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Local News

  • New chief for MW Fire Department

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - After serving 13 years as chief of the Mount Washington Fire Protection District, Michael Dooley made way for the district’s new chief on Jan. 1. 

  • County to assist sheriff’s drug task force

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - With the Bullitt County Drug Task Force ceased in its original form, sheriff David Greenwell’s office took over a restructured agency.

  • You can help pick county’s tree

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Could the selection of a signature tree provide a boost in tourism in Bullitt County?

  • Alabama man turns himself in to MWPD after fleeing scene of alleged stabbing

                MOUNT WASHINGTON – An Alabama man was arrested in Mount Washington Sunday after allegedly stabbing his aunt to death in Tuscaloosa, Ala. three days earlier.

                Mount Washington Police apprehended Kevin Stines, 34, at the Five Star Food Mart near Highway 44 and the 31E Bypass.

     The suspect called Bullitt County Dispatch around 2:35 p.m. to turn himself in for domestic related charges, according to MWPD chief Roy Daugherty.

  • Conservation district sponsors dead animal removal program funding in Bullitt County

    The Bullitt County Conservation District in cooperation with the KY Division of Conservation sponsor this service.  There will be a $10 co-pay per cow and $20 co-pay per horse.
     
    We have a contract with Bluegrass Recycling Services Animal Pick-Up out of Winchester, KY.  Provided hereby agrees to pick up dead livestock within the territorial boundaries of the County.
     
    Livestock shall include but not be limited to cattle, horses, hogs, ostrich, llamas, goats and sheep.   No skunks!
     

  • Hillview looks to improve police pay

                HILLVIEW - Police chief Glenn Caple is having a problem and he’s looking to the city council for some possible assistance.

                And the council may have provided some temporary relief.

                To attract and retain police officers, Caple said there are benefits which must be provided, including salary.

  • Topics thought buried resurface for members of Fox Chase council

                FOX CHASE - It appeared to be a dreamy white Christmas at the Fox Chase December council meeting with a former mayor in attendance.

                Unfortunately, another avalanche of controversy filled the room.

                Former mayor and council member Alice White spoke at the meeting in regards to the city's loss of a police contract and a snow removal contract with Pioneer Village.

  • Wines from county part of inauguration

    FRANKFORT - Bullitt County was featured as part of this year's traditional Kentucky Gubernatorial Inauguration festivities.

                Two local wines were selected among the three served during the official inauguration dinner honoring Gov. Steve Beshear.

                MillaNova Winery in Mt. Washington was honored with the selection of its Cabernet Savignon red wine, while Brooks Hill Winery was represented with its Vidal Blanc white wine.

  • ROADWORK: Week of Jan. 9

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of Jan. 9:

    Bullitt County:

    KY 480 (Cedar Grove Road):  Construction delays possible between Interstate 65 and Cedar Grove Elementary School (mile points 1.0 and 2.0) due to roadway widening.

    Jefferson County:

  • District expects to pay fine for sewer spill in Hillview

        HILLVIEW - Jerry Kennedy expects the Bullitt County Sanitation District will face a fine from the state Division of Water for a discharge of partially-treated sewage last weekend.
        Kennedy, manager of the sanitation district, said that the lone clarifier    in the Bullitt Hills treatment plant broke on Saturday.
        The equipment breakdown allowed partially-treated sewage to flow into the stream leading under Preston Highway and along Cathy Way, eventually going into Tanyard Branch and Floyds Fork.