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  • Investigation continues on fire at MW Dollar General

    MOUNT WASHINGTON – Someone could be facing 20-25 first-degree arson charges for a fire that broke out at one of the city's Dollar General Stores Wednesday.

    The fire happened at the store's 1123 Bardstown Road location shortly after 10 a.m., District Manager Dave Ehret said. The store is located in a shopping center that houses five to six other businesses.

    "We can't say what the cause is. Police are investigating," Ehret said.

  • Ethington to make bid for jailer's office

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - With local jails across the state searching for ways to pay the bills while incarcerating a growing number of inmates, Larry Ethington believes he might be the person needed to help Bullitt County’s situation.

    Ethington, a 31-year law enforcement veteran, has thrown his name into the ring to be the next Bullitt County jailer.

    “I have some new ideas that will help the county,” said Ethington, who has been with the Bullitt County sheriff’s department the past eight years.

  • State may ask local entity to be owner of Big Valley facility

    PRYOR VALLEY -- After months of inaction, the Kentucky Division of Water claims that wheels are in motion in Frankfort to correct the dysfunctional Big Valley Mobile Home Park sewage treatment facility.

    The Division of Water -- which oversees privately licensed sewage treatment facilities like Big Valley -- has no record of any action taken to correct the problem by the state or anyone else between November 2008 and June 25, 2009.

  • Former NB student killed in car accident

    HEBRON ESTATES - On Friday evening, Robert Dale Reynolds was at the North Bullitt football game watching his former team compete against Doss in the season opener.

    Less than 12 hours later, he lost his life in a single-vehicle accident on Indiana 62 in Charlestown.

    Better known as R.D., Reynolds was pronounced dead of injuries suffered in the accident at 3:57 p.m. on Saturday at University Hospital.

    Two friends remain in critical condition.

  • Brooks Hill Road to be closed for repairs through Friday

    BROOKS -- The Department of Highways District 5 Office announces the temporary closure of KY 1526 (Brooks Hill Road) in Bullitt County for slide repairs.This roadway will be closed between Holsclaw Hill Road and Brooks School House Road (mile points 9.3 and 10.1) from 9:00 a.m. on Monday, August 24th until 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 28th. Local access will be allowed, but not through traffic.

  • MW proposal to help alleviate water/sewer rate increase deemed not feasible

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- A proposal promoted as a way to help alleviate rising water and sewer rates could jeopardize the city's financing to construct its state-mandated new sewage treatment facility.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Aug. 23

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of August 23:

    Bullitt County:

  • Tax rate vote will wait until committee does study

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Before a resolution to set the real estate tax rate was approved Tuesday, Bullitt Fiscal Court members decided to put the brakes on any action.

    With a current tax rate of 9.3 cents per $100 of assessed real estate, the calculations would allow a compensating rate of 9.5 cents.

    Magistrate David Walker was ready to move forward with setting the amount at the compensating rate after the county lost $120,000 in the past year.

    The loss of potential funds was due to a 4-1 vote to not take the compensating rate.

  • H1N1 Swine Flu confirmed case at BCHS

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The Bullitt County School District's first reported case of the H1N1 virus -- commonly known as Swine Flu -- has been confirmed in a Bullitt Central staff member, according to a district press release.

    According to a district press release, Health Coordinator for Bullitt County Public Schools Lesa Bodine confirmed the case today. The district has distributed an informational letter via students and e-mail informing parents about the situation.

  • Energy savings continue to rise for local schools

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The transformation is not cheap.

    However, dividends are already being felt as the Bullitt County Public School District moves forward in its efforts to become more energy efficient.

    Trane has been hired by the district to install energy efficiency measures in all the schools, including new controls, lighting and other mechanical items.

    School board members learned at the past meeting that in the first six months of implementation in a select number of schools, the district had saved about $86,000 in utility costs.