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  • Fox Chase has w(hole) dilemma

    FOX CHASE - The heads of Fox Chase have had a hole to deal with this past month.

    A large sinkhole appeared in an easement area along Sussex Drive.

    “There is one heck of a hole on Sussex right now,” said Mayor Alice White.

    Witnesses told council members the hole was about 28 x 12 feet in size.

    The roadway was not impacted. White said driving on the road was safe.

    White contacted Dirt Design Construction to examine and fill the hole. She said a first truckload of gravel dumped into the hole virtually disappeared.

  • Former football official probated; repays LJ organization its $10,000

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Denise Grimes left a Bullitt Circuit Courtroom with something many had been seeking for several years - a check.

    Grimes was able to deposit a $10,000 check for the Lebanon Junction Jaguars football and cheerleading program three years after the funds had been taken by former league official Brian Edward Wibbels.

    On Monday, Wibbels, 34, was sentenced on a single count of theft by unlawful taking over $300.

    His five-year sentence would be probated for the next five years.

  • Police want to tighten solicitation rules

    HILLVIEW -- Everyone has experienced that person who comes to the door.

    They might be selling magazine subscriptions, vacuums or the latest, greatest stain remover.

    Some people will never answer the door. Others will politely listen to their sales pitch and then decline the offer. Still others will allow the people into their homes.

    While Hillview police chief Aaron Yates won't place all door-to-door salespeople into the same category, he knows there could be problems.

  • Health department to host H1N1 target group vaccination clinic Tuesday

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The Bullitt County Health Department will be hosting its second novel H1N1 vaccination clinic for target groups Tuesday evening at Paroquet Springs Conference Center.

    The clinic is scheduled for 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. or until the vaccine runs out, whichever comes first.

     

    Department  Public Health Director Swannie Jett said the target groups include health care workers, pregnant women, caretakers for infants younger than six months, persons six months to 24 years of age and persons 25 to 64 years old with medical conditions.

  • Councilman will not bring up Sunday sales in MW

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — City Councilman Dale Walter says he knows of a business that would like to come to Mount Washington — if Sunday liquor sales were legal within the city limits.

    But after strong opposition was demonstrated via Walter’s online poll on his Web site at www.councilmandalewalter.com, he has decided not to discuss the issue at this evening’s council meeting.

  • Hillview hears negatives on alcohol

    HILLVIEW - It wasn’t on the agenda and there was no ordinance to consider.

    However, members of the Hillview City Council had the opportunity Monday to listen to the concerns of two residents over the proposed acceptance of Sunday alcohol sales.

    For Sherry Cook, it is a personal issue.

    In 2004, her 20-year-old son was killed by a drunken driver on Mud Lane.

    In 2007, she said 10 people were killed in Bullitt County due to drunken drivers and that jumped to 15 the next year.

  • Green Meadows staff feels much healthier with changes

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    According to documents obtained by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General, a standard survey conducted Aug. 5, 2008, resulted in the facility being cited for “failing to assure each resident was provided a safe environment with the supervision and assistance devices needed to prevent accidents.”

    Shortly after, the facility’s Medicare and Medicaid provider agreements were terminated until July of this year.

    Although the facility never closed, its enrollment fell.

  • Words fly in MW battle over hazardous duty pay

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — The debate over whether Mount  Washington Police Department new hires will be reinstated into the state’s hazardous duty retirement system continued at Monday’s city council meeting. 

    Mayor Joetta Calhoun halted the reading of a resolution that, if passed, would have instructed the city administrators to petition the Kentucky Retirement System to reinstate the hazardous duty pensions for two Mount Washington officers hired after September 2008.

  • Car flipped in Coral Ridge accident

    CORAL RIDGE - A driver was injured after his car flipped over along Coral Ridge Road Thursday afternoon.

    Shepherdsville Police Ofc. Tim Wade said the driver, a white male, was headed northbound when his car left the right side of the roadway about 4:30 p.m.

    The driver overcompensated, crossed lanes and went airborne into the ditch in front of the residence at 2611.

    Upon impact, the car, a black Toyota Corolla, flipped twice and came to a rest upside-down. The driver was able to crawl from the vehicle.

    Wade said the driver was not wearing a safety belt.

  • Supreme Court declines to hear fired deputy's appeals case

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When then-sheriff Paul Parsley fired deputy David Greenwell in September 2005, he felt he had that right.

    Now, nearly four years later, Parsley said the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court proves that he was correct.

    The court declined to hear the case filed by David Greenwell that his civil rights were violated when he was terminated by Parsley.

    Although Greenwell still has an opportunity to ask for reconsideration, it appears the lawsuit could be over.