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  • Book to be released on history of Mount Wash.

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Who remembers when the north end of Mount Washington near Old Bardstown Road was known as Frogtown or when city councilman Gayle Troutman was commonly referred to as “Lum Digger”?

  • Hunt for new magistrate complete

    With his wife holding the Bible, Robert Hunt was sworn into office Wednesday evening by Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress.

    Hunt won a special election on Nov. 6 to fill the remaining two-plus years on the term as Second District magistrate.

    Dan Kelty originally won the seat but resigned to pursue a career in law enforcement.

    Rick Clements was appointed earlier this year to fill the seat until the general election, which Hunt won.

    The Mount Washington resident will be in the seat Tuesday for his first Bullitt Fiscal Court meeting.

  • KSP vehicle enforcement begins concentrated watch on traffic laws

     The Kentucky State Police Division of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement will be kicking off a two week TACT Blitz throughout the Commonwealth.

  • ROADWORK: Week of Nov. 19

     The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of Nov. 19:

    No interstate lane closures during the Thanksgiving holiday, November 22-25

    Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night.  Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis.

  • Thanksgiving is peak day for cooking fires

     FRANKFORT – Don’t forget basic cooking safety tips during this Thanksgiving season.

    According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Thanksgiving is the leading day for home cooking fires. In 2010, cooking was involved in an estimated 156,400 home structure fires that were reported to U.S. fire departments. Those fires caused 420 deaths, 5,310 injuries and $993 million in direct property damage.

  • Salute to the Veterans from Lebanon Junction

     The second annual Veterans Day event attracted hundreds to downtown Lebanon Junction where there was a parade and special ceremony recognizing active-duty and retired military personnel. 

  • Murdoch graduates crime scene course

     RICHMOND - Crime scene investigators from across the commonwealth graduated today from the Department of Criminal Justice Training’s Kentucky Criminalistics Academy: Crime Scene Technician course.

  • Local residents on national TV game shows

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - It’s fun and games time on national television for Bullitt County over the next week.

  • ROADWORK: Week of Nov. 12

        The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of Nov. 12:

    Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night.  Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis.

    Bullitt County:

    Routine maintenance

  • Webber joins Floyd, Greer in House

          SHEPHERDSVILLE - In what has been the most costly race for state representative, incumbent Linda Belcher could not overcame an aggressive attack linking her with President Barack Obama and with votes she made in Frankfort.

         After several unsuccessful campaigns for office, Republican Russell Webber was able to celebrate with family, friends and supporters Tuesday night.