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  • Long lines, lots of energy greets new Kroger in MW

    MOUNT WASHINGTON " While thousands waited in Louisville to get the H1N1 vaccination Wednesday, hundreds of local citizens thought the grand opening of the city’s new Kroger store was an even more important place to be at 8 a.m. on Veteran’s Day.

    The line to get in to the store wrapped around the new Mount Washington Commons shopping center and some people showed up as early as 6 a.m.. Chilly customers said they came out to take advantage of the grand opening specials which included a free pack of country ham given to the first 500 shoppers.

  • Lebanon Junction water customers may pay bigger deposit

    LEBANON JUNCTION — City residents are one step closer to paying a higher water deposit after the Lebanon Junction City Council heard the first reading of an ordinance last Monday that would increase the current fee $45.

    The ordinance calls for the current deposit to be raised from $80 to $125 and would still require a $5 non-refundable application fee. Customers will receive their deposits back after service is discontinued if no outstanding balance is due the city.

  • Committee will recommend Hillview sale of alcohol by the drink

    HILLVIEW -- A Hillview committee set up to study the possible sale of alcohol on Sunday is ready to make its recommendation.

    Councilmembers Kim Whitlock, Greg Burton and Randall Hill were unanimous in their opinions toward allowing restaurants to sell alcohol on Sunday, under the proper conditions.

    The Hillview City Council could vote on the ordinance by the end of the year or early in 2010.

    Burton said if the city is going to enact such an ordinance, it should be firm yet user friendly.

  • Future of LJ pool could be in jeopardy

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Already looking ahead to next summer, Bullitt County parks director Kendall Grant hopes to have repairs done so that at least three of the swimming pools will be ready when the season begins next May.

    However, it is doubtful that the Lebanon Junction pool would be open in the near future.

    After only two pools were opened late this summer due to mandatory improvements required under the federal Virginia Graeme bill, Grant wanted to get a head start on 2010.

  • Five arrested in burglary ring

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A burglary ring that has hit over 30 homes in Bullitt and Jefferson counties has been shut down by a concentrated effort by various law enforcement agencies.

    Five individuals are currently in the Bullitt County Detention Center after their arrests on Tuesday.

    Det. Buddy Stump of the Mount Washington Police Department credited the efforts of the citizens, as well as the joint efforts of various agencies, in making the arrests which started at 9 a.m. Tuesday and weren't completed until nearly midnight.

  • Man arrested on RV thefts in area

    HILLVIEW - When Teddy D. Stinson attended a recreational vehicle show in Louisville, he must have liked what he saw.

    But the Crestwood resident wasn’t apparently looking at the vehicles. He was looking at the flat screen televisions inside.

    The Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department, with the assistance of the U.S. Marshal’s Service, Louisville Metro Police, the Kentucky State Police and the Hillview Police Department, has charged Stinson with multiple counts of theft by unlawful taking.

  • Daugherty selected chief of MW police department

    MOUNT WASHINGTON ee" A man that’s already quite familiar with the Mount Washington Police force has been named to lead the department.

    The Mount Washington City Council recently voted to support Mayor Joetta Calhoun’s recommendation to name Lt. Col. Roy Daugherty as the city’s police chief.

    Daugherty replaced previous chief Thomas Rosselli who resigned due to personal reasons in June.

  • MW council gets input from state on retirement

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — The debate surrounding the city’s police new-hires and hazardous duty pensions continued last Monday as council members heard a presentation by the city’s Kentucky Retirement System Field Representative, Rich Mardis.

    Mardis was invited to speak by Mayor Joetta Calhoun after council member Barry Armstrong requested that a KRS representative come and address some of the council’s unanswered questions about hazardous duty pensions, including how much hazardous duty retirement would cost the city in the coming years.

  • Neighbors encouraged to call on suspicions

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Over the past few months, the number of burglary reports continues to grow in the county.

    But law enforcement officials believe the public could provide some valuable information.

    Sheriff’s chief deputy Danny Thompson said many of the break-ins will occur during the daylight hours.

    “We need neighbors to be a little more nosy,” said Thompson.

    Many times, the suspects will drive through neighborhoods looking at the community before deciding where to strike.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Nov. 16

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of Nov. 16:

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    UPDATE 11/17:

    The Department of Highways District 5 Office announces the temporary closure of the exit ramp from westbound Interstate 265 to southbound Interstate 65 (mile point 10.2). This ramp closure is scheduled from 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, until 6 a.m. Monday, Nov. 23.