked to keep their eyes and ears open.

         A rash of attempted break-ins of outdoor storage sheds in the city of Fox Chase has residents on the watch.

         Mayor Bill Broughton's shed was the first to be hit recently. He learned of several others which were also burglarized.

  • Surprising growth spurs bigger surprise of lower property taxes

          SHEPHERDSVILLE - Property owners who live in the city of Shepherdsville won't be facing tax hikes in the coming year.

         In fact, as what may come to a surprise to many, the tax rate for real property will actually go down.

         When those in attendance left the Sept. 10 city council meeting, they understood that the tax rates for both real and personal property would remain the same - 15 cents per $100 of assessed property.

  • Pay major factor as dispatchers leaving county

          SHEPHERDSVILLE - Mike Phillips is a frequent visitor to Bullitt Fiscal Court meetings.

         As director of Emergency Medical Services and Central Dispatch, Phillips has a recurring problem - trying to fill vacancies in the two departments.

         A committee set up to look at EMS issues is hoping that something might be done to cure this problem.

  • Tax Quiz...Will school tax rate increase

          SHEPHERDSVILLE - Property owners in Bullitt County may be soon paying a little more in taxes.

         Of those facing higher taxes, the biggest portion could go to the Bullitt County Public School System.

         A public hearing is set for 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 24, to discuss a proposed rate increase on real and personal property.

         Under the proposal, the current rate of 57.6 cents per $100 of real and personal property would be increased to 59.6 cents.

  • Roadwork: Week of Sept. 17

       The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of Sept. 17:

    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:

  • Local wineries earn top honors in competition

     LOUISVILLE - Continuing a standard of excellence over the past five years, Bullitt County wineries dominated the 2012 Kentucky State Fair Commercial Wine Competition.

  • Breckinridge escapee arrested in Bullitt

     David Dowell, the inmate who walked away from a work detail in Breckenridge County, has been arrested by deputies with the Bullitt County Sheriffs Office.

    At 11:35pm Tuesday September 11,2012 deputies located Dowell on Skyview Court in Bullitt County.

    He was arrested without incident.

    Earlier, Bullitt Central dispatch received a call from Louisville Metro Police regarding an anonymous caller providing a description of a home on Skyview where Dowell was hiding.