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  • 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.

  • Petitions for zip code, traffic signal

    PIONEER VILLAGE - Petitions abound in northern Bullitt County.

    There are petitions being circulated for a separate zip code and post office for the northern Bullitt County area and there are petitions to ask the state to install a traffic signal at the new intersection on Preston Highway and Meadowbrook Drive/Shepherds Way.

    One battle has been on-going for the past 25 years and the other is a relatively new one as construction winds down on the Preston Highway expansion.

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  • Despite soft economy, tourism still on fast rise

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The economy is soft across the nation.

    But in the area of tourism, the state of Kentucky and Bullitt County are faring much better than other areas of the country.

    Elaine Wilson, executive director of the Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourism and Convention Commission, presented members of Bullitt Fiscal Court with a look back at the past year.

    The discussion not only looked at numbers from the past but also gave members some insight into the current marketing plans for the county.

  • Lines long for first public clinic for H1N1 in Bullitt Co.

    SHEPHERDSVILLE ee" Even though the line for the Bullitt County Health Department’s novel H1N1 vaccination clinic held last Tuesday stretched more than a 1,000 people long, the event was orderly and no one was turned away because of a shortage.

    Health Department Public Health Director Swannie Jett said Wednesday 1,400 novel H1N1 and season flu vaccines were administered at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m..

    Leftover H1N1 doses are being stockpiled as part of a plan to vaccinate Bullitt County school children.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Nov. 9

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of Nov. 9:

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  • Pair indicted for role in theft of vases in cemetery

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Two individuals have been indicted with removing bronze vases from gravesites in Highland Memory Gardens.

    Joshua A. Taggart and Geraline Hilbert have been indicted for 23 counts of complicity to violating graves by the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

    These are Class D felonies punishable by 1-5 years in prison.

    The pair also faces a single count of complicity to theft by unlawful taking over $500.

    Det. Buddy Stump of the Mount Washington Police Department investigated the case.

  • Salt brine to be used to treat roads in bad weather

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - When bad weather is predicted in Bullitt County this winter, road department personnel will have another weapon on their side.

    Road foreman Jimmy Stivers said salt brine can not be used to treat roadways, especially those in bad areas.

    He said the state Department of Transportation approved the solution’s purchase from the Middletown facility.

    Motorists have become familiar with the brine over the past year or so in Jefferson County and on state roads in Bullitt County.

  • Congratulations to Elaine

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A crowd of over 100 people gathered for lunch on Thursday to honor Elaine Wilson, who has been appointed to the position of executive director for adventure tourism at the state level.

    Wilson leaves after 20 years as the executive director of the Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission.

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    Wilson to lead tourism branch