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  • Driver injured in three-car accident

    HILLVIEW - A driver was injured in a three-car accident on Preston Highway Monday afternoon.

    The incident took place at the Old Preston Highway intersection around 1:30 p.m.

    According to Hillview Police Ofc. Roy Raines, the driver of a red Mazda MX5 received a broken leg, along with neck and back pains, after hitting a red Jeep Cherokee crossing the roadway.

    The MX5 was traveling northbound on Preston when it struck the Cherokee crossing eastbound on Old Preston, Raines said.

  • Hillview looks to slow down rumors on street opening

        HILLVIEW - The relocation of the city hall and police department to the old St. Mary’s Catholic Church facility has raised concerns from residents along South Skyline Drive.

        But mayor Jim Eadens said they shouldn’t be worried.

        Even before the July meeting of the Hillview City Council began, Eadens was speaking with concerned residents who feared the opening of a current path from the church to South Skyline would open up more traffic.

  • No Love, Joy over reckless drivers in MW

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Many who live along the streets surrounding Love and Joy avenues have become increasingly concerned with the safety of their neighborhood and they’ve decided to do something about it.

    On behalf of their neighbors, four residents went before the Mount Washington City Council asking that something be done about the crime in the area, specifically the reckless drivers traveling their streets at high speeds.

  • Election lineups start to fill as deadline August 10

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The filing deadline is just two weeks away and many seats remain open throughout the county.

    The filing deadline is Aug. 10 at 4 p.m. in the county clerk’s office in a number of races which had registration deadlines in the fall.

    The largest race where candidates do have the chance to run in non-partisan settings is Mount Washington.

    In the race for mayor, current councilman Larry Porter has for the city’s top spot. Another candidate is William Cinnamond.

  • Despite economy, job growth steady

        HILLVIEW - The slow economy has affected the growth in jobs throughout the country.

        However, recent announcements could push the county’s filling of over 1.4 million square feet of distribution and manufacturing space over the past year.

        Bob Fouts, executive director of the Bullitt County Economic Authority, said he couldn’t make a lot of comments but two major announcements could be close to reality in Hillview.

  • Mayor says steakhouse to locate in Shepherdsville

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - No bull. It appears a long-negotiated deal may finally come true.

        While Shepherdsville mayor Sherman Tinnell said it might be a couple of more weeks before everything was official, it appears Cattleman’s Roadhouse is coming to the county seat.

        Tinnell said the steakhouse, which has locations in Shelbyville and Frankfort, had been negotiating for property for the past two years.

        “It’s become reality,” said Tinnell.

  • 14 year-old dies after being hit by a truck on 44

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The 14 year-old girl, who police say was crossing Highway 44E between Huston Drive and Rivers Edge Drive Wednesday when she was hit by a pickup truck, has died.

       

        Capt. Ken Bernardi of the Shepherdsville Police Department said the girl was struck yesterday evening at about 8:45 when she and another juvenile were crossing the roadway.

       

  • Police encouraging caution after two pedestrians struck on 44

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - For the second time in 3 days, the Shepherdsville Police Department is investigating a pedestrian struck accident on Highway 44 East.

        Both accidents occurred as pedestrians were crossing the street during hours of low light and were within a mile of one another.

        “Vehicles and pedestrians cannot occupy the same space at the same time, and when they try the pedestrians always lose,” said Shepherdsville Police Chief Doug Puckett.

  • UPDATE: BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of July 26

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of July 26:

    Bullitt County:

    Interstate 65:  Lane closures and delays are possible in both directions between the KY 61 underpass and the

    Bullitt/Jefferson County line (mile points 118.5 and 123.1) due to concrete pavement repairs.  The roadway may be

    reduced to onelane weeknights Monday –Friday from 9:00 p.m. in the evening until 5:00 a.m. the following

    morning.

  • Volunteer tutors sought for reading program

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Parents and grandparents typically sit in line up to an hour before their youngster is dismissed from school.

        But if adults have a desire to be at school that early to ensure prompt pickup of their student, maybe they would be willing to spend those minutes in the school helping a struggling reader.

        That is just one of many ideas Robin Ferrel is investigating as a VISTA volunteer who is assisting Judy Cederholm with the Community Partners for Reading program.