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  • Hazardous weather outlook: KYTC Crews Stand Ready for Winter Weather

    Hazardous Weather Outlook

    This hazardous weather outlook is for potions of south central Indiana and central Kentucky, including Bullitt County.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Dec. 14

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of Dec. 14:

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    UPDATE - DEC. 14

  • Santa’s demise in Hillview merely incorrect rumor

    HILLVIEW - The rumored demise of Operation Santa is just that - a rumor.

    Hillview mayor Jim Eadens said he was very upset that someone would be spreading the rumor that Operation Santa, a program that provides food and toys to area families at Christmas, was in danger of folding.

    “It’s really frustrating to me,” said Eadens, whose late father, Bud, was instrumental in getting the holiday program started nearly 25 years ago.

    “The rumor is that we are hurting and it won’t survive,” said Eadens. “It’s not true.”

  • Special permit for tourism-related operations studied

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The business seeing the biggest growth in Bullitt County over the past couple of years has been wineries.

    But could their future be in danger without proper zoning changes?

    Bullitt County planning assistant administrator Roanne Hammond has been studying ways to protect these businesses.

    One solution could be to allow wineries, and other like establishments, to apply for an agri-tourism conditional-use permit through the Board of Adjustment.

  • Officer had been disciplined in the past

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Whether or not criminal charges were filed, Shepherdsville police chief Doug Puckett felt that officer Brent Dawson was in violation of the agency’s standard operating procedures.

    And Puckett revealed that Dawson’s involvement in an alleged gambling operation in northern Bullitt County was not the first time the veteran officer had been disciplined.

    Those revelations were part of the second evening of testimony in Dawson’s appeal of a 30-day suspension before the Shepherdsville Civil Service Commission.

  • Wheels of Justice: Bullitt circuit closes most cases in state

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - On a normal motion day in Bullitt Circuit Court, a spectator may view the activities as chaos.

    But those who are part of the system might rather refer to it as organized chaos.

    With over 300 criminal cases being opened for each of the past five years and another 800-plus civil cases started during the same period, things can get a bit chaotic.

  • Salmon eager to help MW revitalize downtown district

    MOUNT WASHINGTON ee" As the city continues its work to revitalize Main Street, a person to manage those efforts has been named.

    Mayor Joetta Calhoun recently introduced Dale J. Salmon to the city council as the Main Street Manager. Salmon has resided in the Mount Washington area for more than 20 years.

    He is a U.S. Air Force veteran and in 2007 retired after 17 years at UPS where he served as Manager of Flight Simulators. While at UPS he was also heavily involved with Louisville’s Metro United Way campaign.

  • Roby, new elementary Energy Star designed

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Roby Elementary School and the new elementary school under construction in Mount Washington have been designated as buildings “Designed to Earn ENERGY STAR” from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

  • Appeals court affirms $6.1 M

    FRANKFORT - The McDonald’s Corp. should pay a former employee $6.1 million for not properly warning her of previous hoax phone calls made to restaurants.

    The state Court of Appeals rendered its opinion Friday in the case involving a McDonald’s in Mount Washington that drew national attention.

    While the three-member panel affirms the Bullitt Circuit jury decision to award Louise Ogborn over $6 million, it lowered an award given to assistant manager Donna Summers.

  • Health Department hosting H1N1 vaccinations

    The Bullitt County Health Department will provide novel H1N1 influenza vaccine Tuesday, December 15, 2009 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre to the general public.

    This clinic will be open to all persons 6 months of age and older wanting H1N1 vaccine.

    Please wear a short-sleeved shirt for your convenience.

    All children must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian. Legal guardians must have custody paperwork.