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  • Mount Washington to get funds for sidewalk project

    MOUNT WASHINGTON ee" Pedestrians traversing downtown Mount Washington’s sidewalks might quickly notice the broken and disconnected walkways that serve the city.

    Sidewalks are expensive to install and must be maintained regularly. But Mayor Joetta Calhoun shared some good news recently that the city has received $198,000 via the Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Agency to install new sidewalks on Old Bardstown Road from Highway 44 to Snapp Street.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Oct. 5

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

    Bullitt County:

    KY 61: Roadway will be reduced to one lane between John Harper Highway and Cardinal Avenue (mile points 19.4 and 20.1) for pipe installation. Flagging operations will be used to control traffic from 9 p.m. Thursday, October 8th, until 6 a.m. Friday, October 9th, and delays are probable. This work is part of the construction project to widen this roadway from 2 lanes to 4 lanes.

  • MW man caught after alleged theft in Spencer

    TAYLORSVILLE -- A 20-year-old Mount Washington man was arrested by police shortly after holding up a gas station in Taylorsville Wednesday afternoon.

    Curtis A. Blandford, of Harrison Circle, was charged with second degree robbery and taken to Shelby County Detention Center. Bond has been set at $10,000.

    Blandford was in police custody with in 30 minutes of his alleged robbery of Country Mart’s fuel station.

  • Three accused of gambling operation sent to grand jury

    HILLVIEW ee" Cases against three individuals charged with operating an iillegal gambling establishment will now go to the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

    District Judge Jennifer Porter ordered that the charges against Eric Justice, Stephen Miller and James Jenkins Jr. be waived to the grand jury after a probable cause hearing on Tuesday.

    On Aug. 11, Hillview police officers raided an auto glass business off Bells Mill Road.

    The three men were charged with complicity to promote gambling and possession of gambling devices.

  • R.D. Reynolds benefit Sunday

    HEBRON ESTATES - A benefit concert for the Robert Dale Reynolds Memorial Fund will take place Sunday, Oct. 11, at the North Bullitt High School football field.

    Performances include Jefferson Tarc Bus, Subrosa and Reynolds' sister, Shelly Craig.

    Concessions, raffles andsilent auctions will be available.

    Admission is $5 per person. Gates open at 2:30 p.m., with performances beginning at 3.

    All proceeds will benefit the Robert Dale Reynolds Memorial Fund at PNC Bank.

  • Second Sunday secures second exercise area

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - In its inaugural year, Bullitt County's Second Sunday event was indeed second, trailing only Lexington as the highest attended event in Kentucky.

    This year's event hopes to be doubled with two designated county locations.

    Second Sunday is a statewide physical activity event. The idea originated in Bogota, Columbia, where 70 miles of roadway were closed each Sunday to promote exercise.

    An estimated 12,000 Kentuckians participated in 2008 Second Sunday events in 70 counties.

  • Hazardous duty pay back for MW police

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — In a decision that Mayor Joetta Calhoun strongly opposed, the Mount Washington City Council voted 4:2 last Monday to reinstate hazardous duty retirement for all of the city’s police officers.

    The issue wasn’t on the agenda but during councilmember reports, Dennis Griffin made a motion to reinstate the hazardous duty retirement for all officers — a decision that Calhoun believes could put a significant future financial burden on the city.

  • Auditor's report finds concerns

    FRANKFORT - As additional funds were recovered during the past week and as litigation continues, state auditor Crit Luallen has released a special examination report on the electronic payroll theft in Bullitt County.

    After Bullitt County lost nearly $416,000 in June from its on-line payroll account, Luallen’s office began in investigation into the incident and lessons that could be passed along to other counties.

  • Pioneer Village raises rate to offset assessment

    PIONEER VILLAGE - Cities throughout the county are facing a common problem - decreasing real estate values, especially when homestead exemptions are taken out for older residents.

    In the city of Pioneer Village, the adjusted assessments on real estate dropped over $1.4 million for the current year.

    Pioneer Village city officials opted to take the compensating rate on real property as a way to generate about the same revenue as a year ago.

  • Overweight trucks still issue for local leaders

    SHEPHERDSVILLE — Magistrate Buddy Shepherd was concerned the last time officials had to deal with what to do with overweight trucks using county roads.

    Without some type of permission from Bullitt Fiscal Court, overweight vehicles are not allowed.

    Last year, the county adopted a permit process where companies could receive permission if they promised to make any repairs.

    On several occasions, however, the damage was done and the responsible parties were gone.